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Tar Heels Seeking Win No. 12

No. 10 North Carolina has racked up a bevy of records in 2015, ranging from a program-best 11-game winning streak to Marquise Williams becoming the first Tar Heel to eclipse 10,000 total yards of offense. One particular mark remains in reach as UNC (11-2) prepares for its matchup with No. 17 Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl, and it’s likely the biggest of all: a 12th win. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Gene Chizik Pre-Baylor Interview

UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik discusses practices before the bowl game, the similarities of Baylor's offense to Carolina's & the challenges of facing a spread offense after practice on December 17, 2015. View Video...

Hakeem Nicks gets (final?) chance with N.Y. Giants

Former Independence and North Carolina standout receiver Hakeem Nicks is back with his old NFL team – and perhaps on his last stop in the league. Nicks signed with the New York Giants last month after being out of the league since the start of the regular season. In 2011 he had his second consecutive 1,000-yard receiving season. By 2015, few would touch him. (Charlotte Observer)

Baylor QB Jarrett Stidham healing as expected, not ruled out for Russell Athletic Bowl

Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham is healing as expected, according to an official in Baylor athletics. The true freshman has not been ruled out for Baylor's matchup with North Carolina in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29. Stidham underwent a CT scan on Monday, which showed his fractured leg bone is healing and he can progress through rehab. There is still no timeline for his return. (Dallas Morning News)

Turner Named First-Team All-America By Phil Steele

North Carolina senior guard Landon Turner was named a first-team All-America by Phil Steele and 10 Tar Heels were named to his All-ACC team. Earning first-team all-conference honors were Turner, running back Elijah Hood and punt returner Ryan Switzer. Selected to the second team were quarterback Marquise Williams, offensive tackle Jon Heck and cornerback M.J. Stewart. (GoHeels.com)

My Carolina Experience: Nick Weiler

In a world driven by the instant gratification we have been programmed to expect, it can be easy to forget the actual standard it takes to achieve your dreams. For a moment in his freshmen year, that is exactly what happened to Nick Weiler. “I lost football for the season because of a foolish decision. That experience made my appreciation for Carolina and its opportunities even stronger." (GoHeels.com)

Best and worst college football season stats for all 128 teams

Your team is the best! Your team is the worst! You may experience these swings mid-game during the season, but it took some time this week to figure out what every single one of the 128 FBS teams is ranked first at, and what they’re ranked last at. North Carolina: Best in the nation at margin of victory in home games vs FBS. Worst at first quarter time of possession. (AllMySportsTeamsSuck.com)

As native son of Indy, T.J. Yates comes calling on Colts

T.J. Yates' birth and happy childhood happened in Indianapolis, the city of misery for the Texans. Growing up there before his family moved to Georgia, the future Texans quarterback once competed in a punt, pass and kick competition in the old RCA Dome. He idolized Peyton Manning during his heyday. And his family unabashedly supported the Colts. (Houston Chronicle)

UNC's Offensive Line Years in the Making

Two years ago this week, three days before he would accept the Arkansas State head coaching job, former UNC offensive coordinator Blake Anderson said that the offensive line was a year away from returning to its 2012 level of production. Those comments have proven to be prophetic following a 2015 regular season in which UNC’s offense leads the nation in yards per play (7.33). (Inside Carolina)

Baylor Football: First Look At North Carolina Tar Heels

Of course, everyone knows by now that our opponent for the game is North Carolina. While the Tar Heels and Bears have never squared off against each other on the gridiron, the schools share a connection in UNC’s head coach, Larry Fedora. Fedora began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant under the legendary Grant Teaff in 1991 and remained on staff when Chuck Reedy took over the head coaching job. (Our Daily Bears)

T.J. Yates will start for Texans in pivotal AFC South matchup vs. Colts

The Houston Texans have announced that T.J. Yates will start at quarterback in this week's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Brian Hoyer, who suffered his second concussion this season in the Texans' 27-6 loss to the New England Patriots in Week 14, has been ruled out for Sunday's game. (SB Nation)

Larry Fedora Named Coach Of The Year Finalist

The American Heart Association (AHA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Paul “Bear” Bryant Coach of the Year Award. Nominees for the coveted award include Larry Fedora of UNC. Mack Brown, former longtime University of Texas and University of North Carolina head football coach, will be the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. (GoHeels.com)

UNC WR Ryan Switzer coming back to complete “unfinished business”

Since the beginning of his sophomore season, Ryan Switzer had been discussing his future with his family – discussing the possibility of leaving school after this, his junior season, to enter the NFL Draft. “Throughout the majority of the season I felt like I was ready,” Switzer, a receiver and punt returner, said on Wednesday. Yet not quite ready enough. (Charlotte Observer)

Plenty of sites unaffiliated with ACC schools offer coverage of local teams

If you were a fan of one of the Triangle’s ACC schools in the 1970s or before and wanted to read coverage of your favorite teams, you mostly were limited to the stories daily newspapers published. There are now fewer of those newspapers and many more places to read coverage online. Tar Heel Times is excellent at providing the best links and tweets about all UNC sports in a timely fashion. (Raleigh & Company)

Russell Athletic Bowl Advanced Stats Part I: Tar Heels Offense vs. Bears Defense

UNC’s offense is both efficient and explosive. Larry Fedora’s offense is in its third year at UNC, and each year they’ve improved. This year, Marquise Williams has emerged as one of the better quarterbacks in the nation when he’s on. This table gives us the indication that UNC’s offense is much, much stronger than Baylor's defense. (Our Daily Bears)

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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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