Larry Fedora, hired as North Carolina’s football coach in January 2012, comes to UNC after four years as head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi and hopes to revive a program reeling from NCAA sanctions. He replaces interim head coach Everett Withers, who took over the Tar Heels after Butch Davis was fired in September 2011 in connection with a NCAA investigation into the football program.
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Landon Turner sat in the hotel in Clemson, S.C., fewer than 24 hours from when the North Carolina football team would face the Clemson Tigers, and awaited the decision.
CLEMSON, S.C. — Marquise Williams had a plethora of excuses to choose from.
CLEMSON, S.C. — The doubt crept in the second the time expired in Greenville last week after East Carolina delivered the North Carolina football team one of its worst losses in program history, a 70-41 spanking on the road.
By now Quinshad Davis is used to the trash talk. He’s no stranger to the doubters in his home state who tell him he should have stayed put and chosen to play football at South Carolina or Clemson.
Before practice Wednesday afternoon, North Carolina defensive coordinator Vic Koenning thought back to the worst times in his coaching career.
T.J. Thorpe has learned the hard way that all it takes is one play.
Somewhere in the Kenan Football Center, a tape with the North Carolina football team’s worst loss in school history sits unattended, waiting to be watched.
GREENVILLE - In the 2013 season, when East Carolina dismantled the North Carolina football team 55-31, everyone knew what had gone wrong. The team underestimated the Pirates. They didn’t take them as seriously as they should have.
GREENVILLE — It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
They can’t avoid the questions.
Travis Hughes, North Carolina senior outside linebacker, sat on the bleachers at Navy Field Wednesday following practice holding his helmet in his hands.
As Gucci Mane blared from the Navy Field speakers Tuesday, North Carolina offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic stood quietly, eyes focused on one player in particular.
On its bye week, the North Carolina football team got the chance to do what millions of Americans do on Saturdays: sit back and enjoy college football.
Student Attorney General Raquel Dominguez will determine whether an investigation will continue in the case regarding the alleged assault of UNC redshirt freshman wide receiver Jackson Boyer.
A true freshman who’s now focused just on football after also being a wrestler and shot-putter in high school. A redshirt freshman who sat out all of 2013. A redshirt sophomore who’s only lived in the United States for four years. And a father figure senior looking to put a rough past behind him.
Quinshad Davis has been here before — on the verge of breaking another record, on the cusp of surpassing Hakeem Nicks to mark his territory as one of North Carolina’s most heralded receivers.
When the press was let into the lounge at Kenan Stadium’s football center to talk to playersSaturday night, one requested player was notably missing after No.
The North Carolina defense had been gutted for 509 yards, but the only yards that mattered as the clock winded down Saturday in UNC’s 31-27 win were the three that stood between San Diego State and the end zone ? between a win and a loss.
They don’t have a front seven. They have a front six. San Diego State’s base defense includes only three defensive linemen and three linebackers.
The North Carolina football team will face San Diego State University on Saturday. Defensive players were made available to The Daily Tar Heel after practice Wednesday. Here are three things to note.