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UNC Football: Injury bug bites Tar Heels in win over ODU
With the win over ODU, the Tar Heels are now 1-2 on the season. They now have a big conference game against Duke coming up...

'You need to get out': UNC football players fear for family in wake of Hurricane Irma
It’s not just the football game on Saturday that has some UNC players trying to convince their families to head to Chapel Hill. Linebacker Andre...

UNC players from Florida keep an eye on Hurricane Irma
As if preparing this week for the formidable task of taking on the No. 17 Louisville Cardinals and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson wasn't...

UNC linebacker Andre Smith on Louisville's Lamar Jackson: He's not going to beat us
UNC linebacker Andre Smith, unfiltered: “We definitely don't want it to be the Lamar Jackson show. So if he's able to beat us with his...

Put the blame on D: UNC learns where it must improve
Andre Smith and Michael Carter referenced Roy Williams' coming to speak to the football team and reading something "from the media" that emphasized how UNC...

UNC-Cal Locker Room Report
North Carolina opened the season with a 35-30 loss at home to California after taking a 17-7 lead late in the first half. The Tar...

Linebackers provide stability for hard-to-predict UNC lineup
With what should be a transitional year for the Tar Heels, UNC’s linebacking corps is arguably the most stable part of the team, with starters...

UNC's Defense Matching Swagger With Production
North Carolina's defense has the depth and experience required and plenty of talent to match. It also has an incredible amount of swagger that’s been...

Extra Points: Four Pillars
As UNC builds toward its Sept. 2 season opener against California, third-down defensive production is one of the prongs of emphasis for Papuchis and his...

With all three starters penciled in, linebacking corps offers North Carolina some stability
Amid a training camp full of new faces, UNC’s linebacking corps is arguably the most stable part of the team. Much of the offense is...

Defense Expected to Play Much Bigger Role for UNC Football in 2017
New UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis, who served as linebackers coach the last two years under Gene Chizik, has made his guys well aware of...

UNC Defensive Players to Watch
Every preseason camp there are a few younger players that generate buzz. Linebacker Andre Smith dropped a detailed note on a defensive lineman that has...

The Dog Mentality
“It’s the mentality of bringing the pressure,” said junior linebacker Andre Smith, who asserted himself as a leader as an underclassman; last year he had...

Tar Heels' defense is ready to go on the offensive
For the first time under Larry Fedora, the Tar Heels could be looking to their defense to carry the load as they replace seven starters...

Andre Smith On LB Depth, Coach Ekeler, Kenan & More
UNC junior linebacker Andre Smith met with some members of the media following the Tar Heels’ first practice of fall camp. Smith, the starting Mike...

Extra Points: Change Of Venue
From now until its new Football Practice Complex opens in one year, Fedora and his team will practice in Kenan Stadium during the week, then...

Top 50 Countdown: No. 45 North Carolina Tar Heels
Despite personnel losses, there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic about North Carolina’s chances this fall. The Tar Heels will get a boost...

Athlon's ACC Football 2017 Preseason All-Conference Team
Athlon Sports' 2017 all-ACC football team is largely based on predicting and projecting the best for the upcoming year. North Carolina: Offensive Lineman Bentley Spain,...

UNC's Defense Ahead of Offense
Jalen Dalton smiled, but didn’t want to rub it in. Dajaun Drennon did the same, chuckling while dismissing a question about the North Carolina defense...

Cayson Collins knows UNC's linebackers can improve
Carolina returns most of their linebacking corps that outperformed expectations last year. Underclassmen Cole Holcomb and Andre Smith led the team in tackles with 115...

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