UNC Spring Game Observations
By Chris Bunn
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UNC QB Bryn Renner appears to have picked right back up where he left off last season.
Learning a new set of plays with little time to prepare is always going to be difficult. Learning an entirely new scheme is something completely different. Larry Fedora's high octane, no-huddle offense is currently being installed, and Bryn Renner showed he's a quick learner.
Renner threw 28 times, completing 23, for 295 yards and two touchdowns in UNC's annual spring game this afternoon. Fedora lauded his quarterback's play after the game saying, “I thought he checked the ball down when he needed to, he distributed it where it needed to go and he didn’t really throw into coverage. I think all of those things are big positives."
Renner, one of the most accurate passers in the country last season, seems to have picked up right where he left off, without any hint of a problem with the transition.
The recipient of those two touchdown passes, Romar Morris, was brilliant in his versatility. His first touchdown came off a swing pass where, after a dynamic juke, he zipped in for the score. His second was an inside handoff where he, again after a fantastic cut, practically walked into the end zone. His third came off a play action pass that he caught in stride. Morris showed the ability to explode out of the backfield and demonstrated his flexibility in the offense. If this game is any inclination of what he can do going forward, the redshirt freshman will see the field often.
On the downside, incumbent running back starter Gio Bernard was banged up early in the game, losing his helmet on a play. The injury isn't likely to be a concern, although he was held out of the rest of the game for precautionary reasons.
While the offense was much faster than what Heels fans are accustomed to, expect to see the pace picked up even more this fall.