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2014 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

The 2014 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by third-year head coach Larry Fedora and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Tar Heels competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Coastal Division. They finished the season 6–7, 4–4 in ACC play to finish in a tie for third place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Quick Lane Bowl where they lost to Rutgers.

2014 North Carolina Tar Heels football
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
Quick Lane Bowl, L 21–40 vs. Rutgers
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2014 record6–7 (4–4 ACC)
Head coachLarry Fedora (3rd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorGunter Brewer (1st as coordinator, 8th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorChris Kapolovic (1st as coordinator, 3rd overall season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Co-defensive coordinatorDan Disch
Co-defensive coordinatorRon West
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 63,000)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 5 Florida State x$^   8 0         13 1  
No. 15 Clemson   6 2         10 3  
No. 24 Louisville   5 3         9 4  
Boston College   4 4         7 6  
NC State   3 5         8 5  
Syracuse   1 7         3 9  
Wake Forest   1 7         3 9  
Coastal Division
No. 8 Georgia Tech x   6 2         11 3  
Duke   5 3         9 4  
North Carolina   4 4         6 7  
Pittsburgh   4 4         6 7  
Miami   3 5         6 7  
Virginia Tech   3 5         7 6  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Championship: Florida State 37, Georgia Tech 35
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Coaching staffEdit

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora entered his third year as the North Carolina's head coach for the 2014 season. Seth Littrell was hired to be the team's assistant head coach for offense and tight ends coach.[1] Keith Heckendorf, formerly UNC’s player development assistant, became the team's quarterbacks coach.[2] Larry Porter was hired to coach running backs and previously coached running backs at Arizona State, Louisiana State and Oklahoma State, among other schools, before spending the 2013 season at Texas. He also was the head coach at Memphis in 2010 and 2011.[2]

Coaches for the 2014 season[3]
Name Position Seasons at North Carolina
Larry Fedora Head Coach 3rd
Gunter Brewer Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers 3rd (8th overall)
Chris Kapilovic Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line 1st (3rd overall)
Seth Littrell Assistant Head Coach for Offense/Tight Ends 1st
Keith Heckendorf Quarterbacks 1st
Dan Disch Co-Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks 3rd
Keith Gilmore Defensive Line 2nd
Lou Hernandez Strength and Conditioning Coordinator 3rd
Vic Koenning Associate Head Coach for Defense/Safeties 3rd
Ron West Co-defensive coordinator/Linebackers 2nd
Caleb Pressley Supervisor of Morale 1st

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 p.m.Liberty*No. 23ESPN3W 56–2951,000
September 68:00 p.m.San Diego State*No. 21
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ESPNewsW 31–2758,000
September 203:30 p.m.at East Carolina*ESPNUL 41–7051,082
September 277:00 p.m.at ClemsonESPNUL 35–5079,155
October 412:30 p.m.Virginia Tech
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ACCNL 17–3460,000
October 113:30 p.m.at No. 6 Notre Dame*NBCL 43–5080,795
October 187:00 p.m.Georgia Tech
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ESPNUW 48–4353,000
October 2512:30 p.m.at VirginiaACCNW 28–2745,200
November 112:30 p.m.at Miami (FL)ACCNL 20–4751,702
November 1512:30 p.m.Pittsburgh 
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ACCNW 40–3553,000
November 207:30 p.m.at No. 25 DukeESPNW 45–2033,941
November 2912:30 p.m.NC State
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
ACCNL 7–3553,000
December 264:30 p.m.vs. Rutgers*ESPNL 21–4023,876
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[4]

Game summariesEdit

LibertyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Flames 7 8 7 7 29
Tar Heels 14 7 28 7 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

San Diego StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 0 14 7 6 27
Tar Heels 0 7 7 17 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1998 UNC 20–13

East CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 13 7 7 14 41
Pirates 14 21 21 14 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–3–1 2013 ECU 55–31

ClemsonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 0 7 14 14 35
Tigers 10 12 14 14 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–35–1 2011 CLEM 59–38

Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 14 10 0 10 34
Tar Heels 3 0 0 14 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–19–6 2013 VT 27–17

Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 14 12 10 7 43
Fighting Irish 7 21 7 15 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–16 2008 UNC 29–24 (vacated)

Georgia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Yellow Jackets 7 10 7 19 43
Tar Heels 7 14 14 13 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–28–3 2013 GT 28–20

VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 14 7 0 7 28
Cavaliers 14 10 3 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
60–54–4 2013 UNC 45–14

Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 0 6 7 7 20
Hurricanes 7 23 14 3 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–8 2013 UM 27–23

PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 14 7 7 7 35
Tar Heels 0 13 13 14 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2013 UNC 34–27

DukeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 21 7 10 7 45
Blue Devils 7 0 7 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
56–37–5 2013 DUKE 27–25

NC StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 7 14 7 7 35
Tar Heels 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
65–32–6 2013 UNC 27–19

Rutgers (Quick Lane Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 7 16 7 10 40
Tar Heels 0 0 7 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2011 UNC 24–22

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 23 21 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches 23 23 25 25 NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Carter, Andrew (January 24, 2014). "UNC announces hiring of new offensive coach". The News & Observer. Raleigh. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Carter, Andrew (February 10, 2014). "UNC Announces New Football Coaching Hires". The News & Observer. Raleigh. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  3. ^ "Football - Coaches". University of North Carolina Department of Athletics. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "2014 North Carolina Tar Heels Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 10, 2014.