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UNC heads to Pitt with nothing to lose, plenty to gain

The 1-8 Tar Heels travel to Pitt to take on the 4-5 Panthers Thursday night. Pitt is favored by nine points, but UNC has won four straight in the series. The Panthers still have a shot at bowl eligibility, but the Tar Heels go up to Heinz Field with nothing to lose and could be dangerous. Carolina has nothing to lose, but they have a lot to gain from Thursday night’s contest. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Larry Fedora on UNC's QB Situation, Goals, Breakout Freshmen

On Monday, Larry Fedora addressed various topics including the quarterback situation, North Carolina's goals, and the emerging freshmen wide receiver duo. "It's been good," Fedora said about the status of his signal-callers. Unwilling to tip his hand to who is expected to start Thursday, Fedora was then asked about redshirt sophomore quarterback Nathan Elliott. (Inside Carolina)

Strong But Silent Julius Peppers Doesn’t Want Your Attention

Carolina coach Ron Rivera awarded Julius Peppers the game ball in that humid visitors’ locker room, and that meant that, per custom, he would have to give a speech. And that’s a problem. “I get bashful in the spotlight,” says Peppers. “Even at home or at a birthday party, I hate that stuff. I don’t want no surprise birthday parties—everybody who knows me well knows [that].” (Sports Illustrated)

Goals Removed, Legacy Remains for UNC's Seniors

After winning 25 games in his first three seasons in Chapel Hill, this is not how cornerback M.J. Stewart expected his senior year to go. But reality has set in for Stewart, as well as the rest of UNC’s senior class – with three games left on the calendar, they sit at 1-8. In the final weeks of their collegiate careers, where do they focus their remaining energy? (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Pittsburgh Panthers Preview and Prediction

Motivation has to be a concern for UNC coach Larry Fedora going into Pittsburgh on Thursday. With four wins and games remaining with Virginia Tech and Miami, Pitt needs this win if it plans on playing in the postseason. Darrin Hall will continue his strong run, quarterback Ben DiNucci will be efficient, and the Panthers will get back to .500. Prediction: Pittsburgh 27, UNC 17 (Athlon Sports)

UNC Football's Bye Week Benefits

At long last, the bye week finally arrived for the North Carolina football team last week. The Tar Heels practiced Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Larry Fedora said. But they then received Friday and Saturday off before practicing on Sunday and Monday. Fedora said he spent Friday recruiting. He then returned home Saturday. Here are five other notes. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball Jamboree Review, Pitt Football Preview

Review UNC's basketball jamboree for disaster relief, preview the Tar Heels' Thursday night football game at Pitt and more in Tuesday's edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas also discuss ideas for how to shorten college football games and more. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Ryan Switzer to Wear Special Cleats in Support of Special Olympics

In the NFL's Week 13, former North Carolina and current Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Ryan Switzer will be supporting the Special Olympics with his custom cleats. Learn why this cause is so near and dear to him. Read More...

Larry Fedora: Bye week means tackling wife's honey-do list

If Larry Fedora planned to watch football on his bye week, he knew he'd better tackle his wife's honey-do list first. That meant trimming some shrubs, fixing a toilet. "There were about five or six things on her list that I had to take care of before I could watch football," Fedora said with the straightest of faces. With the toilet flushing properly, Fedora and the Tar Heels can turn their attention to Thursday. (WTVD)

Pitt’s offense taking shape, but with two key pieces mostly missing

North Carolina has cornerbacks who use their hands well to jam wideouts. Senior M.J. Stewart was honorable mention all-ACC last season, and safety Donnie Miles is a four-year starter. But even with that experience, the Tar Heels rank last in the ACC with 21 touchdown passes allowed, so perhaps this is the week a breakout is coming for Pitt’s big-time receivers. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

The hope for UNC football in 2018

There is optimism that things will improve for UNC next fall based on the fact that UNC will return a more experienced Chazz Surratt, as well as the team’s top three rushers (Surratt, Jordon Brown, and Michael Carter). The Tar Heels are getting much-needed help in the receiving corps in the form of prized signee Jordyn Adams. Adams won’t have to wait long to play. (ACC Sports Journal)

Pitt not looking past 1-win North Carolina

Pitt doesn't want to known as a losing football team, despite what their record (4-5, 2-3 ACC) says. To shed that label will require two victories in the final three games. The easiest will be against a North Carolina team that Pitt hasn't defeated in four tries since joining the ACC in 2013. UNC won the ACC Coastal two years ago, but has yet to defeat a Power 5 team this season. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Q&A: Eric Ebron played two ways through a broken collarbone in high school

What's the biggest misconception fans have about what being in the NFL is actually like? Eric Ebron: They tend to forget you're human. A lot of people I encounter are like, 'Oh my God, that's such and such!' I'm like, hey, I'm just a human being, you know? I eat, I talk, I pee like you do. That's how it is. So I feel like a lot of people lose sight of the fact we're human. (MLive.com)

Larry Fedora Monday Post-Practice Interview

With North Carolina playing Thursday night at Pittsburgh, Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora did not hold his standard weekly press conference Monday morning at the Kenan Football Center. Instead, he fielded questions from the media following Monday’s practice at Kenan Stadium. Here are a couple of snippets about what Fedora talked about: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC-Pittsburgh: Matchup to Watch

UNC and Pittsburgh clash at Heinz Field on Thursday night. The Panthers (4-5, 2-3 ACC) entered their off week riding a two-game winning streak, taking down Duke and Virginia in consecutive games. The Tar Heels (1-8, 0-6 ACC) will attempt to use the trip north to reverse their fortune, having lost 11 straight games to Power 5 opponents dating back to last season. (Inside Carolina)

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

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(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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