The North Carolina football team’s slate of 12 games is now halfway complete.
Coach Larry Fedora’s initial assessment reflected just that.
“The good thing is we’ve won four games. The bad — we’ve lost two,” he said jokingly in his weekly press conference Monday at the Kenan Football Center.
“We’re playing as a team with a much better energy level as we did at the beginning of the season. I think our guys are a little bit more comfortable in all three phases with what we’re doing, so they’re able to play a little bit faster.”
That speed has allowed the Tar Heels to be multi-dimensional and they have attacked teams on the ground and through the air by utilizing different weapons in the open field.
This week, both running back Giovani Bernard and wide receiver Sean Tapley earned honors from the ACC as offensive back and specialist of the week, respectively.
“I told (Tapley) he played his butt off,” junior cornerback Jabari Price said. “I haven’t seen that from him since we were freshmen, and I think he’s back.
“You actually see (confidence) in his game. You see it in his everyday life. He’s getting better with every day. He’s building his confidence like no one can stop him. That’s what we need if we want to be successful.”