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UNC players notice empty seats

Tar Heel junior wide receiver Bug Howard sent a tweet out on Tuesday morning that spread like wildfire through social media. As of 2:58 PM on Tuesday the tweet had 324 retweets. The tweet is in reference to the low UNC fan turnout during Saturday's 48-14 clobbering of Illinois. There were also plenty of empty seats f (Carolina Blue)

Video: Switzer's "Dead Fish" TD celebration

Following his second half punt return touchdown on Saturday against Illinois, Ryan Switzer did an interesting celebration. He jumped in the air, moved his body horizontally, and fell to the ground untouched. "I call it the dead fish," Switzer said after the 48-14 win. "I tried to jump and have people catch me and no one caught me so I probably won't be doing that again." (Carolina Blue)

Elijah Hood: "You could drive a truck through that hole"

Elijah Hood came into the season as UNC's starting running back. It's clear the the 6-foot-0, 220-pound Charlotte native is "the guy" for UNC this season. On Saturday he rushed 16 times for 130 yards, an 8.1 yards per carry average, and one touchdown. In three games, Hood has 45 carries for 323 yards. That is 7.2 yards per carry and a 107.7 per game average. (Carolina Blue)

My Carolina Experience: E.J. Wilson

Every tale of triumph features a protagonist that has to use their strengths to overcome their obstacles; E.J. Wilson’s is one of those. Hailing from the small town of Emporia, Va., the eventual NFL defensive end went to a high school that wasn’t very good at football. They were, however, great at basketball and as such the two-sport athlete used that to his advantage. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Ryan Switzer's Top 3 Plays vs. Illinois

North Carolina WR Ryan Switzer was once again dynamite in all facets of the game for the Tar Heels in their win over Illinois. Switzer's sticky hands and sweet feet got him to the end zone twice with a 34-yard touchdown catch and a phenomenal 85-yard punt return: View Video...

No Looking Ahead For Fedora, Tar Heels

The Georgia Tech game is more than a week away, and the Tar Heels have an opponent to deal with in between. But with Delaware an FCS member and not expected to challenge the Tar Heels this Saturday at Kenan Stadium, human nature suggests there might be a temptation for the coaching staff to insert some Georgia Tech prep into this week's work to get a jump-start on readying to take on the unique Yellow Jackets. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC football prepares for Delaware with Georgia Tech looming

One game at a time. It’s one of the oldest sports mantras. Look beyond a weaker opponent, and they just might make you pay.But North Carolina has undermined that rule to a degree. After thrashing Illinois 48-14 on Saturday, UNC faces Football Championship Subdivision opponent Delaware on Saturday in its final nonconference matchup of the season. But beyond Delaware looms No. 20 Georgia Tech with its lethal triple-option offense. (Daily Tar Heel)

Bug Howard Has an Idea to Boost Attendance

Yeah, this should go well not to mention be tossed around by a certain group of red clad rival fans. Probably the more telling aspect of this tweet is the players noticing the poor attendance and making some noise about it. It certainly sucks for them to play in front of empty seats and I can't imagine it does much for recruiting either. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Colts induct Jeff Saturday into Ring of Honor

Former Colts center Jeff Saturday was inducted into the team's "Ring of Honor" Monday night. The six-time Pro Bowler played 13 seasons for the Colts, including during the team's Super Bowl win. Saturday's return to Indianapolis for the ceremony proved an emotional one as his name joined Marvin Harrison, Tony Dungy and others as a permanent fixture in Lucas Oil Stadium. (The Indy Channel)

Small crowds raise attendance questions for UNC football

Anyone who watched North Carolina dominate Illinois on ESPN2 Saturday probably noticed one thing: a stunningly small crowd at Kenan Stadium. The Tar Heels posted a 48-14 drubbing of the Illini, the largest margin of victory over a team from a top five conference since 2010. Carolina beat Virginia 44-10 Oct. 16, 2010. (WNCN)

Giovani Bernard inspired by playoff fumble against Chargers

The same feelings of shame and anger that bubbled inside him during a Cincinnati Bengals playoff game nearly two years ago clouded Giovani Bernard's mind at times last week. But when they did this time around, they served as game-week motivation as he prepared for a grudge match against the team that took advantage of one of his biggest career miscues, turning it into a momentum-turning instant in a playoff win that should have been his team's. (ESPN.com)

Video: Colts Alums Thrilled For Jeff Saturday Honor

The Indianapolis Colts celebrate Homecoming Weekend as Jeff Saturday is inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor on Monday night. Alumni gathered at the Colts Complex for a special reception on Sunday night to talk football and tell old stories. One of the topics of discussion was Jeff Saturday and the legacy he leaves on the franchise as he receives this honor. (Indianapolis Colts)

Vikings corner Jabari Price back from suspension

Jabari Price suspected it would be tough to watch the Vikings play during his two-game suspension, and it was. The Minnesota cornerback was reinstated to the 53-man roster Monday after being suspended for violating the NFL's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. "Very tough," he said. "I never in my life had to sit out a game because of disciplinary action. That will never happen again." (St. Paul Pioneer Press)

Weekly Report Card: Illinois

Carolina submitted an excellent performance at home on Saturday with a 48-14 blowout win over Illinois. UNC did well in almost every facet of the game with their only weakness being the lack of a pass rush. The Heels will face stiffer opposition in conference play, but this game was an encouraging performance. On to the Grades: (Tar Heel Blog)

Kick-starting confidence has UNC’s Weiler on target

Without his mind and body right last season, Nick Weiler’s strong right leg was like a Ferrari that couldn’t kick into a higher gear. How can a kicker who was unable to make a field-goal attempt beyond 23 yards a year ago make all five attempts this year, all at least 32 yards long, including two 48-yarders and a 47-yarder? He’s gone from a kicker who couldn’t keep his starting job a year ago to one of the nation’s best so far this season. (Raleigh & Company)

Football Schedule at a Glance
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North Carolina: 38
Georgia Tech: 31
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Wake Forest
Sat, Oct 17, 7:00 ET RSN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia
Sat, Oct 24, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Oct 29, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

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