UNC-CU: John Bunting Quotes + Audio

CLEMSON, S.C. – North Carolina coach John Bunting spoke to reporters following No. 19 Clemson's 52-7 win over North Carolina on Saturday at Frank Howard Field. Read and listen to what he had to say…

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Opening remarks -

"We didn't play very well. I'm very disappointed for our team, for our staff and for our fans. I know that our intentions were good - but we didn't play well. We let some things get to us early. It's disappointing. We just didn't do a good enough job getting these kids ready. We're going into a bye week now and hopefully we can get things straightened out. We've been able to do that before and I'm hopeful that we'll be able to do that again. This is not the way I expected to play, particularly on defense. We knew Clemson was a very good football team. They played very well and they took it to us."

Is the program headed in the right direction?

"There are a lot of things that go on in a program. Our play on the field has been inconsistent. We need to get that straightened out. Everything else with our program is going extremely well. It's absolutely going in the right direction. ... We need to become a more consistent football team."

On the problems with defending the run -

"There is no doubt where it is in my mind. I think there were some undisciplined things that took place out there either from the linebacker, defensive line or secondary. I don't think we worked well together at all. It was a total breakdown and we as coaches better get it fixed in a hurry."

Will you shake up anything personnel-wise?

"I don't know about that. ... A lot of young players did get a lot of snaps in the second half. ... We have to figure out who the best guys are to put on the field and that's what we'll look at."

On his decision to play Joe Dailey -

"That was my decision. I wanted to get a spark and see if we could make a play. I still have a lot of confidence in Joe Dailey. When the game did get out of hand, I decided we'll have Cam go through this, suffer through this, and work to get better and be involved in a game like this to see if he can learn something."

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