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Coaches, numbers suggest Tar Heels' offense could be better

After setting numerous records in 2015, the North Carolina offense could be even better this season. Much better, according to UNC coach Larry Fedora, who felt like the Tar Heels left too many points on the field last season, despite finishing ninth nationally in scoring average at 40.7 points. “You realize how many points we left on the table last year?" Fedora asked. (Greensboro News & Record)

Robert Quinn gets excused to watch sister in Olympics

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn was excused from practice so he could watch his sister compete at the Summer Olympics in Rio. Quinn's sister is Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who took first in her heat in the opening round of the 100-meter hurdles on Tuesday. That automatically qualified her for the semifinals on Wednesday night. (NFL.com)

Cole Holcomb's trip from walk-on to starting LB

There were no college scholarship offers for Cole Holcomb, at least none worthy of remembrance years later. Throughout most of spring practice in 2015, Holcomb was still a little-known walk-on. Opportunities for significant playing time in practice remained scarce. That led to a second-string position a season ago, and now, a starting position entering the season. (NCAA.com)

Larry Fedora Live! Returns Aug. 23

Make plans to attend the Larry Fedora Live! radio show at Top of the Hill restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill. The show, featuring the head coach of the Tar Heels, student-athletes and play-by-play man Jones Angell will kick off another season on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The show starts at 7 p.m. and can be heard on GoHeels.com and on the Tar Heel Sports Radio Network. (GoHeels.com)

M.J. Stewart Named All-American by Pro Football Focus

Slot cornerback: M.J. Stewart, North Carolina: Stewart broke out last season, finishing with the nation’s sixth-best coverage grade while allowing opposing quarterbacks a passer rating of just 38.9 when targeting him. He’s a key cog in a North Carolina defense that returns a number of playmakers as they appear primed to make another run at the College Football Playoff. (Pro Football Focus)

Extra Points: Mind Games

Mitch Trubisky certainly has the arm—the power to nail Mack Hollins 60 yards down the field, the touch to dink it off to Ryan Switzer in the flat. He has the stature and the speed—6-3, 225-pound frame with an elusiveness that will surprise opponents this fall. But add the mental to the physical and you have the makings of an outstanding quarterback. (GoHeels.com)

Video: OL/OC Coach Chris Kapilovic Mic'd Up at Training Camp

Get a look inside the North Carolina offense like never before as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic gets mic'd up at Tar Heel training camp. View Video...

NFL threatens to suspend 4 players, including Julius Peppers, over PED probe spat

The NFL is still seeking an audience with the four linebackers it's investigating for an alleged link to performance-enhancing drugs. The league's latest message to James Harrison, Clay Matthews, Mike Neal and Julius Peppers came with an ominous and onerous threat: Answer our questions in the next 10 days, or start your suspension. (Associated Press)

Picking the best college football team in each state entering 2016

State pride is on the line across the nation every season and these teams are the ones with the upper hand as 2016 kicks into gear. North Carolina: North Carolina -- Coming off a school-record 11 wins with an offense that averaged more than 40 points per game, the Tar Heels have asserted themselves as the team to beat in the state. (CBS Sports)

Video: Gene Chizik Post-Scrimmage Interview

North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik discusses the Tar Heels' defense and their performance in Monday's intra-squad scrimmage in Kenan Stadium. View Video...

Larry Fedora Monday Post-Scrimmage Quotes

Larry Fedora on Monday morning's scrimmage: "The effort was there. It was obvious. They were flying around and there was some great hitting. There was some really, really, really good things out there today. Much improved over the first scrimmage --- on both sides of the ball. Still a lot of mistakes and a lot of things we got to get cleaned up." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Football Second Scrimmage Breakdown with Lee Pace & Taylor Vippolis

Lee Pace and Taylor Vippolis discuss big plays in the passing game which highlighted the second scrimmage of Tar Heel training camp. View Video...

UNC's ability against its kryptonite will be key to season opener

A win would be an upset -- No. 20 UNC faces No. 16 Georgia -- and a loss would be upsetting for the the reigning ACC Coastal Division champions, who are bitter about the end of last season. It's not a long shot to say North Carolina can win Sept. 3, but the Tar Heels have to turn what has been a weakness in openers to their advantage. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC football preview

Picks: Coastal - North Carolina. The Tar Heels are breaking in a new quarterback but have several key pieces back from an offense that averaged 40.7 points and 486.9 yards per game. That could again provide cover for a questionable defense, though its matchup with Miami and quarterback Brad Kaaya comes on the road Oct. 15. (Associated Press)

North Carolina's Defense Tested in Scrimmage

After 10 days of schematic install and recall, Larry Fedora’s coaching staff tested its roster during Monday’s scrimmage with situational football in the unrelenting August heat. While the heat index provided the physical challenges at Kenan Stadium, it was a variety of in-game scenarios intent on replicating live action that served to task the players’ mental wherewithal. (Inside Carolina)

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 Scoreboard
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William & Mary0
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FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET
Georgia Tech0
at Boston College0
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at Virginia Tech0
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at Pittsburgh0
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at Virginia0
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at North Carolina0
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at Duke0
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Florida A&M0
at Miami0
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at Auburn0
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Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
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Virginia Tech0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
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(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
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