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UNC Football: The Fireworks Show

With MLB, Golf, & Tennis being the only major sports in season at the moment, we decided to have a little fun leading up to the start of the season. With the Holiday spirit in mind, here is a look at which 5 fireworks most closely resemble a Tar Heel player. (Keeping It Heel)

Florida State football 2016 opponent preview: North Carolina

The North Carolina Tar Heels are coming off of a breakthrough 2015 campaign that featured 11 wins, a Coastal Division title, and a top-10 finish. Coach Larry Fedora’s 2016 squad enters the season as the likely favorite in its very competitive division, though it will be replacing its star quarterback and several other key contributors. (Tomahawk Nation)

Video: Ryan Switzer Interview (Pt.3)

The two-time All-America return man finished the 2015 season with 55 catches for 697 yards and six receiving touchdowns as a wide receiver and returned 22 punts for 302 yards and stands one short of Wes Welker's (Texas Tech) NCAA record of eight punt returns for touchdown. Segment 3: summer improvement and impressive defensive players. (Inside Carolina)

Stat burns: Each top 25 team's best number to brag about

18. North Carolina Tar Heels Explosive offense: North Carolina averaged 7.3 yards per play last season, tops in FBS. With the departure of....Marquise Williams, it's fair to assume the Tar Heels offense might take a step back. However, that might not be the case as the offense returns seven starters, including All-ACC running back Elijah Hood and wide receiver Mack Hollins, who led FBS in yards per catch last season (24.8). (ESPN.com)

Scary, scary stats: Each top 25 team's most daunting metric

18. North Carolina Tar Heels Rush defense: Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik certainly helped improve North Carolina's defense last season. The Tar Heels' scoring defense improved by 14.5 points per game, the largest jump among Power 5 teams. However, North Carolina's rush defense still has work to do. The Tar Heels allowed an ACC-high 247.4 rush yards per game in 2015. (ESPN.com)

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant relieved to pass first physical test

Darian Durant worked diligently over the off-season to prepare his body for his first CFL game since June 27, 2015. Then, in that long-awaited contest, he got earholed by a Toronto Argonauts defender, had another Argo dive into the back of his legs, and sustained many of the injuries associated with playing tackle football on artificial turf. (Regina Leader-Post)

UNC secondary could be one of the best in the ACC

North Carolina junior cornerback M.J. Stewart tied for the ACC lead in passes defended with 18 last season, earning second-team all-conference honors. His four interceptions were good for a team high. Opposite of Stewart, Des Lawrence is an All-ACC third-teamer as a junior. Safety Donnie Miles led the ACC in tackles with 128. (Today's U)

FOX Sports preseason college football top 25

24. North Carolina Mitch Trubisky -- who was sharp (85 percent completion rate, 6-0 TD-INT) in the limited action he saw in 2015 -- takes over and has a strong cast around him. Running back Elijah Hood quietly ran for almost 1,500 yards last season and he should be a force again. (FOX Sports)

Former UNC RB Ty'Son Williams planning transfer to South Carolina

Former UNC running back Ty'Son Williams has taken the steps to transfer as a student to South Carolina and potentially join the football team. Williams has filled out the application and sent his transcripts to the admissions office and is waiting on a reply. Assuming he is accepted, he will enroll at South Carolina as soon as possible. (The State)

Video: Ryan Switzer Interview (Pt.2)

Two-time All-America return man Ryan Switzer finished the 2015 season with 55 catches for 697 yards and six receiving touchdowns and returned 22 punts for 302 yards and stands one short of Wes Welker's (Texas Tech) NCAA record of eight punt returns for touchdown. Segment 2: Mitch Trubisky as starting quarterback and how he is different from Marquise Williams. (Inside Carolina)

Brandon Tate says he's an "under-the-radar" guy at youth camp

Brandon Tate and Vincent Rey’s paths to the NFL started at rival schools under different circumstances. Tate is a former Tar Heel while Rey played for the rival Duke Blue Devils. Tate was considered to be one of the more talented receivers available in the 2009 NFL Draft, but slipped into the third round due to a torn ACL and MCL in his senior season. (Cincy Jungle)

UNC 7th In Learfield Directors' Cup Final Standings

UNC finished seventh in the final 2015-16 Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, Carolina’s 19th top-10 finish in the 23-year history of the award and the 17th time the Tar Heels led all ACC schools. The Directors’ Cup measures NCAA post-season competitive success and awards points to a maximum of 10 men’s and 10 women’s programs per school. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Tar Heels No. 7 in 2015-16 Director's Cup

The Tar Heels had a year to remember with national championships in women's and men's lacrosse, regular season and tournament championships for men's basketball and a division championship for football. View Video...

Darian Durant moving up the statistical ladder

Darian Durant is poised to move up a notch on the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterbacking podium. Entering the 2016 CFL season, Durant is third on the Roughriders’ all-time list in passing yards (24,668), attempts (3,087), completions (1,896) and touchdowns (135). (Regina Leader-Post)

Elijah Hood responds to UNC vs. Georgia game predication

On Thursday evening Elijah Hood captured a picture of an ESPN screen showing predications by College Football News for the first weekend of games. Among the scores predicted was the Sept. 3rd contest between UNC and Georgia. The score on the screen? 40-13 in favor of the Bulldogs. (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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