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Administrators stressed to trustees the need for patience with the pace of the ongoing football investigations Thursday morning. The UNC team investigating allegations of academic misconduct has passed its findings to the student attorney general’s office, but their process won’t be complete for awhile.
North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour said the penalties levied by the NCAA on football players Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams are too harsh and said the University plans to appeal the rulings. Burney must sit out four more games after missing UNC’s first two, while Williams must sit two more games before returning. Both suspensions are due to the players violating NCAA agent benefits and preferential treatment rules.
The NCAA has ruled that North Carolina football players Kendric Burney and Deunta Williams must sit out six and four games, respectively, for violations of NCAA agent benefits and preferential treatment rules. Both players have sat out two games, which will be included in their suspension. The student-athletes received a combined $2,759 in improper benefits and will have to repay a portion of it to the a charity of their choice.
When news broke that the NCAA was investigating North Carolina’s football team, no one was quite sure what it would mean. A few months later, the investigation has gone in two directions, which we mapped out to illustrate the connections.
Two years ago, the North Carolina football team rolled into Piscataway, N.J., for its Thursday night game against Rutgers riding a wave of optimism.
Johnny White fought for all 113 rushing yards he amassed while in the starting role at tailback in front of Shaun Draughn, the former starter who had been cleared to play by the University and the NCAA on Monday.
For the second time in as many games, North Carolina’s football team limped away with a 30-24 loss and a feeling of missed opportunity.
Throughout the offseason, North Carolina football coach Butch Davis described Johnny White as the hardest-working player on the team. On Saturday, he was the hardest-working player on the field.
After battling North Carolina to a 24-24 tie at the end of the third quarter, Georgia Tech needed just two field goals in the fourth quarter to get its first ACC win of the season. Scott Blair had two field goals for the Yellow Jackets and the Tar Heels couldn’t possess the ball long enough to get any offense going in the second half.
North Carolina and Georgia Tech enter halftime knotted at 17 in the ACC opener for both squads at Kenan Stadium.
Georgia Tech is the only opponent on UNC’s schedule that runs a triple option offense. It’s different from most offenses because it’s much more about reading the defense and reacting to it. Below is one example of a triple option play the Yellow Jackets could run on Saturday.
T.J. Yates and the rest of the North Carolina offense are preparing to face what has been a house of horrors for them during the past three years — a defense led by Al Groh.
Former NFL assistant coach Charlie Coiner was hired as an assistant defensive coach, the University said Wednesday. Coiner has worked with tight ends with the Buffalo Bills for the last four seasons.
On Wednesday, the University of North Carolina football team announced that it hired Charlie Coiner as defensive assistant coach. Even though he does not have the same nominal job title as John Blake, who resigned as defensive line coach last Sunday under speculation about his role in an NCAA investigation, he will serve as Blake’s replacement.
A new policy announced Monday by the UNC Athletic Ticket Office will allow students to purchase guest passes for football games online. The passes for those games became available for purchase Monday. Passes for the East Carolina University and N.C. State University games will be available beginning the Monday before those games.
After picking up just 24 yards in the season opener against Louisiana State, the North Carolina running game has help on the way. The University released a statement Monday announcing that senior tailback Shaun Draughn has been cleared to play Saturday against Georgia Tech at home.