Sep 7, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders corner back Kenneth Gilstrap (18) pushes North Carolina Tar Heels wide receiver Quinshad Davis (14) out of bounds in the endzone at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina Football: The Coin Toss Debacle

As I was sitting in the stands at Kenan on Saturday I was confused when I saw our kicking and special teams squad head out to start the third quarter. I had no idea why and what was going on but all I knew is that North Carolina had kicked off to start the game and yet they’re about to kick off again.

Unlike the first quarter, Tre Boston and his secondary friends couldn’t stop the drive and allowed MTSU to score. However, the question to discuss is what exactly caused this issue in the first place.

“That was our strategy going into the game,” Fedora said in his post game conference. “We felt like if we kicked off twice to them, it would wear them out. And we wanted to see if we could get more time with our defense on the field. It was a miscommunication between the captains and myself. I’ll make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

Middle Tennessee State had won the coin toss and chose to receive the ball in the second half. However, instead of choosing to receive the ball in the first half, Quinshad David opted to choose a side of the field to defend.

Fedora obviously will be addressing this immediately and when the Tar Heels get to Atlanta, he will ensure that his captains are communicating and know what decisions to make.

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