Topics: Larry Fedora

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.

UNC receivers fill void left by Mack Hollins' injury


On Monday, North Carolina announced wide receiver Mack Hollins had surgery on his right collarbone — ending his senior season and, ultimately, his Tar Heel career.

It’s a massive loss for the offense. Hollins finishes his North Carolina career with 81 receptions for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns. But as much as the coaching staff and players will miss having Hollins, the job this week is to move forward.

UNC football reacts to Mack Hollins' season-ending injury


In his weekly press conferences, North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora usually answers questions about the previous weekend’s game and addresses ones about the upcoming week.

Mack Hollins ends UNC career after collarbone surgery


Mack Hollins' collegiate career is effectively over.

On Sunday, the North Carolina senior receiver had season-ending surgery to repair his right collarbone, according to the team.

No. 17 UNC football falls apart in 34-3 loss to No. 25 Virginia Tech


On its first offensive play of the game, the North Carolina football team was already threatening to break loose.

UNC football falls to No. 25 Virginia Tech, 34-3

 After a sloppy start to the contest, No. 17 UNC was dominated by No. 25 Virginia Tech's stout defense. The Tar Heels opened the door for the Hokies, turning the ball over four times en route to a lopsided 34-3 loss.

Tar Heels embrace 'Walk-On U' mantra


Nick Weiler can’t remember whose idea it was.

Film review: Ryan Switzer becomes unstoppable force for UNC football


Something's happened to Ryan Switzer since Sept. 24.

Before the game against Pittsburgh, Switzer was a solid wide receiver for the North Carolian football team. He was known firstly for his skills as a punt returner — remember, Switzer is one score away from tying the NCAA record for career punt return touchdowns.

Being 'brilliant in the basics' helps UNC football in late-game situations


In each of the last two weekends, the No. 17 North Carolina football team has found itself in impossibly tough situations against great opponents.

Nick Weiler's kick turns agony into ecstasy for UNC football against Florida State


TALLAHASSEE — This moment would be inscribed, for its ecstasy or its agony, in the folds of North Carolina football lore. It was simple, as black or white a situation as the team had faced in recent memory.

What to know from UNC football's weekly press conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora spoke with the media Monday morning inside the Kenan Football Center for the team's weekly press conference.

Here's what you missed.

UNC football prepares for ACC opener against Pittsburgh


Up to this point in the season, the North Carolina football team (2-1) hasn't played a game that directly affects its goals — winning the ACC Coastal Division, claiming a conference championship and sweeping its in-state foes.

Film review: How UNC's offense has evolved under Larry Fedora

Larry Fedora is in the midst of his fifth season as the North Carolina football coach. Pegged as an offensive mastermind upon his hiring, Fedora’s up-tempo system brought with it plenty of points in his first season in 2012.

UNC football gets defensive before facing Pittsburgh


Last season, the North Carolina football team's defense was one of the most improved units in the country — allowing 14.5 fewer points per game than it did in 2014. 

Film review: Read option sparks UNC offense

Since Coach Larry Fedora arrived in 2012, the North Carolina football team has found its identity on the offensive side of the ball. After averaging a school-record 7.3 yards per play in 2015, the Tar Heels set their sights even higher this year with a number of productive players returning.

Film Review: UNC's run defense fails first test

Run defense has been a constant talking point for the North Carolina football team since the end of last season. The Tar Heels have been gashed on the ground for the past few years, but the final two games of the 2015 season were particularly awful. UNC allowed a total of 964 yards rushing against Clemson and Baylor, giving up an ugly 6.9 yards per carry in two losses.

UNC football answers questions about offense before season opener


When North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora arrived in 2012, he received attention for the answers he could provide for a middling UNC offense.

Four years later, the focus remains on the offensive side of the ball — but the questions have changed.

Tim Beckman resigns from volunteer assistant position at UNC

Tim Beckman will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant for the North Carolina football team, he said in a statement Thursday.

Amid skepticism, Larry Fedora stands by hiring of former Illinois coach Tim Beckman

For Larry Fedora, it was personal.

The North Carolina football coach and former Illinois coach Tim Beckman were offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively, for Oklahoma State in 2007. Now, the two are reunited, as Beckman joins UNC as a volunteer assistant for the 2016 season.

Former Illinois football coach Tim Beckman joins UNC as volunteer assistant

Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman will join the North Carolina football staff as a volunteer assistant, as confirmed by a UNC football official on Wednesday.

Bill Dooley, longtime UNC football coach, dies at 82

Bill Dooley — one of the great pioneers in North Carolina football history — died Tuesday of natural causes at the age of 82, according to a statement released by the school.