When North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora arrived in 2012, he tried to provide answers for a middling UNC offense.
Four years later, the focus remains on the offensive side of the ball — but the questions have changed.
On Saturday, redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky will make his first career start when No. 22 UNC takes on No. 18 Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta.
“I’m convinced he’s our guy. There’s no question about that,” Fedora said Monday in his first weekly press conference at the Kenan Football Center.
“Coming off the bench in a relief role and being a starter, there is a difference there. There will be a little bit of a learning curve for him in that aspect.”
But Fedora knows that Trubisky — who has taken first-team reps in practice the past two years — is capable of leading the offense to the level Marquise Williams did last season.
Last season, Trubisky went 40-for-47 for six touchdowns in limited playing time. But this season, the Mentor, Ohio native will have ample opportunity to live up to his No. 1 dual-threat quarterback ranking from high school.
“I don’t really feel like I have anything to prove to anyone else except my teammates," Trubisky said. "They’ve seen me do it in practice, so I just want to play for them on Saturday."