Larry Fedora, 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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BLACKSBURG, VA. — A legendary coach’s goodbye. A senior day sendoff. A chance for Virginia Tech to tarnish North Carolina’s shot at a Coastal Division crown.
BLACKSBURG, VA. — As the ball kept popping loose and the rabid crowd at Lane Stadium roared louder and louder, no one on the North Carolina sideline could shake the feeling of here we go again.
BLACKSBURG, VA. —Halfway through the fourth quarter with a 24-10 lead over Virginia Tech, it looked like the No. 12 North Carolina football team was well on its way to locking up its first-ever ACC Coastal Division title.
Two words. One cry.
For the past two weeks, the No. 12 North Carolina football team has rallied around a theme devised by junior receiver Mack Hollins.
North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik doesn’t know where his team is ranked.
Senior Shakeel Rashad is unsure how the rankings are conducted.
Even Coach Larry Fedora turned a blind eye to his team’s standing.
North Carolina senior receiver Damien Washington is no stranger to hard work. In fact, he welcomes it.
With three more wins, North Carolina is destined for the College Football Playoff.
Approaching his final game in Kenan Stadium, senior linebacker Shakeel Rashad had a different mentality than the 25 other seniors on North Carolina’s 9-1 football team.
It was a day when the little things in the end to a perfect season at Kenan Stadium seemed to mean more — like fifth-year senior Marquise Williams’ tears, before and after the game. Or the brief play when the offensive seniors took the field together toward the end of the game to a standing ovation from the crowd. Or that strange moment in the third quarter when a running back wearing No. 34 ran 34 yards to the Miami 34-yard line.
The North Carolina football team improved to 9-1 on the season Saturday afternoon, after dismantling Miami 59-21. The win improves UNC's ACC record to 6-0 and cements a flawless season for the Tar Heels within the confines of Kenan Stadium; the first time since 1969 that UNC has been undefeated at home.
In the 2015 season, only three defensive backs have 10 or more pass break ups against Power Five opponents
You’d think teams would know better by now.
But on Saturday, against Duke, there went Mack Hollins again, streaking by the defense for another long touchdown.
TO THE EDITOR:
Tar Heel Nation:
Thank you for the tremendous enthusiasm and support you provided during the game against Duke. Your passion for the team and the rivalry was felt on every play, helping the Tar Heels beat the Blue Devils in record fashion. The student section in particular was fantastic! Thanks for making this one of our most memorable games in Kenan Stadium.
There was a different Marquise Williams on Kenan Stadium’s field Saturday afternoon against Duke.
On a day where the North Carolina offense could hardly be stopped, running back Elijah Hood amassed only 69 yards on 17 carries.
For Mack Hollins on Saturday, the atmosphere inside Kenan Stadium was different.
With a chance to enhance its stranglehold atop the ACC Coastal Division on Saturday against Duke, the No. 21 North Carolina football team didn’t waste any time or any play.
Winning changes everything. It’s as simple as that.
All M.J. Stewart could do was watch as his teammates took the field.
A rustic railroad bell sits on a cart at Navy Field this week while the North Carolina football team practices just feet away. Players glance at it and nod, knowing this is what they’re fighting for on Saturday when they square off against Duke.