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UNC better than No. 15 ECU? Beamer says yes

9/17/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer is giving a lot of credit to the team trying to unseat the Hokies this Saturday as the Coastal Division favorites. For the second time this week, Beamer said UNC is the best team they will have played.

Asked what makes UNC better than No. 15 East Carolina, which beat Virginia Tech, 27-22, in the season opener, Beamer said the Tar Heels are the total package.

"I think just from an overall team standpoint, offensively they've got it all," Beamer said. "They've got the big back ... you look at their receivers, their quarterback is playing well, they're very solid up front.

You look at them defensively, every position they're athletic. And I think a lot of East Carolina. [Quarterback Patrick] Pinkney and all those guys, I think a lot of them, but I think this is the best football team."