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Tar Heels try to match up with Notre Dame

If it takes the arrival of Notre Dame to stir North Carolina’s struggling football team into a better performance, that will be a bonus for the Tar Heels. They say they’re more consumed with figuring out their own issues than to be overwhelmed by the appearance of the 21st-ranked Irish and their considerable tradition. But it’s a least a compelling sideshow. (Burlington Times News)

Mitchell Trubisky Faces Steep Learning Curve With NFL Baptism

For all the big wins that now define a lasting Steelers legacy, Ben Roethlisberger had to first beat the learning curve. Roethlisberger evolved into a future Hall of Fame quarterback because of how he handled the learning curve his first few seasons. It’s why he’s skeptical when the hype machine builds around a young quarterback like the Bears’ heralded rookie, Mitchell Trubisky. (CBS Chicago)

Who is likely to get a hardship waiver at UNC?

North Carolina football’s injury situation has grown more and more dire as the 2017 season has gone on. Each week it seems, the Tar Heels lose another key player. Will they be able to get any players back for another year of eligibility through a hardship waiver? Since so many of the injuries happened early in the season, the answer to that question may be yes. (ACC Sports Journal)

North Carolina’s struggles highlight recruiting gap with ACC giants

Despite solid results in recruiting over the last several years, North Carolina still finds itself on the outside looking in. The Tar Heels limp into October with a disappointing 1-4 record. Key personnel losses combined with a laundry list of injuries derailed the team’s season before it really even got started, eliminating any realistic hope UNC had for a fifth consecutive bowl trip. (FanRag Sports)

Notre Dame teammates confident in Ian Book if he has to step in at quarterback

Gamer. Confident. Good communicator. Those are some of the ways Notre Dame teammates described Ian Book. The redshirt freshman quarterback could soon add "starter" to the list. Brandon Wimbush is recovering from a foot injury, and his status for Saturday's game at UNC will be a game-day decision. If Wimbush can't go, Book would be in line to make his first career start. (Chicago Tribune)

Video: Four Downs with Cayson Collins

Get to know the personal side of North Carolina linebacker and Charlotte native Cayson Collins as he answers questions about himself in this week's edition of "Four Downs" with GoHeels.com's Taylor Vippolis. Read More...

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Notre Dame

North Carolina steps out of conference to welcome No. 21 Notre Dame to Kenan Stadium on Saturday. The Fighting Irish arrive as 14.5-point favorites with four blowout wins and a one-point loss to No. 5 Georgia. Brian Kelly’s squad has already matched last season’s win total, while the Tar Heels are hoping to avoid matching last season’s loss total on the first Saturday of October. (Inside Carolina)

A look back at UNC and Notre Dame's first football meeting in 1949

You may be surprised to know that the host for the first encounter between North Carolina and Notre Dame's football teams was neither Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill nor Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. No, it was Yankee Stadium in New York City. The Tar Heels’ 1949 encounter with Notre Dame was not the first time UNC played in “The House that Ruth Built.” (UNC.edu)

Carolina Hosts No. 21 Notre Dame Saturday

North Carolina steps out of conference for the third time this season when the Tar Heels host Notre Dame Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. The meeting, which is the first in the series since 2014, is part of an ongoing arrangement between Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference which sees the Fighting Irish play five league opponents each season. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Matt Merletti - It's going to be a tough one

Former North Carolina safety Matt Merletti gives his perspective on the Tar Heels' loss to Georgia Tech and their next game against No. 22 Notre Dame in Chapel Hill on Saturday. View Video...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Notre Dame Preview, Tom Sheldon, Basketball Notes

Friday's episode of the Carolina Insider podcast includes a preview of Saturday's home football game against Notre Dame, an interview with Tar Heel punter and Australian native Tom Sheldon and several basketball notes from the first week of practice. Join hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for another lively discussion during a big week for Carolina sports. (GoHeels.com)

As UNC football transitions to rebuilding year, some players to watch

The Tar Heels are relatively young, and the injuries to regular players provide meaningful, live reps for the reserves, presumably the players who will be relied upon in the future. “(On the) offensive and defensive sides of the ball, I've seen a lot of younger guys step up and just try to take control of their role,” said UNC junior defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chase Rice Focused on Pleasing Nobody but Himself

It’s been three years since country artist Chase Rice released his debut studio album “Ignite the Night.” The album, which put Rice on the map as a solo artist, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Top Country Albums and became certified gold. Now working with a new label, heading back out on tour and releasing a new album Nov. 17, Rice has much to look forward to. (Loyola Phoenix)

Brian Kelly: QB Brandon Wimbush is game day decision for Notre Dame

Coach Brian Kelly said Thursday that his starting quarterback, who injured his right foot in a 52-17 win over Miami (Ohio) last Saturday, would be a game day decision. Notre Dame (4-1) visits North Carolina (1-4) on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC). “We’ll go day-to-day and then make the decision on game day,” Kelly said. (Indianapolis Star)

Cowboys rookie Ryan Switzer says ‘gut’ makes him a great player

"What makes me a great player is my gut and my instincts on the field,” Ryan Switzer said. “Obviously that doesn’t always turn out to be the right decision, but more times than not it is. I’ve got to be smart." Cowboys fans are hoping to see their rookie playmaker break one sooner than later, and from the sounds of it, he’s going to give himself plenty of chances to do so. (All22.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Boston College1-33-4

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