Greg Barnes Discusses What Lies Ahead for the Tar Heels in Football and Basketball This Year

The Clubhouse with Kyle Bailey
August 26, 2020 - 11:45 am

The beat writer for Inside Carolina and 24/7 Sports joined the show to discuss the latest on the cluster at Chapel Hill to his outlook on the Heels upcoming football and basketball seasons.

The first thing that Greg discusses was the cluster at Chapel Hill as Greg said that ever since the cluster the campus has done a good job with the concept of bubbling the athletes and making sure the players understand what's at stake.

Greg also discusses what to expect with capacity at Keenan Memorial this fall as Greg and others have been hearing that they are thinking of filling the stadium up to around 20 to 25% for the season.

Kyle then wanted Greg to give his thoughts on if he thinks the Power 5 conferences in the fall will be able to get the whole season done and Greg responded:

"If you mean a full 11 game schedule, with every team competing and getting all the games in will be a very tall task. Inevitably there are going to be programs that have a rash of players getting COVID, and so I think they have to be prepared to having a team that just can't compete. I think they will get a majority of the games done, but it is a tall task to get the whole season completed.

Before the end of the chat, Greg weighed in on the upcoming seasons for Tar Heels football and basketball as the preseason rankings are just about right for the Tar Heels who return a lot on offense and an infusion of talent on defense. When it comes to the hardware for the Heels Greg says the team has some incredible freshmen back along with veterans like Garrison Brooks and Leaky Black as Greg thinks they will bounce back from a historically rough year.

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