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The toughest players UNC football will face in 2016 - No. 1-5

1: Nick Chubb (RB, Georgia): The Bulldogs are relying on Chubb to get over last season’s knee injury. The 5-10, 220-pound rising junior running had 747 yards and seven touchdowns last season before he was injured while on pace to surpass his impressive freshman year totals of 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns throughout the 2014 season. (Carolina Blue)

The toughest players UNC football will face in 2016-17 - No. 6-10

6: Brad Kaaya (Miami) - Brad Kaaya showed well during the Hurricane’s spring game back on April 16, throwing for 345 yards and three touchdowns on 29-of-49 passing. Kaaya seemed to understand Mark Richt’s new offense, but receivers still have much to learn, as they dropped more than a dozen of Kaaya’s passes during the game. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football, Mitch Trubisky Preparing For Coastal Title Defense

Mitch Trubisky is now the starting QB for the Tar Heels as they embark upon their 2016 campaign. Ryan Switzer and Des Lawrence lead a talented returning roster as the Tar Heels work to defend their 2015 Coastal Division Title. View Video...

So This Year of UNC Athletics Turned Out to Be Pretty Good

UNC baseball isn't in the NCAA Tournament but frankly that might be the only real blemish on the current athletic year. Even the heartbreak of the way the men's basketball season ended and the dumpster fire that women's basketball has become wasn't enough to take the shine of one of the more successful seasons in recent memory. Just how good was it? (Tar Heel Blog)

Gene Chizik and UNC proving to be an excellent match

The Tar Heels’ defensive staff underwent a complete overhaul after the 2014 campaign, and Gene Chizik — taking on his first gig since getting fired by Auburn in 2012 — was brought on as the new defensive coordinator. To this point, the hire has proved to be a complete success. There was a night-and-day difference between UNC’s 2014 and 2015 defenses. (Today's U)

Video: Fedora's "Freakshow" Teaser No. 2 - Legends of the past

Get pumped for "Fedora's Freakshow" elite football camp with this video trailer featuring highlights of past great Tar Heel legends and recent stars. View Video...

Ranking the Toughest Games on UNC's Football Schedule in 2016

Larry Fedora’s Tar Heels face a more daunting football schedule in 2016. Here is North Carolina’s regular season schedule ranked by degree of difficulty, from easiest to most challenging. 1. Oct. 1 at Florida State: The Tar Heels are 2-15-1 against the Seminoles, though the teams’ last meeting was a 37-35 Carolina win in Tallahassee.. (Athlon Sports)

Paige Neuenfeldt, Jarrod James Receive Chancellor's Awards

Two Tar Heel student-athletes have been honored with 2016 Chancellor’s Awards, the University’s most prestigious awards for academic achievement and leadership. Seniors Paige Neuenfeldt (volleyball) and Jarrod James (football) were among the 73 Carolina students recognized for the most recent school year. (GoHeels.com)

The name is Bond...Travis Bond

It’s not just that he’s big. At 6-6, 329 pounds, Travis Bond is the biggest of all — the largest mammal among the 85 XL men the Winnipeg Blue Bombers have in training camp this week. After a standout career at UNC, the Vikings drafted Bond in 2013 and he spent the past three seasons with the Vikes, Carolina Panthers and St. Louis Rams. (Winnipeg Free Press)

North Carolina's defense needs to take another step in 2016

Depending on your point of view, your lingering perception of North Carolina’s 2015 defense was either (A) a massive improvement from the previous season or (B) a patchwork unit that showed its true self during a disastrous bowl loss to Baylor. So, which is it? The answer, it turns out, may be a little of both. There are some good signs and some bad ones for the Tar Heels. (ESPN.com)

Video: Mack Hollins shows off impressive vertical

Spring and summer is when college football players do the hard work. It's when players perfect their body in preparation the grueling season --- all the heavy lifting, the wind sprints, and the hours in the gym. UNC senior wide receiver Mack Hollins, know for his speed and athleticism, showed some impressive hops during a workout session this month. (Carolina Blue)

ACC's biggest wild cards: Coastal Division

North Carolina WR Jordan Cunningham: It’s not that the Tar Heels are in need of yet another target in the passing game, but Cunningham — a former four-star recruit who transferred from Vanderbilt last year — offers plenty of intrigue. At 6-2 and 195 pounds, Cunningham is a big body with good hands who could help fill the void left by Quinshad Davis. (ESPN.com)

Three Swing Games for UNC Football in 2016

The Tar Heels have upped their schedule strength for the 2016 season. Of course some games are more important than others. And competition against Coastal foes are always vital. However, let's take a look at the three games on UNC's schedule that could make or break Carolina's year. Here are three impact games to circle for Tar Heel fans. (Carolina Blue)

Open Letter From Woody Durham

Letter from Woody Durham (audio): "Last winter, I was diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder, primary progressive aphasia, that affects my language expression. I want to tell you this because I will no longer be doing any public speaking. I can still enjoy the company of friends and traveling with my wife, Jean, but I am not able to address groups as I did in the past." (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: What Woody Says

Today’s meeting is because Woody Durham has primary progressive aphasia, and he felt an obligation to tell Tar Heel fans why they would no longer see him making speeches or hosting events or telling stories in public. He wants you to know a little more about this condition, and he wants to generate some fundraising and support for it. (GoHeels.com)

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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