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UNC's 5 toughest games in 2016

A few signature games standout for North Carolina's 2016 football schedule: The season opener against Georgia and a midseason matchup against Florida State in Tallahassee. Diving deeper there are some interesting matchups for potentially great games that could make or break the Tar Heels' season. Here are the top five toughest games on UNC's schedule for the 2016 season: (Carolina Blue)

UNC's 2016 Football Schedule Unveiled

A season-opening game vs. Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff, six home games at Kenan Stadium and a Thursday night road game at Duke highlight the 2016 UNC football schedule, announced Tuesday. Carolina closes the season against NC State at Kenan Stadium on Friday, Nov. 25. It is the first time UNC has played on the Friday after Thanksgiving since a 1995 win over the Wolfpack in Raleigh. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora: 'Our special teams culture is what it takes to be successful'

Do you put your best players on special teams or keep them off to prevent injury? Larry Fedora wants UNC’s top players on special teams — and they want to be there. At the AFCA Convention in San Antonio earlier this month, Fedora told a crowd of coaches that, unless you’re an offensive lineman, quarterback or defensive tackle, you’d better be on kickoff or punt teams. (CoachingSearch.com)

10 Toughest Players to Replace in the ACC in 2016

Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina: Williams was second team All-ACC behind Clemson star and Heisman Trophy finalist Deshaun Watson after passing for 3,068 yards and running for 948. Tar Heel fans are excited about next year’s projected starter Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky may be great; Williams was great. (Athlon Sports)

Video: Tre Boston interception in NFC Championship

Tre Boston picked off a Carson Palmer pass in the NFC Championship game as the Carolina Panthers advanced to the Super Bowl with a 49-15 win over the Arizona Cardinals. (NFL.com)

Green Bay defensive coordinator confident Julius Peppers can still play at 36

Julius Peppers didn’t look like a soon-to-be 36 year old last weekend, chasing Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer all around University of Phoenix Stadium. He had one sack and a team-high six quarterback hurries, according to Pro Football Focus. Eighteen games into his 14th NFL season, Peppers showed there was plenty of pass-rush burst left. (Packers News)

Two Tar Heels Headed to the Super Bowl

When Super Bowl 50 kicks off on February 7th, two former Tar Heel defensive teammates will be in the mix on opposite sidelines. Nose tackle Sylvester Williams will be making his second appearance in the Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos. On the other side, the 17-1 Carolina Panthers will have safety Tre Boston. Boston is a regular on special teams. (Tar Heel Blog)

Packers LB Julius Peppers selected to the Pro Bowl

Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers has been added to the Pro Bowl roster, the NFL announced today. He replaces Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, who is unable to participate due to advancing to the Super Bowl. This is Peppers' ninth trip to the Pro Bowl (2004-06, 2008-12) and first as a member of the Packers. (Green Bay Packers)

Former high school coach in Jonathan Cooper’s corner for NFC Championship

While the support of many local football fans will be in the Carolina Panthers’ corner during the NFC Championship game on Sunday, one local product will be on the opposite sideline for Arizona Cardinals. It has to seem like forever since NFL Draft Day 2013, when Wilmington native Jonathan Cooper was selected with the seventh overall pick. (Port City Daily)

Roanoke Rapids represented by Cardinals linebacker Kareem Martin in NFC Championship

The Carolina Panthers may be considered the home team by many in the Roanoke Valley in tonight’s NFC Championship game against the Arizona Cardinals, but the latter boasts the hometown kid. Roanoke Rapids native Kareem Martin is an outside linebacker for the Cardinals. Martin was a standout multi-sport athlete at Roanoke Rapids High School and committed to UNC. (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)

UNC's Difficulty With Long-Term Football Success

My old high school coach used to say, "It's easy to get to the top. It's much harder to stay there." UNC's tortured program history proves the second part right, only it has been hard for UNC to get to the top as well. Since Carolina began playing football in 1888, there have been eight seasons where the team has posted 10 wins or more. (Tar Heel Blog)

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2016

Coastal Division: 1. North Carolina - The defending Coastal Division champions are in good shape to make a repeat trip to Charlotte next December. Mitch Trubisky is ready to step in as the team’s starting quarterback. Elijah Hood is one of the ACC’s top running backs and returns after rushing for 1,463 yards and 17 scores last year. (Athlon Sports)

Video: Marquise Williams Official Highlights

Marquise Williams terrorized the ACC in his four years as a Tar Heel. He amassed over 10,000 total yards and took UNC to their first ACC Coastal Division title and a trip to the ACC Championship Game. Quise delivered for the Tar Heels via the air and the ground. Check out the official highlights for the UNC field general. View Video...

ACC Coastal Breakout Stars

1. North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky Marquise Williams was one of the most dynamic players in the ACC in 2015, accounting for more than 4,000 yards and 38 touchdowns during his senior campaign. And while Williams was clearly one of the top offensive performers in the league, the fact that he was, at one point, close to being benched speaks volumes to the talents of Trubisky. (Southern Pigskin)

Sylvester Williams believes Denver can replicate their early season success over the Patriots

Sylvester Williams joined The Nosebleed Section to discuss the AFC Championship game versus the New England Patriots. After losing to the Broncos earlier in the season many Patriots fans felt that Denver lucked into that win, Williams said that wasn’t the case. “We were without our quarterback, obviously one of the greatest of all time,” Williams continued. (Mile High Sports)

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

Radio Affiliates

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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