Video: Lawrence Taylor Led UNC To Last ACC Title in 1980UNC's Lawrence Taylor helped lead the Tar Heels to their last ACC football title in 1980. The Tar Heels will face Clemson in Carolina's first appearance the ACC Football Championship Game.
Video: UNC Edges Virginia Tech in OT for Coastal Title - HighlightsQuinshad Davis scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime as the Tar Heels topped Virginia Tech 30-27 and clinched the ACC Coastal Division title on November 21, 2015.
UNC works overtime to spoil Frank Beamer's farewellA double-digit victory would have been more impressive to the CFP selection committee, but expect the Tar Heels to rise in this week's rankings. Ten consecutive wins should mean something, and UNC has no business being slotted behind five 2-loss teams, including Florida State, which has a loss (Georgia Tech) just as bad or worse than UNC's single setback to South Carolina. (ESPN.com)
Sweet Charlotte! Heels Clinch Coastal DivisionIt wasn't pretty and it wasn't easy, but the North Carolina Tar Heels are your 2015 Coastal Division champions. UNC choked up a 24-10 fourth quarter lead and Virginia Tech scored first in overtime but Marquise Williams connected with Quinshad Davis on a 5-yard touchdown pass in the Heels' portion of the OT period and Carolina escaped with a 30-27 win. (Tar Heel Blog)
Video: UNC Defense Comes Up with 5 Sacks vs. Virginia TechThe Tar Heel defense supplied plenty of pressure up front, registering 5 sacks on the day (including 2.5 by Mikey Bart) in the overtime win vs. Virginia Tech on November 21, 2015.
No. 12 North Carolina spoils Beamer's finale in OT, 30-27Marquise Williams hit Quinshad Davis with a 5-yard pass in overtime and No. 12 North Carolina spoiled coach Frank Beamer's final home game at Virginia Tech with a 30-27 victory on Saturday. The Tar Heels (10-1, 7-0 ACC, No. 17 CFP) won their 10th in a row and clinched the Coastal Division title, and did so despite blowing a 14-point lead in the final three minutes of regulation. (Associated Press)
Video: UNC Football Pre-Virginia Tech Motivational VideoWatch the same pregame motivational video that the North Carolina football team watched prior to taking the field and winning the ACC Coastal Division title Saturday in Blacksburg.
Box Score: North Carolina 30, Virginia Tech 27 (OT)View the complete box score from North Carolina's 30-27 overtime victory against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg that gave the Tar Heels the ACC Coastal Division Championship. (View Box Score)
The handshake: What might've been had Beamer come to CarolinaIt was just a handshake. Frank Beamer was on his way out of town. He had slipped into Chapel Hill in November of 2000. The UNC football coaching job was coming open, and Beamer was the hottest candidate in the country. Carolina had tired of the Carl Torbush experiment, and the Tar Heels were going after Beamer and his entire staff. (Greensboro News & Record)
Texans quarterback T.J. Yates making final preparations to start SundayTexans backup quarterback T.J. Yates is in the middle of his final preparations for his first start since an AFC divisional-round playoff loss five years ago against the Baltimore Ravens. Yates has been able to run the first-team offense in practice all week, taking all of the snaps with the knowledge that starter Brian Hoyer wouldn’t be able to play due to a concussion that involved memory loss. (Houston Chronicle)
Heels, Hokies will go one-on-oneThe final stop on Coach Frank Beamer’s farewell tour is a big one: the Hokies will play host to No. 12 North Carolina. Saturday afternoon is the final chance at a national spotlight for Beamer, Virginia Tech’s longtime head coach who two weeks ago announced he would resign at the end of the season. (Greensboro News & Record)
Tar Heels’ goal: Take care of business now, worry about disrespect laterUpstart programs such as UNC must first learn to walk before they’re able to make a serious run at playoff consideration. For the red hot Tar Heels, that means putting aside thoughts of national recognition and concentrating on the hurdles that still stand in their way closer to home. Starting with the ACC Coastal Division championship that’s within reach. (Wilmington Star News)
Tar Heels maintain mission on Beamer's big dayVirginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is coaching his final game at Lane Stadium, a development a few weeks in the making since he announced his retirement. Yet the Tar Heels have plenty at stake as well. They can return home with their first Coastal Division title, and with that a spot in the ACC championship game. (Burlington Times News)
UNC vs Virginia Tech PreviewVirginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster has his work cut out for him as he tries to contain a dominant UNC offense. Praised in the preseason, the VT defense has experienced success but has not to the level originally imagined. Foster's defense is ranked 22nd in the nation in total defense but will have to be running on all cylinders against UNC's potent offense. (Carolina Blue)
Former UNC assistant Blake Anderson succeeding as HC at Arkansas StateOne of the biggest adjustments a first-time head football coach makes does not happen on the field. Often times, it is the never-ending tasks away from the gridiron. "I think the most surprising thing is how many things come across my desk that I had no idea were coming,” said Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson who spent two years as an assistant at North Carolina. (WRAL Sports Fan)
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