COMMENTARY | For two games in a row the Tar Heels have opted to go for a two point conversion on their opening drive. Both attempts resulted in the Tar Heels having to settle for just six points instead having at least seven.
In game against Georgia Tech had it not been for a sloppy holding call on Jon Heck that cost UNC an 82 yard touchdown, that one failed two point conversion could have been the difference in the game.
Fedora came to North Carolina with an aggressive playbook, and its understood that the two point conversion is a part of it, but so far this season it has been a failure.
According to Brett Friedlander of the Star News, the Tar Heels have made just four conversions out of six attempts since Fedora has become the head coach. That’s a rather nice stat, but both attempts this season have failed. So for the 2013 season they’ve yet to find any success with the two point conversion, and maybe Fedora is being too aggressive with a younger team that is still developing.
Of course with college football, your team is constantly developing, but for North Carolina it’s more of a fresh start. The Tar Heels lost a lot of their star power to the NFL draft and graduation earlier this year and now with younger talent filling into those roles, it takes time to make the adjustment. Of course one could also argue that last year’s team had to adjust to a new coaching staff and playbook.
The bottom line, this season hasn’t been to kind to the Tar Heels when it comes to two point conversions. Maybe it’s time to Fedora to push that aggression with his defense which has struggled keeping it together for all four quarters and back off the two point conversion!? But then again, I’m a writer…not a coach!