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Anthony Ratliff-Williams embracing all-purpose role

When Anthony Ratliff-Williams came to North Carolina two years ago, he thought he would be playing quarterback. Now, a redshirt freshman for the Tar Heels, Williams is showing his vast and versatile skill set as everything but a signal caller. The 6-foot-1 Tar Heel was Mr. Do-It-All in high school, but he ultimately came to North Carolina as a quarterback. (CBS Sports)

Tar Heels Make Life-Saving Contribution

Three members of the North Carolina football team – Tommy Bancroft, Kyle Murphy and Nick Weiler ­– helped to save the lives of cancer patients by donating platelets Monday at the UNC Blood Donation Center. The Tar Heels were impressed with how easy and enjoyable the donation process was. “It’s been an awesome experience,” Weiler said. (GoHeels.com)

Opponents Overlooking UNC WR Bug Howard

Bug Howard says opposing defenses don’t respect his ability, but the senior receiver isn’t complaining. UNC’s 6-foot-5 target has had a monstrous past month – he’s averaging six catches and 109.3 receiving yards per game over UNC’s last four games. Howard says that if teams don’t want to pay attention to him, then he’ll just continue to produce. (Inside Carolina)

UNC punter Tom Sheldon continues putting it all together

Before the start of the 2016 season, UNC football coach Larry Fedora was worried about getting catfished. He’d recruited and was getting to know his new first-year punter, Tom Sheldon. Usually, having a rookie punter is enough to worry about, but Sheldon was unique — he’s 27 years old, came from Australia and had never played American football before. (Daily Tar Heel)

Larry Fedora Wednesday Post Practice Interview

A report Tuesday regarding LSU’s search for a new head football coach included Larry Fedora as one of five candidates, though a few reports Wednesday suggest he’s among the top three candidates. Fedora was asked how he handles the rumors. “I don’t address it because I can’t remember a year that there hasn’t been some kind of job speculation." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels Can't Make Sense Of The Interception Drought

Perhaps the anomaly of all anomalies has afflicted the UNC football team this season, and nobody has an explanation as to why. Numbers don’t lie, and this statistic is mind boggling: Out of 664 schools playing NCAA football at the FBS, FCS, Division II and Division II level, North Carolina, which has played 10 games, is the only one without an interception. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Rams' Robert Quinn attends practice after hospitalization Monday

A day after he was hospitalized for an unspecified condition, Rams defensive end Robert Quinn attended practice Tuesday. Quinn did not participate. Quinn was admitted to a hospital after paramedics responded to a call from his home on Monday. A woman who identified herself as a family member called 911 because Quinn was suffering what she believed to be a seizure. (Los Angeles Times)

UNC Opponent Preview: Undefeated Citadel Represents Legitimate Test

The Citadel (10-0) comes to Chapel Hill Saturday looking to keep its perfect season alive. The Bulldogs are under the tutelage of new head coach Brent Thompson, and the first-year head coach has his team ranked No. 6 in the FCS. The Citadel has already wrapped up the Southern Conference regular season title and has clinched a playoff berth. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Readying For Another Triple-Option Foe

The triple-option is a unique offense in college football. On Saturday, UNC will face the triple-option for the second time this month when it plays FCS-opponent The Citadel. The Bulldogs (10, 8-0 SoCon) have run the unorthodox offense to perfection this season, leading the FCS with 359.9 rushing yards per game. (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball Tips Off, Football Falls to Duke

Last week included the Thursday night football game at Duke, the men's basketball opener at Tulane in New Orleans and the hoops home opening win over Chattanooga. Jones Angell, the voice of the Tar Heel Sports Network, and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com break down all the action in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels still without interception, hoping to avoid history

After facing 279 pass attempts over 10 games this season, the North Carolina Tar Heels are still seeking their first interception of the season. And hoping to avoid making history in the process. NCAA official Jeff Williams told the Charlotte Observer that he couldn't find any record of an FBS team finishing a season without an interception since 1989. (ESPN.com)

UNC football prepares to face The Citadel's triple-option offense

Dwelling on the past can undermine a team’s ability to prepare for the future. Coming off an upset loss to Duke last week, it seems especially important for the UNC football team looking forward. “You can’t let one loss become two,” senior cornerback Des Lawrence said. But the best way for the Tar Heels to prepare for next week might be to look back two. (Daily Tar Heel)

Julius Peppers nominated for Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Packers LB Julius Peppers is one of 32 player nominees for the third annual Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. Each NFL team nominated one of its players for the award, which recognizes players around the league who demonstrate outstanding sportsmanship on the field. The award honors the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Art Rooney, Sr. (Green Bay Packers)

UNC's 'Ascending’ Defense Stalls Out

North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik offered some harsh words of criticism for his defense following Tuesday’s practice in the aftermath of last week’s loss to Duke. The Tar Heels built a 14-0 lead before the Blue Devils exploded in the second quarter for 21 points and 169 yards to tie the game at 21-21. “It was very disappointing,” Chizik said. “I (Inside Carolina)

Robert Quinn out of hospital after non-football illness

Rams defensive end Robert Quinn is out of the hospital. The Pro Bowl pass-rusher admitted himself Monday morning with a non-football related illness, the Rams announced. He was released Tuesday, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported, per a team source. Quinn is now at the Rams' practice facility. There is no word on when Quinn will return to the field, Wyche added. (NFL.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
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North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(19) Virginia Tech6-29-3
North Carolina5-38-4
Miami5-38-4
(24) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson7-111-1
(16) Louisville7-19-3
(12) Florida State5-39-3
NC State3-56-6
Wake Forest3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-66-6

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