College Football Betting – 2007 North Carolina Tar Heels Preview

The 2006 North Carolina Tar Heels 12-1 overall, 7-1 Big Ten were one of the favorite team of college football betting players going 9-2-1 against the football betting pointspread.

A new era has begun at North Carolina with new head coach Butch Davis taking over and college football betting players are excited. NCAA College football betting fans may actually have reason to hope for North Carolina football now that John Bunting is gone. It may take some time for Davis to recruit some talent but North Carolina may surprise college football betting fans right away. Bunting was 27-45 in seven seasons and only one Tar Heel team in the last five years finished the regular season with a winning record and college football betting fans are happy to see Bunting gone. NCAA football betting players should know that 11 starters return on offense and the recruiting class was very strong so things are looking up for Carolina.

College football betting fans see that the offense has mobile senior quarterback Joe Dailey who is a former transfer from Nebraska transferring to wide receiver. College football betting players saw that in his first year of eligibility at UNC, he played in 10 games and started seven, including the last five. He completed 112 of 195 attempts (.574) for 1,316 yards and seven touchdowns but had 10 interceptions. T.J. Yates was the star of spring ball, but he'll have to hold off star freshman Mike Paulus who should eventually lead North Carolina to straight up and college football pointspread wins. Football betting players know that are plenty of good, inexperienced running backs to work with but a key loss is tailback Ronnie McGill, who was excellent. College football betting players know that the top two wideouts return in sophomore WR Hakeem Nicks (660 yards, 16.9 ypc, 4 TDs) and junior WR Brooks Foster (38 grabs, 486 yards). John Shoop is the Tar Heels' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. College football betting fans know that he comes to Chapel Hill after serving two seasons with the Oakland Raiders.

College football betting players know that the defense was rotten under former coach John Bunting but Davis will upgrade them quickly. Football betting players know that five starters return from last year. Sophomore DT Cam Thomas is up front along with senior NT Kyndraus Guy, while the secondary has two starters back in SS Trimaine Goddard and CB Quinton Pearson. College football betting fans saw the defense allow 38.3 points per game in 2003, 32 ppg in 2004, and 30.5 ppg in 2006. Football betting players see that Chuck Pagano starts his first year as defensive coordinator for the Tar Heels.

College football betting fans know that UNC is 2-8 straight up and 4-6 against the college football betting pointspread on the road the last two years. Key games for college football betting players to look at are those against East Carolina, Virginia and Duke