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Nathan Elliott making most of his chance

Nathan Elliott didn’t win North Carolina’s starting quarterback job. It fell to him by default after the two players ahead of him on the depth chart, Chazz Surratt and Brandon Harris, were sidelined with concussions. The thing about opportunity, though, is that it doesn’t matter how it comes about. It’s what you do with it that counts. And Elliott is making the most of his. (North State Journal)

After second win of season, UNC football has story left to write

“We can finish this thing however we want to finish it,” defensive coordinator John Papuchis said Tuesday. “No player in that locker room, no coach is completely going to be pleased with the end result of the year. But you could make the best of the situation you're in and finish strong." And the feeling at practice was more positive than it has been in weeks. (Daily Tar Heel)

Jordon Brown Makes Amends

It always starts with a phone call. After Jordon Brown's fumble in the final minutes of UNC’s 24-19 loss to Miami on Oct. 28, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora called his sophomore tailback after both men had left the stadium. “I called him late that night to make sure he was okay and make sure he was with his teammates,” Fedora said. (Inside Carolina)

UNC DC John Papuchis Pleased With Growth, Sees Bright Future

UNC defensive coordinator John Papuchis met with the media following Tuesday’s practice at Kenan Stadium to discuss his unit’s improvement, what they are doing differently than earlier in the season, and some of the Tar Heels that are playing well. “One thing we’ve done in the last couple of weeks is we’ve gotten stops when we’ve needed them." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

North Carolina Football Notebook

In UNC's five games before facing Miami, the offense averaged 11 points and 264 yards. The Tar Heels were outscored 172-55 in that stretch. But the offense has been more efficient under Nathan Elliott, averaging 27 points and 397 yards in the 24-19 loss to the Hurricanes and Thursday's win at Pittsburgh. "Right now, he's got to be the guy this week," Larry Fedora said. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Big Basketball & Football Wins

Recap North Carolina's big football win at Pittsburgh and the basketball win over Northern Iowa in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas also share a fun story about former football star Jason Brown and more in this installment of the podcast. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Western Carolina Looks to “Go Finish” Against North Carolina

Following last Saturday’s disappointing 35-33 home loss to Mercer, the Western Carolina University football team talked about the need to “go finish.” Finishing for Western Carolina (7-4, 5-3 Southern Conference) means going to the North Carolina Tar Heels (2-8, 1-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) this Saturday in Chapel Hill for the final regular season contest. (Catamount Sports)

Kansas City Chiefs Sign Veteran Defensive Tackle Cam Thomas

Chiefs general manager Brett Veach moved quickly to replace Roy Miller, which the Chiefs did by signing veteran defensive tackle Cam Thomas on Monday. The seven-year veteran has recorded 114 tackles and 7 1/2 sacks in 101 career games, and might be counted on in place of Miller, who was assigned to plug the middle in short-yardage situations. (Kansas City Star)

The Versatile Anthony-Ratliff-Williams

Anthony Ratliff-Williams had to learn the nuances of the wide receiver position -- how to get off the line, create separation with his hands, read coverages, and run routes properly. In 2016, he was behind standout veterans Ryan Switzer, Mack Hollins, Bug Howard, and Austin Proehl. The production that Fedora and his staff envisioned has been on full display this season. (Inside Carolina)

Nathan Elliott Providing Stability at Quarterback

North Carolina’s offense has regained its footing since Nathan Elliott took the reins of Larry Fedora’s hurry-up no-huddle spread. “Nathan’s given us some stability there. If we don’t turn it over in that Miami game, we’re in a different situation also. But it’s been a combination. Once you’ve got a little bit more stability there, I think the guys around [him] can do a better job.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Pre-Western Carolina Press Conference

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora speaks with the media on Monday as the Tar Heels prepare to host Western Carolina for Saturday's Senior Day in Chapel Hill. View Video...

Anthony Ratliff-Williams Named ACC Specialist of the Week

UNC's Anthony Ratliff-Williams was named the ACC Specialist of the Week for the second time this season. Ratliff-Williams scored a 98-yard touchdown on the opening kickoff. Ratliff-Williams, who also threw for a score and caught a touchdown pass in the game, now has as many kickoff return touchdowns on the year as the rest of the ACC combined. (The ACC)

Five With Fedora - Nov. 13

Larry Fedora on North Carolina's win over Pitt: "(Quarterback Nathan Elliott is) a coach's kid who's been around the game his whole life. I think what was good to see against Miami and then again this week against Pitt was that he didn't shy away when the bright lights came on. He rose to the occasion. I thought he handled the offense well and executed the game plan." (GoHeels.com)

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week Ten

Tre Boston (Los Angeles Chargers) had a monster game in the Chargers' 20-17 loss to Jacksonville with six tackles, three pass deflections and two interceptions. He narrowly missed a third off a tipped ball. Eric Ebron (Detroit Lions) caught two balls for 39 yards including a 29-yard touchdown. It was his second of the season. Zach Brown (Washington Redskins) had 10 tackles. (Inside Carolina)

Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky puts up strong numbers in loss

Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw a career high 35 passes in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Packers, and he finished with a career-best 297 passing yards. His 97 passer rating was his second best, trailing only the 101.8 he had against the Panthers when he threw just 7 passes. "I still have to find ways to get better," said Trubisky, who is 2-3 as a starter. (Chicago Daily Herald)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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Duke0
at Northern Illinois0
Tuesday 5:15 PM

Southern Mississippi0
at Florida State0
Wednesday 1:30 PM

Iowa0
at Boston College0
Wednesday 5:15 PM

Virginia0
at Navy0
Thursday 1:30 PM

Virginia Tech0
at Oklahoma State0
Thursday 5:15 PM

Wake Forest0
at Texas A&M0
Friday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at Arizona State0
Friday 3:00 PM

Louisville0
at Mississippi State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Wisconsin0
at Miami0
Saturday 8:00 PM

Alabama0
at Clemson0
Sunday 8:45 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-6
Duke3-56-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-112-1
NC State6-28-4
Wake Forest4-47-5
Boston College4-47-5
Louisville4-48-4
Florida State3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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