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The Life of a Coaching Family – Part 3: Dear Dad...
The first two parts of this series focused on marriage and being married to a coach. It focused on the adults in this world. But what about the children? What is it like to grow up in the coaching world? Part 3 of our series, The Life of a Coaching Family, is a letter from Sydney Fedora, the oldest daughter of North Carolina Head Coach, Larry Fedora, to her dad.
A Woody Durham story you don't know: Why UNC broadcaster made a B in speech class.
Woody Durham was not yet the legendary “Voice of the Tar Heels” when he took a speech class at UNC in the early 1960s. He made a B. “The professor said he sounded too much like a sportscaster.” No doubt he did. Durham graduated from UNC in 1963 and was the Tar Heels’ radio voice for men’s basketball and football games from 1971-2011.
Noticed the missing bleachers? Kenan renovation uses Three Zeros to recycle them
During the 2017 season, UNC Athletics did a trial run and converted bleachers in sections 110 and 111 to seats with chair backs and armrests to increase comfort and improve the overall gameday experience. The plan was to collect feedback from fans in those sections, and the Department received an overwhelmingly positive response from fans in the new seats.
UNC Football: Austin Proehl impresses at regional combine
Austin Proehl is attempting to follow his father Ricky’s steps to the NFL. Ricky played in 17 NFL seasons and won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams, finishing his career with 669 receptions for 8,878 yards and 54 touchdowns. If Proehl isn’t drafted, he will certainly sign somewhere as a free agent which gives him a chance to make the team in training camp.
UNC Safety J.K. Britt Embracing New Role
When you have the nickname "HG Smash," people expect you to be a heavy hitter. UNC safety J.K. Britt doesn't shy from those expectations. "Guys on the team know me to come down out of the post safety and make some big hits," the senior said. "HG Smash" was a nickname he earned in high school from some of his close friends on the football team.
Chansky’s Notebook: UNC Football Getting Their Share?
Carolina football is getting a buzz back. The gridiron Tar Heels will never match the level their basketball brethren have reached over the last 50 years. At UNC it’s a way of life. Football coaches may grouse, but the smart ones use it to their advantage. Behind the scenes, Bubba Cunningham and Larry Fedora are doing their best to make sure football has its own place.
Meals On Wheels With Heels
Myles Dorn's Wednesday morning started just like any other this semester, with an 8 a.m. class and then a tutoring session. But before lifting weights in the afternoon, he and four other North Carolina football players met at Binkley Baptist Church, which houses the offices for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels (CHCMOW) program.
Michael Carter Preparing for Next Step
Michael Carter wants to get better at finishing runs, citing that Virginia play as something that can’t happen if he wishes to be an elite rusher. The focus has been on improved speed, as well as refining the other things he did well in 2017. However, Larry Fedora believes the Navarre, Fla. native has a more technical area of improvement to focus on for next season.
Five things about new Bills center Russell Bodine
You have to go back to Russell Bodine's final season at North Carolina to find a game in which he did not start. Bodine started all 64 games of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. He played in all 13 games as a junior at North Carolina, moving to various spots on the offensive line as needed. He started all 12 games as a sophomore for the Tar Heels.
UNC Spring Football Notebook
This time last year, UNC running back Michael Carter, then an early enrollee, was learning the playbook. But with a year of experience, he's spending this spring focusing on the intricacies of each play, specifically when it comes to blocking. "Blocking is wanting to and technique. Just trying to perfect it, that's one of my goals for spring, probably my biggest goal."
North Carolina, Liberty Agree To Three-Game Football Series
North Carolina and Liberty have agreed to a three-game football series beginning in 2024, the schools announced Wednesday. Carolina will host the Flames in 2024 and 2031, and the Tar Heels will travel to Lynchburg in 2028. UNC beat Liberty 56-29 at Kenan Stadium to open the 2014 season in the only previous matchup in the series.
Why UNC football is skipping the spring game this year
There are logistical reasons why North Carolina’s football team is not playing a spring game. There’s also some logic to the decision. “We’re going to scrimmage and we’ll probably get twice as many plays,” coach Larry Fedora said. The NCAA allows only three scrimmages, among the 15 practices each spring, and Fedora wants to maximize scrimmage time.
UNC Football Building Off its 2017 Finish
Following a 3-9 record, the Tar Heels are thinking less about the win-loss totals and more about the final month of the season, hoping that second wind will sustain them through the offseason. "They’ve got a bad taste in their mouths,” coach Larry Fedora said. “All winter, spring and summer, until we get on the field again, that is going to motivate them.”
Podcast: UNC Spring Football, ACC Basketball News, One-And-Dones
Inside Carolina's Greg Barnes and Ross Martin join host Tommy Ashley to breakdown the latest in North Carolina football spring practice. The second half of the show covers ACC basketball coaching changes and thoughts on how the
one-and-done model has changed the college game and the coaching of the game.
Fedora On Brewer Gone, Paschall In, Transfer Rules & More
Larry Fedora was asked Tuesday about former wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer leaving for a job with the Philadelphia Eagles. Fedora and Brewer worked together at Oklahoma State as well. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” Fedora said. “You hate to lose a guy that’s a part of your family and been with you for many years, but at the same time you’re excited for him."