ATLANTA (AP) - North Carolina began spending extra practice time on Georgia Tech's spread option offense over the summer. More opportunity for added preparation came with an off week before Saturday's game.
Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora had good motivation to devote the extra attention to the game. North Carolina's defense was overwhelmed in a 68-50 loss to Georgia Tech last season that was the highest-scoring game in Atlantic Coast Conference history.
This week the Yellow Jackets are bringing more than the spread attack with the triple-option wizardry. Coach Paul Johnson has introduced a diamond alignment out of the shotgun that caused extra concerns for Fedora and his staff.
North Carolina (1-1, 0-0 ACC) will try for its first win at Georgia Tech (2-0, 1-0) since 1997.
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