This year's football season starts off on a familiar note: a Thursday night game on ESPN at the Vanderbilt Commodores. Most of you will remember that we played at Vandy in week two in 2008. Carolina lost that game against an opportunistic Commodores team that forced several costly turnovers, in addition to making us pay for some self-inflicted wounds. Of course, that was a different time for Carolina. 2008 was likely Spurrier's worst team during his tenure at Carolina, and since then the program has taken several steps forward. Maybe we shouldn't be worried.
Of course, Vanderbilt, too, is a different team these days. True, the 2008 team that beat