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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)

Roy Williams loves UNC football

It's no secret that UNC head basketball coach Roy Williams is a North Carolina man. Williams, his 13th season as the Tar Heels' head man and many more as an assistant to Dean Smith, is no stranger to UNC sports. He grew up near Asheville and graduated from UNC. Williams has enjoyed the success of the UNC football team this year. (Carolina Blue)

Ryan Switzer to return for senior season

On Wednesday, Ryan Switzer announced that he will be returning to North Carolina for his senior season. There were rumors that Switzer could test the NFL draft waters. Switzer cleared up those rumors with one tweet: "Even more blessed to return for my senior season & help our team continue to pursue a championship! There's no place like home." (Carolina Blue)

Landon Turner Named Athlon Sports First Team All-America

As usual, it’s never easy assembling three All-America teams. There are plenty of standout performers that won’t make the cut, but we tried to blend talent, production and consistency to form the top three teams. First Team Offensive Guard - Landon Turner, North Carolina. (Athlon Sports)

Ryan Switzer Named AFCA All-America

UNC junior wide receiver/punt returner Ryan Switzer has been named to the American Football Coaches' All-America Team. Switzer, who leads the team in receptions and punt return average, was named to the team as an all-purpose player. Switzer returned two punts this season for touchdowns and is the ACC career record holder with seven punt return touchdowns. (GoHeels.com)

Bryn Renner Released by Baltimore Ravens

Bryn Renner was released by the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday. Renner was just promoted from the practice squad to the active roster last weekend, but the Ravens decided to let him go to open up a spot for fellow quarterback Ryan Mallett. (CBS Sports)

Baylor a Bear of a test for Tar Heel defense

UNC’s dream football season — powered by a defensive turnaround — comes full circle in bowl season. The defense, one of the most improved in college football, closes its season with the biggest test it could ask for: Baylor. The Bears are, by almost any metric, the best offense in the country. Baylor leads the country in points per game and yards per game. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Football’s Fifth-Year Seniors Have Seen It All

As UNC’s incredible football season approaches its conclusion, all five of the team’s fifth-year seniors each celebrated another milestone....they graduated from school and put one of the final touches on their difficult, but triumphant, journeys. Recruited by former head coach Butch Davis back in 2011, redshirt seniors Marquise Williams, Landon Turner, Jeff Schoettmer, Sam Smiley, and Romar Morris were thrown right into the midst of the NCAA academic scandal as soon as they set foot in Chapel Hill. (Chapelboro.com)

Fedora: "I'm at peace with Gene Chizik"

Rumors swirled on the interwebs last week about mutual interest between ECU and UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik for the head coach opening in Greenville. The Pirates ended up hiring former Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery. Chizik remains at the helm of the Carolina defense. Chizik will always be an attractive hire for programs across the country, but for now Tar Heel head man Larry Fedora isn't concerning himself with that notion. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels prep for bowl game against Baylor with school record in mind

North Carolina can complete the first 12-win season in school history by beating Baylor in the Russell Athletic Bowl. A bowl game win Dec. 29 is UNC's opportunity to accomplish the final goal of an already marquee season. “Coach (Larry) Fedora mentions it every day, probably every second – that’s the thing,” quarterback Marquise Williams said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC's 5 Best Bowl Wins

1 - Dec. 28, 1979 (Gator Bowl) - UNC 17, Michigan 15 Going into the Gator Bowl that year, many of Michigan's players openly did not respect the Tar Heels, suggesting they were inferior, played in a lousy conference, etc. All the Heels did was physically give the Wolverines a game they never expected, and did so in prime time on network TV in a game that helped UNC football's national reputation (and the ACC's) begin to change. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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