2019 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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2019 North Carolina Tar Heels football
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2019 record4–6 (3–4 ACC)
Head coachMack Brown (1st season of 2nd tenure, 11th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorPhil Longo (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJay Bateman (1st season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,500)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 3 Clemson xy   8 0         11 0  
Louisville   4 3         6 4  
Florida State   4 4         6 5  
Wake Forest   3 3         7 3  
Boston College   3 4         5 5  
NC State   1 5         4 6  
Syracuse   1 5         4 6  
Coastal Division
Virginia   5 2         7 3  
Pittsburgh   4 2         7 3  
Virginia Tech   4 2         7 3  
Miami   4 3         6 4  
North Carolina   3 4         4 6  
Duke   2 4         4 6  
Georgia Tech   1 6         2 8  
Championship: Clemson vs TBD
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of November 18, 2019; Rankings from College Football Playoff

The 2019 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represents the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tar Heels are led by head coach Mack Brown, in the first season of his second stint at UNC and his eleventh overall season. They play their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium and compete as a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Preseason[edit]

Preseason media poll[edit]

In the preseason ACC media poll, North Carolina was predicted to finish in sixth in the Coastal Division.[1]

Media poll (Coastal Division)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Virginia 1003 (82)
2 Miami (FL) 992 (55)
3 Virginia Tech 827 (20)
4 Pittsburgh 691 (8)
5 Duke 566 (6)
6 North Carolina 463 (1)
7 Georgia Tech 302 (1)

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

North Carolina Tar Heels coaches
Mack Brown Head coach 1st
Phil Longo Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach 1st
Tim Brewster Associate head coach/Tight end coach 1st
Stacy Searels Offensive line coach 1st
Lonnie Galloway Wide receivers coach 1st
Robert Gillespie Running back coach 1st
Jay Bateman Defensive coordinator/Safeties coach 1st
Tommy Thigpen Associate Defensive Coordinator/Inside linebackers coach 2nd
Tim Cross Defensive line coach 1st
Scott Boone Special teams coordinator/Outside linebackers coach 1st
Dre Bly Cornerbacks coach 1st
Brian Hess Strength and conditioning 1st
Sparky Woods Senior advisor to head coach 1st
Darrell Moody Senior advisor to head coach 1st
Ken Browning Senior advisor to head coach 1st
Reference:[2]

Roster[edit]

2019 North Carolina Tar Heels Football Roster

Quarterback

  • 7 Sam Howell - Freshman (6'1, 220)
  • 10 Jace Ruder - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 225)
  • 12 Donovan Brewington - Freshman (5'10, 175)
  • 19 Vincent Amendola - Freshman (6'2, 215)

Running Back

  • 8 Michael Carter - Junior (5'10, 200)
  • 23 Josh Henderson - Freshman (6'1, 205)
  • 24 Antonio Williams - Senior (5'11, 220)
  • 25 Javonte Williams - Sophomore (5'10, 215)
  • 34 British Brooks - Sophomore (5'11, 205)

Wide Receiver

  • 1 Khafre Brown - Freshman (6'0, 180)
  • 2 Dyami Brown - Sophomore (6'1, 195)
  • 3 Antoine Green - Sophomore (6'2, 205)
  • 4 Rontavious Groves - Redshirt Junior (5'11, 195)
  • 5 Dazz Newsome - Junior (5'11, 190)
  • 9 Corey Bell - Redshirt Senior (5'9, 190)
  • 11 Roscoe Johnson - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 195)
  • 14 Emery Simmons - Freshman (6'0, 190)
  • 15 Beau Corrales - Junior (6'4, 210)
  • 17 Welton Spottsville - Freshman (6'0, 200)
  • 83 Justin Olson - Freshman (6'2, 185)

Placekicker

  • 90 Michael Rubino - Redshirt Graduate (6'3, 215)
  • 97 Noah Ruggles - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 185)

Punter

  • 91 Ben Kiernan - Freshman (6'0, 205)
 

Tight End

  • 80 Jake Bargas - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 250)
  • 82 Brandon Fritts - Redshirt Graduate (6'3, 250)
  • 84 Garrett Walston - Redshirt Junior (6'4, 245)
  • 86 Carl Tucker - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 248)
  • 87 Noah Turner - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 255)
  • 88 Kamari Morales - Freshman (6'3, 237)

Offensive Lineman

  • 51 Wyatt Tunall - Freshman (6'6, 295)
  • 54 Avery Jones - Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 305)
  • 55 Ty Murray - Freshman (6'2, 320)
  • 56 Billy Ross - Redshirt Sophomore (6'5, 315)
  • 58 Nick Polino - Redshirt Graduate (6'3, 305)
  • 63 Ed Montilus - Redshirt Freshman (6'3, 310)
  • 66 Tobechi Nwokeji - Redshirt Sophomore (6'5, 305)
  • 67 Charlie Heck - Redshirt Senior (6'8, 315)
  • 68 Brian Anderson - Redshirt Sophomore (6'2, 302)
  • 71 Tristan Miller - Freshman (6'6, 290)
  • 72 Asim Richards - Freshman (6'5, 285)
  • 73 Marcus McKeithan - Redshirt Sophomore (6'7, 330)
  • 74 Jordan Tucker - Redshirt Sophomore (6'7, 335)
  • 75 Joshua Ezeudu - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 325)
  • 76 William Barnes - Redshirt Freshman (6'4, 315)
  • 78 Layton Barber - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 325)

Defensive Lineman

  • 51 Raymond Vohasek - Sophomore (6'3, 280)
  • 52 Jahlil Taylor - Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 300)
  • 55 Jason Stowbridge - Redshirt Senior (6'5, 285)
  • 56 Tomari Fox - Freshman (6'3, 275)
  • 58 Lancine Turay - Redshirt Freshman (6'5, 275)
  • 69 Quiron Johnson - Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 305)
  • 90 Xach Gill - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 290)
  • 91 Nolan DeFranco - Redshirt Junior (6'5, 265)
  • 92 Aaron Crawford - Redshirt Senior (6'2, 290)
  • 93 Kristian Varner - Freshman (6'4, 275)
  • 94 Wisdom Asaboro - Freshman (6'7, 285)
  • 95 Brant Lawless-Sherrill - Freshman (6'2, 290)
  • 98 Kevin Hester - Freshman (6'5, 270)
 

Linebacker

  • 3 Dominique Ross - Senior (6'3, 228)
  • 7 Jonathan Smith - Senior (6'0, 228)
  • 8 Khadry Jackson - Freshman (6'1, 220)
  • 12 Tomon Fox - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 260)
  • 14 Jake Lawler - Redshirt Sophomore (6'4, 245)
  • 17 Chris Collins. - Sophomore (6'4, 240)
  • 21 Chazz Surratt - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 230)
  • 24 Eugene Asante - Freshman (6'1, 215)
  • 30 Matthew Flint - Redshirt Freshman (6'0, 235)
  • 33 Allen Cater - Senior (6'4, 260)
  • 42 Ernest Jones - Redshirt Junior (6'4, 255)
  • 43 Hunter Sheridan - Redshirt Junior (6'3 240)
  • 44 Jeremiah Gemmel - Redshirt Sophomore (6'1, 228)
  • 49 Parks Cochrane - Freshman (5'11, 225)

Defensive Back

  • 1 Myles Dorn - Senior (6'2, 205)
  • 2 Bryce Watts - Junior (6'0, 170)
  • 4 Trey Morrison - Sophomore (5'10, 190)
  • 5 Patrice Rene - Senior (6'2, 205)
  • 6 Bryson Richardson - Sophomore (6'0, 203)
  • 9 Cam'Ron Kelly - Freshman (6'0, 203)
  • 10 Greg Ross - Redshirt Junior (6'0, 188)
  • 11 Myles Woolfolk - Redshirt Junior (5'11, 205)
  • 13 Don Chapman - Freshman (6'0, 185)
  • 15 DeAndre Hollins - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 210)
  • 16 D.J. Ford - Redshirt Junior (6'3, 210)
  • 20 Obi Egbuna - Freshman (5'10, 171)
  • 23 Jovan Terry - Redshirt Freshman (6'1, 200)
  • 25 Tre Shaw - Redshirt Sophomore (6'0, 190)
  • 27 Giovanni Biggers - Freshman (6'1, 180)
  • 28 Kyler McMichael - Sophomore (6'0, 200)
  • 29 Storm Duck - Freshman (6'1, 200)

Long Snappers

  • 60 Trevor Collins - Redshirt Junior (6'2, 235)
  • 61 Drew Little - Freshman (5'11, 225)

  •  : 2019 North Carolina Tar Heels Football Roster 08/27/19[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:30 p.m.vs. South Carolina*ESPNW 24–2052,183
September 78:00 p.m.Miami (FL)ACCNW 28–2550,500
September 136:00 p.m.at Wake Forest*[note 1]ESPNL 18–2431,345
September 213:30 p.m.Appalachian State*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ACCRSNL 31–3450,500
September 283:30 p.m.No. 1 Clemson
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ABCL 20–2150,500
October 54:00 p.m.at Georgia TechACCNW 38–2245,044
October 193:30 p.m.at Virginia TechACCRSNL 41–43 6OT65,632
October 264:00 p.m.Dukedagger
ACCRSNW 20–1750,500
November 27:30 p.m.Virginia
ACCNL 31–3850,500
November 148:00 p.m.at PittsburghESPNL 27–34 OT39,290
November 233:30 p.m.Mercer*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ACCRSN
November 307:00 p.m.at NC StateACCN

Source:[4]

^note 1 The game against Wake Forest, a fellow member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, is being played as a non-conference game and will therefore not count in the league standings.[5] This was done because the two rivals otherwise only play once every six years due to conference divisional alignment.

Game summaries[edit]

vs. South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 10 3 7 0 20
Tar Heels 3 3 3 15 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–19–4 Sept. 3, 2015 L, 13–17

Miami (FL)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hurricanes 3 10 6 6 25
Tar Heels 17 0 3 8 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–11 Sept. 28, 2018 L, 10–47

at Wake Forest[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 0 0 3 15 18
Demon Deacons 7 14 0 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
69–35–2 Oct. 17, 2015 W, 50–14

Appalachian State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 13 14 7 0 34
Tar Heels 7 10 7 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 Sept. 21, 1940 W, 56–6

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 1 Tigers 0 14 0 7 21
Tar Heels 7 7 0 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–37–1 Dec. 5, 2015 L, 37–45

at Georgia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 3 14 0 21 38
Yellow Jackets 0 0 7 15 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–30–3 Nov. 3, 2018 L, 28–38

at Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4OT2OT3OT4OT5OT6OT Total
Tar Heels 10 7 7 7370000 41
Hokies 7 14 0 10370002 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–23–6 Oct. 13, 2018 L, 19–22

Starting with the 2019 season, every overtime period starting with the fifth overtime consists solely of one two-point attempt per team from the three yard line.

Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Devils 3 0 14 0 17
Tar Heels 7 0 10 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
59–41–4 Nov. 10, 2018 L, 35–42

Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cavaliers 7 10 21 0 38
Tar Heels 3 14 14 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
64–56–4 Oct. 27, 2018 L, 21–31

at Pittsburgh[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Tar Heels 7 3 0 170 27
Panthers 3 14 7 37 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–3 Sept. 22, 2018 W, 38–35

Mercer[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0
Tar Heels 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 Oct. 24, 1925 W, 3–0

at NC State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tar Heels 0
Wolfpack 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
66–36–6 Nov. 24, 2018 L, 28–34

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 Final 
AP NR RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches NR RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
CFP Not released NR NR Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Clemson Favored to Continue ACC Football Championship Run". theACC.com. Atlantic Coast Conference. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "2019 Football Coaching Staff". goheels.com. goheels. July 22, 2019. Retrieved July 22, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Football Roster". goheels.com. Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  4. ^ "2019 North Carolina Football Schedule". FBSchedules.com. Retrieved January 31, 2019.
  5. ^ Wolken, Dan (January 26, 2015). "ACC teams Wake Forest and North Carolina schedule non-conference matchups". USA Today.