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In defense of Fedora’s defense

By Jordan Rogers | WRAL Sports Fan

It’s no big secret that Larry Fedora is a mostly offensive-minded coach — his career track tells us so. Every one of his teams has averaged over 30 points per game and half of them have finished in the top 20 nationally in total offense.

In just one season, Fedora took a program that, in Butch Davis’ final year, averaged only 25 ppg to averaging over 40 ppg while under NCAA sanctions. Even without his own recruits, the man knows how to score points.

After all, this is why Fedora was hired at UNC. And he’s performed phenomenally in that department, setting 35 offensive records for the school in his first season at Chapel Hill. As far as an exciting offense goes, the head coach has no doubt held up his end of the bargain.

Ravens sign kick returner-running back Shaun Draughn

By Aaron Wilson | Baltimore Sun

The Ravens signed former Kansas City Chiefs running back and kick returner Shaun Draughn on Wednesday. They didn’t immediately announce a corresponding roster move.

Draughn, a former undrafted free agent from North Carolina, also spent time with the Washington Redskins. He was released by the Chiefs during the final major roster cutdown this year.

Last season, Draughn rushed for 233 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught 24 passes for 158 yards.

ACC’s second tier still a mixed bag

By David M. Hale | ESPN ACC Blog

Then there’s North Carolina and Virginia Tech. Both figured to hover near the top of the ACC standings, but were thumped by ranked SEC opponents in Week 1. The Tar Heels and Hokies managed easy wins Saturday against second-tier competition, but it’s clear there are some flaws in both programs’ games.

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