At ACC Media Day on Wednesday, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora’s media session was an absolute doozy, with Fedora repeatedly claiming that the decline of football would lead to the decline of the United States and that there was no evidence that CTE was linked to playing football.

First, here’s what Fedora said about football’s decline and the how “our game is under attack”.

He also claimed a member of the military told him that the American military is so great because they grew up playing football.

As mentioned above, Fedora also linked the potential decline of football in this country to the potential decline of the United States in general.

And then there’s the CTE stuff, with Fedora claiming that football was “safer than it’s ever been” and that he doesn’t believe it’s been proven that football causes CTE (which, well, it isn’t “football” that causes it, it’s the constant collisions that take place in football).

Here’s Fedora’s full uh….series of comments about football being “under attack,” in which he also claims data is being “tweaked” to support the anti-football mindset.

These seem like the ramblings of a coach that went 3-9 last year and hasn’t won a bowl game since 2013. The CTE stuff, to me, is way more significant than Fedora’s whole “football is under attack” nonsense, because it could set the school (and perhaps Fedora personally) up for a lawsuit in the future if a player suffers a serious head injury.

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