He lived in the MOST fertile recruiting state in the country and played in the same conference as TOB and won like 10 more games in the same time period. All I'm saying is that to say a team is a "sleeping giant" is stupid because they have been asleep for going on 50 years and nobody has woken them up. The UNC football program is no better than the NCSU football program, or the Wake program, and the only reason anyone wants to believe it is is because it is a BANDWAGON UNIVERSITY with a high-profile coach.
And as for him winning the national championship that is hard to predict. I could potentially say the same thing if O'brien had stayed at BC and kept coaching Matt Ryan right?? That team was ranked in the top 2 at one point the year after he left. It was essentially the same thing as Coker taking over for Miami when Jagz took over BC...
I would say hard to predict if Coker had not of won the NC the year after Davis left.....unlike Jags he kept the same team/talent, and did not change anything that Davis did. The problem with Coker is that he lost the recruiting battle to UF and FSU and while they all were still getting talent....Maimi started getting the problem children again
miami gets walk ons that offers for a full ride elsewhere. florida has the best athletes period. hell UF proved it when multiple students tried out and ran sub 4.5 40s. they always get the tallent down there with or without the scholarships. can you really say that about vt, unc, nc state, or bc?????? and on the recruiting note, its not like VT gets top recruiting classes to this day. mid teens sure, but fsu, florida and UM almost always whip everyone just with the recruits they pull from florida alone.
Oh I am not denying that the state of Florida is loaded with talent, and the same is said for Texas and Cali.....Those are the reasons that schools from those states are consistantly top programs. All I am saying is that it takes years for programs to develop under new coaching. I agree there are some on this board that has really high hopes for Carolina right away, but IMHO opinion I am trying to stay under control for a few more years and see how this coaching staff develops players. If they can develop players like VT has in the past 10-12 years and keeps getting top recruiting classes then yeah the expectations are going to very high every year.....If they develop the players like Groh's staff does up in UVA, then Carolina will be a middle of the road team.
Let's just get this straight, I have never said anything bad about TOB or NCSU, except from a rivalry stand.....I did not want TOB going to NCSU, because I know what he did with BC and I did not want the same success to happen to NCSU. I also knew TOB would get recruits that Carolina recruits which was another bad thing. Hell Carolina has already lost a lot of talent to out of state schools such as Tennessee and VT, now they have to also compete with in state of NCSU and hell possibly Duke.
My whole argument was just backing up the success that Davis has shown at a college level, he has been no Nick Saben, Pete Caroll, or Urban Meyer.....but he is still a good Coach for Carolina to have and only time will tell how successful he really can be there.