North Carolina’s 2021 football season came to an end Thursday with a 38-21 loss to South Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.
What went wrong, when and why this season for the Tar Heels? UNC beat writer C.L. Brown and N&O sports columnist Luke DeCock spend time — too much time, probably — looking back at the Heels’ disappointing 6-7 season. They also look ahead to 2022, when UNC may, again, be Coastal Division favorites by default.