Not much has gone right for the North Carolina Tar Heels this season, from season-ending injuries to second-half collapses to whatever else has contributed to their early-season struggles so far.
After a 33-7 defeat at Georgia Tech on Saturday, the Tar Heels’ worst loss of the season, coach Larry Fedora had to answer questions about his team’s level of frustration and how he’s able to measure progress with his team falling to 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the ACC.
“I imagine they’re all frustrated,” Fedora told reporters. “I didn’t ask them, but I’m sure they’re all frustrated. What they’re going to do is stay close together, and they’re going to continue to stay close and work hard in practice. We’re going to find a way to get through this hump.”
And how about measuring progress while dealing with all of the adversity the Tar Heels have experienced this season?
“Nobody feels sorry for you,” Fedora said. “You can’t use that as an excuse. You’ve just got to find a way to get it done. Progress is getting it done. We’ve got to find a way. We don’t want to be close. We don’t want any moral victories. I want our guys to find a way to get over the hump. Again, that’s my job.”
There are some who think that might not be Fedora’s job for much longer if he’s not able to get North Carolina back to its winning ways.
The Tar Heels’ 1-4 start follows a rough stretch at the end of last season where they lost three of their final four games. That’s a 2-7 record — numbers that will land any coach on the hot seat — since starting the 2016 season with a 7-2 mark.
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