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Gene Chizik By The Numbers

Early Thursday evening multiple reports indicated former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik had accepted an offer to become UNC's defensive coordinator. This hire, once made official, gives UNC a much needed boost after historically awful season on that side of the ball. Here is what the numbers say Chizik brings to the table. (Tar Heel Blog)

Gene Chizik To Lead UNC's Defense

Gene Chizik has agreed to become Larry Fedora's new defensive coordinator, multiple sources confirmed to Inside Carolina on Thursday evening. The contract is three years guaranteed and totals in excess of $750,000 per year, sources confirmed. He was the head coach at Auburn from 2009-12. The Tigers won the national championship in 2010. (Inside Carolina)

Report: North Carolina hires Gene Chizik as defensive coordinator

North Carolina has reportedly hired a new defensive coordinator, and it's someone who is quite familiar to college football fans. "Former Auburn coach Gene Chizik has accepted the North Carolina defensive coordinator position, a source tells ESPN. — Brandon Zimmerman (@BZSEC)" Chizik had been working as an analyst for the SEC Network this season and has not coached since being fired by Auburn following the 2012 campaign. (CBS Sports)

Murky Future For 2015 Football Tar Heels

In head coach Larry Fedora’s third year at the helm of the North Carolina football team, the Tar Heels finished with a 6-7 record – the first losing campaign for UNC since 2007. Following a lethargic bowl loss to Rutgers, where is the football program headed? (Chapelboro.com)

Connor Barth named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Denver Broncos kicker Connor Barth was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December, the National Football League informed the Broncos on Wednesday. This represents the first such honor of his career and the eighth in Broncos history since the award was initiated by the NFL in 1993. Barth made 10-of-11 field goals (90.9%) and all 13 extra point attempts in four games during the month of December (Denver Broncos)

UNC Football: What We Learned In 2014

The 2014 season was an eventful one for Carolina football. As they did in 2013, the Tar Heels had early success before enduring adversity, then rallied in the season’s latter half. The 2014 slate ended in disappointment with losses to NC State and Rutgers. Here are some of the things we learned from the year. 1. Marquise Williams is the quarterback. (GoHeels.com)

2014 UNC Football Season in Review: GIF Edition

As we close the book on 2014, let's close the book on the Tar Heels' football season in gif-tastic fashion. What a difference a year makes. As the calendar flipped to 2014, optimism around the UNC football program was running high. Carolina shook off a disastrous start to the 2013 season by winning six of its last seven games, including a 39-17 thumping of Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl. (Tar Heel Blog)

Panthers’ Tre Boston’s big play was predictable (by him)

If you want to know how Tre Boston feels about his first season in the NFL, listen: “I don’t know how it feels not to make” the playoffs, he says. He woke up Sunday in Atlanta and knew he and fellow safety Roman Harper would return interceptions against the Falcons for touchdowns. And they did. The touchdowns were the first scored by the Carolina defense this season. (Charlotte Observer)

Robert Quinn: "Big Kid at Heart"

Last week, Robert Quinn and teammates Chris Long and Will Hayes treated members of Big Brother Big Sisters to dinner followed by a shopping spree financed by the trio of defensive linemen. “I’m just a big kid at heart. I never lose that inner child even when I’m realizing I’m growing old,” said Quinn with a laugh. “So I’m going to keep that inner child until the day I gotta leave this Earth.” (St. Louis Rams)

Top Tar Heel Moments of 2014

Court Storm: There's always a special energy level at the Smith Center for UNC-Duke games. But this one was different. That's because the game had been postponed after a snowstorm buried the Triangle. Students that had waited hours in the snow on the initial game day had to wait an additional eight days for the rescheduled date. The result was a Smith Center bursting with anticipation. (Inside Carolina)

Bruce Carter sets ‘production points’ record following big day for Cowboys

Linebackers coach Matt Eberflus has a grading system that rewards points based on “production plays.” And Bruce Carter set a new record based on that system with a 56-point day against the Redskins. Carter had two interceptions in the red zone and a team-leading 11 tackles in the Cowboys’ 44-17 victory. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Art’s Angle: Honeymoon Over

The shining light through the malaise that has become Carolina Athletics over the last three years has been Larry Fedora and his football program. Until the last two hapless games of the 2014 season. Fedora was hired in late 2011 to lead the Tar Heels back to respectability off the field and continued (if not added) success on the field. (Chapelboro.com)

Tar Heels in the NFL Had a Good Day Yesterday

Former Tar Heels playing in the NFL had their share of key plays in the final week of the regular season. Linebacker Bruce Carter, now with the Dallas, picked off two passes and had 11 tackles to help the Cowboys to a 44-17 win over Washington to finish the season 12-4. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tre Boston returns an interception for a touchdown (video)

Carolina DB Tre Boston returned an interception 84 yards for a touchdown in the Panthers' 34-3 win over the Atlanta Falcons to clinch 1st place in the NFC South. (Carolina Panthers)

Extra Points: Bottoms Up

There will be a new defensive coordinator and perhaps a new schematic approach in 2015. A half dozen or so fresh recruits are scheduled to enroll in two weeks for the spring semester. As Larry Fedora said Saturday evening, one season ended on the turf at Ford Field and another one began. It seems the Tar Heels have hit bottom. Now it’s time to bounce. (GoHeels.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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