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UNC's Defense Paring Down

UNC’s defensive roster has spent the last eight months learning Gene Chizik’s 4-3 scheme. With the installation process finally complete, the unpacking of that data dump has now begun. Training camp officially came to a close once classes started on Tuesday. However, the Tar Heels are still in a light camp mode until game prep for South Carolina begins next Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Defensive Players & Coaches Thursday Post Practice Interviews

Defensive line coach Tray Scott, linebacker Cayson Collins and cornerback Des Lawrence talk on the nuances of the team's new defense on August 20, 2015. View Video...

UNC Football to Host The Citadel in 2016

Growing up in North Carolina, Mike Houston always wanted to play football for the University of North Carolina. “Unfortunately, I wanted them more than they wanted me,” said Houston, now head coach at The Citadel. Houston, who ended up playing tight end at Mars Hill College, will get to coach in UNC’s Kenan Stadium next year, when the Bulldogs visit the Tar Heels to conclude the 2016 season. (Charleston Post & Courier)

UNC's Offense Making Strides

While defensive coordinator Gene Chizik latched onto the physicality term once spring ball started in March, assistant head coach for offense Seth Littrell began talking about the need for improved consistency on his side of the ball in the aftermath of the Quick Lanes Bowl loss to Rutgers last December. He’s still harping on that aspect of his offense eight months later. (Inside Carolina)

Ryan Switzer Wednesday Practice Quotes

Ryan Switzer: "I still have high expectations for myself. Every time I step onto the field I believe I am the best player. I feel like every player should feel like that. I am a little quieter about it this year. The older I’m getting, I’m learning that people don’t have to know what you’re thinking and what you’re doing. I don’t have to go around proclaiming my own ambitions." (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football - The Time is Now

North Carolina opens the 2015 football season two weeks from today against South Carolina on September 3 in Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. Get pumped with a new video from the UNC Football Video crew. View Video...

Ten most important players for 2015 - No. 7

M.J. Stewart enters his second season in Chapel Hill as a starting cornerback for UNC's revamped defensive backfield. The Virginia native has been running with the first team during preseason camp, despite changes at the three other spots. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound sophomore saw some time last season for the Tar Heels in what was a mostly disappointing showing from the defensive backs. (Carolina Blue)

Bug Howard Wednesday Practice Quotes

How is it for you being in such an experienced unit? Bug Howard: "It’s a great opportunity for me to get in-between those guys like Mack Hollins and Quinshad Davis, and on the other side is Ryan Switzer and of course there is Kendrick Singleton. We are both wide receivers but we are both strong enough to handle the inside." (Carolina Blue)

Steelers notebook: At nose tackle, Cam Thomas getting it now

The Steelers are playing more one-gap technique along the defensive line this season, and Cam Thomas has taken the majority of his reps at nose guard during training camp. The moves seem to suit Thomas, whose play in practice and the first two preseason games has been markedly better. “I feel more comfortable,” Thomas said Wednesday afternoon. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

UNC Training Camp: Hood and Logan Bringing “Thunder and Lightning” to Chapel Hill

They haven’t earned any nicknames yet, but if they carry their excellent play from training camp into the regular season, that may change in the very near future. Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan are expected to give this year’s UNC football team an electric one-two punch at the running back position that could take this year’s offense to new heights. (Chapelboro.com)

Bruce Carter moves to strongside linebacker

Bruce Carter was brought in to be the starting middle linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It doesn't look like that's going to happen. The Bucs appear to be giving that job to rookie Kwon Alexander. A fourth-round pick, Alexander has been one of the biggest surprises of the preseason. The Bucs are so happy with Alexander that they already have moved Carter to another position. (ESPN.com)

James Hurst emerges for rare first-team opportunity

Ravens starting right tackle Rick Wagner couldn’t finish practice Wednesday after suffering an apparent leg injury, forcing a second-year player who has largely toiled under the radar onto the field. James Hurst, who last year started five games and became the first undrafted rookie to start a playoff game at left tackle, was thrust into the first-team fold in an opportunity he said was necessary. (Baltimore Sun)

Dre Bly Named To FWAA 75th Anniversary Team

Former North Carolina superstar Dré Bly was named to the third team at defensive back. Bly had a brilliant career in Chapel Hill from 1996-98, helping lead the Tar Heels to back-to-back top-10 finishes and three consecutive bowl victories. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native remains the only player in ACC history to earn first-team All-America honors in his first three seasons. (GoHeels.com)

2015 Football Preview: Secondary

UNC has plenty of experience in the secondary with just one newcomer listed in the preseason depth chart in the form of strong safety J.K. Britt. The only notable loss was Tim Scott to graduation. Scott led the team with seven pass break-ups and had one interception. Brian Walker led UNC with three interceptions and five pass break-ups while M.J. Stewart had a two interceptions. (Tar Heel Blog)

Williams: "My goal is to put the ball in my playmakers' hands"

How much does it cool your nerves to have a shored up offensive line in your last year here? Marquise Williams: "It’s good, man. I tell those guys that they’re the best offensive line in the country. I haven’t been sacked this training camp and that’s huge for me. We are running the ball pretty well and that’s what you need to be great in the passing game, you need to have a good running game." (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 37
Pittsburgh: 36
Sat, Sep 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Florida State
Sat, Oct 1, 3:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 8, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Oct 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Georgia Tech7
Florida State55
at South Florida35
East Carolina17
at Virginia Tech54
Central Michigan35
at Virginia49
at Connecticut24
at Boston College42
at Notre Dame35
at North Carolina37
Wake Forest33
at Indiana28
at Marshall28
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(30) Virginia Tech1-03-1
(32) North Carolina1-03-1
Georgia Tech1-13-1
(14) Miami0-03-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Louisville2-04-0
(5) Clemson1-04-0
(38) Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-13-1
Boston College0-22-2

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