Are football prospects starting to view UNC differently?


UNC football coach Larry Fedora joined The David Glenn Show on Thursday to talk about the state of Tar Heel football, Ryan Switzer’s engagement and the new freshmen moving in this week.

During the conversation, he discussed a noticeable difference he’s seeing in the way prospects view North Carolina football.

“You win 11 games in the ACC, and a lot of people are excited, all over the state and even outside the state,” the head coach said. “Recruiting has gone really well for us. We’ve got probably more than half the class finished, and we’re not even into the month of July yet. By the end of this week, we think we’ll maybe get a couple more commitments here and start closing this thing out.”

UNC’s 2017 recruiting class is ranked No. 18 in the country, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Last week, David Teel of the Daily Press said in an interview with The David Glenn Show that ESPN is hoping the ACC switches to a scheduling format that would include a nine-game conference schedule. Fedora stated that he would be opposed to a nine-game schedule.

“I prefer the eight-game schedule, where you have some control over the other four games in your out-of-conference play,” he said. “For us, it has enabled us to go out and play a South Carolina in the opening game of the season or a Georgia this year. I like having the flexibility to be honest with you.”

Click below to hear the full interview: