Larry Fedora: I’ve Never Had A Freshman Pick Up The Offense Like Hood Has
UNC’s head football coach, Larry Fedora, joined the Mac Attack to discuss spring football, recruiting, the NFL futures of Eric Ebron and James Hurst, and proves he’s cooler than both Mac and Jim.
On spring practice: Our spring went fine. We accomplished the objectives that we wanted to, we got better as a football team. We’re a better football now then we were on December 28, when we were down in the Queen City for the bowl game. That was the objective.
On the quarterback situation: It’s going to be [a tight battle]. We’ve got two good quarterbacks. Marquise Williams came in and started the last six games and took us to a bowl game and won a bowl game and did a tremendous job for us. Marquise was the starter coming out of the season, but we go into spring ball and we start competing again, not only at the quarterback position, but every position on the football team.
On building a fence around the state of North Carolina (from a recruiting standpoint): We got one or two strands up, but we’ve still got a lot more strands to put up. We’re making progress. It was big for us getting Bentley Spain and Elijah Hood to decide to stay home and help us win a championship and we’re continuing to do that in the state of North Carolina. More and more guys are seeing that vision and starting to understand they can reach all their dreams and goals right here at the University of North Carolina.
On former Charlotte Catholic RB Elijah Hood: He definitely has a role on this team, he will definitely contribute to our success next year, there’s no doubt about that. He’s already shown that in fifteen days of spring. Day in and day out, in fifteen practices, the guy brought it every day. In my 27 years, I’ve never had a freshman that has picked up the offense as quickly as he has.