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Fedora Challenging Soul-Searching Tar Heels to Overcome Adversity

UNC head football coach Larry Fedora says the Tar Heels were definitely feeling down following their 70-41 defeat at ECU Saturday, but Fedora says it’s through adversity that the true character of a team is revealed. “The world didn’t come to an end. The sun came up yesterday. It’s back up today. We’ve evaluated film, got the corrections made, and have moved on,” Fedora says. (Chapelboro.com)

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Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes

Larry Fedora opening comments: “The world didn’t come to an end, the sun came up yesterday, and it’s back up today, so we’ve evaluated film, looked at the film, broken down, got the corrections made and have moved on and preparing for Clemson at this time. I can change a lot of things like the way we practice, but I don’t think that’s the answer. I think the way we practice is the right way.” (Inside Carolina)

With Clemson ahead, UNC moves on from ECU loss

UNC linebacker Jeff Schoettmer didn't even bother to watch the film of his last game. ''We went right on to Clemson,'' Schoettmer said Monday. That made it easier for him to try and forget what was arguably the worst defensive performance in school history. The Tar Heels' holes were exposed in a big way by instate rival East Carolina. The Pirates burned them for 70 points and 789 yards. (Yahoo! Sports)

Defensive Questions Linger for UNC

UNC head coach Larry Fedora provided a list of bullet points on Monday that were not responsible for his team’s defensive meltdown in Saturday’s 70-41 loss at East Carolina. Concrete answers were not available and may not be easy to come by. The questions Fedora fielded at his weekly press conference ran the gamut from practice and scheme to personnel and effort. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Recap

The theme of the press conference? The team is moving on and putting the ECU loss behind them as quickly as possible. They reviewed the game film and the full attention of the team is turned towards Clemson. After all, there isn't much in the way constructive critique to be gleaned from an outing where the other team put up two games worth of yards and points in one afternoon. (Tar Heel Blog)

Turner's Take: Monday Musings

“The world didn’t come to an end,” Larry Fedora said to open his Monday press conference, referring to UNC’s 70-41 loss at ECU on Saturday. “The sun came up yesterday, back up today.” And so it did. Carolina is back to work on the football field, eager to put Saturday behind them, and looking ahead to Clemson. Saturday’s result caused Fedora to evaluate everything in his program, the Tar Heel head coach said. (GoHeels.com)

Weekly Report Card: ECU

The Tar Heels did not play well at all against ECU. The only bright spot was that the wide receivers played relatively well, there were not a lot of drops nor were they poor route runners. Most incompletions were due to poor throws caused by either the ECU pass rush or quarterback misfires. On to the grades. (Tar Heel Blog)

Bruce Carter 'couldn't believe' interception

The first turnover of Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter’s career was a big one. Carter picked off a pass over the middle intended for running back Zac Stacy and raced 25 yards untouched for a touchdown to stretch the Cowboys’ lead to double digits with 5:58 remaining in Sunday’s 34-31 victory against the St. Louis Rams. (ESPN.com)

UNC-Virginia Tech set for 12:30 kickoff

North Carolina (2-1) hosts the Virginia Tech Hokies (2-2) in Chapel Hill on October 4th. The game will kickoff at 12:30 PM in Kenan Stadium and will be seen on the ACC Network, the ACC released today. The Tar Heels and the Hokies are both coming off tough losses. UNC lost to ECU 70-41 in Greenville while Virginia Tech lost to Georgia Tech at home 27-24. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels look to regroup following 70-41 loss

UNC has had shocking defensive breakdowns in each of Larry Fedora’s first three seasons. The Tar Heels recovered the first two times, but now must regroup after the worst performance of them all in Saturday’s 70-41 loss at ECU. The Tar Heels lost to Georgia Tech 68-50 in 2012, but the defense responded five days later with one its best games of the season in a 37-13 win at Virginia. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Art’s Angle: The Good And Bad

Unless the Heels pull a Houdini act in weeks to come, Larry Fedora will also fall down the list of hot coaching prospects being eyed by schools looking for a new man. That’s the good news, because despite all the exciting things The Hat has accomplished so far, It sure looks like he has a long way to go on the recruiting trail, in the weight room and in practice compared to Saturday’s seasoned opponent. (Chapelboro.com)

Deshaun Watson will start at QB for Clemson Saturday vs. UNC

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney finally admitted Sunday what the rest of us have known for the past four weeks: the Tigers are a better team when Deshaun Watson plays at quarterback over Cole Stoudt. Swinney announced Sunday that Watson would garner his first career start Saturday versus North Carolina. (NBC Sports)

Logan Zone: Football-first ECU showed more talent than UNC

For UNC, they need to find their identity as a program and can simply look to ECU for a model, Steve Logan said. Essentially, UNC needs to not rush to any personnel decisions, “plant some seeds for future greatness” and “let cooler heads prevail.” Logan also noted that it was evident on Saturday that ECU had more on-field talent than UNC. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC Power Rankings: Week 4

T-13: North Carolina Tar Heels; What else needs to be said about a team that entered Saturday with a chip on its shoulder after getting routed by ECU last year, had a bye to prepare and then lost 70-41? UNC surrendered 789 total yards to the Pirates, a school record for futility. And the Tar Heels hardly looked great in their first two games. Clemson awaits. (ESPN.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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

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

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