Former Tar Heel offensive tackle Brian Chacos (2003-06) has taken the initiative to establish a new tradition among Tar Heel Lettermen: Breakfast the second Thursday of each month at The Egg and I restaurant in Chapel Hill.
Fifteen Lettermen including Joe Twamley (1965) and Lou Pukal (1967) down through Chacos’s era just under a decade ago gathered for an hour to enjoy a meal and football talk—from victories in their respective eras to a hopefully a much improved defense for the 2015 Tar Heels.
“I just want to get the guys together, enjoy some fellowship and have a good time,” says Chacos, the director of fan development for The Rams Club. “The idea is to strengthen the bond and re-establish the idea of the Carolina Football Family. We’ve obviously had some adversity the last four years and we’ve had five head coaches in 16 years. Those things don’t help. But when you have adversity, it’s time to pull together.
“This was a step in the right direction. I must have gotten emails or messages from 25 guys who said, ‘I’d love to be there, but it’s a bad week for me, I’ll make the next one, count me in.’ We had guys in their 70s down to me, I was the youngest at 32. That’s cool. I hope this is the start of something fun and important for our Lettermen’s family.”
The next gathering will be June 11. The Egg and I is located in the East 54 complex (the site of the old University Inn) on Hwy. 54 just east of campus. Plan to arrive at 7:45 and you’ll be out in time for work. It’s open to any Tar Heel Letterman—whether you’re local or just passing through or making a special trip to Chapel Hill.
For further information, contact Chacos at firstname.lastname@example.org.