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'Pretty Boy Assassin' Mitch Trubisky impressing Bears with his composure

The Bears will look to build on their Week 6 overtime upset of the Ravens when they play host to the Panthers on Sunday at Soldier Field. Can Mitch Trubisky continue showing growth against another talented defense? After making his first road start and salvaging his first NFL victory Sunday, Trubisky should have added confidence as he welcomes the Panthers to Soldier Field. (Chicago Tribune)

UNC vs. Virginia Tech - Player of the Game: Dogs

Against Virginia Tech, literally nothing went right for North Carolina. You’ve heard people say “the score wasn’t an accurate representation of what happened.” In this case, the 59-7 score was absolutely exactly what happened. It was all bad. The offense got absolutely nothing going and gave up two VT defensive touchdowns. You know what’s not bad? Dogs. (Tar Heel Blog)

Beyond the Good, Bad & Ugly Report: Virginia Tech

As someone who used to coach, I understand Larry Fedora’s frustration. You try to put your players in the best position to win and when you press button after button and nothing happens, there’s not a lot you can do. Fedora took some heat for his comments that he wouldn’t change anything going forward but I think what he meant is the process is good and there’s no need to radically change what you do each week. (Old North Blog)

Jason Brown’s Journey From Football to Farming

Former UNC football player Jason Brown, one of the highest-paid centers in the NFL, walked away from football at the peak of his career. His new life on a farm in Louisburg, just 30 minutes from where he grew up, was much harder, and happier, than he ever thought possible. Jason’s working harder than he ever has, but he goes to bed with a peace of mind he’s never had before (Our State Magazine)

Cardinals RB T.J. Logan has cast removed, return from IR could come soon

The Arizona Cardinals could get a boost to the return game in the coming weeks if all goes well. Rookie running back T.J. Logan, who had surgery to repair a dislocated wrist suffered in the team’s first preseason game, could be back soon. Logan’s cast is off. Logan, in less than one preseason, showed the potential to be an electrifying kick and punt returner. (USA Today)

In his 16th season, Panthers' Julius Peppers still producing at a high level

The sequence was all too familiar. Julius Peppers bursting past a helpless offensive tackle, turning the corner with eye-catching athleticism and barreling down on a quarterback who didn't see him coming. When the hit came, the ball popped free. Strip-sack. Turnover. Same old, same old. This was just last week, during Peppers' most recent game against the Eagles. (Chicago Tribune)

How to watch Tar Heels in the NFL: Week 7

Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears (CBS): This matchup will leave many Tar Heel fans conflicted as Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky will take on the Carolina Panthers, the hometown NFL team of Trubisky’s alma mater. Kicker Connor Barth is also a Bear. On the other side, Julius Peppers will try to move up on the all-time sack list, which he would do with a sack Sunday. (Tar Heel Blog)

Trubisky will try to avoid Peppers as Bears host Panthers

Chicago Bears coach John Fox knows exactly how tough it is for offensive linemen to block Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers. After all, Fox coached Peppers as a superstar rookie out of North Carolina. “You don’t get very many athletes like that who come along,” Fox said to reporters this week as he prepared to face his former player. (FOX Sports)

Larry Fedora Post-Virginia Tech Quotes

Where do you go from here? Larry Fedora: “You go back and you do the same thing you do every week. You don’t change. You’ve got a sound philosophy that you believe in and you continue to work and keep getting your kids to believe. That’s all you do. We need to take care of the ball on offense. We can’t give up big plays in our kicking game. We can’t give up catastrophics on defense.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Players Post-Virginia Tech Locker Room Interviews

Several North Carolina football players met with the media following the Tar Heels' 59-7 loss at No. 14 Virginia Tech on Saturday at Lane Stadium. Here is what quarterback Chazz Surratt, defensive lineman Dajuan Drennon, and running back Jordon Brown had to say: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Virginia Tech Press Conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks with the media following the Tar Heels' 59-7 loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday in Blacksburg. View Video...

No. 14 Virginia Tech Hammers UNC Football, Hands Tar Heels Worst Loss of Fedora Era

The North Carolina football team allowed No. 14 Virginia Tech to reel off 52 consecutive points on the way to a 59-7 win. The last time UNC played a game at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, it was 2015 and the Tar Heels were clinching their first ACC Coastal Division title while handing longtime Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer a loss in his final home game. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC football fans should show patience with Larry Fedora

One poor season does not make a poor coach. Larry Fedora walked into a hot mess at UNC and made the best of it. Fedora has a track record of winning, and 2017 will only be the second losing season in his 10-years as a head coach. Swallow the bitter pill, Tar Heel fans, and give your coach a chance to restock this roster and bring the team back to being a winner. (FanSided)

Lucas: Rapid Reactions - UNC vs. Virginia Tech

UNC's 59-7 defeat was the biggest losing margin of the Larry Fedora era. It was the biggest UNC defeat since a 52-point home loss to Maryland in 2002, and tied for the fourth-largest margin of defeat in Carolina history. "From the very beginning, we couldn't get anything going," Fedora told Jones Angell. "The defense hung in there for a while but eventually got overran." (GoHeels.com)

Jackson, No. 14 Virginia Tech rout North Carolina 59-7

Josh Jackson threw three touchdown passes and No. 14 Virginia Tech scored on fumble, interception and punt returns to rout North Carolina 59-7 on Saturday. Jackson passed for 132 yards and the Hokies (6-1, 2-1 ACC) dominated in sending the Tar Heels (1-7, 0-5) to their fifth straight loss. Off last week, Virginia Tech looked rested and focused and played that way. (Associated Press)

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at Pittsburgh0
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(2) Miami7-010-0
(24) Virginia Tech4-38-3
Georgia Tech4-45-5
North Carolina1-63-8

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(4) Clemson7-110-1
NC State5-27-4
Wake Forest4-37-4
Boston College3-46-5
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