New reports come out about past off-the-field actions of the North Carolina football program almost weekly, but those reports must not be breaching the confines of Kenan Stadium.
At the ACC Kickoff festivities on Sunday and Monday at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, quarterback Bryn Renner described the scene inside the Tar Heels’ practice facilities, and issues of academic or any other kind of fraud are certainly not prevalent.
However, energy, mostly that of new head coach Larry Fedora, is apparently permeating.
“We walk around the facility, and he’s (Fedora) the one high-fiving and chest-bumping when you’re walking by,” Renner said. “And really, it circulates through the team. It circulates when you’re going to lift, he’ll be there lifting with you. He’ll come down, he’ll have his shirt off and pumping it out with you, and that’s my head coach.”
Fedora, who was named the Tar Heels’ head coach in December 2011 by athletic director Bubba Cunningham, has implemented not only a new offense — the spread — but a new mentality that doesn’t leave his players much time to start thinking about anything but football.