Coach Butch Davis is hopeful that a simple solution can be found this week that will solve North Carolina's growing offensive problems during a break from ACC play. UNC will scale down the details of its offensive game-planning before playing Georgia Southern, an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision team, on Saturday in Kenan Stadium. UNC is coming off consecutive losses in which it has scored a combined 10 points and rushed for a combined 56 yards.
Tar Heels will try to simplify offense
The Winston-Salem Journal
Butch Davis hopes the solution to North Carolina's offensive problems is simple.
Undefeated and ranked 22nd nationally just two weeks ago, the Tar Heels have suffered back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference losses in which they've generated just 10 points, 56 yards rushing and committed six turnovers.
The situation is serious enough that UNC's third-year head coach sent his staff back to the drawing board after Saturday's 16-3 setback against Virginia.
For UNC, solution is simple
The Fayetteville Observer
After two losses to open the ACC season, North Carolina will subscribe to the KISS philosophy of football -- keep it simple, stupid.
Outfoxed by Virginia's 3-4 defense, at least in part because they tried to do too much on the offensive line, UNC coach Butch Davis said Monday the Tar Heels (3-2, 0-2 ACC) will simplify their approach on offense for Saturday's game with Georgia Southern.
Tar Heels' inexperience is exposed
The News and Observer
After scoring just 10 points in its losses to Georgia Tech and Virginia, North Carolina coach Butch Davis said Monday that for the Tar Heels to start performing better, they have to simplify their offense.
Tar Heels making changes after latest loss to Cavaliers
The Durham Herald-Sun
Two straight ACC losses, two anemic performances on offense.
To get things jump-started, North Carolina's offense is going back to basics.
Coach Butch Davis hopes that, by simplifying the playbook, the Tar Heels' inexperienced and injury-riddled offense can mask its youth and its bumps and bruises.
Hoping less is more, Tar Heels cut playbook
The Associated Press