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UNC in the NFL: Mack Hollins scores first career TD on 64-yard catch

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Mack Hollins has officially arrived. The former North Carolina standout scored his first career touchdown Monday night on a 64-yard catch against the Washington Redskins. The Eagles drafted Hollins in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 118th overall. Hollins has six catches for 134 yards and a touchdown this season. (Keeping It Heel)

When Julius Peppers reaches Hall of Fame, some of his Panthers gear will be waiting

Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers will have some of his gear waiting for him at the Pro Football Hall of Fame when he gets there in several years. The jersey and gloves Peppers wore against the Philadelphia Eagles on Oct. 12, when he became the first player in NFL history with 150 sacks and 10 interceptions, are now in the Hall in Canton, Ohio. (Charlotte Observer)

NFL influence a nice benefit for WSSU football program

Coach Kienus Boulware of Winston-Salem State calls it a secret weapon on the recruiting trail. The NFL influence that Boulware has on his staff has been a luxury the Rams have used to their advantage. Four members of Boulware’s staff — Natrone Means, Robert Massey, Thabiti Davis and Carlos Fields — have all been to the highest level in football. (Winston-Salem Journal)

Monday Larry Fedora Press Conference Notes

With the North Carolina football team's record at 1-7 overall and 0-5 in the ACC, a bowl game is likely out of reach this season. But Larry Fedora said at his weekly press conference Monday that it's not time to panic and make any drastic changes in how he and the coaching staff lead the program. "Because of the success in the past, I'm not shaky about my philosophy" (GoHeels.com)

Rookie Mack Hollins catches on with Eagles

Rookie receiver Mack Hollins says he’s making sure he finds a way to make the most of every chance he receives with the Philadelphia Eagles. “Whether I was getting 100 snaps or one snap, I’ve got to take advantage,” Hollins said. Hollins, who joined the North Carolina program as a walk-on, was a fourth-round draft selection last spring. (Burlington Times-News)

K.J. Sails' actions stem from his love of the game

On Saturday, K.J. Sails became a hot topic. As North Carolina’s 59-7 loss to Virginia Tech came to an end, fans took to Twitter and voiced their frustrations with the sophomore cornerback. He had jawed with Virginia Tech’s wide receivers all game, and he had demonstratively celebrated everything positive the UNC defense did. Some chided Sails for celebrating. (Daily Tar Heel)

Video: Steve Logan - UNC has 'flatlined'

Coach Steve Logan believes the Heels' protection for their QBs versus Virginia Tech was 'broken from the very first snap,' but he still thinks it can be a good team next year. View Video...

UNC, Larry Fedora Staying the Course

Larry Fedora entered this season with a 74-44 record as a head coach, including a 40-25 mark in his five years at UNC. That success has built a personal level of confidence in his approach that this season’s difficulties will not diminish, even with a losing record assured. “I don’t question what we’re doing [or] how we’re going about doing it,” Fedora told reporters Monday. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Pre-Miami Press Conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora meets with the media on Monday to discuss the Tar Heels' loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday and their upcoming homecoming game against Miami this weekend. View Video...

Five With Fedora - Oct. 23

Larry Fedora: "In the midst of the adversity we're facing, it speaks well for our future. I've always said that every rep a guy gets in practice or in games is huge to their development. But game reps are something that you just can't replicate in practice. This type of experience that the younger guys are getting are the types of reps that will help them develop even faster." (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Right Now is Next Year

Carolina football is officially in early spring practice. Only one small positive exists about a season like the Tar Heels are having. If the inexperienced players on their roster are any good, they are getting ready to make an impact ahead of schedule. So with a fifth straight bowl bid off the table, Larry Fedora is looking to make sure this disaster never happens again. (Chapelboro.com)

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week Seven

Ryan Switzer (Dallas Cowboys) had his first NFL reception against the San Francisco 49ers. He also had one rush for three yards. Mitchell Trubisky (Chicago Bears) completed four of seven passes for 107 yards including a 70-yard pass to running back Tarik Cohen. Zach Brown (Washington Redskins) and Mack Hollins (Philadelphia Eagles) face off on Monday night. (Inside Carolina)

Chicago Bears QB Trubisky: 'I thought I played really poor'

Mitchell Trubisky's postgame pink blazer clashed with a not-so-pretty offense that he had just quarterbacked. But then, all wins are Kate Upton, particularly for a Bears team that thanks to Sunday's 17-3 triumph over the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field matched its 2016 victory total with still more than half the season left. "I thought I played really poor," Trubisky said. (Chicago Daily Herald)

Video: UNC Football Beats Arkansas in the Fog in 1981 Gator Bowl

Sunday night's NFL game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons became enshrouded in fog, reminiscent of North Carolina's 1981 Gator Bowl win over Arkansas, 31-27, in which the Tar Heels capped off a 10-2 season. The game became so foggy that much of the broadcast was televised by sideline cameras. View Video...

Chargers safety Tre Boston proving to be outstanding in pass coverage

Though he came in with a bit of a reputation as a hard-hitting defensive back, Chargers free safety Tre Boston has proven to be outstanding in coverage, posting a Pro Football Focus grade on par with the Giants’ stud safety Landon Collins. Boston has posted a grade of 82.7 to Collins’ 86.2 per PFF in coverage, proving that he is one of the best defenders at his position against the pass. (USA Today)

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Tuesday 5:15 PM

Southern Mississippi0
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Wednesday 1:30 PM

Iowa0
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Virginia0
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Thursday 1:30 PM

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Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-6
Duke3-56-6
North Carolina1-73-9

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(1) Clemson8-112-1
NC State6-28-4
Wake Forest4-47-5
Boston College4-47-5
Louisville4-48-4
Florida State3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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