2014 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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2014 North Carolina Tar Heels football
University of North Carolina Tarheels Interlocking NC logo.svg
Quick Lane Bowl vs. Rutgers, L 21–40
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Coastal Division
2014 record 6–7 (4–4 ACC)
Head coach Larry Fedora (3rd year)
Co-offensive coordinator Gunter Brewer (1st as coordinator, 8th overall year)
Co-offensive coordinator Chris Kapolovic (1st as coordinator, 3rd overall year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Co-defensive coordinator Dan Disch
Co-defensive coordinator Ron West
Base defense 4–2–5
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 63,000)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
#5 Florida State x$^   8 0         13 1  
#15 Clemson   6 2         10 3  
#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
#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
As of January 1, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 2014 college 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.

Coaching staff[edit]

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

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM Liberty* No. 23 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPN3 W 56–29   51,000
September 6 8:00 PM San Diego State* No. 21 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNews W 31–27   58,000
September 20 3:30 PM at East Carolina* Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPNU L 41–70   51,082
September 27 7:00 PM at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPNU L 35–50   79,155
October 4 12:30 PM Virginia Tech Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ACCN L 17–34   60,000
October 11 3:30 PM at No. 6 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 43–50   80,795
October 18 7:00 PM Georgia Tech Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ESPNU W 48–43   53,000
October 25 12:30 PM at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry) ACCN W 28–27   45,200
November 1 12:30 PM at Miami (FL) Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ACCN L 20–47   51,702
November 15 12:30 PM Pittsburghdagger Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC ACCN W 40–35   53,000
November 20 7:30 PM at No. 25 Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC (Victory Bell Game) ESPN W 45–20   33,941
November 29 12:30 PM NC State Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) ACCN L 7–35   53,000
December 26 4:30 PM vs. Rutgers* Ford FieldDetroit, MI (Quick Lane Bowl) ESPN L 21–40   23,876
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source:[4]

Game summaries[edit]

Liberty[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 Carolina[edit]

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

Clemson[edit]

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 Tech[edit]

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 Dame[edit]

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 Tech[edit]

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

Virginia[edit]

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

Pittsburgh[edit]

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

Duke[edit]

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 State[edit]

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
Main article: 2014 Quick Lane Bowl
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2011 UNC 24–22

Rankings[edit]

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


References[edit]

  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.