Larry Fedora conducting a press conference at the 2018 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte.

‘Under attack’: How Larry Fedora came in conflict with overwhelming mental health data

North Carolina football fans — those who saw the sometimes-leaderless, injury-plagued, close-but-not-quite 2017 Tar Heel squad limp through its worst season in the Fedora era last year — were already entering the 2018 season with questions about their head coach.

And on Wednesday, they probably exited with more.


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.

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Thomas Jackson ready to take next step for UNC football

It’s been a big year for Thomas Jackson. The junior wide receiver has caught four touchdowns in 2016 — tied with injured senior Mack Hollins for third most on the team. Ask him, and he can rattle off exactly when he scored them: against Florida State, Virginia, Duke and N.C. State.


Mack Hollins (13) makes a diving play while being defended by an FSU player to score a touchdown.

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.