Coach Fedora on The Citadel

UNC head coach Larry Fedora shed light on the challenges that The Citadel will bring to Kenan Stadium on Saturday. One thing is certain the 5th year Tar Heel head man is not overlooking the undefeated The Bulldogs 

"This is an undefeated football team that has a lot of things going for them," Fedora said. "They run the ball very, very effectively. When they do throw it they are going to hurt you with it. They eat the clock. They limit the possessions that you get offensively. You better be very effective with your possessions. Defensively, we've got to steal a couple of possessions. Offensively, we got to take care of the football and we've got to be effective with it."

Larry Fedora says that the Tar Heels' complete focus has been on The Citadel and going 1-0 this week. (Photo: Mike Granse, USA TODAY Sports)

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The Citadel come into Chapel Hill with a 10-0 record.

"They have done a really good job, if you watch them on defense, they're in the right place all the time," Fedora told the media on Monday. "They do a good job of making plays. We will really need to play well in all three phases of the game to be successful."

Just last season the Bulldogs beat the South Carolina Gamecocks 23-22 in Columbia.

"I can assure you The Citadel isn't going to come in here and feel intimidated. They have beat an FBS team in the last couple of years. They're coming in here expecting to win a football game," Fedora explained.

The Citadel run a similar offense to what Georgia Tech does. "We hope that there is enough carry over with our guys because we only have a couple of days. " Starting junior safety Donnie Miles told reporters that going over tape has been easier considering the preparation the Tar Heels did for the Yellow Jackets.

North Carolina (7-3, 5-2) takes on The Citadel (10-0) on Saturday, Nov. 19 inside Kenan Stadium. The game kicks off at 3:30 PM and can be seen on ACC Network Extra.

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