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Fedora, UNC players react to new paint job on Victory Bell

The Victory Bell, the "trophy" for the winner of the North Carolina vs. Duke football game, is supposed to be painted the color of the team that won it the past season. UNC beat Duke last season, so the bell should be Carolina blue, right? Wrong. On Monday the Victory Bell was front and center at practice. It was painted half Carolina blue and half Duke Blue. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Fedora, Switzer, and Trubisky discuss Duke showdown

Hear from North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora as well as Mitch Trubisky and Ryan Switzer about the upcoming Thursday night showdown with Duke in Durham. View Video...

No. 15 UNC, Duke adjust to short turnaround for rivalry game

The latest renewal of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry has an added challenge this year: a short turnaround. The No. 15 Tar Heels and Blue Devils meet Thursday night, five days after playing Atlantic Coast Conference home games. That means less time for players to recover physically while both teams cram more prep work into a compressed schedule. (Associated Press)

UNC's Dajaun Drennon Back Again

When UNC’s defensive line split off for position drills during pregame warmups on Saturday, it was junior defensive end Dajaun Drennon that entered the circle of bodies to provide a fiery message prior to kickoff against Georgia Tech. It’s been a long season of rehab and recovery for the two-year starter, and he’s finally back to full health for the Tar Heels’ stretch run. (Inside Carolina)

Elijah Hood, UNC offense peaking at perfect time

Elijah Hood has been rational about his health, noting that he had to accept the reality of being less than his best because of the contact he absorbs. While annoyed by the situation at times, he tried to be patient and trust the rehabilitation process. He felt his body improve a week ago. After his first cut against Georgia Tech, he knew: OK, this is a good thing. (ESPN.com)

ESPN ACC Football Week 10 Power Rankings

4. North Carolina. What might have been if the Tar Heels didn’t have to play their most important game of the season in a hurricane? The offense continues to click with Mitch Trubisky and Elijah Hood, and the defense has emerged as a solid unit. Teams are averaging just 15.6 points against North Carolina in its last three games. (ESPN.com)

Lucas Crowley Named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week

Lucas Crowley led an offensive line that helped pave the way for North Carolina to rush for a season-high 283 yards and post a season-high 636 total yards of offense in Saturday’s 48-20 win over Coastal Division opponent Georgia Tech. Crowley graded out at 91 percent, had nine knockdown blocks and did not allow a hit on the quarterback in the Tar Heels’ victory (The ACC)

NC coaching class valedictorian becoming obvious

Larry Fedora, UNC, A: With the Tar Heels’ 48-20 rout of Georgia Tech, Fedora grabs a third straight ace, all against ACC Coastal Division rivals – Miami, Virginia and the Yellow Jackets. It’s been an impressive about-face since the loss to Virginia Tech on Oct. 8 in Chapel Hill, enough to make UNC an 11-point favorite at Duke in the Thursday ESPN game this week. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Mitch Trubisky's Stock is Soaring

If college players were stocks, buying a few shares of Mitch Trubisky after the Georgia game would have been the money play. The 24-for-40, 156-yard, zero touchdown pass performance against the Bulldogs wasn't a good indicator of how good Mitch could be. Since (let's turn a blind eye to the Virginia Tech hurricane game), Trubisky has been on fire. (Carolina Blue)

Five With Fedora: Georgia Tech Game

You said your team is playing its best football right now. What are they doing so well in your mind? Larry Fedora: "First of all, all phases are clicking right now. Our defense has only allowed around 15 points a game over the last few weeks which is just really solid. The way we play when the defense limits the scoring like this really makes us hard to beat." (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: A New Maye Breaks In

My biggest takeaway from the basketball warm-up was Luke Maye’s retooled body and outstanding play in the one-sided practice game against UNC-Pembroke; and how his father, Mark Maye, was in the news Saturday after Mitch Trubisky equaled or broke some of his 30-year-old passing records at Kenan Stadium, as the Heels beat the Jackets a third straight time. (Chapelboro.com)

Blue Devils turn focus to Tar Heels

Trying to move past a second three-point loss in a row shouldn’t be a problem for Duke. There’s little time to dwell on the past with No. 15 North Carolina’s visit approaching. “The week is over,” Duke linebacker Joe Giles-Harris said after Saturday’s loss to Virginia Tech. “On to a new week.” The future includes Thursday night’s matchup with the Tar Heels. (Burlington Times News)

Extra Points: The Eyes Have It

Two snippets from the sidelines late in the first quarter Saturday provide a salient and crystal-clear window into the challenges and mindset of the Carolina coaches on both sides of the football. The Tar Heels pounded old nemesis Georgia Tech 48-20 on a sparkling homecoming afternoon behind a balanced effort that included magisterial offense. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football Making the Climb

With three weeks remaining in the regular season and the Tar Heels still in contention for the ACC Championship Game, it’s tempting to write that Larry Fedora’s bunch is peaking. That being said, his Tar Heels dismissed questions suggesting they have reached their potential. “I think we’re getting better each week,” Mitch Trubisky said. “I think we’re still hungry.” (Inside Carolina)

UNC football climbs to No. 15 in AP poll; Clemson, Louisville stay put

With a dominating 48-20 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina moved up to No. 15 nationally in the updated Associated Press College Football Poll released Sunday. UNC was ranked 18th a week ago. Other Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the top 25 include Clemson (3), Louisville (5), Virginia Tech (18) and Florida State (20). (WRAL Sports Fan)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
Fri, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Stanford
Fri, Dec 30, 2:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Clemson42
at Virginia Tech35
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) Virginia Tech6-39-4
North Carolina5-38-4
Miami5-38-4
(23) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson8-112-1
(13) Louisville7-19-3
(11) Florida State5-39-3
NC State3-56-6
Wake Forest3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-66-6

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