What they bring back on Offense
QB- TJ Yates, 6'3, 215 (Career 39/37 TD/INT)- Last season Yates threw for 2.136 yards and 14 touchdowns.
TE- Zach Pianalto- 33-334 last year.
As you can see this is a very experienced offense that UNC is bringing back. While they don't have a game breaking type of running backs or receivers look for North Carolina to be very productive on that side of the football. They will look to control the ball on offense and with with their talented defense in 2010. Yates just needs to be a caretaker on offense. The offensive line returns intact from the looks of things from last year.
What they bring back on Defense
This will end up being the top defensive line in the ACC this season. North Carolina is stacked up front. If these guys live up their billing there is no telling how UNC can become. This is the type of defensive line that Butch used to have at Miami.
Final Outlook: This is a North Carolina football team that has been built to win this year. This is a senior laden team that is strong up front. Their offensive and defensive lines should be amongst the best in the ACC. Is this the year that Butch Davis breaks through and leads them to an ACC Title game? We feel it is. The only question mark is at QB. If Yates can come through and just be a productive, efficient QB then look for UNC to surprise some people this year. There is just too much talent on this team to not finish better than 9-3.