Duke’s celebration began immediately as the North Carolina football team’s last-second efforts fell short in Durham on Saturday.
That didn’t sit well with UNC junior cornerback Jabari Price.
“I’ve definitely never been a part of something like that where the students rushed the field,” Price said Monday. “That stuck with me — that’s going to stick with me forever.”
Apparently, none of the Tar Heels took the loss lightly as coach Larry Fedora described Sunday’s film session as a somber event.
“It was a very depressed group when they came in yesterday,” Fedora said. “I didn’t expect it to be any different, and we talked about that.
“You should feel that way, and you should be hurt. If it means something to you, that’s the way its going to be.”
This Saturday’s game with N.C. State is going to mean something to the Tar Heels as well, but first they have to move past the 33-30 heartbreaker at Duke.
Fedora said that decision to move on is made when the players step on the practice field Tuesday because from that point forward, there is no looking back.
Fedora is charged with refocusing his team on a Wolfpack squad that has won the last five meetings between the two schools.