Midseason report: North Carolina
Record: 5-1, 1-1 ACC
In looking at UNC’s record, you’d never know the Tar Heels fired their coach just days before August camp began. Interim coach Everett Withers was promoted and promptly picked up the pieces, just as the former defensive coordinator did in 2010 when the NCAA investigation depleted his defense with suspensions for the season opener against LSU.
With a first-year starting quarterback and a new head coach, North Carolina has put itself in position to contend for the Coastal Division title in the second half of the season. Their lone ACC loss to Georgia Tech hurt -- UNC still needs the Yellow Jackets to lose twice -- but it didn’t knock the Tar Heels out of
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