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Look how hard Larry Fedora had to work to keep UNC DL Jalen Dalton out of a fracas
Not sure if UNC’s Larry Fedora fancies himself a mechanical bull rider, but his defensive lineman certainly takes him for a ride here. As you can see in the video, head coach Fedora is not some shlub in a polo on the sidelines, though.
A gut-wrenching senior day for UNC’s Ryan Switzer
Bringing the passion, from the start of the game until when it came time after the game to painfully explain what had transpired, was Ryan Switzer. He and fellow senior wide receiver Bug Howard made some big plays, including each catching touchdown passes. But they weren’t enough against a potent N.C. State running game, led by Matt Dayes.
Nazair Jones Going Pro
UNC junior defensive end Nazair Jones announced on Instagram that he is leaving UNC and entering his name in the NFL draft. Jones, a native of Roanoke Rapids, NC, is fifth on the Tar Heels with 62 tackles, 27 of which are solos. He missed the James Madison game due to a concussion. His decision comes as no surprise, though he wasn’t letting on last Tuesday.
Some ‘houses divided’ at UNC-NC State tailgating
It was inevitable that some fans were going to be leaving Friday’s N.C. State-UNC football game unhappy. But as CBS North Carolina’s Robert Richardson found out, a little bit of tailgating can go a long way toward easing the pain of defeat. More than 50,000 fans filled Kenan Stadium — and the Tar Heels marked the day after Thanksgiving with ‘Black Friday’ jerseys.
Fedora on UNC's seniors
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora searched for answers on Saturday afternoon as his Tar Heels feel to rival N.C. State 28-21. Another disappointing defeat for a UNC team that had so much promise heading into the season. Saturday was also the last home game for 16 North Carolina seniors. Fedora discussed these seniors during his post-game press conference.
Wolfpack heals some wounds by beating UNC
N.C. State took a page out of Duke's playbook - the Blue Devils upended UNC by a single point 15 days ago in Durham - by playing physical and running the football against the Tar Heels' shaky defense. The strategy paid immediate dividends as the Wolfpack had rolled up a 21-point advantage before the Tar Heels had time to blink.
Ryan Switzer Plays His Heart Out
While both teams came together after N.C. State’s 28-21 win over UNC on Friday, UNC senior receiver Ryan Switzer stayed on the sideline, processing the moment. In his last game at Kenan Stadium, Switzer left everything on the field, but it wasn’t enough. Even 13 catches, 171 yards, and a touchdown couldn’t get a win for his team on Senior Day.
Eight Isn't Enough For UNC Football in 2016
North Carolina concluded its regular season in disappointing fashion Friday, losing to rival N.C. State 28-21 at Kenan Stadium. The Tar Heels had planned to spend Saturday monitoring Virginia’s game at Virginia Tech, hoping that the Cavaliers could pull the upset to send UNC back to the ACC championship game. That won’t happen now.
This Was A Bad Look
For Senior Day, this wasn’t a good look. For a game against an arch rival, this wasn’t a good look..For a Senior Day game against the same arch rival that won in a rout two years ago here Senior Day, and promises from seniors during the week it wouldn’t happen again because the culture is so demonstrably different, it wasn’t a good look.
In another disappointing defeat, Fedora struggles for answers
Two rivalry games, two disappointing losses for North Carolina. The Tar Heels were beaten back by Duke in Durham just weeks ago, losing a head-shaker to bad Duke team. On Friday afternoon in Kenan Stadium Carolina came out flat, failed to execute enough plays to wins, and could not recover from an enormous first half deficit.
An emotional Ryan Switzer: "I played my heart out"
UNC senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer played his last game in Kenan Stadium on Friday. It was a 28-21 loss to N.C. State. An emotional player, know for his grit, toughness, and heart --- Switzer was understandably emotional after the game.
Turner's Take: Ordinary
UNC football wants to be extraordinary, wants to carve out its place among the college football elite. It's close, but it's not there. The Tar Heels went 2-0 in the state of Florida. But they went 0-2 against in-state rivals. When a team wins big games on the road, it gives itself a shot at glory. But when it can't win the games it's supposed to, that team becomes, well, ordinary.
UNC Players Post-NC State Interviews
Several Tar Heel players spoke with the media following UNC's 28-21 loss to NC State on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Here are their video interviews: Ryan Switzer
, Elijah Hood
, Mitch Trubisky
, Dajuan Drennon
Larry Fedora Post-NC State Quotes
Larry Fedora: “Tough loss today. Bottom line is we didn’t make enough ordinary plays that we usually make to win a football game. We just didn’t get it done, and on both sides of the ball there were a lot of ordinary plays that we make every day that we just didn’t make today. You can’t put yourself behind the eight-ball that way and continue to make those mistakes.”
Video: Larry Fedora Post-NC State Press Conference
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora spoke to the media following the Tar Heels' 28-21 loss to NC State on November 25, 2016.