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2006 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal
2006 record3–9 (2–6 ACC)
Head coachJohn Bunting (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorFrank Cignetti Jr. (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMarvin Sanders (3rd season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,000)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#18 Wake Forest x   6 2         11 3  
#20 Boston College   5 3         10 3  
Maryland   5 3         9 4  
Clemson   5 3         8 5  
Florida State   3 5         7 6  
NC State   2 6         3 9  
Coastal
Georgia Tech x   7 1         9 5  
#19 Virginia Tech   6 2         10 3  
Virginia   4 4         5 7  
Miami   3 5         7 6  
North Carolina   2 6         3 9  
Duke   0 8         0 12  

Championship: Wake Forest 9, Georgia Tech 6
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tar Heels played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina competed in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and was led by head coach John Bunting. The Tar Heels finished the season with a disappointing 3–9 record.

Coaching staffEdit

The 2006 season was the last for John Bunting as head coach. He was to be replaced by Butch Davis in the postseason.[1][2]

Name Position [3] Seasons in Position
John Bunting Head Coach 6th
Dave Brock Assistant Head Coach / Wide Receivers / Recruiting Coordinator 2nd
Ken Browning Defensive Tackles 13th
Frank Cignetti Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks 1st
Jeff Connors Strength and Conditioning Coordinator 6th
John Gutekunst Assistant Head Coach / Tight Ends 3rd
Danny Pearman Defensive Ends 1st
Andre' Powell Special Teams Coordinator / Running Backs 6th
Marvin Sanders Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Backs 3rd
Tommy Thigpen Linebackers 2nd
Mark Weber Offensive Line 1st

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 23:30 p.m.Rutgers*ABCL 16–2150,000
September 912:00 p.m.No. 16 Virginia Tech
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ESPNL 10–3557,000
September 167:00 p.m.Furman*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ESPNUW 45–4247,000
September 2312:00 p.m.at No. 19 ClemsonESPN360L 7–5281,886
October 712:00 p.m.at MiamiLFSL 7–2729,621
October 1412:00 p.m.South Florida*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
ESPNUL 20–3744,000
October 197:30 p.m.at VirginiaESPNL 0–2356,632
October 283:30 p.m.No. 24 Wake Forest
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
ESPNUL 17–2449,000
November 42:30 p.m.at No. 11 Notre Dame*NBCL 26–4580,795
November 1112:00 p.m.No. 19 Georgia Techdagger
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
LFSL 0–741,000
November 1812:00 p.m.NC State
LFSW 23–954,000
November 2512:00 p.m.at DukeESPN360W 45–4424,478
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Did not play: Boston College, Florida State, and Maryland.[4]

Team StatisticsEdit

    Passing Leaders       Cmp     Att     Yds     TD     Int  
Joe Dailey 112 195 1316 7 10
Cameron Sexton 57 136 840 4 8
    Rushing Leaders       Car     Yds     Long     TD  
Ronnie McGill 192 790 48 7
Barrington Edwards 91 330 34 2
Justin Warren 7 77 23 1
    Receiving Leaders       Rec     Yds     Long     TD  
Hakeem Nicks 39 660 83 4
Brooks Foster 38 486 39 2
Jesse Holley 37 466 50 2
    Kicking       XPM     XPA     FGM     FGM     Long     Pts  
Connor Barth 24 24 10 10 54 54

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Carolina To Make Football Coaching Change For 2007." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on February 6, 2008.
  2. "Carolina Names Butch Davis New Football Coach." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on February 6, 2008.
  3. "2006 North Carolina Football Media Guide." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on February 6, 2008.
  4. "2006-2007 Schedule." tarheelblue.com. Retrieved on February 6, 2008.
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