2006 North Carolina Tar Heels Football Preview

2006 North Carolina Tar Heels season preview from Maddux Sports. Included is a break down of the team, some information about the university, and the 2006 North Carolina Tar Heels Football Schedule. For football handicapping purposes consider using Maddux's College football picks for the extra edge over your bookmaker in 2006. In addition be sure to bookmark our free live NCAA odds feed for the upcoming season.

Coach: John Bunting (6th year at North Carolina)
Team Name: Tar Heels
2005 Overall Record: 5-6
2005 ACC Conference Record 4-4
Returning Starters: 12

This is a team in search of an offense. They have a new quarterback and a new offensive coordinator in former Fresno State’s Frank Cignetti. He’ll be looking to make the team more physical and to throw the ball downfield more often.

The quarterback position will be held by either Nebraska transfer Joe Daily or freshman Cam Sexton. Daily possesses more experience and Sexton better passing ability. Senior running back Ronnie McGill (130 CARR, 530 YDS, 5 TDs) has the opportunity to open it up this season, especially on the left side where the line has experience.

The receiving corps lost four of their best players and will have to make up a lot of ground to be effective.

On “D,” there’s strength in the secondary, which will be led by strong safety Trimane Goddard (3 INTS). Larry Edwards (91 tackles) returns at SLB to lead a linebacking unit with experience but not much depth. The line is worrisome, although there’s some experience and ability.

A new offense will ignite this team as long as the receivers do their job and some solid play on defense will certainly help. The Tar Heels have a tough schedule that includes out-of-conference games against an exceptional Notre Dame team and a tough Rutgers squad. Still, North Carolina could end up with 8 wins and a bowl game.

North Carolina Football Schedule

Sep 2
Sep 9
Virginia Tech
Sep 16
Sep 23
Oct 7
Oct 14
South Florida
Oct 19
Oct 28
Wake Forest
Nov 4
Notre Dame
Nov 11
Georgia Tech
Nov 18
NC State
Nov 25


For more info on the 06 Tar Heels check out North Carolina's official athletic site, or keep reading on the rest of the Atlantic Coast Conference Teams below.


2006 ACC Football Previews

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