Talking ACC Football with North Carolina Blog Keeping it Heel

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Dec 28, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels quarterback Marquise Williams (12) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Belk Bowl at Bank of America Stadium. Carolina defeated Cincinnati 39-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

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Heading into 2014, the North Carolina Tar Heels are considered one of the favorites to win the Coastal division. Just yesterday, the Tar Heels even topped RTR’s ACC Power Rankings for the Coastal division.

Both Clemson and North Carolina will fight for a chance to play in the ACC Championship game this year but, even if the odds are against both teams making it, the Tigers and Tar Heels are scheduled to square off at Death Valley September 27th. With that in mind, I spoke with John Bauman, the editor of FanSided’s North Carolina Blog, Keeping it Heel to gauge their expectations for 2014 and to get an idea of what Clemson fans should expect.

RTR: What’s the latest on the quarterback situation? Has Marquise Williams officially earned the starting job or is Mitch Trubisky still battling? Could we see a two-quarterback system this year?

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KIH: Coach Larry Fedora has kept his cards hidden from all media and fans all spring and preseason long. He knows who the starter will be against Liberty on August 30th, but for everyone else, its purely speculation. I think we could end up seeing a two-quarterback system for the Tar Heels, but the problem is that the two quarterbacks are so similar. Marquise Williams has a little bit better legs and scrambling ability, and Trubisky is regarded as a better passer, but they are basically the same guy. I think Williams starts the season opener but we see a lot of Trubisky running series or coming in for specific plays throughout the first part of the season until one QB asserts himself in a game.
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