UNC coach Larry Fedora first installed a spread offense at Middle Tennessee State in 1999. PHOTO: Robert Willett
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and I spoke for a while recently about his version of the spread offense, which will debut on Sept. 1 when the Tar Heels begin the season against Elon.
I wrote a story detailing Fedora’s spread that you can read right here.
But, of course, there was a lot of stuff that didn’t make the story. So I figured you might learn a thing or two from the extended interview I recently conducted with Fedora.
This is basically an oral history – if you’re into the Grantland model – of Fedora’s spread. I was curious to know about what made Fedora want to run a spread, where he found the inspiration for it and what made him a believer that it could work.
Here’s part one of the interview: