Since 2010 UNC has loses to Northern Iowa, Belmont, UAB, and the College of Charleston. What on earth is going on in Chapel Hill? While other less heralded programs like Oklahoma and South Carolina are doing the most with less the Tarheels continue coming up short one season after the other. And there is absolutely no excuse for it, the Heels have a roster full of McDonalds All Americans and supposed freshman phenoms whose NBA aspirations all but vanished once they walked onto campus.
Chapel Hill used to be an NBA training ground for the league’s best and brightest future stars. Now, the scouts that once came in droves are looking elsewhere for NBA talent. Chapel Hill has now become the place where former McDonald’s All-Americans NBA dreams go to die.
Ten years ago Coach Roy Williams won a championship with another coach’s players and was the toast of the town. But the Heels of today are starting to resemble his old disappointing Kansas Jayhawks squads that came up short year in and year out.
Another year of excuses are already beginning to rear its ugly head and yet again there is simply no excuse. The talent gap between the Tarheels and the rest of the country is massive, yet the Heels continue to fall short. The folks in Lawrence cut ties and won a title and six consecutive Big 12 conference title. If the Heels ever plan to reclaim there rightful place among college basketball royalty maybe they should cut ties too because being fourth best in the ACC ain’t going to cut it anymore.
The end of the Williams era in Chapel Hill could lead to better days for TarHeel Nation because it certainly did for Kansas (6 Big 12 titles and 1 National Championship). Will Roy retire and spare the Heels the trouble? Fed up and embarrassed with the continued decline of a once proud elite program will the AD axe the Naismith Hall of Famer. Stay tuned…I know I will. – A. Denmark
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