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Fedora open to scrapping 4-2-5 scheme for more traditional defensive alignment

While Larry Fedora said that the Tar Heels will stick with their same basic defense against Rutgers, he added that it was possible Dan Disch might throw in a few new wrinkles. According to safety tim Scott, one change has already been made that will help UNC’s performance in Detroit. “The corners and safeties are in the same [film] room now, back to how we used to have it,” Scott said. (Wilmington Star News)

Larry Fedora looking for new defensive coordinator

The chatter about Vic Koenning was right. He’s out as the defensive coordinator for North Carolina. UNC head coach Larry Fedora was mum about that last week when the move was rumored in media reports. He said he needed to speak with his players and staff before publicly commenting on the situation. That meeting took place Saturday morning before the Tar Heels practiced for their bowl game. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels' struggling defense gets one more shot

UNC's defense was a mess most of the season, giving up chunks of yardage and bunches of points. The Tar Heels get a bowl game to salvage something positive for that struggling unit, and they'll do it with a different coach leading the group. Larry Fedora said Monday that defensive assistant Dan Disch will call the Quick Lane Bowl matchup against Rutgers. (Associated Press)

Search for New UNC Defensive Coordinator Underway

Larry Fedora confirmed media reports regarding former associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning’s exit and provided details of his search for a new defensive coordinator during his press conference on Monday. “For the last three years, Vic has worked extremely hard and dedicated himself to making this defense the best that he can make it,” Fedora told reporters. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes

"For the last three years Vic Koenning has worked extremely hard and dedicated himself to making this defense the best he could make it. Last week he and I met, and we made the decision that Vic was going to pursue some other college jobs and other college opportunities out there. So it was a mutual decision. He’s not going to coach in the bowl game." (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Press Conference Recap - Rutgers

UNC football coach Larry Fedora talks about former defensive coordinator Vic Koenning and potential changes in the defense as the Tar Heels prepare for Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl on December 26, 2014. View Video...

Fedora Confirms Vic Koenning's Departure

Last week news broke that UNC's associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning would not return for a fourth season in Chapel Hill. Tar Heel head coach Larry Fedora addressed that personnel decision for the first time in his Monday press conference. Here is a quick "tweetcap" of Fedora addressing the change. (Tar Heel Blog)

Three games down, Connor Barth is perfect for Broncos

In search of some more consistency, a little veteran savvy, the Denver Broncos signed Connor Barth to close out November. Barth has now kicked in three games for the Broncos, including Sunday’s 22-10 win over the San Diego Chargers, and he’s 11-for-11 on field goal attempts. He has now tied a franchise record -- twice -- with five field goals in a game. (ESPN.com)

Marquise Williams among ACC's 2015 Heisman hopefuls

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams’ numbers in 2014 were exceptional already, but he was largely overshadowed by UNC’s rocky season defensively. If the Tar Heels can finally emerge into a Coastal contender with Williams leading a high-powered offensive attack, he could easily emerge as one of the nation’s biggest dual threats at QB. (ESPN.com)

Carolina Rundown: December 15

Bruce Carter played well on Sunday Night Football, making six tackles and grabbing a game-sealing interception. Giovani Bernard had 79 yards on the ground and 24 yards receiving. All-America honors for two UNC men's soccer players. The volleyball team defeated Oregon to advance to the NCAA regional final for the first time in school history, but fell to Texas in the round of eight. (GoHeels.com)

Quick Lane Bowl: UNC has fond memories of Detroit

The Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl against Rutgers will not be North Carolina's first time playing at Ford Field. The Tar Heels basketball team completed its magical run there in 2009, beating Michigan State for the NCAA title in front of a plethora of MSU supporters. (Detroit Free Press)

Tar Heels Targeting Durkin to Lead Defense

North Carolina is targeting D.J. Durkin to lead its defense, according to multiple sources. The Florida defensive coordinator is serving as interim head coach for the Gators in the Birmingham Bowl. Tar Heel head coach Larry Fedora met with Durkin on Sunday, sourced confirmed, and the UNC administration has granted Fedora the ability to offer a competitive financial package. (Inside Carolina)

Congratulations To The Tar Heel Graduates

UNC held its Winter Commencement on Sunday, and approximately two dozen student-athletes are among the nearly 1,000 undergraduates who completed their degrees this month. After finishing finals this week, several Tar Heels took the time to look back on their years at UNC. Here are some of the highlights of their Carolina careers: (GoHeels.com)

Butch Davis Speaks Out On ESPN About UNC Academic Scandal

One of the first people to lose his job over the UNC academic scandal is talking. Former football coach Butch Davis spoke on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" Friday saying he's not to blame. Davis called it a rush to judgment. He lost his job and some would argue his reputation. (ABC 11)

Rutgers, North Carolina get $1.2 million each for Detroit Quick Lane Bowl appearance, report says

If you didn't know, there's going to be a college football bowl game played in Detroit on Dec. 26 at Ford Field. And it reportedly will include a lucrative payout for North Carolina and Rutgers — the Quick Lane Bowl's two participating teams. (MLive.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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