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UNC defense to enter week with a "laser focus"
Heading into UNC's Coastal Division game against Pittsburgh, the defense has to be locked in. "We just got to be on a laser focus," Des...

UNC defense: "It was on us to go out and execute"
The Tar Heels turned to their defensive leaders to settle them down. At halftime "Des (Lawrence) talked to everybody and reminded them that what we...

Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Quotes
Larry Fedora on North Carolina players showing leadership in the midst of adversity: "I love the attitude of the leaders and what they've been preaching...

UNC Looking for a Different Start
Des Lawrence calls Saturday night a test North Carolina has been waiting a year to take. Things would have been a whole lot different last...

Des Lawrence embracing big game, underdog narrative
The Tar Heels travel to Atlanta to take on Georgia Saturday. While technically a neutral site, this is more-or-less a home game for Georgia. UNC...

"Rude Boyz" prepared to wake up doubters this season
Aside from Des Lawrence earning first team All-ACC honors this summer, the names of UNC corners and safeties have been left off most preseason teams...

UNC's Des Lawrence: Georgia is 'a test we are ready to take'
There is plenty of hype surrounding the North Carolina Tar Heels coming into the 2016 season, but Carolina is focused on taking things game-by-game and...

Turner's Take: Dare to Believe
Larry Fedora is excited. Mitch Trubisky is excited. Elijah Hood, Des Lawrence? They're excited. The 2016 Tar Heels' belief that they can knock off Georgia,...

Video: UNC vs Georgia Matchup Kicks Off Tar Heel Season
The North Carolina Tar Heels open their 2016 season in Atlanta against Georgia in the Chick-fil-a Classic. Larry Fedora and Des Lawrence discuss the excitement...

Ranking the ACC's Top 40 Players for 2016
North Carolina: 8. Elijah Hood, RB, Hood possesses a good blend of size, speed and power and emerged as one of the nation’s top...

Seven Tar Heels On Senior Bowl Watch List
North Carolina center Lucas Crowley, offensive tackle Jon Heck, wide receiver Mack Hollins, cornerback Des Lawrence, tailback T.J. Logan, offensive guard Caleb Peterson and wide...

New heart of UNC defense is in its secondary
Larry Fedora is looking to the back of his defense to set the tone this season, where seniors Des Lawrence and Dominique Green have taken...

Does UNC boast the best cornerback duo in college football?
There have been many great duos in pop culture and sports: Tom and Jerry, Batman and Robin, Jordan and Pippen, and now M. J. Stewart...

ACC's top 25 football players of 2016: Nos. 25-21
No. 22: Des Lawrence, CB, North Carolina: Lawrence had a breakout season in 2015 under new coordinator Gene Chizik. He started all 13 games and...

Des Lawrence: Clemson gave the Tar Heels confidence to play with anyone
Despite the pejorative labels given to the Coastal Division, North Carolina senior cornerback Des Lawrence says the Tar Heels, the preseason No. 22 at Today’s...

Three Tar Heels On Preseason All-ACC Football Team
North Carolina running back Elijah Hood, cornerback Des Lawrence and specialist Ryan Switzer were selected to the 2016 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team announced...

UNC Football Notebook
Des Lawrence is light years removed from an incident that occurred during fall camp in 2014. He was one of several Tar Heels involved in...

Tar Heels’ Des Lawrence makes fashion statement at ACC Football Kickoff
What a spectacle Des Lawrence’s closet must be. North Carolina’s senior cornerback was among the dozens of players and coaches who spoke at the ACC...

Des Lawrence excited for big senior season with improved UNC defense
Cornerback Des Lawrence enters his senior season at North Carolina more mature and intent on making headlines on the field rather than off the field...

UNC's Fedora apologizes for comment to female reporter
UNC coach Larry Fedora has apologized to a female reporter for a comment made during the ACC's preseason media days regarding the emotional maturation of...

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