Roy Williams didn’t understand.
Roy Williams didn’t understand.
North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora, senior cornerback Des Lawrence and redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky spoke with the media Monday inside the Kenan Football Center for the team’s weekly press conference.
On Monday, North Carolina announced wide receiver Mack Hollins had surgery on his right collarbone — ending his senior season and, ultimately, his Tar Heel career. It’s a massive loss for the offense. Hollins finishes his North Carolina career with 81 receptions for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns. But as much as the coaching staff and players will miss having Hollins, the job this week is to move forward.
In his weekly press conferences, North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora usually answers questions about the previous weekend’s game and addresses ones about the upcoming week.
Mack Hollins' collegiate career is effectively over. On Sunday, the North Carolina senior receiver had season-ending surgery to repair his right collarbone, according to the team.
After a sloppy start to the contest, No. 17 UNC was dominated by No. 25 Virginia Tech's stout defense. The Tar Heels opened the door for the Hokies, turning the ball over four times en route to a lopsided 34-3 loss.
Nick Weiler can’t remember whose idea it was.
Something's happened to Ryan Switzer since Sept. 24. Before the game against Pittsburgh, Switzer was a solid wide receiver for the North Carolian football team. He was known firstly for his skills as a punt returner — remember, Switzer is one score away from tying the NCAA record for career punt return touchdowns.
In each of the last two weekends, the No. 17 North Carolina football team has found itself in impossibly tough situations against great opponents.
TALLAHASSEE — This moment would be inscribed, for its ecstasy or its agony, in the folds of North Carolina football lore. It was simple, as black or white a situation as the team had faced in recent memory.
North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora spoke with the media Monday morning inside the Kenan Football Center for the team's weekly press conference. Here's what you missed.
Up to this point in the season, the North Carolina football team (2-1) hasn't played a game that directly affects its goals — winning the ACC Coastal Division, claiming a conference championship and sweeping its in-state foes.
Larry Fedora is in the midst of his fifth season as the North Carolina football coach. Pegged as an offensive mastermind upon his hiring, Fedora’s up-tempo system brought with it plenty of points in his first season in 2012.
Last season, the North Carolina football team's defense was one of the most improved units in the country — allowing 14.5 fewer points per game than it did in 2014.
Since Coach Larry Fedora arrived in 2012, the North Carolina football team has found its identity on the offensive side of the ball. After averaging a school-record 7.3 yards per play in 2015, the Tar Heels set their sights even higher this year with a number of productive players returning.
Run defense has been a constant talking point for the North Carolina football team since the end of last season. The Tar Heels have been gashed on the ground for the past few years, but the final two games of the 2015 season were particularly awful. UNC allowed a total of 964 yards rushing against Clemson and Baylor, giving up an ugly 6.9 yards per carry in two losses.
When North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora arrived in 2012, he received attention for the answers he could provide for a middling UNC offense. Four years later, the focus remains on the offensive side of the ball — but the questions have changed.
Tim Beckman will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant for the North Carolina football team, he said in a statement Thursday.
For Larry Fedora, it was personal. The North Carolina football coach and former Illinois coach Tim Beckman were offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively, for Oklahoma State in 2007. Now, the two are reunited, as Beckman joins UNC as a volunteer assistant for the 2016 season.