avoid an early wreck
North Carolina plays LSU on opening Saturday in the annual Georgia Dome kickoff game, billed as the “Daytona 500 of college football.’’ A lot of speed, yeah. Just don’t expect much passing. Either Davis or Les Miles will come out of this game with a damaged car. The Heels’ ACC aspirations — they are in the tougher Coastal Division — will be determined by a four-week stretch (Oct. 23-Nov. 13) of road games at Miami and Florida State and a home matchup against Virginia Tech. Fasten your seat belts.
Quan Sturdivant, left, in action against Florida State last season, is part of a linebacking corps known for roughing up opposing offenses.