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Video: Larry Fedora breaks down Tecmo Bowl

NC State's Jaylen Samuels plays as Bo Jackson, while North Carolina's Larry Fedora and Duke's David Cutcliffe break down the passing game in the Nintendo classic. View Video...

3 reasons why Malik Carney will be a force along UNC’s line in 2017

Before the second week of October, North Carolina will play five game against Power Five programs. Junior defensive end Malik Carney and North Carolina’s defense will have to get stops and make plays to help support an offense that’s breaking in a bunch of new players. Carney showcased his ability to be a destructive force as a redshirt sophomore in 2016. (ACC Sports Journal)

Austin Proehl Named To Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

The Wuerffel Trophy announced its watch list of 109 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision Tuesday, and UNC senior Austin Proehl is among the candidates. A recipient of the ACC Top Six Award for Service in 2016, Proehl is an active member of the Chapel Hill community. Before every home football game, he visits the UNC Children's Hospital. (GoHeels.com)

Lawrence Taylor Goes No. 1 Overall in The MMQB All-Time Draft

The MMQB enlisted 12 former NFL executives, players and writers to draft teams constructed of players from across the entire history of the NFL. When longtime NFL exec Joel Bussert was on the clock at No. 1, he knew who he had to take: Lawrence Taylor. “For me it was a no-brainer, because even before the order came out I said if I have a chance to get LT I am going to take him.” (Sports Illustrated)

The 10 college football transfers who will make the most noise this fall

North Carolina QB Brandon Harris - Harris, a former top recruit, had a middling career in three seasons at LSU. At North Carolina, Harris will succeed Mitchell Trubisky, who started for just one season before going No. 2 in April’s NFL draft. A graduate transfer, Harris is immediately eligible, and he should fit in better in the Tar Heels’ up-tempo offense than he did at LSU. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC Football early opponent preview: Virginia Cavaliers

The UNC-Virginia game is known as the South’s Oldest Rivalry. The two teams have played each other every year since 1919, an ACC record 117 times. UNC is 62-54-4 all-time in the rivalry. Additionally, the Tar Heels have won the last seven meetings against Virginia by an average score of 35-15. Will UNC be able to make it eight in a row this season? (Keeping It Heel)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

ACC's Top Coordinator Hires for 2017

5. John Papuchis, Defensive Coordinator, North Carolina: Larry Fedora overhauled his defensive staff this offseason. Deke Adams returned to Chapel Hill to oversee the defensive linemen, Mike Ekeler was hired to coach linebackers, and Terry Joseph was brought in as the defensive backs coach. Additionally, Papuchis was promoted from linebackers coach to coordinator. (Athlon Sports)

2017 UNC football opponent preview: Cal Golden Bears

Cal will be facing a rebuild on defense—they ranked 127th in the country in scoring defense last year. They allowed 273 yards per game (6.2 YPC!) on the ground, 245 through the air. While they return eight starters, they are also shifting to a 3-4 scheme. The offense will be asked to carry the load, and offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin was a tremendous hire to do just that. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Football Welcomes Low Expectations

A year after being picked as the preseason Coastal Division favorite, UNC football was tabbed to finish fifth in the division in the ACC preseason media poll Monday. And that suits Larry Fedora just fine. UNC was last picked fifth in the Coastal in 2015 before winning the division with an 8-0 league record and playing in the program’s first ACC Championship Game. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Picked Fifth in Coastal in ACC Football Preseason Poll

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the results of its preseason ACC Kickoff media poll of 167 media members on Monday. Coastal Division: 1. Miami (103) – 1,065; 2. Virginia Tech (40) – 932; 3. Georgia Tech (9) – 708; 4. Pitt (7) – 673; 5. North Carolina (4) - 606; 6. Duke (4) -473; 7. Virginia -219. (The ACC)

M.J. Stewart Gets Preseason Thorpe Award Nod

The Jim Thorpe Award 2017 watch list was announced Friday and includes North Carolina senior cornerback M.J. Stewart. Stewart led the team with 11 pass breakups and finished sixth with 59 tackles as a junior. Stewart ranks third all-time at UNC with 29 pass breakups, including 25 over the last two seasons. He was an honorable-mention All-ACC selection in 2016. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Kickoff: Tar Heels’ strength shifts to defense

Larry Fedora stepped to the podium Friday as the 14th and final ACC football coach to stand there across the league’s two-day media event and said he “couldn’t wait to see you guys.” Then the sixth-year UNC coach got serious and issued an edict for his team that has been unfamiliar in his tenure. The offensive cupboard has never been more barren for Fedora. (Burlington Times-News)

North Carolina's offensive line can give relief to other starters

When the Tar Heels take the field on Sep. 2, their offense will be a redone unit. Six skill-position starters need to be replaced — Mitch Trubisky, Elijah Hood, T.J. Logan, Mack Hollins, Ryan Switzer and Bug Howard. To put those losses into perspective, take a look at the UNC record books. UNC loses its leader in career receptions and career receiving yards in Switzer. (Daily Tar Heel)

ACC Kickoff: North Carolina offense faces questions entering season

Last season, the UNC Tar Heels offense was so stacked with playmakers that it almost seemed like there wasn’t room for all of them. Fast-forward to this year and the Tar Heels have the opposite problem after losing several starters and role players — including their starting quarterback, top-three running backs, top-three wide receivers and two starting offensive linemen. (Triangle Sports Network)

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

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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

at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

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
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(22) Virginia Tech0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0
North Carolina0-00-0

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