It wasn't a good weekend for Chapel Hillians.
First, Georgia Tech exposed UNC in what could have been a coming out party for Butch Davis and the talented defense. Second, rivals N.C. State and Duke won important games -- with State's boosting them back into the national spotlight. And now, the entire state's main hope in national football prominence -- the Panthers -- fell to 0-3 in embarrassing fashion on Monday Night Football.
The good news is that Virginia and then Georgia Southern visit Kenan in what should be easy wins, right?
- For some odd reason, Davis is impressed by Al Groh's Cavaliers, who started the season 0-3 before entering a bye week while the Heels were manhandled in Atlanta, the N&O's ACC Now reports.
- In the aftermath of the loss to the Yellow Jackets, Davis said the depth chart will remain in tact, according to the Charlotte Observer. I think it's too early to be talking about benching players considering the expectations for Georgia Tech. Now if Virginia pulls something similar in Chapel Hill ... then Davis should think about implementing changes.
- The Tar Heels actually gained two spots in the ACCSports.com power rankings and even stayed ahead of the Wolfpack -- obviously a conspiracy by UNC's journalism school.
- Groh spent the weekend on the couch watching football -- mostly the UNC-Tech game, the Washington Post reports. Why do I get the feeling that Groh might get the ax if UNC embarrasses the Cavaliers? It would be quite a turnaround considering John Bunting was fired after Virginia shut out the Heels 23-0 back in 2006.