Though the North Carolina football team’s depth chart released last Friday named redshirt freshman Nathan Staub as the starting middle linebacker, coach Larry Fedora has already changed his mind just days before the season opener.
Fedora told media after practice Monday that sophomore Jeff Schoettmer would get the starting job.
The news was no surprise as Fedora said Schoettmer would’ve gotten the job if the season opener was last Friday.
“(Staub) really could be it, him or Schoettmer,” Fedora said Friday. “Probably if we were to play today, it would be Schoettmer.”
Earlier in the preseason, Schoettmer earned a scholarship after previously holding walk-on status.