October 3, 2007

Austin and young defenders getting better

Freshman defensive tackle Marvin Austin and his young teammates on the UNC defense are continuing to improve each week, and are gaining more and more confidence along the way. Austin and the Tar Heels put forth a very impressive second half, despite the team's 17-10 loss to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

"We're gaining confidence. We just believe in our coaching staff and what they tell us. Basically we knew Virginia Tech better than they knew themselves. That's how I feel," said Austin. "We just executed a lot on defense. They got that reverse (in the first quarter), and a couple of small plays, but I think overall we had a pretty decent performance."

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