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No. 17 Tar Heels getting plenty of production from wideouts

Marquise Williams is completely at ease running No. 17 North Carolina's offense. The reason isn't just his experience as a fifth-year senior, either. It's the fact that he has so many improved downfield targets to choose from while making his reads. "Makes it a whole lot easier, man," Williams said. "Just to do that and throw the ball to them guys. And it's no pressure on me.'" (Associated Press)

Des Lawrence: "This is a new team and a new era"

UNC cornerback Des Lawrence following UNC's win over Duke: "We are trying to show people that this is a new team and a new era that we are starting. We are just happy to play every Saturday. We just want people to know that. We are going to put our all out there and it's not going to be the old North Carolina, it's the new North Carolina. We are ready to ball." (Carolina Blue)

Marquise Williams Named To Great 8 Quarterback List

The Davey O'Brien Award has revealed the "Great 8" quarterback performances for week 10. The eight honorees include: Brandon Allen of Arkansas, Washington State's Luke Falk, DeShone Kizer of Notre Dame, Michigan's Jake Rudock, Mason Rudolph of Oklahoma State, Baylor's Jarrett Stidham, Deshaun Watson of Clemson and UNC's Marquise Williams. (GoHeels.com)

Explosive Plays Elevating UNC's Offense

No. 17 North Carolina executed 15 explosive plays, the football equivalent of landing punishing haymakers, in Saturday’s 66-31 rout of Duke. UNC head coach Larry Fedora has broken offensive records at every stop he’s been since taking his first offensive coordinator job at Middle Tennessee in 1999. What his offense did against the Blue Devils was something he’s never seen before. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Carolina Football All-Access vs. Duke - 2015

The Tar Heels kept the Victory Bell in convincing fashion with a 66-31 win against the rival Duke Blue Devils. 66 is also the most points the Heels have ever scored against a team from the ACC. View Video...

UNC Coach Larry Fedora Learning on the Job

Most people who move to Chapel Hill to be a part of the University of North Carolina come to learn. That applies to students, athletes, and, according to UNC head coach Larry Fedora, coaches. "I hope I'm learning something every day," Fedora said. "Every day that I'm around these kids, I learn from them." Fedora spoke about his growth as a coach in his four seasons at UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Weekly NC Coaching Grades

Larry Fedora, UNC, A: Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has been getting a lot of curtain calls but after the Tar Heels’ 66-31 annihilation of Duke, maybe offensive assistants Gunter Brewer (wide-outs), Keith Heckendorf (quarterbacks), Chris Kapilovic (offensive line), Larry Porter (running backs) and Seth Littrell (tight ends) deserve more credit for turning their unit into a downright dynamo. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - Miami

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, Marquise Williams, and Landon Turner discuss preparing for Miami, Williams' dominant performance against Duke, and experiencing senior day. View Video...

Marquise Williams, Mack Hollins Snag ACC Weekly Football Honors

Marquise Williams' record-setting performance was good enough for ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors while Mack Hollins 165 yards receiving and two touchdowns netted him the ACC's honor this week for top receiver. Williams set a school record with 524 yards of total offense and accounted for five touchdowns in fewer than three quarters of action in UNC's 66-31 win over Duke. (Tar Heel Blog)

Nazair Jones: "This is where we said we would be"

Expectations coming into the 2015 North Carolina football season were mixed. Sure, UNC returned 10 starters on the offensive line, brought back tons of skill players, an fifth year senior quarterback, and a experience offensive line, but the defense remained suspect. Overall the Tar Heel offense has lived up to, if not, exceed expectations. (Carolina Blue)

Bucs’ K Connor Barth has busy day with four field goals

Bucs place-kicker Connor Barth had a busy day Sunday . He was 4-for-5 on field-goal attempts, making kicks of 25, 28, 21 and 53 yards. Barth has made at least three field goals in five consecutive regular-season games, the NFL’s longest streak since fellow UNC alum Jeff Reed accomplished the feat for the 2009-10 Steelers. (Tampa Tribune)

More versatile Hood keeps Tar Heels flying high

North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood powered his way into the consciousness of every ACC defensive coordinator with his physical running style as a freshman. With a year of experience, the more versatile sophomore version of Hood creates even more headaches. Just ask Duke, which found out that Hood can be a convincing decoy, can snuff out a blitz and, if needed, be quite the salesman. (Raleigh & Company)

Could North Carolina throw a wrench in Clemson's playoff plans?

If North Carolina and Clemson end up meeting in Charlotte, the Tar Heels will present a different challenge to the Tigers' defense. UNC will be the most explosive opponent Clemson has faced to date. The Tar Heels rank No. 2 in the nation in yards per play (7.6); 26.9 percent of their plays have gone for 10 or more yards, also No. 2 in the nation. Only Baylor ranks ahead of them. (ESPN.com)

Offensive line nursing injuries as Miami begins prepping for UNC

All season long, Miami’s young offensive line has faced plenty of scrutiny, especially with quarterbacks Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier taking some hard hits against Clemson and Duke in recent weeks. Now, as the Hurricanes begin preparing for yet another crucial Coastal Division game – this one against a North Carolina team that is unbeaten in conference play – that unit is dealing with a couple of injuries that could force Miami to make some adjustments. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Five with Fedora: Part 8

You mentioned the first play that went for a long touchdown was part of a package of gadget plays you guys have in the playbook each week. Are they a “created by committee” type deal or does one coach draw them up? Larry Fedora: “It’s definitely a mixture from the whole staff. Anything we’ve seen out there we take notice and file it away. We’ve got a file of plays we’ve built up for over 28 years." (Sports Glutton)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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