No. 12 Georgia and Kirby Smart beat North Carolina in the Georgia Dome 33-24 on Sept. 3. That apparently wasn’t enough to impress Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora.
He had this to say about Pitt on Monday, according to Ross Martin of 247 Sports.
UNC's Larry Fedora: "(Pitt) will be the best team we have played up to this point."
— Ross Martin (@Boss_Martin247) September 19, 2016
Process of elimination means Fedora thinks the Bulldogs aren’t as good as Pitt. The Tar Heels have won their last two games, but still remain unranked. The Panthers are coming off a loss to Oklahoma State on the road after wins over Villanova and Penn State. The Bulldogs have since beaten Nicholls State and then went on the road to beat Missouri to open their SEC slate.
It’s at least a little difficult to believe given Fedora witnessed Nick Chubb carry the ball 32 times for 222 yards and two touchdowns.