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2011 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2011 record7–6 (3–5 ACC)
Head coachEverett Withers (interim)
Offensive coordinatorJohn Shoop (5th season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorArt Kaufman (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 62,980)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#22 Clemson x   6 2         10 4  
#23 Florida State   5 3         9 4  
Wake Forest   5 3         6 7  
NC State   4 4         8 5  
Boston College   3 5         4 8  
Maryland   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
#21 Virginia Tech x   7 1         11 3  
Virginia   5 3         8 5  
Georgia Tech   5 3         8 5  
North Carolina   3 5         7 6  
Miami   3 5         6 6  
Duke   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Clemson 38, Virginia Tech 10
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 10, 2012 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by interim head coach Everett Withers and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium, and members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Coastal Division. The Tar Heels finished the season 7–6, 3–5 in ACC play to finish tied for fourth in the Coastal Division, and were invited to the Independence Bowl where they were defeated by Missouri, 24–41.

RecruitingEdit

After National Signing Day (February 3, 2011) the Tar Heel's recruiting class was ranked as the 16th best class in the nation by the three major recruiting sites (espn.com,[1] rivals.com,[2] and scout.com[3]). Marquise Williams (QB), Travis Riley (RB), T.J. Thorpe (Ath), Landon Turner (OG), and Sylvester Williams (DT) (Junior College Transfer) all enrolled in January 2011. The entire 2011 recruiting class included 26 players, 22 of which were either four-star or three-star recruits.


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