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Five With Fedora: Duke Game

In the coaches’ meeting after reviewing the UNC-Duke film, what were the main themes or topics that came out of what you guys saw? Larry Fedora: “The film just showed a ton of glaring mistakes. Mental mistakes on basic things and fundamental things we do every day and in every game. We weren’t trying to do anything special or difficult in this game either." (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Regain The Rhythm

Assuming the Heels can give the 10-0 Citadel its first loss of the season Saturday, they cannot lose focus like they did two years ago when the Wolfpack came to Chapel Hill and won easily. That was followed by a half-hearted loss to Rutgers in the bowl game in Detroit, and the 6-7 season served as a wake-up call for the next year’s run to the division title. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Football Falls to No. 24 in Coaches Poll

Following its loss to Duke on Thursday night in Durham, North Carolina has fallen from No. 13 to No. 24 in the college football Coaches Poll and out of the Associated Press Poll altogether. Also from the ACC in the Coaches Poll, Louisville moved up from No. 6 to No. 3, Clemson fell from No. 2 to No. 5, and Florida State moved up from No. 18 to No. 15.

Extra Points: Blue on Blue

The Citadel improved to 10-0 on Saturday and is just one year removed from having gone into Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia and upending the Gamecocks by one point. Hopefully those facts will be sufficient to have the Tar Heels—and their fans—focused on blocking, tackling and catching next week and leave the mind games to the shrinks. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's secondary struggled against Duke

The UNC secondary picked a bad night to have a bad game. Starting with the fact that they dropped a few interception opportunities and are still the only FBS team without a pick this season. They let redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones complete 22 of his 34 passes for 240 yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver T.J. Rahming hauled in 100 of those yards on eight catches. (Carolina Blue)

Enjoy UNC's Mitch Trubisky while you can

With two regular-season games and a bowl left this season for UNC, I’d suggest you enjoy watching Mitch Trubisky play quarterback while you can. Because based on his performance and the opinion of some knowledgeable experts, there’s a good chance Trubisky won’t be around when the 2017 season begins. At least not around Chapel Hill. (Fayetteville Observer)

Annual Burn Center Visit Is A Highlight For Tar Heels

Each fall, UNC student-athletes gather for a special trip that always proves to be a highlight of the Carolina Outreach calendar. The annual UNC Burn Center visit on Nov. 4 brought together Tar Heels from the UNC football, cross country, gymnastics, women’s soccer, women’s basketball, and women’s lacrosse teams to visit with patients and hear from physicians. (GoHeels.com)

Duke loss leaves UNC's goals in limbo

"We missed a big opportunity," UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky told over 20 reporters outside the visitor's locker room in Durham on Thursday night. Favored by 10.5 points heading into the primetime nationally televised matchup, Trusbisky's No. 15 Tar Heels fell 28-27 to a 3-6 Duke team --- their ACC Championship game hopes dashed like that. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Harsh Reality Sets In

The hard realization of Thursday’s fallout may not have taken hold until the final Duke kneel down, which freed the Blue Devils from their sideline with the Victory Bell as their destination. And so it was that reality set in as Carolina blue spray paint cans were left unused on the sideline as the Blue Devils rang the Victory Bell for the first time since 2013 as fans rushed the field. (Inside Carolina)

Missing chances and lacking passion doom UNC’s defense

North Carolina’s defense survived giving up more than 518 total yards against Georgia Tech. There was no surviving being hit for 467 against Duke five days later. With the sputtering offense unable to bail it out, missed chances and damaging penalties led the defense to create more frustration for itself than opportunities. (Raleigh & Company)

Chansky’s Notebook: Another What Happened?

The embarrassing loss to an arch rival that was 3-6 and 0-5 in the ACC coming in turns what could have been another great regular season into one that, at best, could wind up 9-3 if North Carolina doesn’t fall asleep against the 9-0 Citadel and let another arch rival save its season in the finale against N.C. State. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC-Duke Postgame Notes

North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky became just the sixth player in UNC history to throw for 3,000 yards. He now ranks sixth in UNC single-season history. Trubisky also topped 4,000 yards passing in his career and ranks eighth all-time at UNC with 4,018. Senior tailback T.J. Logan had 166 all-purpose yards and moved into fifth place all-time at UNC with 4,597. (Carolina Blue)

Duke's Running Game Just Kept Coming At UNC Defense

UNC was notorious for struggling to stop the run. Yet the Heels seemed to be turning things around with solid performances the last two weeks. Then redshirt freshman quarterback Daniel Jones and the Blue Devils opened up the box of nightmares that used to keep the Carolina defense up at night. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: The Other Half

If Carolina football wants to be taken seriously as a program of national prominence, if Carolina football wants attention on its own campus as men's basketball season begins, they're going to have to keep the foot on the accelerator. They're going to have to find consistency. Somehow. They can't be beaten by teams who "wanted it more," as Nazair Jones said afterward. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora tries to explain disappointing loss

It wasn't that Duke did anything incredible on Thursday in Wallace Wade Stadium. They did enough to win and UNC did enough to lose. Coming out of UNC coach Larry Fedora's post-game press conference the general sentiment was a lack of plays made. The Heels didn't do enough. "We had answers for everything they were doing, we just didn't make any plays." (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
Fri, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Stanford
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Full UNC Football Schedule

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Clemson42
at Virginia Tech35
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) Virginia Tech6-39-4
North Carolina5-38-4
Miami5-38-4
(23) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson8-112-1
(13) Louisville7-19-3
(11) Florida State5-39-3
NC State3-56-6
Wake Forest3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-66-6

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