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Hollins' absence at start of opener will test Tar Heels

Mack Hollins does many different things for North Carolina’s football team, but he’ll be doing nothing for the 22nd-ranked Tar Heels when the season starts. He’s suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game against No. 18 Georgia. “I think it will be tough sitting there,” said Hollins, a senior receiver and special teams whiz. (Burlington Times-News)

Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - Georgia

Lee Pace speaks with coordinators Gene Chizik and Chris Kapilovic to get their thoughts as the Tar Heels square off against Georgia in their season opener in Atlanta in less than 48 hours. View Video...

Position-by-position edge: Georgia vs. North Carolina

No. 18 Georgia will meet No. 22 North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Saturday in the Georgia Dome. It’s part of an opening weekend of football that’s as good as any in recent memory. Kirby Smart enters his first game as the Bulldogs’ head coach with plenty of talent, but some questions as well. The Tar Heels have better players than Georgia fans would like to admit and a real shot at winning. (Saturday Down South)

Trubisky gets his shot as starting QB for No. 22 Tar Heels

Mitch Trubisky's wait is finally over. The quarterback will make his first career start Saturday for No. 22 North Carolina in the opener against No. 18 Georgia in Atlanta. It comes after two years of preparation with only spot game action and plenty of watching from the sideline. "It's exciting just because I guess the label comes with it," Trubisky said. (Associated Press)

Elijah Hood in-depth on Georgia game, national running backs

Football brings a twinkle to the eye of UNC junior running back Elijah Hood. He loves the game, loves to compete, and loves to dominate. Coming off a 219 carry, 1,463 yards, 17 touchdown season, expectations are high for what Hood and the Tar Heel offense can do in 2016. Hood spoke with the media early in the week on a range of topics. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: The Heartbeat

The two unquestioned leaders on the 2015 defense were senior linebackers Jeff Schoettmer and Shakeel Rashad, who combined for 223 tackles. But seniors graduate, and someone must step up in their absence. Now comes sophomore Andre Smith, the linebacker who started three games and appeared in all 14 as a true freshman. (GoHeels.com)

Georgia-North Carolina renewing classic rivalry

When Georgia defeated North Carolina between the hedges in 1966, a classic rivalry involving two of the oldest state universities ended, bringing about a downcast emotional state for both institutions. Bulldog fans loved road trips to Chapel Hill; Tar Heel fans felt the same way about a sojourn to Athens. Perspective can best be illuminated by going back one season to 1965. (Albany Herald)

Detroit Lions Re-sign WR Quinshad Davis

The Detroit Lions announced today that they have signed WR Quinshad Davis. Davis re-joins the Lions after originally signing with the team as an undrafted rookie free agent out of North Carolina in May. In Detroit’s three games this preseason, Davis has recorded three receptions for 27 yards, as well as a two-point conversion against Pittsburgh. (Detroit Lions)

Advanced Metrics Not High on UNC Football in 2016

Football Outsiders became one of the nation’s top advanced metrics football sites using two statistical approaches: Bill Connelly’s S&P+ ratings and Brian Fremeau’s FEI ratings. Connelly and Fremeau released their win projections for 2016, and neither look promising for the Tar Heels. Both metrics indicate that UNC is most likely to post a 7-5 or 8-4 record. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina-Georgia Preview Capsule

For the first time in 15 years, Georgia has a new coach on the sidelines. After firing Mark Richt, the Bulldogs turned to Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. North Carolina is coming off an 11-win season that included an appearance in the ACC championship game, but the Tar Heels could use a defining win under fifth-year coach Larry Fedora to build national momentum. (Associated Press)

Audio: Marquise Williams Interview

Taylor Vippolis talks to Marquise Williams about his transition to the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, his relationship with Coach Fedora, thoughts on Mitch Trubisky and more. (SoundCloud)

Bulldogs choose Greyson Lambert to start at QB vs. UNC

Greyson Lambert is going to start at quarterback for the Bulldogs on Saturday when they open the season against North Carolina, people with knowledge of the situation confirmed on Thursday. Lambert, a fifth-year senior who started 12 games a year ago, has been embroiled in an intense competition with true freshman Jacob Eason for the starting job. (Dawg Nation)

Chansky’s Notebook: Carolina’s Schedule In Three Segments

Perhaps the easiest way to determine if the Tar Heels can get to at least 9 wins this fall, which considering a far tougher schedule than a year ago would be as good as 11-1, is to divide the season into 3, 4 and 5-game segments from start to finish. The first three are non-conference games against Georgia, Illinois and James Madison. (Chapelboro.com)

Bryn Renner feeling more prepared

Quarterback Bryn Renner was thrown right into the fire last week against the Saints after being signed by the Steelers six days prior, but this week he is feeling much more comfortable with some time to learn the system and work with the receivers. Renner was one of the last players off the field following Tuesday’s practice, getting extra reps with the young receivers. (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Georgia preparing for UNC’s ‘fast-ball’ attack

The play ends and Georgia’s defense huddles quickly. They break and run to the new line of scrimmage as quick as they can. The coaches have a timer in hand to record how long it takes for the defense to line back up. It’s all designed to ensure Georgia can quickly recover and defend a potent offense that’s known to score points in bunch. (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 34
Pittsburgh: 31
Thu, Nov 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Western Carolina
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UNC @ NC State
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Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
at #2 Miami0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Delaware State0
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

The Citadel0
at #3 Clemson0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at Virginia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Western Carolina0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

at Louisville0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Georgia Tech0
at Duke0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Boston College0
at Connecticut0
Saturday 7:00 PM

#22 NC State0
at Wake Forest0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(2) Miami6-09-0
Georgia Tech4-35-4
Virginia Tech3-37-3
North Carolina1-62-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson7-19-1
(25) NC State5-17-3
Wake Forest3-36-4
Boston College3-45-5
Florida State3-53-6

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