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In memoriam: Bill Dooley left lasting imprint on ACC football

There are certainly more famous coaches than Bill Dooley in ACC football history, but none who touched three separate schools and thus the lives of countless young football players in two different states. Dooley coached a total of 26 seasons for North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, helping all three Atlantic Coast programs rise to prominence. (Today's U)

Extra Points: Made Man

Nazair Jones is a junior defensive tackle on the Tar Heel football team with immense size, strength and athleticism. But most remarkable is his poise, maturity and wherewithal for 21 years old. Jones has not yet earned a college diploma or cashed in as he might do one day to the riches of the NFL. But he already understands the concept of giving back. (GoHeels.com)

Georgia's leading returning tackler to transfer

Projected starting middle linebacker, Tim Kimbrough, won’t be playing for Georgia (UNC's opening-week opponent) in 2016. Georgia coach Kirby Smart issued a statement Thursday that said it was a mutual decision between the linebacker and himself. Kimbrough started seven games for the Bulldogs in 2015 and was the team’s leading returning tackler. (Yahoo! Sports)

Predicting the ACC's Biggest Football Upsets in 2016

6. Virginia over North Carolina, Oct. 22: The Tar Heels return almost everyone from last season's Coastal Division champion squad, but quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be a first-year starter. By the time this game rolls around, he should be comfortable running the offense, but Bronco Mendenhall may have enough talent on hand to pull off a signature win. (Athlon Sports)

Jalen Dalton Q&A

UNC defensive lineman Jalen Dalton got his first live reps of college football roughly midway through last season against Wake Forest. He never looked back. Since, Dalton has grown to 290 + pounds, filling out his 6-6 frame. This has allowed the true sophomore to now move inside as a three-technique defensive tackle alongside nose tackle Nazair Jones. (Carolina Blue)

UNC football should continue rivalry game success

North Carolina football has steadily improved each year under Larry Fedora. With more wins and national spotlight comes bigger and loftier expectations. Still, among all that development and hope for national relevance, Tar Heels everywhere continue to have two other important demands: beat hated rivals Duke and NC State. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC DT Jalen Dalton All Grown Up

This time a year ago, the word leaking out of North Carolina’s training camp was that heralded defensive line recruit Jalen Dalton was not ready for the college game. Now he’s in the process of locking down a starting role at defensive tackle. (Inside Carolina)

Bruce Carter Adding Speed to Jets Defense

General manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles wanted a faster defense in 2016 and linebacker Bruce Carter fits the mold. “The game has changed to more of a passing game,” Carter said. "You have to have guys who can go out there and cover, run, be fast, blitz, get sacks and do everything. That’s what I really bring." (New York Jets)

Video: Remembering Bill Dooley

Former North Carolina football Coach Bill Dooley passed away at his home in Wilmington at the age of 82. His family issued a statement saying he died of natural causes. (TWC News)

ICTV: Mack Hollins Interview

In 2015 the University of North Carolina offense set one record after another. Even after some key personnel losses at quarterback, offensive line, running back, and wide receiver, Mack Hollins says that the Tar Heels believe they have the potential to be even better. Hollins shares his thoughts on the subject. (Inside Carolina)

Packers still counting on 36-year-old Julius Peppers to produce

No matter what the plan is for Julius Peppers this season, the expectations aren't changing for the oldest player on the Green Bay Packers roster. "It's not like we're going to put him out to pasture," general manager Ted Thompson said Wednesday. Peppers is beginning his 15th NFL season; whether this will be the final one for the 36-year-old defensive stalwart isn't known. (Associated Press)

Wilmington locals pay tribute to legendary football coach Bill Dooley, 82

Bill Dooley served as the guiding force behind the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame, which created a scholarship program in his name. Dooley event spent time under then Hoggard Football Coach Scott Braswell, coaching the Vikings’ junior varsity team after moving to town. Dooley led the Tar Heels for 11 seasons, the longest tenure of any head football coach in UNC history. (Port City Daily)

Rams may be the right fit for Quinton Coples

A frustrating NFL journey has led Quinton Coples to Los Angeles, where the Rams offer a chance at redemption in a scheme that suits his talent, and a strong surrounding cast that allows him to blend in as a supporting player rather than as a focal point or star. “Really a great situation for me in so many ways,” Coples said. (Los Angeles Daily News)

Thoughts On Bill Dooley

I will never forget the first time I met Bill Dooley. I’m not old enough to remember much about his UNC teams, though my UNC-alum dad said I used to walk around the house saying “Boom Boom Betterson” all the time. So there’s a link, if you will. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Kenan book released: Everything you want to know

Where did the title come from? The great sports columnist Furman Bisher (UNC ’38) came to Chapel Hill in November of 1980 to write a piece on the Carolina-Duke game for his newspaper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and waxed poetic about the venue....He wrote, “This is football in a forest, a setting in which knights of old would have met for a joust.” (Kenan Journal)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
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