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UNC coach Larry Fedora will be more involved in play-calling

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora will be more involved with calling plays than he has before at UNC. The school recently promoted Chris Kapilovic from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator.
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora will be more involved with calling plays than he has before at UNC. The school recently promoted Chris Kapilovic from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator. rwillett@newsobserver.com

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora is going back to his roots, somewhat, as an offensive coordinator and will be more involved in the Tar Heels’ play-calling, he said on Wednesday during his annual national signing day press conference.

Fedora promoted Chris Kapilovic, who has been UNC’s offensive line coach, to offensive coordinator. Kapilovic, who will continue in his role as the offensive line coach, will remain on the sideline on game days, though, and so it’s unclear exactly what role Kapilovic will have in play-calling.

“We haven’t decided all that yet,” Fedora said.

Offensive coordinators who call plays are usually stationed in a coaches’ booth in the press box, so that they have a view of the entire field and how exactly the offense is matching up against the defense. With Kapilovic remaining on the sideline, UNC will have to sort out how plays are called.

One thing is clear enough, at least: Fedora will have a larger role in more routine play-calling.

“I will tell you I’m going to be more involved in the play-calling than I have been since I’ve been here,” Fedora said. “But we just haven’t gotten that far yet on how we’re going to do all of it.”

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