UNC coach Larry Fedora probably didn't mind recruiting against former N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien. ROBERT WILLETT
CHAPEL HILL — Though no one at North Carolina is likely to come out and say it, Sunday was probably a disappointing day inside the Tar Heels’ football offices. Why? Because after six seasons, N.C. State fired coach Tom O’Brien.
This isn’t to say that O’Brien was a poor coach. He leaves N.C. State with a 40-35 record and a 5-1 record against UNC, with the only loss coming in late October after Giovani Bernard’s 74-yard punt return for a touchdown in the final seconds.