Fedora's possibly inflated sense of the importance of football to the future of America might come from the (also possibly inflated) salaries that football coaches are paid.
It was a doozy of an afternoon for the head coach of the Tar Heels.
Fedora believes that rule changes involving the physicality of the game will make football "unrecognizable" within ten years. Downplaying the significant vulnerabilities to a person's long-term mental capacity by being a college football player is demeaning to the players he coaches. "We don't really know that". He said there is "no doubt" in his mind that losing the game of football as it is being played in the present day would cause a decline in American values.
Fedora also said there is no link between football and Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
A study past year found that all but one of 111 brains of former National Football League players found CTE. The study comprised of 202 former football players from various levels of the game. Still, Fedora is taking up his side in the so-called war on football. There is no disputing that.More news: Trump Suggests NATO Members Increase Defense Spending to 4% of GDP
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Correlating a change in the dynamics of football to the United States ability to exist is one heck of a reach.
"I think [football going away or being changed] would be the decline of our country", Fedora said. But there was nothing normal about ACC Media Days on Wednesday.
Fedora is coming off a 3-9 season in Chapel Hill, and he may be on one of the hottest seats the ACC has to offer this fall.
According to reporters Nicole Auerbach and Brendan Marks, Fedora warned that changing football would lead to the very downfall of America.
If Fedora doesn't make UNC great again, he may be taking his war on football to the unemployment line.