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Game Week Storylines: UNC vs. Georgia

Game week is finally here. Late Saturday afternoon the North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the Georgia Bulldogs inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. While training camp has been relatively quiet (a wealth of returning starters left few questions) some interesting storylines still linger. (Carolina Blue)

In defense of Larry Fedora and the Tim Beckman situation

It was an interesting week for UNC and its football program. Just when it looked like fans could make it through the preseason without any notable distractions, word spread that Tim Beckman had joined the Tar Heel football staff as a volunteer assistant. The former Illinois head football coach who was found to have fostered a less than ideal collegiate athletic culture, created quite the distraction. (Tar Heel Blog)

Extra Points: Mirror Images

Tar Heels and Bulldogs, UNC and UGa, Chapel Hill and Athens—mirror images in so many ways. Both are flagship institutions of vibrant southern states, each bathed in tradition, ambiance and leafy quads. Both claim to be the oldest public university in the nation, and both are right, depending on which yardstick you use. (GoHeels.com)

Bryn Renner says goodbye to coaching and hello to Steelers

Bryn Renner thought he had started his life’s work as the first-year quarterback coach at Austin Peay. He had been released by San Diego on May 17 and drew no interest as a free agent. Austin Peay head coach Will Healy was agreeable to let Renner leave if he had another NFL opportunity. When the Steelers called, Renner decided to transition from coach to player. (Today's Pigskin)

Four things for Georgia to beware of from North Carolina

Last year, in another rare matchup with an SEC team, the Tar Heels lost a close one to South Carolina. And the sting of that one hasn’t worn off. “We don’t want to blow it, that’s as blunt as I can be,” North Carolina receiver Ryan Switzer said during the preseason ACC Football Kickoff. (Dawg Nation)

Georgia opens as favorites against UNC

On Saturday, September 3rd at 5:30 PM the North Carolina Tar Heels will take on the Georgia Bulldogs. On Sunday the opening betting lines were announced for this weekend's upcoming games. Georgia is favored by three points over UNC. The over/under is set at 56. (Carolina Blue)

New York Jets’ Bruce Carter Blocks Punt

In the first quarter of the Jets’ third preseason game, Beuce Carter blocked the punt (as Miles applied the pressure) of Giants punter Brad Wing; resulting in the highlight of the team’s night so far. (Elite Sports NY)

Coach Warren on Green, Stewart, and the nickel corner spot

One of the more unique players for North Carolina's secondary is first team senior safety Dominquie Green. A former walk-on who started 13 games as a freshman and nine as a sophomore, Green is a grizzled vet. Not much is know about Green. CarolinaBlue asked Coach Warren about the Scotland County product. "Senior. Leader. Grinder. " (Carolina Blue)

ACC Football Power Poll: Week One

3. North Carolina: Rarely have the Tar Heels strung together 10-win seasons. This could be the exception, as UNC has all of the tools to get back to the ACC Championship game behind a dynamic offense. Exactly where the Tar Heels end up is up to the defense. (Greensboro News & Record)

Ranking Georgia football's 2016 opponents

2. North Carolina This is the first game of the season, with an extremely talented Tar Heel team set to travel to the Georgia Dome. This is a veteran team all around who now has confidence and knows what it is capable of. This is a dangerous game at the beginning of a new era for Georgia. (Red & Black)

UGA Freshman QB Jacob Eason Likely to Start Against UNC

On Friday, Jacob Eason continued his march towards Georgia's starting QB job by going exclusively with the No. 1 offense during practice. After practice, the three scholarship quarterbacks, which include returning starter Greyson Lambert and reserve Brice Ramsey, were told about their standing in the competition, according to sources familiar with the situation. (Scout.com)

Only 3 Home Games Before November Rare For Tar Heels

The Tar Heels play only three home games at Kenan Stadium going into November for just the ninth time dating back to 1970. In all but one of the previous years it happened, the Tar Heels played 11-game schedules, and in most cases the season didn’t begin until the middle of September. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Georgia can try to add to UNC’s run defense woes

Before Georgia turned all of its attention to North Carolina, Nick Chubb said last week he had watched “just a little film” of the Tar Heels’ defense but more in-depth study was still to come. The Bulldogs’ star running back will probably like what he sees when he turns on the video to view more ahead of Saturday's season-opening game. (Online Athens)

Ranking UNC football’s toughest 2016 road games

UNC getting sustained, impressive performances on the road could end up being the difference in them returning to the ACC Championship Game. Just last year, the Heels were much improved on the road, winning games at Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech—teams that had long frustrated them—among others. (Tar Heel Blog)

Maryland looking ahead with addition of former UNC QB Caleb Henderson

Caleb Henderson has familiarity with Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell, who helped recruit him while serving as the tight ends coach at North Carolina before leaving two years ago to become the offensive coordinator at Arkansas State. The spread offense Bell is bringing with him to Maryland is similar to the one still used by the Tar Heels. (Baltimore Sun)

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, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Charlotte0
at Louisville0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
Tulane0
at Wake Forest0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
William & Mary0
at NC State0
THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET
Colgate0
at Syracuse0
FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET
Georgia Tech0
at Boston College0
SAT, SEP 3 7:30 AM ET
Liberty0
at Virginia Tech0
SAT, SEP 3 12:30 PM ET
Villanova0
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, SEP 3 1:30 PM ET
Richmond0
at Virginia0
SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET
Georgia0
at North Carolina0
SAT, SEP 3 5:30 PM ET
North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
Florida A&M0
at Miami0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
Clemson0
at Auburn0
SAT, SEP 3 9:00 PM ET
Ole Miss0
at Florida State0
MON, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) North Carolina0-00-0
Virginia0-00-0
Duke0-00-0
Virginia Tech0-00-0
Miami0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0
Pittsburgh0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson0-00-0
(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
Syracuse0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
NC State0-00-0

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