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UNC To Rely On Revamped Offense To Avoid Another Sub-Par Season

Posted August 22, 2000

— Last season, the Tar Heels slumped to 3-8, and it almost cost coach Carl Torbush his job. Carolina knows another sub-par season would be disastrous. Carolina is relying on a healthy Ron Curry at quarterback and a revamped offense.

It was painful to watch Carolina's offense last year. Injuries and poor execution limited the Tar Heels to an anemic average of two touchdowns a game.

Now, the Tar Heels are healthy. Ron Curry is back at quarterback and he will have a number of options to choose from.

"We have some playmakers out there -- Bosley Allens, Sam Aikens, Kory Bailey," Curry says. "We have some tight ends. We are also throwing the ball out of the backfield so it is going to be a great offense to run this year, and I'm glad that I can be a part of it."

UNC tight end Alge Crumpler is also happy that he is finally healthy, and he is hoping for a breakout senior year. Two years ago, he was as good as any tight end in the county. With this offense, he says the best is yet to come.

"It's very similar to Greg Davis' offense when he was here under Mack Brown, but there are a lot more wrinkles that have been brought in with Gunter Brewer, our wide receivers coach coming from Marshall," he says. "I know our passing attack is going to be very good and that is where our most experience is right now."

The team's weakness last season may be the team's strength this season.

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