North Carolina managed to get its first win of the season against Middle Tennessee State 40-20 (in a game that was not that close), but the Tar Heels looked sloppy at times doing it. Even from the opening coin toss.
1. Maybe the Tar Heels will miss dynamic tailback Gio Bernard a little more than originally thought. Or right guard Jonathan Cooper. Or both. UNC's offense line acquitted itself pretty well against South Carolina in Week 1, but that wasn't the case so much in Week 2 against certainly a defense that is not as good. Against South Carolina, the Tar Heels had 99 yards rushing on 36 attempts, but the backs were able to break off some runs. Against Middle Tennessee State, the Tar Heels had 134 rushing yards on 41 carries. And a line that let Bryn Renner get sacked just 11 times last year has already allowed five through two games this season. So its starting to become a concern.
It didn't help that Landon Turner, one of UNC's returning starters up fr...