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By Sammy Batten
Last season Carolina's football team
turned the heads of a few experts while
playing a schedule that would give any
In 1930, along with the always tough
contests with the other Atlantic Coast
Conference schools, head coach Dick Crum
has made a date with perennial national
power Oklahoma on Nov. 1 in Norman.
This will probably be the only game in
which the Heels will be real underdogs.
The Tar Heels begin their season on
Sept 6 in Kenan Stadium against Furman.
The Paladins dropped their first five con
tests last year, but came on the take five of
their next six games.
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Heels on the road to Lubbock, Texas,' to
face always tough Texas Tech. The Red
Raiders will be trying to rebound from a
dismal 3-6-2 season.
Many questions must be answered by
coach Rex Dockery, especially on offense,
which graduated standout runner James
The Tech strength lies in the rugged
defense. The secondary will be tough on
any passing game as three starters return.
The kicking game will be strong with
junior Maury Buford who has averaged
43.8 yards a punt in his first two seasons.
The ACC race gets underway for UNC
Sept. 26 when they entertain the Maryland
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Last year was a rebuilding one for coach
Jerry Claiborne yet his squad still managed
a surprising 7-4 mark including a 17-14
win over the Tar Heels.
Ten starters return on the Terp defense
which finished eighth nationally in total
defense last year.
The defensive backfield finished fourth
nationally in passing defense. Two All
American candidates will be roaming the
The main threat may be the strong leg of
All-America place kicker Dale Castro.
Castro nailed 17 of 21 field goals last year
and set an NCAA record for hitting 16 in a
The receiving corps is one of the best in
the conference. Pre-season All-ACC pick
and All-America hopeful Eric Sievers
returns to his tight end post after missing
all of last year because of an injury.
Incumbant Mike Tice (6-7, 230) returns
at quarterback but has yet to lock up the job
following a disappointing spring.
Charlie Wysocki was leading the nation
in rushing early last year when. he was
injured and forced to sit out two games.
Despite that he managed to gain 1,140
yards in 247 carries.
Next to UNC, Maryland looms as the
team to beat in the ACC.
Georgia Tech will make it's inaugural
appearance in Kenan Stadium as a member
of the ACC on the following weekend.
Former Green Bay Packer and Baltimore
Colt All-Pro center Bill Curry takes over
the reigns of his alma mater hoping to
establish a running game and improve sub
The offense will have a proven leader in
junior Mike Kelley (6-4, 190). Kelley,
although intercepted 19 times, was prac
tically the whole show last season with 149
completions for 2,051 yards.
Sophomore tailback Ronny Cone
provides a sound building block for
Curry's attempt to establish a respectable
Seven starters return on the Tech defense.
The secondary is a veteran unit with all
four starters back at their positions to create
a tough squad to throw against.
On Oct 11 the Tar Heels play at Wake
Forest, the surprise team of 1979. Under
John Mackovic's tutelege the Deacs posted
an 8-4 record including a Tangerine Bowl
appearance. They won't have the element
of surprise this year.
Al 1-America ' candidate Jay Venuto
returns for his senior season to direct
Mackovic's wide-open offense. Venuto
practically re-wrote the Deacon record
book last year and was honored at season's
end by being named the ACC player of the
year. He completed 208 passes in 386
attempts for 2,597 yards and 17
All-ACC split end Wayne Baumgardner
ranked seventh nationally in receptions
with 61 catches for 1,128 yards.
Wake may have some problems ad
justing without all-time leading rusher
James McDougald. But on the line All
. America candidate Bill Ard will be back at
Eight defensive regulars return. The
Deacon defense allowed more points than
they scored last year and were particularly
susceptible to the run. The defensive line
returns four starters.
Arch-rival N.C. State will come to town
Oct 1 8 seeking revenge for last season's 35
21 defeat at the hands of the Heels.
New coach Monte Kiffin's.main job will
be replacing All-America center Jim
Ritcher and quarterback Scott Smith along
with rebuilding the defense where he must
replace seven starters.
Sophomore Tol Avery (5-11, 185) emerg
ed from spring practice as the apparent
The receiving will be in the capable
hands of junior Mike Quick and seniors
Curfls Rein and Lin Dawson. Quick had
157 E. Rosemary Street
(In The Basement of Jordan's Steak House)
an outstanding sophomore season hauling
in SO catches for 524 yards.
Senior Dwight Sullivan is the leading
returnee at one halfback spot in State's veer
Senior Frank Sisto (6-2, 255) will be an
adequate replacement for Ritcher at center.
Perhaps the most solid footing on the
team belongs to little place kicker Nathan
Ritter. Last year he nailed 33 of 34 point
after tries and seven of nine field goals.
On the defensive side Kiffin faces a
massive rebuilding job. A complete new
linebacking corps must be found. The
strength of the defense lies in the secondary
where senior comerback Donnie LaGrande
(5-8, 17p) and interception leader Eric
East Carolina, minus wishbone wizard
Leander Green, comes to Chapel Hill Oct
25 with thoughts of upset in theirminds.
New coach Ed Emory has found no
apparent successor to Green. Junior Henry
Trevathan is the most experienced returnee
but he played only sparingly behind Green.
All-South running back Theodore Sut
ton and Anthony Collins both had
successful years combining for over 2,000
. On defense a complete linebacking corps
must be uncovered from the returnees and
On Nov. 1 the Tar Heels will perform
their version of the "Shootout at the OK
Corral" Oklahoma that is. -
Despite the loss of former Heisman
Trophy winner Billy Sims, the Sooner
wishbone still will be a relentless attack.
Orange Bowl most valuable player J.C.
Watts returns at quarterback to direct the
offense. Watts ran for 455 yards and 10
touchdowns last season.
Fullback Stanley Wilson averaged 6.5
yards a carry last year and figures to step
into the limelight. Sophomore Chet
Winters, a back-up last year, appears to
have the inside track on Sims' old halfback
All-America tackle Louis Oubre (6-4,
265) returns to the offensive line again this
Along with being a top-notch corner
back Basil Banks ranked second nationally
in punt returns with a 15.3 average.
The Tar Heels return to the ACC wars
the next week as they take on the Clemson
Tigers in Chapel Hill Nov. 8.
The Tigers suffered substantial losses
through graduation, especially on offense.
The entire backfield must be replaced but
ACC Rookie of the Year Chuck McSwain
will probably claim the tailback slot.
Coach Danny Ford's biggest chore will
be to settle on a starting quarterback. Six
players are competing for the job.
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4. Juke Box (No Disco)
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6. Television and 13 Betamax Tapes
7. Outside Benches
8. Clean Bathrooms
9. Whayasay Day
10. Bub O'Malley's Birthday Party
11. The Troll
Oklahoma's Barry Swttzer
Freshman sensation Ricky Gray, and
returnees Perry Tutde and Jerry Gaillard
form a solid receiving corps.
The Tigers' swarming defense finished
third, scoring nationally as well as number
seven in total defense.
All-ACC tackle Steve Durham anchors
the defensive line again. ,
The Clemson kicking game is one of the
nation's best with punter David Sims and
place kicker Obed Ami. Sims ranked
fourth nationally last season with a 43.9
average. Ariri scored 62 points with 17 field
The Virginia Cavaliers, coming off their
first winning season since 1968, come to
Carolina Nov. 15
Coach Dick Bestwkk's big play offense
returns 10 starters including All-ACC run
ning back Tom Vigorito and quarterback
Todd Kirkley. Also back will be senior
Greg Taylor who rushed for 933 years last
year but has been moved to wide receiver, a
position depleted by graduation.
The Cavaliers' defense was especially
vulnerable to enemy running attacks last
year and probably will have the same
All-ACC defensive back Tony Blount
graduated as did two other secondary
starters, so. this could be a defensive sore
The Heels' regular season finale comes
against a depleted Duke team that again
seems headed for the ACC cellar.
New offensive coordinator and former
Heisman Trophy winner Steve Spurrier
has been responsible for a better team
attitude and a new pro-type passing attack.
Junior Craig Browning battled
sophomore Brent Qinkscale for the star
ting quarterback spot during spring prac
tice, but neither seemed very impressive.
Replacements must be found on defense.
Senior Craig Brown will be at one
linebacker post while sophomore Emmctt
Tilley should wind up at the other.