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Video: North Carolina vs. Georgia - "It All Starts Now"

We're only 9 days away from the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta where the Tar Heels will meet the Georgia Bulldogs in one of opening week's premiere matchups. Here's a new pregame hype video to get you ready. View Video...

UNC’s offensive line is ready to roll in 2016

Last season everything finally came together for UNC, but that was especially true for the offensive line. Armed with some hard-earned experience from 2014, the offensive line exceeded all hopes and expectations. There are numerous advanced statistical categories that break down an o-line’s success. In 2015, UNC excelled at almost all of them. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: ACC Football Crazy Plays - Can 2016 Live Up To 2015

The 2015 ACC football season gave us a little bit of everything from wild finishes, unbelievable individual efforts and non-stop action every week. Will the 2016 season live up to the craziness that was the 2015 football season? Here are the most jaw-dropping moments from 2015. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: A Friend In Need

Tim Beckman was fired at Illinois, where the Tar Heels play in their second game of the season, for allegedly pressuring at least one member of the team to play injured. He won a small settlement for wrongful termination. Beckman coached with Larry Fedora at Oklahoma State and wanted to stay in college football, and Fedora helped his old coaching mate with a second chance. (Chapelboro.com)

Turner's Take: Nine Days

Mack Hollins was one of the first Tar Heels at Navy Fields Wednesday for the first UNC football practice since classes began a day prior. "Yeah!" the senior wideout said, bouncing between fields. "Ten days away, baby!" Today, it's nine. Nine days until September 3 and the Tar Heels' Georgia Dome date with the Georgia Bulldogs in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game. (GoHeels.com)

Georgia's Nick Chubb set to return against North Carolina

It appears Nick Chubb will in fact be back on the field when Georgia takes on North Carolina in next week’s season-opener at the Georgia Dome. After practice on Wednesday, when asked what running backs were in line to compete against the Tar Heels, Chubb’s name was the first one mentioned by head coach Kirby Smart. (WXIA)

Bruce Feldman's 2016 ACC football predictions

1. ACC Coastal: North Carolina (Prediction: 9-3, 6-2 ACC): They have arguably the most underrated big-time back in college football in Elijah Hood, and new starting QB Mitch Trubisky has been terrific when called upon. If the defense was a little better, I think this would be a Top 15 team. Last year: 11-3, 8-0, lost to Baylor in Russell Athletic Bowl. (FOX Sports)

Wayne Ellington: The painful arc of becoming an anti-gun activist

Even the national championship he won with Roy Williams at UNC hadn’t prepared Wayne Ellington for this moment. He clutched a sheet of paper in his right hand and grasped to find the words that would persuade even one of these youths to steer clear of the gun violence that is epidemic in cities like Philadelphia – where a person is shot, on average, every six hours. (The Undefeated)

Fedora "very comfortable" with hiring of friend Tim Beckman

For Larry Fedora, it was personal.The North Carolina football coach and former Illinois coach Tim Beckman were offensive and defensive coordinators, respectively, for Oklahoma State in 2007. Now, the two are reunited, as Beckman joins UNC as a volunteer assistant for the 2016 season.Beckman was fired from Illinois in August 2015, when an internal investigation claimed he mistreated some of his players. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Football Hiring Tim Beckman as Volunteer Assistant Creates Controversy

In the opening weeks of last season, the UNC football team defeated Illinois by a landslide—just days after the Illini fired head coach Tim Beckman due to player mistreatment. It was announced Wednesday that Beckman has now found a new home in Chapel Hill, working as a volunteer assistant under head coach Larry Fedora. (Chapelboro.com)

Mike Tomlin Thinks New Steelers QB Bryn Renner Is A "Quick-Study"

On Wednesday, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was asked what he likes about Bryn Renner and what he looks forward to seeing out of the North Carolina product during the final two preseason games. "I thought he’s a quick-study, he’s got a live arm, he’s high-energy," said Tomlin. "It’s obvious that he's got a love affair with the game of football." (Steelers Depot)

Poster sale brings in traffic and money to Chapel Hill Street Scene Teen Center

UNC students flock to the poster sale at the Chapel Hill Street Scene Teen Center every year to decorate their residence halls and apartment walls. The poster sale will run until Sept. 2 at Street Scene, below the U.S. Post Office on Franklin Street. The sale has been taking place at Street Scene for over 20 years, said Samathryn Witham, the Street Scene supervisor. (Daily Tar Heel)

Cole Holcomb: The Road to a Scholarship

Many Tar Heels have started their careers as walk-on players and ended up with prominent roles, such as senior wide receiver Mack Hollins and NFL linebacker Jeff Schoettmer. Cole Holcomb is already earning first-team reps at linebacker for UNC and has found inspiration in these former walk-ons. "It definitely gives you a bit of hope," Holcomb said. (Carolina Blue)

Behind high-octane offense, Tar Heels in position to defend Coastal title

North Carolina broke through its eight-win glass ceiling last season, logging double-digit wins for the first time since 1997 and capturing the school's lone Coastal Division crown. Larry Fedora's program suffers a few key losses, but the roster that pushed Clemson in the ACC title game returns largely intact. The table is set for a repeat, too. (FOX Sports)

Mitch Trubisky expected to keep UNC offense in high gear

Mitch Trubisky has generated a lot of hype for a guy who's never started a college football game. Trubisky's predecessor at quarterback for UNC, Marquise Williams, predicted last spring his replacement will likely break many of the 20-plus school records he established. "I hope he doesn't break all my records, but I know he is,'' Williams said. (Fayetteville Observer)

Ex-Illini coach working at No. 22 UNC as volunteer assistant

Former Illinois coach Tim Beckman, fired last year amid allegations of player mistreatment, is working as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina's defense. Speaking after Wednesday's practice, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora described the decision as helping a friend while also gaining Beckman's expertise as a former head coach and defensive coordinator. (Associated Press)

Perceptions Not An Issue With Beckman Joining Staff

Larry Fedora answered questions from the media on Wednesday about somebody not on North Carolina’s payroll or on scholarship. Sixteen questions about new volunteer assistant coach Tim Beckman. The interest level was a bit of a surprise, given that Beckman is an unpaid member of the staff, but then again, it’s also understandable. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora meets with the media following the Tar Heels' practice on Wednesday leading up to the season-opener against Georgia on September 3 in Atlanta. View Video...

Roy Williams doesn’t see UNC-Kentucky series continuing

With the ACC going to a 20-game conference basketball schedule in 2019-20, North Carolina coach Roy Williams told ESPN’s Andy Katz the annual UNC-Kentucky series may be a thing of the past. “My feeling right now is to play our conference schedule, play one exempt event where you have really good teams, and play home games to help out your revenue.” (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Vermont women's basketball cancels game at UNC over HB2 law

The University of Vermont women's basketball team has canceled an upcoming game against North Carolina due to concerns about the state's controversial HB2 law, the UVM athletic department announced Wednesday. The Catamounts were scheduled to face the Tar Heels on their Chapel Hill campus on December 28. (Burlington Free Press)


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