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Cole Holcomb on his first start and the physicality UNC needs

UNC junior linebacker Cole Holcomb had a productive game on Saturday against Georgia. Nine tackles. One for a loss. He played the whole game --- a clear sign the Carolina staff completely trust him. The game was a big moment from Holcomb. National TV. Top 25 SEC opponent. And it was his first start as a Tar Heel and first game after earning a scholarship. (Carolina Blue)

Larry Fedora still can’t get a marquee win

The fifth year of North Carolina football under Larry Fedora has begun, and it already feels a lot like previous seasons. As we all know, UNC lost a close game in Atlanta to Georgia this past weekend in frustrating fashion. It was a winnable game. (Tar Heel Blog)

ICTV: Mitch Trubisky Going Back to the Basics

Mitch Trubisky logged his first college start, learned from it, and now must move forward. The disappointing season-opening loss to Georgia has shifted to the rearview mirror as the Tar Heels prepare on the practice field and in the film room to play Illinois. Getting Trubisky and the passing game on track will be key. (Inside Carolina)

Team Morale, UNC locker room after Georgia loss

North Carolina starting strong safety Donnie Miles: "Obviously we were disappointed that we lost. We are just trying to stay positive. We know we have a long way to go. This is not going to break our season. We just have to come out and find a way to win and go back to correcting the little things in practice that we messed up on." (Carolina Blue)

Illinois Offers Road Test for North Carolina

Illinois showcased a balanced approach in coach Lovie Smith’s first game. Running back Kendrick Foster looked like a new man against Murray State, scoring a pair of 56-yard touchdown runs. He finished with 118 rushing yards on just four attempts. Illinois welcomes UNC to Champaign this weekend after the Tar Heels won the matchup, 48-14, in Chapel Hill last year. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Football Week 1 Power Rankings

4. North Carolina. It was another dispiriting season-opening loss for the Tar Heels, who had an opportunity to upset Georgia but fell apart late in the game. They hit the road to play Illinois next, their second straight opponent with a new head coach. (ESPN.com)

Los Angeles Rams re-sign DT Cam Thomas

The Los Angeles Rams have re-signed defensive tackle Cam Thomas, who was initially cut this past Saturday. Thomas is heading into his seventh season and has started 25 games since 2010, with 19 of those coming with the San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Thomas will serve as a backup on a defensive line that includes former Tar Heel Robert Quinn. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina shouldn’t go run-heavy just yet

Illinois had tremendous success against the run in its opener against Murray State, holding the Racers to -10 yards rushing. Half of Murray State’s 26 rushing attempts (including sacks) were stopped for either no gain or a loss. Just four runs — gains of 12, six, five and four — went for more than three yards in the right direction. (Today's U)

Run the numbers with UNC’s talented RB duo in an I or Veer formation

The powerful style of Elijah Hood and speed of T.J. Logan form among one of the most talented running-back tandems on one Tar Heels team in program history. They potentially could be in the same company as Ethan Horton and Tyrone Anthony in 1983, Amos Lawrence and Kelvin Bryant in 1980 or Mike Voight and James “Boom Boom” Betterson in 1974. (Raleigh & Company)

Gene Chizik on what UNC defense learned from Georgia

Last weekend, the Tar Heels were unable to stop a powerful Georgia running attack. This conjured up images on the defenses’ struggles during last year’s Baylor game, making fans a little uneasy about the 2016 season. But luckily, the game provided coach Gene Chizik with a clear picture of what UNC needs to work on to prepare for Illinois this weekend. (Carolina Blue)

Young UNC football defenders step up in loss to Georgia

The North Carolina football team needed someone to step up. Jalen Dalton, penciled in as the team’s starting defensive tackle, played approximately 30 snaps in UNC’s 33-24 loss to Georgia. Tyler Powell and Dajaun Drennon didn’t play, leaving UNC vulnerable to the Bulldogs’ vaunted rushing attack. (Daily Tar Heel)

Larry Fedora Live: Fedora's Penalty

“I’ve been coaching 30-something years and have never had a flag thrown on me, so it was a surprise for me,” Larry Fedora said on his radio show on Tuesday. His sideline conduct seemed like standard fare for a coach arguing a call. Three days after the fact, the fifth-year UNC head coach engaged in some heavy sarcasm with the Top of the Hill crowd. (Inside Carolina)

Snow at Sun Bowl, other oddities were Heels' worst weather opponents

A look at the worst weather conditions encountered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football team includes scorching heat, arctic air in Atlanta and a snowy Sun Bowl. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heels view mistakes as correctable

There was something comforting stemming from UNC's 33-24 loss to Georgia on Saturday. “All the mistakes we made in this game are correctable,” Larry Fedora said. “I’m relieved by that.” With that, the Tar Heels are preparing for Saturday’s game at Illinois unwilling to fall into a doom-and-gloom mode after the missed chances from the first game. (Burlington Times News)

UNC Football Drops Out Of Top 25 Following Season-Opening Loss

With the release of the new college football AP and USA Today Coaches Polls on Tuesday, North Carolina took another disappointing loss. The Tar Heels–who were previously ranked No. 22–were left out of both top 25 rankings this week coming off a heartbreaking collapse against Georgia, which moved up to No. 9 after beginning the year at No. 18. (Chapelboro.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Full UNC Football Schedule

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at Northern Illinois0
Tuesday 5:15 PM

Southern Mississippi0
at Florida State0
Wednesday 1:30 PM

at Boston College0
Wednesday 5:15 PM

at Navy0
Thursday 1:30 PM

Virginia Tech0
at Oklahoma State0
Thursday 5:15 PM

Wake Forest0
at Texas A&M0
Friday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at Arizona State0
Friday 3:00 PM

at Mississippi State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Miami0
Saturday 8:00 PM

at Clemson0
Sunday 8:45 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-112-1
NC State6-28-4
Wake Forest4-47-5
Boston College4-47-5
Florida State3-56-6

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