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Video: Larry Fedora Pre-Louisville Press Conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora addresses the media on Monday following the Tar Heels' loss to Cal over the weekend and discusses UNC's upcoming opponent, Louisville. View Video...

Michael Jordan Named UNC Honorary Captain vs. Louisville

Michael Jordan will return to UNC on Saturday to serve as the football team's honorary captain against Louisville. The Tar Heels also plan to honor the 2017 men's basketball national championship team. Players and coaches will receive their championship rings at halftime. Jordan last visited UNC in March to announce UNC Football's partnership with Jordan Brand. (Sports Illustrated)

Three things we learned from UNC’s loss to Cal

After Saturday it is blatantly obvious that if UNC is to get a win in an opening game that doesn’t involve an ACC team, it’s a happy coincidence. The offense wasn’t that complicated, the quarterbacks were continuously rotated which didn’t allow one to get into a rhythm, and the one real shining star on offense, Michael Carter, got only two touches in the 2nd half. (Tar Heel Blog)

A flock of flunking grades for Triangle college coaches in Week 1

Larry Fedora, UNC, F: It was a dreadful opener for the Tar Heel defense, which got completely picked apart by Ross Bowers in a 35-30 California win at Chapel Hill. But worse, the turning point was a senseless late hit to Bowers’ helmet by defensive tackle Jalen Dalton with Carolina up 17-7 in the second half. Dalton got ejected. Bowers and his offense came to life. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Five With Fedora - Sept. 4

After watching the game film, what players or parts of the game plan were better than you initially thought? Larry Fedora: "I think Chazz Surratt played better than I thought he did after breaking down the film. He made really good decisions according to what he saw and that's not always something you can tell from your position on the field during the game." (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: No QB Controversy, Please!

In summing up the opener, Carolina’s defense was not as good as advertised and the offense showed promise with Chazz Surratt and freshman Michael Carter, who ran for 94 yards and two touchdowns. But it does not need a quarterback controversy. He very well could be UNC’s man under center for four years. After one game, at least, it looks like a no brainer. (Chapelboro.com)

George "Snuffy" Stirnweiss: The UNC quarterback who had a 10-year MLB career

North Carolina has their own dual football/baseball star in their history. George “Snuffy” Stirnweiss only played one of them professionally. It was arguably the one he was worse at. Stirnweiss was born in New York City. He attended Fordham Prep, where he was a three-sport star, also having a solid high school basketball career. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chargers' Tre Boston wins starting safety job

Tre Boston, following the release of Dwight Lowery, has won the starting job at free safety for the Los Angeles Chargers, Eric Williams of ESPN.com reports. Boston seemingly proved his talents enough in training camp and preseason to earn the job. Last season with the Panthers, Boston recorded 53 tackles and two interceptions. (CBS Sports)

Donnie Miles Challenges UNC in Postgame Locker Room Speech

Following Saturday's final whistle, the North Carolina football team went through the motions of lining up to face the student section, singing the alma mater, and shuffling into the tunnel and into the locker room. But once in the locker room the emotions from the moment began to unfold. As the team walked in, UNC senior safety Donnie Miles addressed the group. (Inside Carolina)

UNC freshman Michael Carter makes quick impression with explosive running

There wasn’t much to see from Michael Carter’s spring scrimmage performance — 31 yards on nine carries — to suggest that he would make an immediate impact in 2017. That changed dramatically with a 47-yard first half run from the 5-9, 159-pound tailback. It showed power and the speed that will make him a force for at least three seasons for the Tar Heels. (Raleigh & Company)

Cal Loss Highlights Challenges to Come for UNC

The phrase “rebuilding year” comes with a negative connotation. Coaches avoid the label because it suggests a downward trajectory or at best a decline in production, while fans loathe it due to its implied losses. It’s just a phrase, and although various interpretations can be mined from its two words, the intent is to temper expectations due to specific circumstances. (Inside Carolina)

Extra Points: Origins

Michael Carter, playing his first college football game, averaged 8.5 yards a carry, once streaking the sideline for 47 yards and later sailing to the end zone pylon for a touchdown. He joined Jordon Brown at tailback and freshman quarterback Chazz Surratt to combine for 214 yards rushing and nearly five yards a pop in the first meaningful action for each of them. (GoHeels.com)

Mistakes Costly In Opening Loss

Throughout this offseason, one in which the UNC football team faced a great deal of scrutiny following multiple offensive departures, its defense embraced the opportunity of being more relied on. Both units made errors in Saturday's loss against California at Kenan Stadium. But it was the defense's blunders that stood out in a third consecutive season-opening defeat. (GoHeels.com)

The Good, Bad, & Ugly Report: UNC vs. Cal

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: UNC loses to a Power 5 opponent in a season opener; UNC starts the season 0-1; UNC can’t settle on a quarterback; UNC gives up huge 3rd down plays; UNC has a hot running back that mysteriously doesn’t touch the ball; UNC has offensive line issues; UNC makes an undisciplined, boneheaded play that costs the team big. (Old North Blog)

Despite Loss to Cal, UNC Finds Bright Spot With Freshman RB Michael Carter

Following UNC’s loss to California in its 2017 season opener, it’s safe to say the Tar Heel offense is a work in progress. However, there was at least one player who stepped up to the challenge of replacing a star–true freshman Michael Carter. Wearing T.J. Logan’s old number eight jersey, Carter dazzled fans with his speed and quickness–much like Logan used to do. (Chapelboro.com)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 53
Old Dominion: 23
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UNC vs. Duke
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UNC vs. Notre Dame
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Friday 8:00 PM

NC State0
at #11 Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Kent State0
at #20 Louisville0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Old Dominion0
at #13 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 2:00 PM

Boston College0
at #2 Clemson0
Saturday 3:30 PM

at #14 Miami0
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Virginia Tech0-03-0
(14) Miami0-01-0
Georgia Tech0-01-1
North Carolina0-11-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson1-03-0
Wake Forest1-03-0
(19) Louisville1-12-1
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-00-1
Boston College0-11-2

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