After big debut, Tar Heels ready for next step

Associated Press Modified: September 3, 2012 at 3:18 pm •  Published: September 3, 2012
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's players proved they have a good handle on Larry Fedora's schemes in an easy season-opening victory. The Tar Heels will have to accomplish more this week to impress their new coach in their first Atlantic Coast Conference game at Wake Forest.

The Tar Heels beat FCS opponent Elon 62-0 on Saturday for their biggest scoring output in 17 years.

Fedora said Monday he was impressed by his players' focus and attention to detail in the opener, where the Tar Heels ran a no-huddle spread offense and a 4-2-5 defense. Quarterback Bryn Renner says the players are working to correct mistakes and master more of the game plan.

Tailback Gio Bernard says he'll be ready for the Demon Deacons after leaving the opener with an apparent knee injury.


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