The Tar Heels rotate two players at each of their four positions on the defensive line, limiting each player to about 35 snaps per game. That keeps the linemen fresh for the fourth quarters of games, a luxury UNC didn't have in the past. "We have a good rotation going right now," Bunting said. "They're fresh when they're out there, and that's really helping us out a lot."
UNC's D-line the star of the game
No longer is there cause for alarm at North Carolina when the defense takes the field.
Turnaround: Heels' defense has made much progress this year
"We did not play very well on special teams, and if you look at it, it could have cost us the football game,'' coach John Bunting said Sunday. "We've got to really work at that this week."
Heels put focus on special teams