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Video: Giovani Bernard takes you behind the camera in Cincinnati

Giovani Bernard has been used to being in front of cameras his entire adult life as a running back for the Cincinnati Bengals. But over the years he has developed a passion for getting behind the camera, honing his skills as a portrait photographer in and around Cincinnati and around the world. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Cardinals rookie T.J. Logan is going to return kicks, 'unless he fails'

When the Arizona Cardinals drafted running back T.J. Logan in the fifth round, what they knew they were getting was a dynamic returner. And despite being fourth on the depth chart at kick returner, he is expected to be the guy to handle those duties in the regular season. Coach Bruce Arians indicated Logan would be the team’s kick returner, “unless he fails.” (USA Today)

Washington Redskins Sign Former UNC Safety Tim Scott

The Washington Redskins on Thursday announced the signings of free agent safeties Stefan McClure and Tim Scott. Scott entered the NFL in 2015 as a free agent signing for the Dallas Cowboys. He had two stints on Dallas’ practice squad before being signed to the Cleveland Browns’ practice squad. During his senior season he led North Carolina’s defensed in tackles (72). (Washington Redskins)

UNC Defensive Players to Watch

Every preseason camp there are a few younger players that generate buzz. Linebacker Andre Smith dropped a detailed note on a defensive lineman that has been impressive. "On third down situations --- Jason Strowbridge is very slippery. I am telling you, he gets in there and he is so quick and fast and he is also big so he can handle it. The big guys just can't touch him." (Inside Carolina)

Brandon Fritts on Brandon Harris, Expanded Role for TEs

With the quarterbacks unavailable to the media after UNC's first practice of the preseason, it was up to other offensive players to provide insight on the competition that's underway. The most buzz surrounds LSU graduate transfer quarterback Brandon Harris. Junior tight end Brandon Fritts lent his perspective on the UNC quarterback competition and what he has seen. (Inside Carolina)

Is the ACC the nation’s best conference? Preseason football Coaches Poll doesn’t quite think so

The preseason Coaches Poll was released Thursday, with Alabama coming in at No. 1 and five ACC teams in the top 25. The ACC representatives are Florida State at No. 3, Clemson, which beat Alabama in the national championship in January, at No. 5, Louisville at No. 17, Miami at No. 18 and Virginia Tech at No. 22. UNC and N.C. State also received votes. (Charlotte Observer)

The Dog Mentality

“It’s the mentality of bringing the pressure,” said junior linebacker Andre Smith, who asserted himself as a leader as an underclassman; last year he had 113 total tackles. “Having that aggressive, physical mentality. That’s usually what it comes down to: ‘I’m going to beat you.’ So we just have to, as a defense, develop that dog mentality, and execute.” (Argyle Report)

Tar Heels adjusting to new faces, new places as preseason camp begins

There’s a sense of newness with the first day of practice. That’s particularly true for the UNC football team this year. Not only are the Tar Heels working with a new defensive coordinator, breaking in four graduate transfers and looking for replacements at virtually every skill position on offense, they’re also having to get used to a new practice routine and venue. (North State Journal)

‘Freak of nature’ Julius Peppers leading by example in return to Carolina

Julius Peppers is not much of a talker. He’s never been a player to do many media interviews during his 16-year NFL career, but he doesn’t even say much to his teammates. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said while Peppers, who rejoined the Panthers this year on a one-year contract, isn’t very vocal, he leads by example. “He’s a quiet leader,” Rivera said. (Sporting News)

Meet the women who run college football recruiting in the South

Annie Hanson: UNC assistant athletics director for recruiting operations & external affairs - Prior to her recent promotion, she served for two years as the director of on-campus recruiting. Hanson’s new role involves monitoring the whole athletic department’s recruiting planning. “This includes researching, collecting, developing, and distributing recruiting best practices.” (SB Nation)

Tar Heels' defense is ready to go on the offensive

For the first time under Larry Fedora, the Tar Heels could be looking to their defense to carry the load as they replace seven starters on offense. “I feel like it should always be on (us),” linebacker Andre Smith said. “Defense wins championships; And since the pressure is on us, we’ll happily take it, carry it on our shoulders and accomplish the mission.” (Greensboro News & Record)

Five storylines to know after Tar Heels' first football practice

The Tar Heels are starting anew offensively, as they’re tasked with replacing Mitch Trubisky under center, Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan in the backfield and a trio of prolific wide receivers in Bug Howard, Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer. On defense, there are many more familiar faces that remain from a group that ranked No. 43 nationally in scoring defense a year ago. (Daily Tar Heel)

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict takes cheap shot on teammate Giovani Bernard

Vontaze Burfict has an interesting history of what some may call "cheap shots" in the NFL. During the Bengals' training camp, the linebacker went low on running back Giovani Bernard's knees during a drill. In a game that would definitely be worth another look, but during the first week of training camp against his own teammate it's a real head-scratcher. (Athlon Sports)

Quarterback Competition Highlights Opening of UNC Training Camp

Graduate quarterback transfer Brandon Harris–who played three seasons at LSU before coming to Chapel Hill–is the favorite to win the job. Mitch Trubisky’s backup last season, sophomore Nathan Elliott, figures to be Harris’ top competition–despite having thrown just six passes in his college career. Then there’s redshirt freshmen Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd. (Chapelboro.com)

Three Things From Day One Of UNC Football Preseason Camp

The UNC football team opened fall camp on Wednesday inside Kenan Stadium. Coming off an 8-5 season in 2016 and the loss of several standouts, the 2017 Tar Heels have a plethora of storylines to follow heading into the season opener against Cal on September 2. Here are three of the top storylines that emerged from media availability at the start of training camp. (Argyle Report)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC @ Old Dominion
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at Wake Forest0
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at Syracuse0
Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
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Kent State0
at #5 Clemson0
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Saturday 12:20 PM

at #18 Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
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NC State0
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William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
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#17 Louisville0
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#3 Florida State0
at #1 Alabama0
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#20 West Virginia0
at #22 Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

#24 Tennessee0
at Georgia Tech0
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