Don’t take my word for it. Listen to one of UNC’s resident motor-mouths, Marvin Austin.
In preparation for today’s game, the Charlotte Observer reminded the world how the North Carolina football program is not yet considered ‘elite’ despite two straight seasons of Meineke Car Care Bowl appearances after winning a whopping 66% of their regular season games padded against weak out of conference opponents. (Thanks, Observer. Who would have ever been able to come to that conclusion without you?)
In the article, Marvin Austin comments that Carolina is “nowhere” close to achieving what he was recruited for, “Because when I came in, I was looking at a national championship”.
In his nonsensically circular quote, Austin goes on to proclaim that Carolina still has a chance to win a National Championship…in FOOTBALL. Since nobody I know expects Austin to return to Chapel Hill next year, when does old MA ‘think they have a chance to win a National Championship’?
“I don’t think we’ve accomplished what I came in to do,” Austin said. “Because when I came in, I was looking at a national championship. And I still think we have a chance to do that. We haven’t even won the ACC championship yet, so we’ve still got a lot of work to do. We’re nowhere. Eight wins is not enough.”
If you really want a lot of fun paying attention to Austin’s comments – and make no mistake about how badly he wants you to listen to him and follow his comments – then you should check out his (in)famous Twitter account by clicking here. Other than some of his drinking and sexual tweets, I think some of my favorites are the references to some of the strip bars this college junior frequents. I’m sure that the attention drawn by some of his tweets have led to a thorough sanitization of the really good stuff.
You can use this entry for today’s Carolina-Pitt matchup in the Meineke Car Care Bowl (as well as any other football and basketball games you would like to discuss).