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Spring Outlook: North Carolina’s strengths, weaknesses in 2015

Last July, Larry Fedora sat at a table surrounded by reporters at the ACC Kickoff and said “It’s time.” Entering his third year as North Carolina’s head football coach, Fedora believed 2014 would be the year the Tar Heels would make a leap, establishing themselves as a relevant program at the national level.

As it turned out, it wasn’t time. The team was a disaster defensively. The kicking game was so atrocious that UNC fans left and right were Googling to find out if there was a third Barth brother.

In hindsight, Fedora’s declaration was clearly premature. But he might have only been off by one year.