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Tre Boston sees dream come true with Panthers’ Super Bowl appearance

A former UNC star who is now with the Carolina Panthers said being in the Super Bowl this year is “a dream.” Like many young players, Tre Boston always dreamed of reaching the NFL’s title game. “Being little, so far away from you, you want to hold it so near to your heart,” Boston said Wednesday as the Panthers prepared for their Super Bowl showdown with the Denver Broncos. (WNCN)

Eric Ebron jabs new Lions TE coach Al Golden on day of his hiring

On Monday, the Detroit Lions hired former Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden to coach the team's tight ends. After hearing about the news, Lions tight end Eric Ebron Tweeted his thoughts on his new position coach. "I'm Sure He Knows Exactly Who I Am." Ebron is referencing a 2013 game where Ebron tore up Golden's 'Canes with eight receptions for 199 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown. (FOX Sports)

College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Starting Quarterback Rankings for 2016

30. Mitch Trubisky, UNC: Trubisky spent the last two seasons as the backup to Marquise Williams and is ready for an opportunity to be the full-time starter for the Tar Heels in 2016. In limited action last season, Trubisky threw for 555 yards and six touchdowns and completed 40 of 47 passes. Trubisky is poised to be one of the ACC’s breakout stars. (Athlon Sports)

Natrone Means Completes Athlete Development Professional Certification Program at Wharton University

Winston-Salem State University running backs coach, Natrone Means, was chosen for and completed The Athlete Development Professional Certification Program at Wharton University of Pennsylvania. This program is a joint venture between Wharton Executive Education and the National Football League developed in conjunction with the Wharton Sports Business Initiative. (Winston-Salem State Rams)

My Carolina Experience: Cam Campbell

Cam Campbell was the epitome of hard work during his time at North Carolina. Though he received scholarship offers to play quarterback at a few NCAA Division II schools, when Campbell got word that he would be a preferred walk-on at UNC, granted he had the grades to get in, his decision was easy. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Highlights of new tight ends coach Chad Scott from his playing days at UNC

Tar Heel alum Chad Scott has been named tight ends coach at UNC. He earned first-team All-ACC honors from ESPN.com after rushing for 796 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. Scott made his first career start as a Tar Heel against No. 4 Miami and rushed for a career-high 175 yards on 25 carries and scored twice in a 31-28 victory. View Video...

For James Spurling, making friends means even more than football

Since August 2005, James Spurling has served as the director of Kenan Stadium and Football Facility, a job that has kept him close to the sport – and people – he loves. The job requires him to put in long days, often seven days a week. Besides football games, he is responsible for preparing the stadium for spring commencement, hosting special events and managing the operations of the football center. (UNC.edu)

North Carolina Football Schedule 2016: 5 Keys For The Tar Heels

There’s a ton of travelling in the middle of the season with four road games in a stretch of six, and three in a four game run. However, there’s a week off after going on the road to deal with Miami and Virginia. It’s not an awful finishing kick, not leaving the greater Chapel Hill metropolitan area from October 22nd on. The lone road game in November is at Duke. (Campus Insiders)

Chad Scott Hired As UNC Football Assistant Coach

North Carolina alumnus Chad Scott (UNC ’04) has been hired as the Tar Heels’ tight ends/hybrids coach, head coach Larry Fedora announced Friday. Scott returns to Chapel Hill after coaching most recently at Kentucky, where he tutored running backs from 2013-15 and was the run game coordinator in 2014-15. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: An Undefeated Season?

The football Tar Heels face a one-game season in 2016. The new college football schedules were released this week, and Carolina looks to have a great chance to repeat as Coastal Division champion. The Heels have most of their starters returning on both sides of the ball, and the veteran team will square off against five opponents with new coaches. (Chapelboro.com)

What new TE coach Chad Scott will bring to UNC

It does not hurt to have a coach who is also an alum. Chad Scott will be able to relate to players because he went through the same experiences they are going through. Additionally, Scott will be able to add a personal touch to recruiting. He can talk to prospects and parents based on his own experience at Carolina as a student athlete. (Carolina Blue)

NCHSAA 'very disappointed' UNC will host NC State on a Friday

Friday is no longer reserved for high school football. This fall, North Carolina will host rival North Carolina State in football on a Friday. The game is scheduled for Nov. 25, but the time has not yet been determined. Friday college football games have concerned high school football coaches, athletic directors, and the N.C. High School Athletic Association for years since high school athletic departments largely rely on admission money to fund their programs. (High School OT)

Breakdown and analysis of UNC's 2016 football schedule

When examining a college football schedule, a couple of things are important to note: When is the bye week, when are the road games, when are the toughest match-ups, and which games will decide your team's chances at a championship? The 2016 UNC football schedule was released Tuesday. Here are CarolinaBlue's analysis, breakdown, and take-aways. (Carolina Blue)

2016 ACC Football Schedule: 5 Games That'll Shape Conference Title Race

North Carolina at Florida State, Oct. 1: The Tar Heels plan to remain relevant, despite losing star QB Marquise Williams to graduation. All eyes will be on Mitch Trubisky, Williams’ heir, who’s been waiting patiently for this opportunity to operate Larry Fedora’s offense. He’ll have his hands full with a Nole secondary banking on Derwin James blooming into the new leading man. (Campus Insiders)

Video: 2016 Football Schedule Breakdown with Jones Angell & Lee Pace

With the release of UNC's 2016 football schedule, Jones Angell & Lee Pace lend their initial thoughts to the matchups the Tar Heels will encounter. View Video...

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

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

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

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