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6The Daily Tar HeelThursday, September 9, 1982
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UNC, Pitt clash tomifflit
By DRAGGAN MIIIAILOVICII
Staff Writer '
It's here, 113 days early. Tonight
Carolina will be playing in what amounts
to a major bowl game when the Tar Heels
meet the top-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers
in the Steel City.
Just close your eyes and imagine both of
these teams in Miami, New Orleans or
Dallas. The scenario is just right both
are ranked in the top five pre-season; both
have a candidate for the Heisman Trophy,
and both have aspirations for a national ti
tle. "Yes, Pitt has our attention," said
UNC coach Dick Crum. "Pitt is going to
make us a good football team later on
down the season, :.
"But both clubs have to consider there
are 10 opponents still down the line."
A quick look at the schedule reveals that
indeed both teams have 10 more games on
the slate. But the significance of tonight's
contest is not lost on some of the
"If we lose a game, I guess everyone's
going to consider the season a failure,"
said Pitt tackle Bill Fralic. "We're just
looking forward to the first game, and
we're working our butts off."
"Our whole season doesn't depend on
Pitt," said UNC guard Dave Drechsler,
"but obviously it is important."
A UNC win could give the Tar Heels
much needed impetus, especially in the na
tional polls where championships are won.
Yet Pittsburgh may be the best team
UNC has ever faced. Better than the
Oklahoma team that ran all over Carolina
two years ago, 41-7.
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in his praise for his star quarterback, who
will surely want to impress Heisman
balloters with a strong performance
against UNC. But Fazio can count 10
other quality players on offense.
"We have a lot of fine athletes," Fazio
said. "Naturally, we don't have two Dan
Marinos, but we do have receivers who
can catch the ball, and our running backs
proved themselves last year."
Fazio failed to mention an offensive line
that features two Ail-American candidates
in Fralic and fellow tackle Jimbo Covert. .
"They have a very good offensive line
that is hard to get through," Crum said.
Opposing teams sacked Marino only eight
times in 12 games last season..
As explosive as the Panther offense ist
the real strength of this team may lie in its
defense. The Pitt defense led the nation in
total defense and rushing defense in 81.
"Now the defense, I think, will be able
to take care of itself with a few lucky
breaks here and there," said Fazio. "If we
can stay free of injury and some of the
younger kids come on, we should be pretty
good on -defense."
Just ask Herschel Walker about the Pitt
defense. Georgia's top 'Dawg could only
muster 84 yards on 25 carries against the
Panthers in the Sugar Bowl.
"I don't think that since they shut down
Herschel, they can necessarily shut down
Kelvin Bryant," said UNC's Drechsler.
That statement typifies the "yes, but
we've got Kelvin" attitude that gives Tar
Heel fans hope. Fazio is impressed by
Bryant, but even more concerned by
Carolina's team as a whole.
"I think North Carolina is an outstand
ing football team," said Fazio. "This will
be one of the toughest openers that Pitt
has had in many years. They're a veteran
"Last year a few injuries knocked them
right out of an undefeated season. They're
probably one of the best coached teams
that we'll play all year and they really, real
ly scare me."
The game may not hinge on Marino's.,
arm or Bryant's fleetness. It could boil'
down to something as mundane as the
kicking game, where Pitt would appear to
have an advantage.
Or it could boil down to the nerves of
Fazio, who will make his first start as head
coach. Whatever the cause, the result is
sure to have long range implications in col
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From Staff reports
Alabama (0-0) at Georgia Tech (0-0),
1:30 p.m. (EDT) at Atlanta, Ga.
Coach Bill Curry unveils his 1982 Yel
low Jacket outfit Saturday at Grant
Field in what has to be considered one
of the toughest openers for any team in
the country. Veteran Alabama coach
Paul "Bear" Bryant brings his third
ranked Crimson Tide to Atlanta. Curry
has to replace graduated quarterback
Mike Kelley, Tech's all-time leading
passer. SMU transfer Jim Bob Taylor
impressed Tech coaches in pre-season
and will get the starting nod, and he will
be protected by an experienced offen
sive line, led by All-American candidate
tackle David Lutz. 'Bama will return 17
starters from last season's 9-2-1 team.
Maryland (0-0) at Perm State (1-0),
1:30 p.m. (EDT) at University Park, Pa.
New Terrapin coach Bobby Ross will
get experience the hard way as his '82
Maryland squad ventures into expanded
Beaver Stadium to face the highly
ranked Penn State Nittany Lions. Ross
will start a veteran defensive unit, led by
tackle Gurnest Brown and guard Mike
Corvino, and an inexperienced offense,
led by pre-season All-ACC tight end
John Tice and junior quarterback
Boomer Esiason. Veteran Lion coach
Joe Paterno lost 11 players to the NFL,
including 10 draft choices, but his de
fense will be strong again, and the of
fense, though not as experienced, will
be formidable with tailback Curt
Warner and quarterback Todd Black
ledge. Virginia (0-0) at Navy (0-0),
3:50 p.m. (EDT) at Annapolis, Md.
New Virginia coach George Welsh is
returning to Navy after coaching at the
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Academy for eight seasons and leading;
the Middies to three bowl games in the,
last four seasons, including the '81
Liberty Bowl 7-4-1 squad. Welsh faces,
an extensive rebuilding task at UVa.,j
which is coming off an injury-riddled
1-10 season. Back for the '82 Wahoos
are Ail-American candidate free safety
Pat Chester, defensive end Ed
Reynolds, quarterback Gordie White
head, who passed for 1,116 yards and
nine touchdowns in '81, and 46 letter
men. East Carolina (0-0) at N.C. State (l-0)
7 p.m. (EDT) at Raleigh, N.C.
Coach Monte Kif fin is looking for his
second, win of the '82 season as his.
Wolfpack hosts neighboring indepen
dent East Carolina. Senior Tol Avery
directed the Pack to a 26-0 thrashing of
Furman last week, passing for 174 yards
and two touchdowns. Last year's ACC
Rookie-of-the-Year Joe Mcintosh is
continuing his form as he raced for 130
yards and two touchdowns against Fur
man. ECU, under third-year head
coach Ed Emory, sports an All-America
candidate at defensive end in Jody
Schul and a new 1-formation offense
that replaces eight years and three
coaches of the wishbone.
Wake Forest (1-0) at Auburn (0-0)
7 p.m. (EDT) at Auburn, Ala.
Coach Al Groh and his 1-0 Demon
Deacons will be hard pressed to dupli
cate last year's come-from-behind 24-21
victory over Auburn 'in Auburn. Once
again, Groh takes his young team to
one of the hotbeds of Southeastern
Conference football, but the '82.Deacs
are more mature and, judging from last
week's 31-10 win over Western
Carolina, much improved.
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