CHAPEL HILL – UNC offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic met with the media Tuesday following the Tar Heels’ practice at Kenan Stadium.
Here are a few snippets from what Coach Kap was asked about and his replies:
*Larry Fedora noted Monday the offense has been scaled back some because it has limitations with the injuries at wide receiver, but has the rash of injuries afflicting the offensive line, with some guys being out one game or another, not having full use of their arms, hands, legs, etc, and skill positons, especially at wide receiver, how much has that affected what the offense does, or do they proceed forward and hope for the best?
“Try to proceed forward and do what we do,” Kapilovic said. “With a lot of the different combinations that we’ve had we’ve had to adjust some things that we do, figuring out the guys that can make some plays and have the experience to do it and try to get the ball in their hands as much as we can.
“For the guys that haven’t played as much, trying to run plays that they can execute without making mental mistakes. It all ties into it.”
*Asked if the scaled down package has made it more difficult for the offense because the defenses have a better idea of what’s coming?
“I don’t think it’s about them knowing what’s coming, it’s still about execution,” Kapilovic said. “Go back the last two games where we’ve obviously struggled on offense and you can just really point out there the execution issues with us. Basic stuff. We dropped two potential touchdown passes the week before, we had a potential touchdown catch this last weekend that didn’t go, we had a right tackle late off the ball and give up a sack on a third down, we get a ball tipped, we’ve got a guy that didn’t quite run his route – just those little things.
“Some of it’s guys who haven’t played much before and they’re not executing at the level you want. And that’s really what it comes down to, is whether you’re running 20 plays or 120 plays in the game – you look at a bunch of offenses in this country that the guy goes out there with a napkin with 20 plays on there and scores 50 points, and there’s guys out there that have a book, it’s still just about execution.”