This was suppose to be the season where the North Carolina Tar Heels broke onto the national scene in football. Instead its the beginnings of the season from hell for the Tar Heels.
The whole agent thing involving Marvin Austin, Greg Little and associate head coach John Blake has been ongoing. Now with the NCAA investigating an alleged academic mis-conduct with a tutor that was once employed by head coach Butch Davis the program is teetering on lack of institutional control. That's not a good thing with the NCAA.
Who is going to suit up in the baby blues Saturday at the Georgia Dome against LSU is anyone's guess. We do know T.J. Yates is going to start at quarterback and that's about it.
It would appear with all the disarray in the North Carolina football program that this would bode well for LSU however, Les Miles is the head coach. Need I say more.
"It would be nice to know whose exactly going to play so we can kind of get past it and move on." Tar Heel quarterback T.J. Yates said during UNC's weekly media availability. "I know this team is ready whoever is going out on that field is going to go play."
Make so mistake the University of North Carolina is embarrassed by the who investigation. It's one thing for a player to have improper contact with a sports agent, that's out of control of the university unless their is a connection with a member of the coaching staff. The NCAA seems to be on that.
It's another to mess with a universities academic reputation which UNC cherishes.
Does this make Butch Davis' job status shaky? I don't know, Davis got a vote of confidence from his athletic director Dick Baddour and let's see if that has any value or not.
Here's a feature from our friends at WRAL-TV from Monday's pre-game press conference in Chapel Hill. (Thanks WRAL-TV)