Larry Fedora

Larry Fedora Explains Decision to Scrap This Year’s Spring Football Game

Perhaps the most notable aspect of UNC’s spring football practice this year is the absence of the annual spring game on the schedule. The decision was made by head coach Larry Fedora, who spent time talking through his thought process on the matter with reporters on Tuesday after practice. “A spring game is kind of a celebration where you go out and play a game in front of the fans,” Fedora said. “We don’t always get as much as we want out of it as a coaching staff and for our team. “There’s some things you get out of...

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UNC Football Using Dismal 2017 Campaign as Motivation in Spring Practice

With Spring Practice getting underway this week for the UNC football team, a sense of extra motivation can be felt throughout Kenan Stadium as the Tar Heels look to put last season’s dismal 3-9 campaign in the rearview mirror. Head coach Larry Fedora told reporters after practice on Thursday that last season left a bad taste in the team’s mouths that won’t soon go away. Not until the Tar Heels are able to face off against another live opponent come September does the coach truly feel he can do anything to change that. For now, though, Fedora’s focus lies...

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Henry Baker Added to UNC Football Staff

A new addition to the UNC football staff was announced Thursday, as former Rutgers cornerbacks coach Henry Baker will join the Tar Heels for the upcoming season. Baker served in the position at Rutgers during the 2017 campaign, after spending the previous six years in a similar role at Delaware. While Baker was on Delaware’s defensive staff, the Blue Hens ranked fifth in the nation among all Football Championship Subdivision teams in total defense in 2015. His defensive backs also ranked in the top 25 in both passing yards and interceptions in 2016. As a player, Baker was a...

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UNC Adds Luke Paschall to Football Coaching Staff

The UNC football team welcomed back a familiar face to its football staff on Thursday, with the addition of former graduate assistant Luke Paschall. After working with the Tar Heel offense during the first two years of head coach Larry Fedora’s tenure (2012 and 2013), Paschall followed former UNC offensive coordinator Blake Anderson when the latter accepted the top job at Arkansas State. He then served as wide receivers coach and special teams coordinator for the last four seasons under Anderson–winning two Sun Belt conference titles and making four straight bowl appearances–before getting the offer to work with Fedora...

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UNC Football Signs Talented 2018 Recruiting Class – Defense

Despite a poor year on the field, Larry Fedora and UNC are putting the finishing touches on a talented recruiting class. Part of that success can be attributed to the collection of players that the Tar Heels signed on defense, which will help the team rebound in the 2018 season and build for the future. We have compiled scouting reports on every defensive player that Carolina has signed this year. As more recruits continue to commit and sign letters of intent, we will update this story. Already Enrolled 3-star OLB Matthew Flint (6-1, 213) A versatile athlete, Flint is...

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UNC Football Signs Talented 2018 Recruiting Class – Offense

Despite a poor year on the field, Larry Fedora and UNC are putting the finishing touches on a talented recruiting class. Part of that success can be attributed to the collection of players that the Tar Heels signed on offense, which will help the team rebound in the 2018 season and build for the future. We have compiled scouting reports on every offensive player that Carolina has signed this year. As more recruits continue to commit and sign letters of intent, we will update this story. Already enrolled 4-star ATH Dyami Brown (6-1, 180) – A jack-of-all-trades, Brown did...

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UNC’s MJ Stewart Impresses at Senior Bowl

Even with college football season concluded, dozens of players and scouts have descended upon Mobile, Alabama for the annual Senior Bowl, a chance for draft prospects to impress potential NFL teams. The event allows senior players to meet with scouts and general managers, practice with NFL coaching, and participate in one last game before the NFL Combine in March. It is one step along the long journey that prospects take before the NFL Draft. Some famous alumni from the event include Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald....

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Former UNC Receiver Quinshad Davis Joins Larry Fedora’s Staff as Graduate Assistant

One of the most prolific wide receivers in UNC history is coming back to Chapel Hill. News was made official Friday that Quinshad Davis will join head coach Larry Fedora’s staff as a graduate assistant–where he is expected to help out his former position coach, Gunter Brewer, with the wide receivers. The Gaffney, South Carolina native was a member of Fedora’s first recruiting class at UNC. During his four years on the field as a Tar Heel from 2012-2015, Davis amassed 205 catches for 2,614 yards and 25 touchdowns. All of those numbers were school records at the time...

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Larry Fedora to Appear on ESPN Coaches Film Room Telecast Monday Night

Although saying the UNC football team didn’t quite make the cut for the College Football Playoff would be quite the understatement, head coach Larry Fedora will be a part of the festivities. Fedora will take part in the ESPN Coaches Film Room telecast–an alternate way to view Monday’s national semifinal games. The telecast will be broadcast on ESPNEWS the ESPN App, and features in-depth analysis of the games from a group consisting of five Division I head coaches. Dino Babers (Syracuse), Dana Holgorson (West Virginia), Gary Patterson (TCU) and former Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema will each join Fedora...

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UNC Football Officially Adds 14 Recruits on National Signing Day

National Signing Day has come and gone for the UNC football team, as head coach Larry Fedora received signed letters of intent from 14 incoming recruits for the Class of 2018 early Wednesday morning. The star of the class is four-star wide receiver Jordyn Adams from Green Hope High School in nearby Cary, North Carolina. Adams–the son of UNC defensive line coach Deke Adams–is a 6-foot-2-inch playmaker in both the passing game and as a return man. He is ranked as the No. 75 player in the country regardless of position by 24/7 Sports. He is one of four...

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