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UNC moves up to No. 14 in College Football Playoff Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels moved up in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings, but the general consensous is that they are still not getting respected. The Tar Heels are up three spots from No. 17 to No. 14 in the rankings that were released on Tuesday. The good news for the Tar Heels is they are currently in a spot to be in a New Years Six game being in the top 14 currently. (Keeping It Heel)

Texans QB T.J. Yates' saga goes from sitting on couch to delivering in clutch

T.J. Yates doesn't even dream like this. A few weeks ago he sat on his sofa in Atlanta, waiting for a phone call and another chance. He had sat for a long, painful two months, trying to stay in shape when he could find receivers to throw to, trying to stay optimistic when he watched others play. (Houston Chronicle)

Quinton Coples tweets goodbye to Jets fans after getting cut

Quinton Coples was waived Monday by the Jets. The move seemed inevitable, even if the midseason timing was a surprise. Head coach Todd Bowles said Coples, a 2012 first-round draft pick, lacked the speed to play outside linebacker in the Jets' scheme. But Bowles also said he thinks Coples could be a fit somewhere else, most likely as a 4-3 defensive end, his more natural position. (NJ.com)

Video: Landon Turner, Elijah Hood Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

North Carolina guard Landon Turner and running back Elijah Hood talk to the media before the Tar Heels' upcoming matchup against NC State. View Video...

Gene Chizik reportedly interested in UCF head coaching job

University of Nevada coach Brian Polian is a possible candidate to become UCF's next head football coach, two sources told the Orlando Sentinel. UCF is considered to be a highly sought-after job. St. Louis Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke, former Florida coach Will Muschamp, and UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik are said to have expressed high interest. (Orlando Sentinel)

Quincy Monk passes away

Former UNC and New York Giants linebacker Quincy Monk passed away Tuesday, the school confirmed on their official Twitter account. He was 36. Monk, a Jacksonville, N.C. native, had a brief battle with adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer. Monk was recently honored by the Tar Heels as a "Kenan Legend" and joined the UNC football captains on the field on Oct. 17 for their game against Wake Forest. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Quinton Coples lands with Miami Dolphins

Quinton Coples ran out of time with the Jets, but he will still be at MetLife Stadium for this Sunday’s game. Coples has been claimed off of waivers by the Dolphins according to multiple reports, which means that he will make the trip back to his old stomping grounds for the Week 12 game between the two AFC East teams. The Dolphins inherit the $7.8 million fifth-year option on his contract. (NBC Sports)

Jordan Chavis spotlights as DJ of UNC athletics

Now in his third season as the official disc jockey of Carolina football, Jordan Chavis has also begun playing at men’s and women’s basketball games. Chavis said his favorite part about DJing the games is being a part of the overall game experience. He said the gig is even more special because his entire family went to UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

Stats suggest UNC, NC State in for a competitive contest

While UNC’s offense is top-20 nationally, NC State’s defense is No. 13 in the nation, giving up 312 yards per game. NC State allows just 189 passing yards per game and has 11 interceptions in 11 games. The Pack are also No. 21 in the nation against the rush. The Tar Heels have rarely been slowed down offensively, though, and are shattering school records weekly. (WRAL Sports Fan)

After leading Texans to two wins, T.J. Yates heads back to bench

Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will return to the starting lineup against the Saints, Bill O'Brien said Monday. T.J. Yates replaced Hoyer during the third quarter in Week 10 against the Bengals and scored the only touchdown of the game, putting his team ahead for good in a 10-6 win. (Sporting News)

Video: UNC Football Press Conference Recap - NC State

North Carolina's Larry Fedora, Marquise Williams, Shakeel Rashad, and Jeff Schoettmer talk about the upcoming rivalry game against NC State in Raleigh. View Video...

Five With Fedora – Part 10

Your team has made it look easy in winning big over the last few weeks. What does it say about this team to be able to go into the atmosphere of Coach Frank Beamer’s last home game, and find a way to scrap out a win? – “I just think this team has a lot of grit and yesterday’s game emphasized that all day long. There was never a situation where I saw our guys panic. They kept backing each other up and had each other’s back." (Sports-Glutton.com)

UNC’s ACC Championship Game Ticket Allotment Sold Out

UNC’s ticket allotment for the 2015 ACC Championship Football Game is sold out. Rams Club donors and current season ticket holders have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to request tickets. Qualifying members will be notified Wednesday evening. UNC received 5,500 tickets as a participant in the championship game. UNC requested additional tickets from the ACC and were given an additional 2,500. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's defense no worse for the wear

This time last football season, N.C. State was extolling the virtues of its blue-collar team after a blue-collar 35-7 shellacking of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. When asked on Monday whether those comments rankled him, head coach Larry Fedora of No. 11 UNC responded with five seconds of silence. “I don’t know how to answer that,” Fedora said after the pause. (Greensboro News & Record)

CBS Sports College Football Power Rankings: UNC makes big gain

9 North Carolina (13): The ACC title game is going to be the most entertaining in the country. Book it. Clemson has the No. 5 defense. The Tar Heels have the No. 10 scoring offense. The Tigers' path to the playoff is anything but clear. (CBS Sports)

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 Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD Tickets

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
Georgia Tech4-49-4

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

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