UNC-Citadel: Larry Fedora Postgame

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora discusses Saturday's 41-7 win over The Citadel.

Opening Comments:
“I’m glad to get that game done. I’m pretty proud of our team. I was pretty worried about that football team. We knew they were a really good football team, that they would control the clock, and our guys were going to have to steal a few possessions. Defensively, we did that. We had four turnovers, which was a tremendous thing, and then we made some game changing plays on special teams that we needed. Offensively I think we played well at times and other times we played sloppy, so we have to get those things corrected. But overall, it was a great team win.”

Are you glad that we’re not going to ask you any more questions about not having an interception?
“Yeah, I’m glad. I’m glad we got one. I’m told we’re the only team in the country that has returned all their interceptions for touchdowns. That’s a pretty big deal right there.”

Was there a sense of relief on the sideline after that?
“No, I don’t think anybody was sitting around and putting a lot of pressure on themselves. We’ve emphasized turnovers as much as any team in the country could since day one in spring ball and through fall camp and just haven’t created anything. I told y’all the last time we talked that I had kind of given up on the thought. Just as soon as you do, it happens. Just a great job by Green.”

After last week, how important was it for you to come out and have those explosive plays on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball?
“It was the only way we were going to get that taste out of our mouths. We fully expected our guys to respond the way they did because they can tell the way they prepared in practice. They were locked in, practiced really well. When you do that, you’re going to play that way.”

T.J. Logan had the kickoff return for a touchdown, as a matter of fact you had two non-offensive touchdowns on the day. I think you only had one before this game.
“Yeah, we’ll always take non-offensive touchdowns. It’s obviously a big boost. That’s why I said offensively there were quite a few times where we were sloppy tonight. We didn’t execute the way we needed to and need to get that corrected.”

How explosive is T.J? Not only with the kickoff return, but also that catch he made.
“That catch he made on that touchdown, that was an incredible catch. That’s got to be a top 10 catch, I would imagine, tonight. He’s a very skilled athlete, he can do a lot of things. He’s having the kind of senior year you’d like for a kid to have and you’re proud of him because he’s the ultimate team player. It’s all about the team for him.”

Is it difficult for him to get limited touches as a senior?
“I don’t think it is. He’s happy that we’re having success, that’s what it’s all about for him. Any way that he can contribute, he wants to contribute.”

How are you feeling about your run defense at this point in the season?
“I don’t know what the numbers say. Obviously the team ran the football every snap. They came in the game rushing for 360 yards per game and they were number one in the country in FCS doing it. So I thought once we settled in… the first series they ran the fullback I think every play. Our guys eventually held them, we made adjustments from that point on, and from that point on we played really well until we started playing everybody else and started giving up some plays. I thought overall our guys played well.”

With a short week this week what is the schedule for you guys?
“We’re going to give them off tomorrow and then we’ll go Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, then Thursday. So they’ll have Thanksgiving on Saturday.”


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