The UNC official athletics site, TarHeelBlue.com, conducted another interview with head coach Matt Doherty.
I feel this season coming up could be a challenging year. We're talking about maybe the youngest team in Carolina basketball history. We're going to need a little dose of patience. But the next season, as guys get older and more mature, we'll get back to where people are used to Carolina basketball being, assuming everything goes right with kids staying and recruiting. Our schedule is brutal this year. We've got Kentucky, UConn, at Illinois, at Miami, the Holiday Festival with St. John's, and it's going to be tough. The way the fans were last year was unbelievable. We were third in the country in attendance. If we can get through this season, people will see us getting better at the end and hopefully we'll be really good at the end. Then the year after that, as we get more experience, we'll get closer to where we want things around here.