2001 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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2001 North Carolina Tar Heels football
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
Peach Bowl Champions
Peach Bowl, W 16–10 vs. Auburn
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2001 record 8–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach John Bunting
Offensive coordinator Gary Tranquill
Defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Maryland   7 1         10 2  
#15 Florida State   6 2         8 4  
North Carolina   5 3         8 5  
Clemson   4 4         7 5  
#24 Georgia Tech   4 4         8 5  
NC State   4 4         7 5  
Wake Forest   3 5         6 5  
Virginia   3 5         5 7  
Duke   0 8         0 11  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2001 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and was led by head coach John Bunting.

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position

[1]

Seasons in Position
John Bunting Head Coach 1st
Gunter Brewer Wide Receivers 2nd
Rod Broadway Defensive Tackles 1st
Ken Browning Tight Ends / Recruiting Coordinator 8th
Jeff Connors Strength and Conditioning Coordinator 1st
John Tenuta Defensive Backs / Special Teams Coordinator 1st
Robbie Caldwell Offensive Line 2nd
Dave Huxtable Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers 1st
Andre' Powell Running Backs 1st
Gary Tranquill Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 1st
James Webster, Jr. Defensive Ends 1st

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 25 7:45 PM at #3 Oklahoma* Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Hispanic Coaches Classic) ESPN L 27–41   75,423
September 1 12:00 PM at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ABC L 7–23   44,080
September 8 12:00 PM at #4 Texas* Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX ABC L 14–44   83,106
September 22 12:00 PM #6 Florida State Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ABC W 41–9   53,000
September 29 12:00 PM at NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Carolina–State Game) JPS W 17–9   51,500
October 6 3:30 PM East Carolina*dagger Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN+ W 24–21   58,500
October 13 1:30 PM Virginia Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (South's Oldest Rivalry) W 30–24   53,500
October 20 12:00 PM at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPN2 W 38–3   84,869
November 1 7:30 PM at #23 Georgia Tech #22 Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN L 21–28   41,893
November 10 12:00 PM Wake Forest Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC JPS L 31–32   53,000
November 17 1:30 PM Duke Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Victory Bell Game) W 52–17   52,000
December 1 1:30 PM SMU* Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 19–10   45,500
December 31 7:30 PM vs. #25 Auburn* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ESPN W 16–10   71,827
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time [2].

Team Players drafted in the NFL[edit]

The following players were selected in the 2002 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Julius Peppers Linebacker 1 2 Carolina Panthers
Ryan Sims Defensive Tackle 1 6 Kansas City Chiefs
David Thornton Linebacker 4 106 Indianapolis Colts
Joey Evans Defensive End 7 219 Cincinnati Bengals
Ronald Curry Wide Receiver 7 235 Oakland Raiders
Quincy Monk Linebacker 7 245 New York Giants

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "[1]." Retrieved November 3
  2. ^ "[2]." tarheelblue.com. [3]. Retrieved on November 3, 2008.
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2002.htm