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Sunday February 28th

Letter: It's time for new leadership for Carolina football

Larry Fedora on the sidelines of Saturday's game against ECU.
Buy Photos Larry Fedora on the sidelines of Saturday's game against ECU.

TO THE EDITOR:

I have never been a “bring on basketball” Tar Heel. I spent four of the best years of my life on the sideline with Carolina football as an athletic trainer. Yes, it was the last two years under Dick Crum and the first two years under Mack Brown — clearly, not the best four years of football at UNC under any stretch of the imagination. 

However, it remains a transformative period in my life. Coach Crum treated me with respect and was supportive of me as a student-athlete and member of the Tar Heel football team. 

Likewise, Coach Brown taught me invaluable life lessons about what hard work and staying positive amidst adversity look like. 

I am also a coach’s son. I’ve been in the stands and on the sideline as my dad has been cursed and spit on. It is not fun.

I love football. I love Carolina Football! 

With all that said — I can’t take it anymore. I sincerely thought that I would be talking about Coach Fedora in my 70s. About how many ACC Championships we had won. Clearly, this is not where we are. This makes me sad. 

Someone out there that can make this happen, but I no longer believe that this person is Coach Fedora. 

Don’t get me wrong, if there is football being played in Kenan Stadium I will be there, until the very end — I’m a 0:00 guy — singing the fight song! 

I will NEVER boo. I will ALWAYS support.

But it is time for Fedora to leave.


Todd Carter

Education major

Class of 1991

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