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September 6, 2013

THI Newsstand: September 7

Fedora to face familiar foe in Middle Tennessee State - ChapelBoro.com
The bell will toll, the pig will be picked, the sky will be a certain shade of blue, and sundresses of the North Carolina female faithful will be out in full form as the Tar Heels face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders in the first home game of the 2013 campaign. After suffering a disheartening lost in Columbia against Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks, head coach Larry Fedora looks to regroup and execute his anticipated high-powered offensive - an offense he started developing at MTSU where Fedora got his first offensive coordinator position in 1999.

Tar Heels turn page for home opener - ChapelBoro.com
We're on the eve of the much anticipated home opener for Tar Heel football, and the team is excited about performing in front of the fans decked out in blue and white for the 12:30 pm kickoff on Saturday.

Gyrations, signs and signals: Inside the science of calling and communicating plays in a no-huddle offense - Charlotte Observer
The one-man dance party begins at the whistle, at the end of each North Carolina play. A running back is tackled, a receiver steps out of bounds, a quarterback throws an incomplete pass, and Walt Bell, the Tar Heels' tight ends coach, begins to move.

Tar Heels to play home opener - Daily Tar Heel
It was 1999 and a 36-year-old Larry Fedora had just embarked on his first season as an offensive coordinator. A former assistant coach at Air Force, Fedora was headed to Murfreesboro, Tenn., - the home of Middle Tennessee State, and North Carolina football's home opening opponent Saturday.

MTSU helped Fedora gain confidence in up tempo offense - Durham Herald-Sun
Growing up, Larry Fedora saw how effective the two-minute offense was, and he wanted his offense to play that way for an entire game. Fedora finally got the chance to implement his system in 1999 at Middle Tennessee, and its success is a major reason why the 50-year-old now is the coach at North Carolina, which hosts the Blue Raiders today at Kenan Stadium.

Center of (No) attention - GoHeels.com
Quarterback gets sacked? Running game stalling? Blame the offensive line. If the running game is great and the quarterback doesn't get sacked, then the offensive line is great. But it's never as simple as all that, and it's rarely a situation where the offensive linemen are individually famous. It's the line as a whole.

Dunn's goal sends Heels past Bruins - GoHeels.com
Crystal Dunn's goal in the 79th minute proved the difference as #1 North Carolina defeated #2 UCLA Friday night before 1,805 fans at the Duke Nike Classic played at Koskinen Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 5-0 with the victory while UCLA fell to 4-1.

UNC tops Ohio 3-2 in thriller comeback victory - GoHeels.com
After trailing 2-0, No. 24 Carolina came back to defeat the Bobcats 3-2 in front of a packed crowd of 3,874 on Ohio's home court.

Carolina visits Notre Dame Sunday on ESPNU - GoHeels.com
No. 1 North Carolina will open ACC play this Sunday at No. 4 Notre Dame on ESPNU at 12 p.m., from South Bend, Ind. The match is the first conference tilt for the Fighting Irish as a member of the ACC, and represents the first matchup between these two soccer powerhouse programs.

Brewer: Don't Take MTSU Lightly - GoHeels.com
Some people have been quick to give up on North Carolina's football season. It has been said and written in the last week that the Tar Heels may be headed for a long year. This is after just the season opener against South Carolina.

Season Analysis: J.P. Tokoto - GoHeels.com
Season in a sentence: J.P. Tokoto is a highlight reel waiting to happen, but was most effective as a freshman when he was doing the little things.


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