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Video: Larry Fedora Friday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora meets with the media after practice on Friday to discuss the Tar Heels' defensive personnel ahead of UNC's September 2 season opener against Cal in Kenan Stadium. Read More...

OL Khaliel Rodgers Returns To UNC Football

USC grad transfer Khaliel Rodgers has rejoined the football program less than two weeks after announcing his retirement, a UNC spokesperson confirmed Friday. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound offensive lineman left the team only days into training camp and posted the following explanation on his Facebook account: "After much thought, I decided to retire from football..." (Inside Carolina)

Putting pressure on Mitch Trubisky key to Bears' development

The Chicago Bears are not feeling internal pressure to rush Mitch Trubisky's development — but the team knows that crucial to preparing the rookie is having him face pressure. Trubisky's debut in last week's 24-17 exhibition loss to the Broncos at Soldier Field increased public interest in seeing the No. 2 pick from North Carolina overtake starter Mike Glennon. (Chicago Tribune)

Nazair Jones makes impressive first impression for Seahawks

Third-round pick Nazair Jones made an impression playing both defensive end and tackle for Seattle in its 41-17 win over the Chargers. “Naz played very well,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We were really excited about him. He played end and a little bit inside. He showed good effort. He had a great play chasing the screen down that we really were fired up about.” (MyNorthwest.com)

Mitch Trubisky Turns Up Heat in Chicago Bears Quarterback Competition

It’s clear Mitch Trubisky has moved past the remedial stuff. “It’s so much better than Day 1,” he said. “Now I’m in the huddle and I can visualize the play as I’m saying it to the guys. And they can tell by the way I’m saying it that I know what I’m doing. The more reps the better. I’ve been watching a lot of film, working really hard and feel like I’m progressing every day.” (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Introducing UNC Freshman WR Beau Corrales

North Carolina freshman wide receiver Beau Corrales has made an impact for the Tar Heels during preseason camp, and he looks to carry that momentum into the season opener against Cal on September 2, as Taylor Vippolis explains. Read More...

Freeman "Free" Jones

As Freeman Jones lines up for and then makes a 37-yard field goal, a collective yell echoes from both the offensive and defensive sidelines as Sunday's second scrimmage nears its conclusion. "Free!" screams nearly every player as the ball splits the uprights. It's the same reaction he's elicited from his teammates on his other three attempts of the morning – all makes. (GoHeels.com)

A Tale of Two Kickers

UNC's football roster boasts three kickers for the upcoming season: Freeman Jones, freshman Noah Ruggles — who comes to UNC as a highly-touted recruit — and walk-on-freshman Cooper Graham, who will likely place behind Jones and Ruggles on the depth chart. During the first scrimmage, Jones and Ruggles alternated kicks from beyond 40 yards. Neither missed. (Argyle Report)

College football's rising stars: The 30 Under 30 coach and support staff for 2017

Annie Hanson, North Carolina, Assistant AD Recruiting Operations & External Affairs: Helped UNC sign Top 32 classes in 2016 and 2017 as Director of On-Campus Recruiting. Recently promoted to Assistant AD, where she helps UNC’s 27 other programs with best recruiting practices while serving as liaison for high school coaches, recruits and their families. (247 Sports)

Cayson Collins Mastering The Learning Curve

Cayson Collins played in all 13 games and started six at weakside linebacker for UNC last season, tallying 60 tackles and four tackles for loss while forcing two fumbles. More importantly, his missed assignment total was significantly reduced due to a better understanding of his responsibilities. “It’s interesting to see how well you progress when you know what you’re doing.” (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Insider Podcast: QB Competition & Basketball News

The North Carolina football season opener is just two weeks away, and the latest episode Carolina Insider podcast breaks down all the latest news on the continuing Tar Heel quarterback competition. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas also discuss hypothetical Smith Center renovations and a heart-warming story about point guard Joel Berry II. (GoHeels.com)

Mitch Trubisky staying humble, hungry

Not everyone has been swept up in Mitch Trubisky mania following the rookie quarterback’s impressive performance last Thursday in the Bears’ preseason opener. One individual who is not yet ready to put the first-round draft pick in the Hall of Fame is Trubisky himself. Even after his stellar debut against the Broncos, the 22-year-old has remained humble and hungry. (Chicago Bears)

Giants' Shaun Draughn Returns from Ankle Surgery

New York Giants running back Shaun Draughn was activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Tuesday. Draughn is returning from summer ankle surgery. The 29-year-old is competing for a roster spot, so his participation in training camp will be essential for his chances. Draughn is mainly competing with Orleans Darkwa for the final roster spot. (CBS Sports)

Bills' T.J. Yates Demoted to No. 3?

Buffalo Bills rookie Nathan Peterman will serve as the No. 2 quarterback Thursday against the Philadelphia Eagles, and for now it looks like he's passed T.J. Yates. The fact the Bills have a good amount of rebuilding to do seems to favor Peterman as well, though at least Yates still has time -- and three preseason games -- to reclaim his status. (CBS Sports)

Mitch Trubisky stays level-headed in reviewing his growth after strong debut

A credible source made a firm assertion after Bears practice Wednesday: Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky has a long way to go to be ready to play at a high level in the NFL. That source? Trubisky himself, who might be one of the few critics within 100 miles of Chicago who is tapping the brakes on the outside campaign demanding the Bears name him the starter immediately. (Chicago Tribune)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, 12:20 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, 12:00 ET Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Presbyterian College0
at Wake Forest0
Thursday 6:30 PM

Central Connecticut0
at Syracuse0
Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
at Northern Illinois0
Friday 9:30 PM

Kent State0
at #5 Clemson0
Saturday 12:00 PM

California0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Bethune-Cookman0
at #18 Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
at Pittsburgh0
Saturday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
Saturday 6:00 PM

#17 Louisville0
at Purdue0
Saturday 7:30 PM

#3 Florida State0
at #1 Alabama0
Saturday 8:00 PM

#20 West Virginia0
at #22 Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

#24 Tennessee0
at Georgia Tech0
Monday 8:00 PM

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

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Florida State0-00-0
(5) Clemson0-00-0
(17) Louisville0-00-0
Syracuse0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
NC State0-00-0


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