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Podcast Episode 055: Are Tar Heels stuck in ACC inferiority complex?

Michael Felder from In the Bleachers returns

Yesterday on the podcast we talked to Coley Harvey from The Orlando Sentinel about the Florida State Seminoles and their return to prominence in the ACC. Michael Felder of In the Bleachers seems to agree with me in saying that the Seminoles are brewing something fierce down in Tallahassee.

How will a young QB in Bryn Renner affect UNC's offense in 2011?

Felder makes his return appearance on the podcast to break down some of the ACC with me, with a more in-depth look at his own North Carolina Tar Heels and the recent NCAA news regarding them this week. Despite a possible notice of allegations making its way to the Chapel Hill campus this week there is still football to be played and North Carolina has some players worth watching this season on both sides of the ball. But will make North Carolina a legitimate threat in the ACC or at least the Coastal Division?

Is Butch Davis on a  hot seat or should he be praised for what he has accomplished so far?

How much can North Carolina fans expect from new quarterback Bryn Renner, who succeeds T.J. Yates behind center.

How much fun will it be watching Davis’ defensive line take form? And will we see signs of Davis’ impact on the program as players he recruited truly take over the program?

There is no doubt where Felder’s heart is when it comes to his Tar Heels but he is also outspoken about what Davis has done with the program, turning it around to a respectable program capable of winning eight games a season, but is there potential to take things to the next step and become a legitimate ACC contender on an annual basis. Even Felder thinks that might be a reach, although there is no reason North Carolina should not be competing in the ACC Championship game every few seasons.

And while we have the versatile Felder we make sure to weight in on the recent news that USC was stripped of its BCS title and whether or not Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano has a good idea in eliminating kickoffs in college football. We also get an in-depth look at special teams mechanics from Felder, who played special teams with the Tar Heels.

But perhaps the shocker of all shockers may be when Felder lends a voice of support for Utah. We also explore the possible coaching future of the man who lives and breathes college football. You’ll have to listen to see what we’re talking about.

Have a listen to the podcast below, then make sure you are subscribed in iTunes, and following the show on Get Glue! Follow Felder on Twitter (and follow me too).

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About the Author

Kevin McGuire
Contributor to College Football Talk on NBCSports.com. Also a contributor to Athlon Sports and The Comeback. Member of Football Writers Association of America and National Football Foundation. Follow on Twitter @KevinOnCFB.
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