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Larry Fedora Live: Tempo Slow Down

Larry Fedora’s hurry-up offense has slammed on the brakes in recent years. That trend could potentially continue this fall with an inexperienced offensive roster. “It may,” the sixth-year UNC head coach said on his radio show on Tuesday. “I don’t want it to, but it may. We expect to play with a certain fanatical tempo and we’re pushing them hard every day to get there.” (Inside Carolina)

Eric Ebron focused on getting pregnant fiancee away from Hurricane Harvey

As Eric Ebron has been working back into the flow of Detroit Lions practice the past two days, his mind has at times been in another place. It's 1,300 miles south in Houston, in the eye of Hurricane Harvey. Ebron's fiancee and his unborn child are in the area with family. Ebron has checked to see that they are safe, but that knowledge hasn't entirely eased his mind. (MLive.com)

Poll says Saskatchewan's most liked person is...Darian Durant

According to a new poll, the province's best loved person doesn't even live here anymore. In a poll released Monday, Montreal Alouettes quarterback Darian Durant ranked as Saskatchewan's most liked person. Durant was traded to the Montreal Alouettes in January. During his time with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, he took home two championships. (CBC.ca)

DeAndre Smith On His RB Group, Pass Protection & Being Ready

UNC running backs coach DeAndre Smith discussed his group and their readiness for the season opener Saturday at home against California. Among the items Smith noted: How his young backs are coming along with pass protection. He said it’s “a work in progress” but also that he’s satisfied with where they are. "They are dynamic, there’s no question about it." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC's R.J. Prince Earns Way Back

UNC’s R.J. Prince didn’t know if he was going to play, let alone start, in Saturday’s season opener against California entering game week. Fedora named Prince as his starter at right guard last Thursday. The Albemarle, N.C. native’s ability to return to good academic standing is a positive for UNC at a position that has been hit with attrition and injury this preseason. (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky to start Bears’ fourth preseason game

Despite a preseason that made some of us wonder whether Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky should be the starter, Mike Glennon is the No. 1 quarterback. Which means Thursday night may be the last time Trubisky plays for a while. Bears coach John Fox confirmed today that Trubisky will be the starter for Thursday night’s preseason finale. (NBC Sports)

Texas native Larry Fedora keeping close eye on flooding in home state

Larry Fedora’s focus these days is locked in on preparing his UNC football team for its season opening game against California on Saturday at Kenan Stadium. But he also has one eye keeping track of the epic flooding in Southeast Texas. And not just out of curiosity. A native of Texas, Fedora has numerous relatives and friends affected by Hurricane Harvey. (North State Journal)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Cal Game Depth Chart

The first week of the college football season has arrived, and Tar Heel fans can prepare for Saturday's opener against California with the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosted by Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com, the newest episode breaks down the week one depth chart, includes a football ticket giveaway and more. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel Trio Named To Senior Bowl Watch List

UNC's Brandon Harris, Bentley Spain and M.J. Stewart were named to the 2018 Senior Bowl Watch List recently. Played in Mobile, Alabama, on January 27, 2018, the Senior Bowl features the country's best senior collegiate football players and top NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached by the entire coaching staffs of two NFL teams. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Opponent Preview: New-Look Cal Bears Under Wilcox

Cal enters the season with its finger placed on the reset button. The Golden Bears’ 2016 season ended by losing five of their last seven games, finishing 5-7. The school administration parted ways with head coach Sonny Dykes in January, citing a desire to have a coach fully committed to the program. Enter Wisconsin defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox. (Inside Carolina)

More Exciting Upgrades Coming To Kenan This Fall

Building on upgrades that began last fall, Kenan Stadium will feature further enhancements to improve the experience of Carolina fans in 2017. With the home opener this Saturday, here's a detailed look at what you can expect on your visit to Chapel Hill. The LED video displays that circle the lower bowl of Kenan Stadium will have two upgraded features in 2017. (GoHeels.com)

First Game Week Arrives

With the first game week of the North Carolina football team's 2017 season underway, Larry Fedora held his first weekly press conference on Monday inside the Kenan Football Center. The presser coincided with the release of UNC's first public depth chart. And as Fedora has stated throughout the offseason, he said the quarterback battle remains ongoing. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football Ticket Sales, Revenue Up for 2017

When UNC kicks off its season against Cal on Saturday at Kenan Stadium, more than half of the 63,000 seats will belong to season ticket holders. UNC has sold 33,000 season tickets for this season, up from 31,500 last year, said Gerry Lajoie, UNC senior assistant athletics director/ticket operations. This marks the most season tickets sold by UNC since 2010. (Inside Carolina)

Source: UNC starting QB race down to two

Behind closed doors, indications are that North Carolina's quarterback race is down to Brandon Harris, the graduate transfer from LSU, and Chazz Surratt, the redshirt freshman. At Saturday's mock game, Surratt and Harris split the first-team reps nearly evenly, according to a source, with Surratt looking more game-ready. That would put Nathan Elliott third. (Argyle Report)

Questions will be answered quickly for UNC

As a result of roster turnover at the most recognizable spots, North Carolina begins 2017 with many unknowns and uncertainties—nowhere bigger than at the quarterback position, where head coach Larry Fedora still declined to name a starter as of Monday’s press conference. Expect to see Carolina return to using its quarterback more as a runner in 2017. (Wilson Times)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 53
Old Dominion: 23
Sat, Sep 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Duke
Sat, Sep 23, 3:30 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Georgia Tech
Sat, Sep 30, 12:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Notre Dame
Sat, Oct 7, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia0
at Boise State0
Friday 8:00 PM

NC State0
at #11 Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Kent State0
at #20 Louisville0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Old Dominion0
at #13 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 2:00 PM

Boston College0
at #2 Clemson0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Toledo0
at #14 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Appalachian State0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Duke0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Syracuse0
at #23 LSU0
Saturday 7:00 PM

Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Virginia Tech0-03-0
Duke0-03-0
Virginia0-02-1
(14) Miami0-01-0
Georgia Tech0-01-1
Pittsburgh0-01-2
North Carolina0-11-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson1-03-0
Wake Forest1-03-0
(19) Louisville1-12-1
Syracuse0-02-1
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-00-1
Boston College0-11-2


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