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Clean it up, Larry: Discipline costs Tar Heels games

There are plays and penalties that went the Tar Heels’ way that are just as crucial as those that didn’t. Larry Fedora can’t control what the other team does from a discipline standpoint, but he can influence his own. There have been far too many costly discipline penalties. A team can’t take the next step toward relevance if it keeps shooting itself in the foot. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Jordon Brown Featured as UNC's Receiving Back

UNC sophomore Jordon Brown started the game against Cal, but freshman Michael Carter played his fair share. Both running backs put up impressive performances. Carter led the way on the ground with 94 yards on 11 carries and two touchdowns. Brown ran the ball 13 times for 54 yards and actually led the team in receptions. He caught nine balls for 53 yards. (Inside Carolina)

Why the Bears' conservative plan for Mitch Trubisky is working

Mitch Trubisky will shift to the background now that the games count, out of the spotlight on game days. This simply is part of Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace's plan for the organization to deliberately and conservatively develop the second-overall pick. So what should we expect from Trubisky in the weeks ahead? What should Bears fans hope to see? (Chicago Tribune)

UNC players from Florida keep an eye on Hurricane Irma

As if preparing this week for the formidable task of taking on the No. 17 Louisville Cardinals and reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson wasn't enough, two UNC defenders are thinking about something a little more personal, too. Tar Heels linebacker Andre Smith and safety Donnie Miles are focusing on the task at hand, while thinking about family in Florida. (ABC 11)

UNC linebacker Andre Smith on Louisville's Lamar Jackson: He's not going to beat us

UNC linebacker Andre Smith, unfiltered: “We definitely don't want it to be the Lamar Jackson show. So if he's able to beat us with his arm, then – well, he's not going to beat us at all. I take that back. He's not going to beat us. We're just going to stop anything that he tries to do. He's not going to be able to run on us, we have everything solidified with that, and we'll cover downfield." (Charlotte Observer)

Larry Fedora Discusses Moving On From Cal & Preparing For Lamar Jackson

A lot of questions were about Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, who won the Heisman Trophy a year ago. Jackson is supremely athletic but can also pass well. He accounted for 92.6 percent of Louisville’s total yards in its win this past weekend over Purdue. So how can UNC try to prepare for perhaps the best athlete in the nation who is also a skilled overall quarterback? (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Carolina To Implement Clear Bag Policy At Kenan Stadium

The UNC Department of Athletics is implementing a clear bag policy at Kenan Stadium for the 2017 football season. The new policy will reduce wait times for fans entering the stadium and put UNC in line with most college and professional venues in terms of fan safety measures. UNC Athletics encourages fans to leave all bags at home, but the following items will be allowed: (GoHeels.com)

Chazz Surratt Operating With A Purpose

As competitive as the quarterback battle has been at UNC over the last five weeks, Chazz Surratt’s greatest competition is himself, as in satisfying an insatiable desire to be perfect, to win all the time. And it’s not the kind of drive devoid of reality, he meticulously thinks this stuff through, and his maturity and confidence are simply unique for a just-turned 20-year-old. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks with the media after practice on Wednesday ahead of the Tar Heels' game against Louisville on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. Read More...

Larry Fedora explains how North Carolina plans to stop Heisman winner Lamar Jackson

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson did his best to thwart Purdue’s Week 1 upset bid, accounting for 485 yards of total offense and 2 touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 35-28 win. Next up for No. 16 Louisville is a Week 2 road game at North Carolina. On Wednesday, UNC coach Larry Fedora was asked about trying to stop the reigning Heisman Trophy winner. (DieHards.com)

Louisville Cardinals vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

UNC looks nowhere near the type of ACC contender it has been in recent years, but has the talent to pull off an upset here or there. This could be one of those times, but Lamar Jackson should be the difference. You likely won't see a blowout, but the Cardinals are the better team and should take care of business in Chapel Hill. Prediction: Louisville 38, North Carolina 24 (Athlon Sports)

Coach Kap On O-Line's Play, Chemistry & Cam Dillard Defending Teammates

The incident in the end zone late in the game wasn’t a pretty scene, but Cam Dillard ran over and got involved, protecting his teammates. “He can’t do that,” Kapilovic said. “You can’t go over there and pick people off piles." But, it had to be a positive that a new player, whom most of the team probably still doesn’t know very well, stood up for his teammates as Dillard did. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Sizing up Surratt: Tar Heels QB gives encouraging assessment of debut

It sure was a new twist for Chazz Surratt, playing on a different day of the week and not certain how much he would play. And even appreciating taking a good hit. So the North Carolina redshirt freshman said he benefited enough from his collegiate debut that he’s comfortable forging into the next assignment. “I gained a lot of confidence,” Surratt said. (Burlington Times News)

Tar Heels Seeking More Explosive Plays

North Carolina’s offense averaged 4.9 yards per play, paltry by Larry Fedora standards, in last weekend’s loss to California. A more aggressive approach may be required against No. 17 Louisville’s veteran defense on Saturday. The 4.9 yards per play is UNC’s lowest efficiency mark – not including last season’s Hurricane Matthew game - since November 2014. (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky named No. 2 QB for Chicago Bears

Mitch Trubisky continues to climb the Chicago Bears' quarterback depth chart. After spending the preseason as the team's No. 3 quarterback, coach John Fox announced Wednesday the rookie finally overtook Mark Sanchez for the backup gig. "He earned that spot," Fox said of Trubisky. "Everyone was impressed how fast he picked things up." (NFL.com)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 17
Duke: 27
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UNC vs. Notre Dame
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UNC vs. Virginia
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ACC Football Scoreboard
at Boise State23

NC State27
at #11 Florida State21

Kent State3
at #20 Louisville42

at Georgia Tech35

Old Dominion0
at #13 Virginia Tech38

Boston College7
at #2 Clemson34

at #14 Miami52

Wake Forest20
at Appalachian State19

at North Carolina17

at #23 LSU35

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
Georgia Tech1-02-1
(13) Virginia Tech0-04-0
(14) Miami0-02-0
North Carolina0-21-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson2-04-0
Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State1-03-1
(19) Louisville1-13-1
(12) Florida State0-10-2
Boston College0-21-3

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