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UNC-Georgia Tech Preview: Jackets Eyeing Bounce Back

The Yellow Jackets (2-2) enter Saturday’s game on a two-game losing streak after dropping their last two contests to No. 6 Notre Dame and Duke. Georgia Tech was the preseason favorite to win the Coastal Division for a second straight year, but injuries and attrition at running back and defensive setbacks have caused the team to falter out of the gate. (Inside Carolina)

UNC must solve defensive-line issues at Georgia Tech

The Yellow Jackets, smarting from back-to-back road losses (against Notre Dame and Duke), might be salivating when they watch parts of UNC’s 41–14 Saturday victory over Delaware on video. “I think we’re still getting too much push up front and we’ve got to do a better job with those front four guys,” said UNC coach Larry Fedora in a bit of an understatement. (Raleigh & Company)

Georgia Tech offense looks to get back on track

The Georgia Tech offense, which looked overpowering in the first two weeks against a pair of overmatched opponents, has failed to show up the past two weeks. The inability to run the ball has been especially galling to head coach Paul Johnson, who saw his team’s streak of 200-yard rushing games end at 17. Even more disappointing are the mistakes made by the team’s experienced players. (Macon Telegraph)

Georgia Tech looking to fix offense after 2 straight losses

Georgia Tech has a bigger concern than just preparing for North Carolina. "This week we've got to fix ourselves," coach Paul Johnson said Monday. "North Carolina will have a good team, but I'm more worried about fixing our problems." Poor special teams play hurt in last week's 34-20 loss at Duke. Poor production from the running game was a bigger surprise. (Associated Press)

QB Controversy? What QB Controversy?

For your viewing pleasure, Larry Fedora's weekly Monday press conference. Fedora dives into the quarterback issue right out of the gate in hopes of avoiding "78 questions" on the topic. It doesn't really work as the assembled media probe and prodded regarding his decision to bench Marquise Williams in favor of Mitch Trubisky. The bottom line from Fedora is there is no controversy. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Focused on Winning, Not the Streak

On Saturday, North Carolina will play Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, a location that’s home to an 18-year-long losing streak for the Tar Heels. UNC hasn’t won at Georgia Tech since 1997, when Mack Brown’s final North Carolina team defeated the Yellow Jackets 16-13. Larry Fedora said he doesn’t see how that effects how his team will play in Atlanta on Saturday. (Inside Carolina)

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)

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, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

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

Full UNC Football Schedule

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