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Ryan Switzer headlines Tar Heel All-ACC football picks

North Carolina had six players selected to All-ACC football teams. The conference released the selections, voted on by the 14 head coaches, on Thursday afternoon. Four Tar Heels earned Honorable Mention recognition. Senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer was voted to First Team All-ACC as a receiver but also made the Third Team as a punt returner. (Carolina Blue)

What NFL Draft experts are saying about QB Mitch Trubisky

"There's really only one guy right now (as a potential first-rounder), and he might not even enter the draft. That's North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky," Mel Kiper Jr. said in a recent ESPN Q&A. "Trubisky has thrown 28 touchdown passes to only four interceptions, but he's still green — with another year of seasoning, he could be the No. 1 pick in the 2018 draft." (Carolina Blue)

The ACC's top 10 football games of 2016

3. Oct. 1: North Carolina 37, Florida State 35; UNC jumped to an early 21-0 lead but FSU scored 21 fourth-quarter points en route to a 35-34 lead with 23 seconds left. No one would have felt worse than Nick Weiler, who had his previous extra point blocked. But the Heels kicker redeemed himself with a 54-yard buzzer-beater, ending the nation’s longest home winning streak. (ESPN.com)

UNC vs. Stanford an exciting pairing for Sun Bowl

The Hyundai Sun Bowl has put together a compelling match-up for this year’s Dec. 30 game, pitting Stanford of the Pacific 13 conference against the University of North Carolina of the Atlantic Coast Conference. (El Paso Times)

UNC Football Has Four Players Named to AP All-ACC Second Team

The Associated Press released its own version of the All-ACC football teams on Monday, selecting four Tar Heels as part of its Second Team. Wide receiver Ryan Switzer was named as part of the offensive selections, joining right tackle Jon Heck and center Lucas Crowley. T.J. Logan earned his spot on the All-ACC Second Team as an “all-purpose player”. (Chapelboro.com)

Ranking the ACC's bowl schedule

4. Sun Bowl (Dec. 30, El Paso, Texas): No. 18 Stanford vs. North Carolina; Stanford is on a quiet quest for 10 wins. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, are like Louisville in the sense that a promising season ended with a pair of disappointing late-season defeats. UNC also needs a better bowl showing than 2015, when Baylor rushed for 645 yards on it. (ESPN.com)

Stanford's Christian McCaffrey will play last college game vs. UNC in Sun Bowl

"After three incredible years at Stanford, I've decided the time is right to enter the NFL Draft. Since I was 6 years old, I've wanted to play in the NFL. It's been on every list of goals that I've ever written. Now, it's time to take that step. There's nothing more I can put on film. The opportunity is right in front of me. Simply put, this is the best time to live out my dream." (Stanford Athletics)

Julius Peppers unsure if he'll retire at season's end

Julius Peppers has played football most his life, been in the spotlight almost as long, and doesn’t know what it would be like without practice and games, workouts and meetings, an opponent to always chase. Peppers acknowledged that time could be coming, though he’s unsure. After his 15th NFL season ends, he’ll retreat to his Miami home and make a decision. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Denver Broncos work out T.J. Yates

The list of 12 players the Broncos worked out Tuesday included quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree. The Broncos could just be looking at options for down the road or emergency situations, but the team having two quarterbacks in is notable because starting quarterback Trevor Siemian missed last week’s win at Jacksonville with a sprained left foot. (NBC Sports)

Jonathan Cooper hopes to rewrite story of his career starting this week

It's been a year of instability for former first round pick Jonathan Cooper, selected No. 7 overall by the Arizona Cardinals in 2013 out of North Carolina. He broke his leg and was placed on injured reserve before his rookie season even began and, from there, his career hasn't followed the arc of a Top 10 pick. Now he's likely the next man up for the Browns this Sunday. (Cleveland.com)

2016 Sun Bowl, North Carolina vs. Stanford: Date, time, location and everything to know

The Sun Bowl is one of the longest-running bowl games in college football history, dating all the way back to 1935, the same year that the Orange and Sugar Bowl began operation. Those two New Year’s Six bowls, though, have left the Sun Bowl in their wake in terms of prestige and history — but that doesn’t mean the 2016 Sun Bowl won’t be fun. (SB Nation)

Athlon's North Carolina Football 2016 Team Awards

Offensive MVP: Mitch Trubisky, QB; The junior stepped in this season and exceeded all expectations by completing 281-of-408 passes (68.9 percent) for 3,468 yards and 28 touchdowns to just four interceptions. Those around the program expected Trubisky to be capable, but it's hard to imagine anyone predicting the type of success he eventually had. (Athlon Sports)

Larry Fedora on the lack of an early football signing period

College basketball has an early signing period in November. Players can also commit and sign in the spring. UNC basketball has four 2017 prospects already signed and are waiting on a few prospects to commit and sign in February or the spring. CarolinaBlue asked UNC head coach Larry Fedora about the topic after a practice media availability in November. (Carolina Blue)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Joel Berry's Injury, Sun Bowl

The latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast is as jam-packed as usual, this time with discussion of the UNC football team's bid to the Sun Bowl and analysis of the potential impact of Joel Berry II's sprained ankle. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Jones Angell and Adam Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Ranking all 40 college football bowl games for 2016-17

12. Sun Bowl -- North Carolina Tar Heels vs. No. 18 Stanford Cardinal: Remember what Baylor did to North Carolina's run defense in the bowl game last season? Well, now that same run defense gets to go against the Stanford offensive line and Christian McCaffery. We could see one heckuva show here because the Tar Heels' offense is rather potent itself. (CBS Sports)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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