So. About last week. That Cinicinnati outcome was...disappointing. Fortunately for us fans, a new week and a new opponents awaits. Nothing eases the sting of losing quite like the possibility of victory. Back to conference opponents! Back to work! #goacc
This week, the Hokies hit the road and head south to Chapel Hill to face the Tar Heels. Like Tech fans, the Carolina Faithful have had to deal with adversity, albeit those distractions being off-the-field. Recently the announcement that Chancellor Holden Thorp will resign this coming June, in repsonse to allegations of academic dishonesty involving a number of student athletes and the African Studies academic program.
A media firestorm involving the divulgence of a former student-athlete's (it turned out to be Julius Peppers') transcripts brought national attention to the scandal.
Perhaps lost amid all the attention directed towards the scandal is the progress taken under Larry Fedora's first year as head coach. Were it not for one or two plays, UNC could very well be sitting at 5-0 (Heels lost by 1 to Wake Forest and 5 to #19 Lousiville). Known for his high-powered offense at Southern Miss, Fedora has UNC amongst the top fifteen nationally in total offense, and twice the Tar Heels have eclipsed 60 points in a game (Elon and Idaho).
The true test remains: can Fedora get a win against NC State? Carolina has lost the last five meetings between the schools, including a shut-out in Raleigh last year.
To everyone traveling to the game, I wish you the best. Also, I urge you to eat as much barbeque as possible. And if you're putting anything else on it other than vinegar and spices, you're doing it wrong.
Ramses knows what's up.
As always, Go Hokies!