2006 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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2006 North Carolina Tar Heels football
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal
2006 record 3–9 (2–6 ACC)
Head coach John Bunting
Offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti
Defensive coordinator Marvin Sanders
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#18 Wake Forest x   6 2         11 3  
#20 Boston College   5 3         10 3  
Maryland   5 3         9 4  
Clemson   5 3         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
NC State   2 6         3 9  
Coastal
Georgia Tech x   7 1         9 5  
#19 Virginia Tech   6 2         10 3  
Virginia   4 4         5 7  
Miami   3 5         7 6  
North Carolina   2 6         3 9  
Duke   0 8         0 12  

Championship: Wake Forest 9, Georgia Tech 6
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS 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. The Tar Heels finished the season with a disappointing 3–9 record.

Coaching staff[edit]

The 2006 season was the last for John Bunting as head coach. He was to be replaced by Butch Davis in the postseason.[1][2]

Name Position [3] Seasons in Position
John Bunting Head Coach 6th
Dave Brock Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receivers / Recruiting Coordinator 2nd
Ken Browning Defensive Tackles 13th
Frank Cignetti Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 1st
Jeff Connors Strength and Conditioning Coordinator 6th
John Gutekunst Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends 3rd
Danny Pearman Defensive Ends 1st
Andre' Powell Special Teams Coordinator / Running Backs 6th
Marvin Sanders Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs 3rd
Tommy Thigpen Linebackers 2nd
Mark Weber Offensive Line 1st

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 3:30 pm Rutgers* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ABC L 16–21   50,000
September 9 12:00 pm #16 Virginia Tech Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPN L 10–35   57,000
September 16 7:00 pm Furman* Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU W 45–42   47,000
September 23 12:00 pm at #19 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPN360 L 7–52   81,886
October 7 12:00 pm at Miami Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL LFS L 7–27   29,621
October 14 12:00 pm South Florida* Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU L 20–37   44,000
October 19 7:30 pm at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN L 0–23   56,632
October 28 3:30 pm #24 Wake Forest Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU L 17–24   49,000
November 4 2:30 pm at #11 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 26–45   80,795
November 11 12:00 pm #19 Georgia Techdagger Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC LFS L 0–7   41,000
November 18 12:00 pm NC State Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Carolina–State Game) LFS W 23–9   54,000
November 25 12:00 pm at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC (Victory Bell Game) ESPN360 W 45–44   24,478
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Did not play: Boston College, Florida State, and Maryland.[4]

Team Statistics[edit]

    Passing Leaders       Cmp     Att     Yds     TD     Int  
Joe Dailey 112 195 1316 7 10
Cameron Sexton 57 136 840 4 8
    Rushing Leaders       Car     Yds     Long     TD  
Ronnie McGill 192 790 48 7
Barrington Edwards 91 330 34 2
Justin Warren 7 77 23 1
    Receiving Leaders       Rec     Yds     Long     TD  
Hakeem Nicks 39 660 83 4
Brooks Foster 38 486 39 2
Jesse Holley 37 466 50 2
    Kicking       XPM     XPA     FGM     FGM     Long     Pts  
Connor Barth 24 24 10 10 54 54

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carolina To Make Football Coaching Change For 2007." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on February 6, 2008.
  2. ^ "Carolina Names Butch Davis New Football Coach." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on February 6, 2008.
  3. ^ "2006 North Carolina Football Media Guide." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on February 6, 2008.
  4. ^ "2006-2007 Schedule." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on February 6, 2008.