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The Head Football Coach of the Carolina Tar Heels joined Kyle Bailey on Thursday’s edition of The Clubhouse as he discussed some of the lessons he learned from last year, and how they plan on replacing Sam Howell in 2022.

Mack started by reacting to the Tar Heels big win on the hardwood last weekend against rival Duke in Coach K’s final home game as he said he was so proud of the job Hubert has done an amazing job of getting this team better throughout the year, and Mack said he has great respect for Coach K as he was the only coach of any sport who wrote him a letter when he went to Texas.

Kyle then asked about the disappointing 2021 season on the football field as the Heels finished 6-7 as Mack told Kyle:

“I don’t think I did a good job last year and therefore our staff didn’t do a good job of keeping our edge and so we lost games we should have won, and that’s what we’re working on this offseason is to get our edge back.”

This season will bring another challenge for the Heels as they have to find a replacement for Sam Howell who has left for the NFL as Mack said he said Drake Maye is very talented and has great athletic jeans all across the board, but Mack didn’t count out Jacolby Criswell as Mack says right now they are having a healthy battle for the starting job and says that no matter what they have to play better around the QB’s than they did with Sam Howell.

Things ended with Mack being asked about his stance on the talk of expanding playoffs and how his players don’t want a 12 team playoff as he clarified from the statements of last year as he told Kyle none of them knew what an expanded playoff meant at the time the question was broached by his team as he nor his players are opposed to the idea, but they want to vet this process before people start making absolute decisions.