Published: Thu, July 19, 2018
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UNC coach Fedora: "Our game is under attack", could bring down America

UNC coach Fedora:

Nicole Auerbach, a reporter for The Athletic, reported that Fedora said a member of the armed forces told him our military is so great because so many of its members played football growing up. UNC's head coach was holding court and answering questions about football and safety and the Tar Heels injury woes previous year.

"Our game is under attack", Fedora suggested when discussing new rules being implemented into the game with the focus on improving the safety of players. "But I think the game of football has had a major impact on who we are as a country". "And if it does, our country will go down, too".

Some of what Fedora said is not an original thought.

Fedora believes that rule changes involving the physicality of the game will make football "unrecognizable" within ten years.

It's a time for players and coaches to list the reasons for optimism in the fall.

Fedora also said there is no link between football and Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Last year, a Journal of the American Medical Association study revealed that 110 of 111 examined brains of deceased football players had CTE. Larry clearly lives and breathes football and is insistent that the game is safer than it's ever been. Still, Fedora is taking up his side in the so-called war on football.

According to an unnamed general, Fedora said, the US military is the strongest in the world because the United States is the only country that plays football (which, by the way, is not true).

Wait, the future of the United States depends on football? But there was nothing normal about ACC Media Days on Wednesday.

Fedora is coming off a 3-9 season in Chapel Hill, and he may be on one of the hottest seats the ACC has to offer this fall.

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