This Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. the Tar Heels play SMU at Kenan Stadium. This is the football game that was rescheduled in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attack on our country. This is also a very important game for our football program, and we need your support in Kenan on Saturday.
We must beat SMU to win our seventh game and become bowl eligible. Our players have worked for this opportunity for 12 months.
We want to send our seniors out on a winning note in their final game in Kenan Stadium.
SMU is coming to town riding a two-game winning streak, and we need an enthusiastic, vocal crowd behind us. Your Tar Heels love to play this great game of football. They will play hard for 60 minutes, and I hope you will cheer wildly for 60 minutes, as well.
This is our final chance this season to play in the best college football stadium in the country.
It's a big game, and I look forward to seeing you and hearing from you on Saturday. If you have tickets but can't come to the game, please get the tickets to another Carolina fan who can go to the game. Other teams across the country have played rescheduled games in front of smaller-than-usual crowds due to rescheduling, and that has taken away some of their home field advantage. We are 4-1 at home this year, and your support will help us win five home games for the first time in five years.
Remember to join us for the Old Well Walk at 11:15 a.m. The team arrives at the Old Well and walks to the stadium through Tar Heel Town. The Old Well Walk has given our players and staff an emotional lift every game this year. We can't wait to see you at The Walk and at The Game this Saturday. Go Heels.
Head Football Coach
University of North Carolina