It had been the goal since the Tar Heels arrived for the first day of training camp in early August. It had been the goal since Coach Larry Fedora first arrived in Chapel Hill in Dec. 2011.
But as the 2015 regular season came to a close for UNC with a 45-34 victory over rival N.C. State on Saturday, the Tar Heels’ 11th straight win, Fedora and North Carolina found themselves in a position to re-evaluate.
“We talked about reestablishing goals for the rest of the season, and what it boiled down to was having goals for things that we can control,” Fedora said on Sunday. “And so our goal is to win the conference championship and the other is to make sure we win our bowl game.”
One week earlier, the Tar Heels captured the Coastal Division crown in an overtime victory against Virginia Tech. And as UNC heads into its upcoming ACC title tilt with Clemson, the team will hope to claim its first conference championship since 1980.