Almost every aspect of the Tar Heels' game needs improvement, but the defense will get full attention. The defense was expected to be improved this season but has surrendered 94 points and 1,025 yards in the past two games, one of which was against a Division I-AA team, Furman.
Tar Heels use bye week to stress defense
"This is a positive, positive group," senior wide receiver Jesse Holley said. "Myself, my fellow captains, my fellow seniors, the coaching staff, everybody is positive. Negative does nothing for us. It's a long season left."
Tar Heels remaining positive
Every team at Duke and all but two teams at North Carolina exceeded the national average for the recruiting classes that entered school from 1996-99 and were given six years to graduate, while four teams at N.C. State fell below the national average.
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