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Intrigue and Injury at QB for UNC

Larry Fedora dismissed any notion of a quarterback controversy during his weekly press conference on Monday. “Marquise Williams is our starter. Yes, I’ve talked to him. He knows why I did what I did on Saturday, and that’s where we’re at. He’s our starter going into this game.” How a potential injury factors into the quarterback situation may not be known until Saturday’s game at Georgia Tech. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - Georgia Tech

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora, offensive guard Landon Turner and linebacker Jeff Schoettmer discuss quarterback play, transitioning to a silent snap count, and stopping the triple option as the Tar Heels prepare for Georgia Tech. View Video...

Marquise Williams remains starting QB for UNC against Georgia Tech

Marquise Williams is once again listed as the starting quarterback for North Carolina. Mitch Trubisky remains his backup on the depth chart released Monday ahead of this week's visit to Georgia Tech. "I don't want to start some type of controversy because there's not" one, coach Larry Fedora said. Williams did not play during the second half of a 41-14 victory over Delaware last week. (Associated Press)

It's an A-B coaches honor roll - for now

Larry Fedora, UNC, B: The Tar Heels were flat for much of the first half in the eventual 41-14 win over Delaware. The foul weather was a factor and the Blue Hens did show up with a surprisingly gritty ground attack, but it wasn’t until the Carolina offense consistently clicked behind Mitch Trubisky that the team was able to get genuine breathing room. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mitch Trubisky, Mack Hollins Earn ACC Weekly Honors

The weekly awards are out for the ACC and the duo of Mitch Trubisky and Mack Hollins snagged honors at their respective positions. Trubisky completed 17 of 20 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns and set a single-game UNC record for pass efficiency rating at 282.04. Hollins caught three passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s 41-14 win over Delaware. (Tar Heel Blog)

Statistical Takeaways from UNC Football's First Four Games

Though it seems like the season just started, Carolina is a third of the way through its regular season football schedule. At this point in the season, even though it is still early, we can start to take a look at some stats and see how they have changed from last season to this one. Of course, we have to keep in mind both the quality of opponents that UNC has played and the small sample size of this season’s data when trying to draw conclusions. (Keeping It Heel)

Five With Fedora: Part 3

Did you have any 1-on-1 conversations with Marquise Williams or Mitch Trubisky about the changes made at quarterback against Delaware? Larry Fedora: “Quise and I had a great conversation. He’s our leader and he’s our starting quarterback. That hasn’t changed. It’s as simple as that. I expect him to have a great week of practice and lead us against Georgia Tech.” (Sports Glutton)

Extra Points: Numbers Game

UNC's offense is averaging 7.3 yards a snap and 485 yards offense; Saturday’s game was the first the Tar Heels did not punt since beating Maryland in 1994. Eleven players on offense have scored touchdowns, and a deep well of playmakers revolves new guys through on a weekly basis. Against Delaware, it was receiver Mack Hollins with the big day: three catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns. (GoHeels.com)

Delaware-UNC: Positives

While North Carolina lacked in several areas during Saturday's 41-14 win over Delaware, the Tar Heels also had some encouraging positives that they can build on. UNC improved to 3-1 with the victory and now heads into ACC play for its remaining eight contests. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Delaware-UNC: Concerns

North Carolina's performance in a 41-14 win over Delaware on Saturday wasn't as smooth as the final score might indicate. The run defense continues to allow too many yards and there was some other ugliness that will be significantly more difficult to overcome versus the rest of the schedule. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Delaware

You can't blame UNC for having the blahs on Saturday. The weather was miserable, the crowd was minuscule, and the opponent was less than inspiring. Deep into the 3rd quarter, the Tar Heels found themselves nursing a 20-14 lead. But then Mitch Trubisky happened. His four touchdown passes jump-started the offense and UNC eventually wore down the Blue Hens for a deceptively comfortable 41-14 win. (Tar Heel Blog)

Lions' Ebron a dream for fantasy footballers, even himself

Last year, Eric Ebron took himself in the final round of the Detroit Lions' team fantasy football draft. This year, Ebron spent a higher pick — fourth or fifth round, he can't remember — to secure his own services in a fantasy league he's in with friends. And like everyone who has invested in the second-year tight end, he's pleased with his decision so far. "From what I see on Twitter, everyone's happy, whoever got me," Ebron said. (Detroit Free Press)

Tar Heels' Trubisky fires strikes in relief

Larry Fedora didn’t like what he saw from his offense, so he made a change at quarterback. That’s not an unfamiliar line. And the results might’ve reignited a quarterback battle that’s more than a year old as North Carolina moves into Atlantic Coast Conference play. (Burlington Times-News)

With rush defense a concern for UNC, the Yellow Jackets loom

Delaware gained 279 yards on the ground against North Carolina. That's a lot, especially when you consider the talent differential. Even more discouraging from UNC's 41-14 win is that UNC has focused on stopping the run ever since the new defensive staff arrived on campus. With Georgia Tech's triple option up next, the Tar Heels have a challenge. (Carolina Blue)

Notes from Delaware's loss to UNC

Redshirt freshman Thomas Jefferson’s 72-yard TD dash on the game’s second play was the longest run by a UD freshman in school history, surpassing Phil Thaxton’s 63-yard scamper against West Chester in 2007. “When I saw the play, it opened up quickly, and I just tried to hit it as quick as possible and just run,” Jefferson said. Jefferson complimented the offensive line for creating spaces to run all day. (Delaware News Journal)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Georgia Tech: 31
Sat, Oct 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Wake Forest
Sat, Oct 17, 7:00 ET RSN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia
Sat, Oct 24, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Oct 29, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

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