UNC-GT: Fedora Postgame

UNC-GT: Fedora Postgame

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Inside Carolina's postgame coverage includes quotes and video from head coach Larry Fedora's postgame press conference.

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Opening comments:
"Didn't feel near the same as we did last time we came off that field. It was a pretty poor feeling actually. We played poorly in all three phases of the game. Offense, defense and special teams and give Georgia Tech credit for what they accomplished today because they were the better team today."

How do you diagnose what went wrong defensively?
"I don't have an answer for you right now. We'll have to go back and look at the film and see what was actually happening out there. We used two different fronts throughout the game and I'm not sure either one of them had much success. We went with a 3-4 and a 4-3 and mixed it up throughout the game and whether they ran it or threw it we didn't have much success or any consistant success I should say."

On the pass defense:
"You don't want to give up seven completions for 208 yards, I know that, against a team that traditionally has trouble throwing the football, but when you get guys that get their eyes where they're not supposed to be and you don't play with assignment discipline you give them the opportunity to make some big plays."

Do you think it was more mental mistakes in the secondary?
"I know that. Yes, for sure."

Did you see this coming throughout practice this week or were practices good?
"Practices were good. If I would've saw that coming I probably wouldn't have shown up today, but, no, I didn't see that coming. We had really good practices. We had a lot of energy at practice. No, I had no idea."

Have you ever been part of a team that gave up that many yards on the ground?
"I don't know. If I did I probably blocked it out of my memory so I don't know the answer to that."

On the third quarter:
"30 points in the third quarter is what happened there so, yeah, we fell apart. We basically gave them the game then got a chance to get back into the game down a score and we just couldn't get it going."

Was the fake punt Tommy Hibbard's call or yours?
"It was an option that he could run or punt and obviously we would've liked him to have punted in that situation. If you're going to run it you better get the first down and we just made a bad choice, but, again, that's my responsibility because I'm the one that gave him that choice and so that's on me."

How does the short week help as you get ready for Virginia on Thursday?
"That's a good question. I think Virginia beat Miami today so they've won two games in a row now. They're going to have a lot of confidence. They're going to be playing at home. It's a short week. We're going to find out if we're going to be licking our wounds or if we're going to fight. You don't have time to cry about it now. You've got to put it away. It's over with. It's not going to carryover into this next one. You can't let it and we got to practice tomorrow. We've got to have a real practice so we've got to get ready to go."

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