A big loss. An open date. A crucial victory. It's a sequence of events North Carolina's football program has grown accustomed to under coach John Bunting.
After an open date, Heels hope history is on their side
Raleigh News & Observer
"I think the emphasis on playing better technique and understanding where everybody needs to be at certain times, whether it be an offensive play or a defensive play, is very important for them to understand," Bunting said. "I think we have a better understanding of that."
Heels try to get up to speed
"Coach Bunting does a great job of getting us to forget about what happened before and move on," said senior defensive back Jacoby Watkins.
Heels hope bye week portends win
Greensboro News & Record
With North Carolina's defense in shambles and the team's linebackers struggling at Clemson, Tommy Thigpen left his spot in the press box to come down onto the field.
Thigpen's presence helped UNC's linebackers
Coach John Bunting firmly believes that North Carolina can turn its season around after three intense practices last week .
Bunting feels better after solid practices
The difference is that this year UNC is doing more zone blocking, meaning that linemen block an area rather than a man. It allows the line to better pick up oncoming blitzers heading into its zone.
UNC, offensive line brace for Hurricanes
Daily Tar Heel
"It takes time to trust everybody," Tar Heels cornerback Jacoby Watkins said. "You've got to trust that everybody's going to do exactly what they're supposed to do. … If I'm inside and I'm supposed to be outside, then that's going to be a big gain for the offense because somebody on defense has to pick up the slack for what you messed up on."
North Carolina's defenders need to understand everyone's jobs
New Bern Sun Journal
"The fans have every right to be upset," sixth-year offensive lineman Brian Chacos said. "We're upset with the way we've been playing and our record. They are good fans. We owe them more than we've been giving them."
Turning it all around
Chapel Hill News