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Elijah Hood picked Third in ACC Football Player of the Year Poll

UNC junior running back Elijah Hood was picked to finish third in the ACC's 2016 Preseason Player of the Year Poll. A Charlotte native, Hood started all 14 games for the Tar Heels in 2015. He carried the ball 219 times for 1,463 yards, and 17 touchdowns. Hood averaged 6.7 yards per carry on the way to All-ACC honors. (Carolina Blue)

Three records Ryan Switzer could break this season

Ryan Switzer is already a tremendously accomplished athlete. He is a two-time All-America return man and has broken multiple records, but he has a chance to make even more history this year. Here are three records Switzer could likely break in his senior season. (Carolina Blue)

Explosive talent will define ACC in 2016

I asked Ryan Switzer the question very carefully -- certainly not wanting to denigrate the accomplishments of Marquise Williams, whom I consider to be one of the great two-way quarterbacks in ACC history. But the question had to be asked: “Ryan, is there a difference between a Marquise Williams ball and a Mitch Trubisky ball?” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Short Passing Game Could Make UNC Offense Better

For the many things that Marquise Williams did well as North Carolina’s starting quarterback, he never found consistency in one area. Williams struggled in the short passing game....This year’s starter, junior Mitch Trubsky, excels with the short ball. In fact, it’s a strength. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Larry Fedora Excited About North Carolina-Georgia Opener

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora turned the Tar Heels program around last season, taking his team to the 2015 ACC Championship game and a 11-3 record. The 2016 season will not start easily, as the Heels will travel to Atlanta for a neutral site game against SEC contender Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. (Campus Insiders)

What we learned about UNC football from ACC Kickoff

ACC Kickoff is over and we can now set our sights on fall camp as we step closer to the September 3rd showdown with Georgia in Atlanta. Media Days do their part to create headlines and offer some insight on what to expect heading into the season. Here’s what we learned about Carolina football from ACC Kickoff. (Tar Heel Blog)

Ryan Switzer not phased by critics

UNC ended a historic 2015 season on a bit of a down note, but 2016 is a new year. And with a new year comes new critics. The SEC Network predicted UNC would lose its first game to Georgia by a score of 40-13. College Football News picked UNC to lose to both Miami and Duke in conference play, but none of this worries senior wide receiver and return specialist Ryan Switzer. (Carolina Blue)

What UNC must do to beat Georgia

The University of North Carolina will face off against the Georgia Bulldogs on a “neutral” field in Atlanta, Georgia in just 42 short days. Between now and then there will be much speculation as to what the main keys and focus to the game are. We decided to start that conversation off with three keys for the Tar Heels to come out victorious. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Carolina Football 2016 Preview - Light Em Up

North Carolina football opens the 2016 season in just six short weeks against Georgia in Atlanta. Get ready for kickoff with this season preview hype video. View Video...

Larry Fedora and Ryan Switzer Have Fun at the ACC Kickoff

Larry Fedora and Ryan Switzer clearly had a lot of fun at the ACC Kickoff on Thursday. Like several other ACC coaches and players, the pair played rounds of “Fruit Ninja” in virtual reality. The ACC Digital Network also got Fedora and Switzer to go along with a fun bit based on a recent tweet from the wide receiver. Back in June, Switzer noted that his coach did not follow him on Twitter. (Chapelboro.com)

Notes about Duke, UNC football from ACC Kickoff

Scotland High School graduate Jonathan Smith is expected to make a significant contribution on UNC's defense as a true freshman this fall. Smith, the two-time Southeastern 4-A Conference Defensive Player of the Year, enrolled a semester early in college and participated in spring practice with the Tar Heels. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels’ Des Lawrence makes fashion statement at ACC Football Kickoff

What a spectacle Des Lawrence’s closet must be. North Carolina’s senior cornerback was among the dozens of players and coaches who spoke at the ACC Football Kickoff Thursday, but the former Charlotte Christian star made more noise with his clothes than his comments. (Charlotte Observer)

Des Lawrence excited for big senior season with improved UNC defense

Cornerback Des Lawrence enters his senior season at North Carolina more mature and intent on making headlines on the field rather than off the field. He was one of four Tar Heels suspended for one game at the start of his sophomore season because of an off-campus altercation involving the team. “I’ve settled down,” Lawrence said Thursday at ACC Kickoff. (Raleigh & Company)

Offense can carry UNC again in 2016

UNC football coach Larry Fedora doesn’t believe his offense has reached its limits. “We have the talent to be better than our numbers said we were last year.” Given what Carolina accomplished a season ago, Fedora’s expectations may come off as somewhat far-fetched. But a look at the personnel suddenly makes his hopes seem a little more realistic. (Today's U)

Audio: Fedora doesn’t care about predictions: “It’s not something that we talk about”

Back in Charlotte for the 2016 ACC Kickoff, North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora joined The David Glenn Show. During the interview, Fedora mentioned that following a disappointing close to the 2015 season, there was plenty to work on in the offseason. “When you lose your last two games, you have things you want to talk about,” Fedora stated. (ACC Sports Journal)

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 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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