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2012 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2012 record8–4 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachLarry Fedora (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorBlake Anderson (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDan Disch (1st season)
Base defense4–2–5
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 62,980)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#10 Florida State xy   7 1         12 2  
#11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
North Carolina* x   5 3         8 4  
Miami* x   5 3         7 5  
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina ineligible for championship and postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Miami ineligible for championship and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
    As of January 8, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by first-year head coach Larry Fedora, played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium, and were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Coastal Division.

Sanctions from scandalEdit

On March 12, 2012, the university was notified of penalties issued by the NCAA Committee on Infractions for violations discovered in the 2010 season. They will be banned from all postseason play in 2012, which includes any bowls and the ACC Championship Game.[1] In addition to the postseason ban, UNC will also have to eliminate 5 scholarships per season for the next 3 seasons beginning with the recruiting class of 2013, and will be on probation for the next 3 years.[2]

RecruitingEdit

National Signing Day was on February 1, 2012 and was the first chance for high school seniors to officially declare which university or college they will be attending for their college career. North Carolina had 23 high school seniors sign a National Letter of Intent to play football with them. Terrance Knox and Shakeel Rashad both graduated from high school early and enrolled at UNC in January 2012.[3]


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