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Opponent Preview: San Diego State

The offense for the Aztecs will be their biggest weapon. They averaged 29.8 points per game and were relatively consistent in terms of offensive output. Ohio State held them to only 7 points and they had two high scoring affairs against Nevada and Buffalo in which they put up 51 and 49 points respectively. On the whole however, this is a team that can score in bunches and will test UNC's defense. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Postgame Chalkboard: Uneven Opener

Carolina displayed improvement in many areas, but the inconsistency that has cost the Heels a few close games in recent years resurfaced, as a few loose plays in the second and third quarters helped keep the game from being a colossal blowout. The defense has definitely upgraded athletically over the past two years and should no longer be a weakness this year. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels In The NFL - Week One TV Guide

Now that the college football season is in full swing, the professionals in the NFL will take the field this week. After the final round of cuts at the end of training camp, UNC boasts an impressive 23 former players on active rosters entering week one. Here is a quick viewing guide to where, when and against whom these former Tar Heels will open play in Week One of NFL action: (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Dominquie Green named ACC Co-Defensive Back of the week

North Carolina safety Dominquie Green was named the ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week. Green recovered three fumbles and returned one for 20 yards to set up a touchdown in UNC’s 56-29 win over Liberty. Green’s three fumble recoveries were part of six turnovers the Tar Heels gained in the win (four fumble recoveries, two interceptions). A year ago, Carolina recovered just seven fumbles all season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heel Takeaways Turn Tide

Forcing turnovers has been a point of focus for UNC during the offseason, and during the second half Saturday all the efforts came to fruition. The Tar Heels forced six turnovers which helped to switch the momentum and put UNC in scoring situations. Linebacker Jeff Schoettmer's pick six in the third quarter ignited the Tar Heel defense and ramped up the excitement that fueled UNC for the remainder of the game. (Carolina Blue)

UNC sets licensing revenue record

UNC-Chapel Hill received nearly $8 million in licensing revenue last school year, more than doubling the highest total royalty income it has received in any single year. The previous record of $3.9 million was reached in 2004. University researchers develop all sorts of new science that are sometimes spun out or licensed to other companies. (Triangle Business Journal)

Marvin Austin: latest veteran bargain for Broncos

John Elway's free agency bonanza included $109.5 million worth of contracts for a trio of defensive stars in Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware. So it was easy to overlook the one-year, no-bonus $570,000 deal that nose tackle Marvin Austin signed with the Denver Broncos this spring. Not anymore. (Associated Press)

"Stripe Out" Kenan Stadium

UNC will wear Carolina Blue and black uniforms against San Diego State on September 6, and will encourage its fans to also wear Carolina Blue or black in a game billed as the "Kenan Stadium Tar Pit Stripe Out." Based on their ticketed section (see seating diagram), UNC fans should wear Carolina Blue or black to the 8 p.m. game vs. the Aztecs. (GoHeels.com)

Report: John Henson to open season as Bucks' starting center

Bucks big man John Henson will reportedly open the season as Milwaukee's starting center, according to a tweet on Wednesday from Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times. The 6-foot-11 Henson bulked up this summer from his skinny frame and will be the man to anchor the defense down low when Milwaukee opens the season with a game in Charlotte vs. the Hornets on Oct. 29. (Sports Illustrated)

Michael Jordan couldn't psych out Ian Poulter

Apart from his basketball skills, Michael Jordan will go down as one of the greatest trash talkers in sports history. Yet there was one athlete he couldn’t throw off his game: Ian Poulter. Mark Rolfing tells the story of how Jordan tried to distract Poulter during the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah in “Road to the Ryder Cup”. On his weekly radio show, Poulter recalled his mind game with Jordan earlier this year: (Chicago Tribune)

Restored eligibility ‘a blessing’ for both Farmer and Tar Heels

Larry Fedora was the last person Ethan Farmer expected to see when he got out of class last Wednesday. But he sure was glad to see him. The UNC football coach had just found out that Farmer, a senior defensive tackle, had won his academic appeal and would be eligible to play the 2014 season. And he didn’t want to wait until practice to tell Farmer the good news. (Wilmington Star News)

Youthful Tar Heels Learning From Mistakes, Growing

Not surprisingly, the opening weekend only further propelled the momentum behind the UNC youth movement. Fourteen freshmen and nine first-time starters were featured in Kenan Stadium. But with youth, more often than not, comes inexperience. Coach Larry Fedora says the important thing is for the Tar Heels to learn to correct their mistakes quickly. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 23 North Carolina looks to avoid excessive penalties

For No. 23 North Carolina (1-0), there are plenty of potential obstacles standing in the way of the team reaching its potential. Youth, perhaps, is one of the biggest ones. That can't be helped. But the Tar Heels do want to control the things they can control. And they don't want to continue a disturbing trend that's been ongoing under Larry Fedora's tenure -- racking up penalty yardage. (FOX Sports)

Video: Coaching 101 with Steve Logan - The 4-2-5 defense

College football is back and that means you'll need to brush up on your football speak but don't worry we'll get you squared away each week in Steve Logan's Coaching 101 tutorials. We kick off the season with the 4-2-5 defense. What is it? Why do they use it? And how can the offense beat it? (WRAL Sports Fan)

Turner's Take: Monday Musings

Despite an injured foot that kept him off the field, wide receiver T.J. Thorpe was instrumental in Carolina’s win over Liberty on Saturday, according to linebacker Jeff Schoettmer. “He wasn’t even playing, but he came into the locker room and was really firing guys up at halftime,” Schoettmer said of Thorpe. (GoHeels.com)

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