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Malik Carney brings quickness and energy to UNC's defensive line

Malik Carney is a new name for North Carolina football. A redshirt sophomore, the 6-3, 230-pound defensive end has been getting first team reps as Dajaun Drennon continues to recover from a nagging injury. Carney played sparingly as a freshman, but will have an expanded role as a speed rush defensive end this season. (Carolina Blue)

Top College Football Coaches Ever: No. 80 Carl Snavely, No. 76 Jim Tatum

80. Carl Snavely An expert in the single-wing offense, Snavely had two successful stints at North Carolina but peaked in 1939, when he led Cornell to an 8-0 record. 76. Jim Tatum Tatum's career was tragically cut short, as he died suddenly after contracting a viral infection at age 46 in 1959, just three years after returning to coach his alma mater. (Sports on Earth)

Larry Fedora Tuesday Post-Practice Quotes

On sophomore middle linebacker Andre Smith's development from year one to year two: "Its a world of difference. He has played in every big game we have had. He was able to spell Jeff Schoettmer...and there was no drop off. So now what he is doing ---- instead of learning ---- he is taking over that leadership role at the linebacker spot. That is huge." (Carolina Blue)

Chansky’s Notebook: The Trench Fighter

When Bill Dooley took over Carolina football in 1967, he ran off about half of the squad he had inherited. Spring practice was more like boot camp, and those who survived it could stay around and play for the Tar Heels in the fall. Those who couldn’t cut it turned in their pads and spent their autumn Saturdays watching from the stands. (Chapelboro.com)

College Football's Top 40 Wide Receiver Groups for 2016

10. North Carolina: The Tar Heels return five of their top six receivers from last season, with Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer the headliners. Bug Howard, Jordan Fieulleteau and Austin Proehl should be capable targets. Additionally, Vanderbilt transfer Jordan Cunningham joins the mix at receiver, and tight end Brandon Fritts could have a breakout season. (Athlon Sports)

UNC Football: Early opponent preview Pittsburgh

Nine of Pitt's opponents finished last season with a winning record and eight of them made a bowl game. Pitt is playing seven home games but does have to travel to both ACC division winners this season. Pittsburgh will again be tough to score on, so another 8-4 record and a bowl game appears to be the most likely scenario. Best Player: RB James Conner. (Keeping It Heel)

Video: UNC Football - Bull in the Ring

Practice got physical during North Carolina's first full day in pads as the Tar Heels prepare for the season opener against Georgia on September 3 in Atlanta. View Video...

ICTV: Andre Smith Interview

Andre Smith played in all 14 games last season at UNC's Sam and Mike linebacker positions and tallied 53 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one interception and one pass breakup. In 2016 he steps into a starting role at middle linebacker. Smith shared his thoughts with Inside Carolina about training camp and the coming season. (Inside Carolina)

Gene Chizik on what makes a great defense

Defense has been the Achilles' heel for North Carolina in recent years, but the defense is improving thanks in large part to defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. At practice Tuesday, coach Chikiz lent a little insight into what makes a successful defense. "Great defense is not real rocket science," Chizik told reporters. "It’s everybody doing their job." (Carolina Blue)

For Pitt, ACC contention means finally beating UNC

Since Pitt joined the ACC in 2013, North Carolina has been the best team in the Coastal Division. The Tar Heels are 16-8 in the conference over that span, including 8-0 in 2015, when they averaged an ACC-best 42.5 points in conference games. The Panthers are 0-3 against the Tar Heels since becoming an ACC member. (Erie Times-News)

Bill Dooley remembered as the trench fighter who had a way with words

Bill Dooley's career coaching record was 162-125-5, with 10 bowl games in 26 seasons as a head coach. He coached Pro Football Hall of Famers Lawrence Taylor at North Carolina and Bruce Smith at Virginia Tech. He had a talent for winning everywhere he went — even, or especially, when he was charged with turning around a program. (Daily Press)

Video: Bill Dooley - Legendary ACC Football Coach Passes Away

Legendary football coach Bill Dooley left an indelible mark on the ACC, as he was head coach at North Carolina, Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. Dooley will be missed by many, including ACC Commissioner John Swofford, who played for Dooley. Join us in remembering one of the all-time greats. View Video...

Extra Points: The Dooley Chorus

Bill Dooley’s results spoke for themselves. He won ACC titles in 1971 and ‘72 and his team shared the league title with Clemson in 1977. He won with defense, a sound kicking game and a run-oriented ground attack that used just enough play-action passing to keep a defense honest. “Bill Dooley changed the face of ACC football,” former Virginia Coach Don Lawrence added. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Football 2016 Position Breakdowns - Quarterbacks

North Carolina assistant coach Keith Heckendorf discusses the Tar Heels who will be under center at quarterback in the coming season. View Video...

Mack Hollins uses personality to fill holes in UNC leadership

Watching (and hearing) practice makes it clear why running back Elijah Hood says receiver Mack Hollins has taken the place of "animated," quarterback Marquise Williams as one of UNC's biggest vocal encouragers. “I’ve always been loud – I guess people couldn’t hear me as well because (Marquise Williams) was so loud,” Hollins said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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

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ACC Football Scoreboard
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Georgia Tech0
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ACC Football Standings
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Virginia Tech0-00-0
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(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
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