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ACC Football 2015 Predictions

It seems to be an annual storyline in recent years, but the Coastal Division is a wide open race once again. Virginia Tech has the top defense in the ACC. However, question marks remain on offense. Is Miami ready to contend in Al Golden’s fifth year? Will North Carolina’s defense improve? Or is this the year where a surprise team like Pittsburgh or Duke wins the division? (Athlon Sports)

Eric Ebron heeding advice after humbling rookie season

Humbling. That’s the word Eric Ebron used Wednesday to describe his rookie season. Ebron walked into Allen Park with a ton of confidence and lofty expectations as the No. 10 overall pick in the draft a season ago. He can admit now that he entered the offseason thinking he knew more than he actually did and wasn’t open to advice like he should have been. (Detroit Lions)

Injury led former UNC linebacker Chase Rice to music

Chase Rice is one of country music's rising stars. "I've been doing music full time for coming up on five year's this fall," said Rice. "It's still very new to me." Before music, there was football at Asheville Reynolds High School and then the University of North Carolina. "I was 3-0 against NC State in football," Rice said. "Right up until I met Russell Wilson. He beat our butts senior day in Chapel Hill." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Marvin Austin's "Club Liv" Tweet was Five Years Ago Today

This unfortunate anniversary would probably be less depressing if UNC wasn't still mired neck deep in the repercussions of the scandal that burst onto the scene less than two months after Austin's tweet was sent. Five years later the tweet operates in urban legend territory. (Tar Heel Blog)

Top five wide receivers in the ACC

4. Ryan Switzer, Jr., North Carolina Even before Switzer was a major weapon at wide receiver, the North Carolina athlete was among college football’s best playmakers. As a true freshman, Switzer tied the NCAA record for punt return touchdowns in a season with five, averaging 20.9 yards per punt return and earning a bevy of All-America honors. (247 Sports)

Kareem Martin adjusting to new position on defense

Arizona Cardinals pass rusher Kareem Martin is making a big change this offseason shifting from defensive end to outside linebacker. Martin wasn't expecting the change, but wasn't totally shocked by it either when the Cardinals approached him. Martin will be trading positions with outside linebacker Matt Shaughnessy. “It made a lot of sense as far as sizes and the characteristics of each of us,” he said. (FOX Sports)

Hakeem Nicks wants glory days to return with Titans

Hakeem Nicks has never lacked confidence. During his highly productive years with the Giants, and even during a down year with the Colts last season, he considered himself to be the best receiver in the NFL. Now with the Titans, Nicks really has something to prove. "(I'm) motivated, determined and ready to work. I am ready to bring it all and lay it on the line, man," Nicks said. (Nashville Tennessean)

Chase Rice does full UNC sports tour

Former North Carolina linebacker Chase Rice was on UNC's campus Thursday before he performed at Raleigh's PNC arena on Kenny Chesney's tour. While back at his alma mater, Rice, who lives in Nashville and has experience moderate success as a country musician, did the full Tar Heel athletic tour. (Carolina Blue)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Football Preview and Prediction

North Carolina's season depends heavily upon two factors: the health of Marquise Williams, and how much the defense can improve on last season’s disastrous results. A winning season and another bowl trip are within reach, and any result substantially better than that could make new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik an appealing candidate for a head coaching job with another program. (Athlon Sports)

On The Road With Chase Rice

Chase Rice talks to Pollstar about building his career from the ground up by playing night after night in “whatever venue will take” him. He says his philosophy has always been if there’s 40 people in the crowd, “those 40 people are going to have the best damned time of their lives.” (Pollstar)

My Carolina Experience: Jonathan Cooper

By his standards, Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper was not highly recruited coming out of high school. He recalls getting offers from most of the schools in the ACC and one in the SEC. Carolina almost lost him to Duke but he says, “I chose UNC because of the combination of great academics, the social aspect, and the history and traditions of all its athletics." (GoHeels.com)

Video: Chizik's New 'D" & QB Williams Lead UNC

North Carolina returns Marquise Williams at quarterback and adds a new defensive look from first-year defensive coordinator Gene Chizik as the Tar Heels prepare for the 2015 season. Greg Barnes of Inside Carolina joins the ACCDN's Jeff Fischel to discuss those topics and more in this 2015 Spring Football Update. View Video...

Titans' Zach Brown healthy and 'has something to prove'

After missing all but four plays last season due to a torn pectoral muscle, Titan Zach Brown says he's once again healthy and highly motivated. "I feel good, real good, and I just can't wait to get out there again," Brown said Tuesday. In his first two seasons, Brown, a former second-round draft pick, piled up a combined 210 tackles, 9.5 sacks and 10 tackles for loss. (Nashville Tennessean)

In-state quarterback storylines to follow in 2015

UNC's Marquise Williams ranked second only to Florida State's Jameis Winston in total offense a year ago with 3,068 yards passing (3rd in league) and 788 rushing (10th). Williams also accounted for 34 touchdowns, which was more than half of the Tar Heels' team total. The problem UNC had last season was that Williams was practically a one-man show on offense. (Fayetteville Observer)

A Tar Heel tradition in blue & white

Thirteen days after UNC Head Football Coach Carl Snavely got his Valentine wish that Charlie Justice would “come out for the team,” a practice game was held in Kenan Stadium between the Tar Heels and the Guilford College Quakers coached by Doc Newton. About a thousand students showed up despite the cold, damp, windy weather. (A View to Hugh)

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 Scoreboard
Charlotte0
at Louisville0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
Tulane0
at Wake Forest0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
William & Mary0
at NC State0
THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET
Colgate0
at Syracuse0
FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET
Georgia Tech0
at Boston College0
SAT, SEP 3 7:30 AM ET
Liberty0
at Virginia Tech0
SAT, SEP 3 12:30 PM ET
Villanova0
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, SEP 3 1:30 PM ET
Richmond0
at Virginia0
SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET
Georgia0
at North Carolina0
SAT, SEP 3 5:30 PM ET
North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
Florida A&M0
at Miami0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
Clemson0
at Auburn0
SAT, SEP 3 9:00 PM ET
Ole Miss0
at Florida State0
MON, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) North Carolina0-00-0
Virginia0-00-0
Duke0-00-0
Virginia Tech0-00-0
Miami0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0
Pittsburgh0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson0-00-0
(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
Syracuse0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
NC State0-00-0

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