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UNC's Mitch Trubisky: How is a Heisman candidate QB from Ohio not at Ohio State?

Mitch Trubisky is a Tar Heel. He's thriving as North Carolina's quarterback, and has entered the Heisman Trophy conversation after throwing for 405 yards and three touchdowns in a win over Florida State on Saturday. Trubisky is sixth in the country in passing yards (1,711) and passer rating (182.65). How is a kid like that not at Ohio State? (Cleveland.com)

Gene Chizik on preparing to face No. 25 Virginia Tech

UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik spoke with the media after Tuesday’s practice in preparation for the Virginia Tech game this weekend. Of the topics discussed were on the true potential of the VT offense, on what Chizik is looking for in the UNC defense, and on how the similarities of VT’s offensive scheme to UNC’s will bolster the Tar Heels this weekend. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Nick Weiler reads mean tweets

When UNC kicker Nick Weiler nailed a game-winning 54-yard field goal on Saturday against Florida State, it put a smile on Tar Heels fans faces. The same can’t be said for Seminoles fans, however. The UNC athletics department decided to have some fun with some Twitter users. Check out the UNC kicker reading “Mean Tweets” about himself: (Keeping It Heel)

Video: UNC kicker receiving more attention after game-winning kick

North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler reveals the amount of attention he's been receiving after his game-winning field goal against Florida State and shows Will Reeve what he's been doing to prepare for the Tar Heels' upcoming game against Virginia Tech. (ESPN.com)

ACC officials monitor weekend situation as hurricane lurks

ACC officials held a conference call Tuesday to discuss the weekend's football games as Hurricane Matthew approaches the East Coast. No changes have been announced. Saturday's in-state games involving ACC teams are: Notre Dame at North Carolina State (noon), Virginia Tech at UNC (3:30), Army at Duke (3:30) and Syracuse at Wake Forest (7:00). (Burlington Times News)

Bud Foster's defense gets another shot at UNC's up-tempo offense

Playing UNC’s offense, certainly within the ACC’s Coastal Division, used to be a novel thing. Not too many teams in the league that Virginia Tech’s football team faced on a regular basis pushed the tempo or spread the field quite like the Tar Heels. Now, though, with the kind of offense Justin Fuente’s implemented with the Hokies, it’s nothing unusual. (Roanoke Times)

Miscues Continue to Plague UNC Defense

Gene Chizik was unable to pinpoint one specific detail to explain his defense’s struggles through five games on Tuesday, and that’s typically the case for a unit that ranks 105th nationally in total defense. The Tar Heels are allowing 31 points and 459 yards per game, and the defense leaned heavily on its offense to make plays in Saturday’s upset at Florida State. (Inside Carolina)

No. 25 Virginia Tech Hoping to Validate Ranking vs. No. 17 North Carolina

Virginia Tech might’ve cracked the top 25 for the first time since 2014, but Augie Conte thinks North Carolina might be sleeping on the Hokies. “I’m glad they won. I want them going in there confident. I don’t think they have a whole lot of respect for us,” Conte said. “I feel like the more confident they’re feeling, the better chance we have [of] posting an upset.” (Tech Sideline)

Tar Heels' offense vs. Hokies defense is fascinating matchup by the numbers

UNC's offense abounds with playmakers. Mitch Trubisky and Ryan Switzer. Bug Howard and Austin Proehl. Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan. Their stats and results have earned national acclaim and clearly have the attention of this week's opponent: Virginia Tech. But here's an element we can't quantify: Carolina's confidence. The Hokies haven't been tested like the Tar Heels. (Daily Press)

Weiler's running tomahawk celebration to live in infamy

North Carolina senior kicker Nick Weiler made the biggest kick in UNC football history and then performed one of the most awesome game-winning celebrations in college football historic. He sprinted down the field towards the end zone and the Florida State fans, mocking the Seminole faithful with the tomahawk chop. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC All-Access at FSU

Take an All-Access look at North Carolina's thrilling, last-second win over Florida State from Saturday. Great footage and moments from GoHeelsTV. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Nick Weiler's Game-Winning Kick from the Florida State Perspective

From the Showtime special on FSU's season: Exclusive footage of the Seminoles sideline reaction after a tough home loss on a clutch field goal by UNC. Despite their heart-wrenching loss, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher gives an encouraging postgame speech to his players. Read More...

Turner's Take: Simply Extraordinary

Two weeks in a row, Carolina had the ball with the opportunity to win on the final drive of the game. Carolina fans are familiar with this scenario, particularly in the last ten years or so. Since the dawn of the 2007 season, the Tar Heels have played 51 games decided by seven points or fewer. From 2007 through 2011, they won 14 of 33 such games. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week

Officials from the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl today announced that North Carolina Head Football Coach Larry Fedora has been selected as The Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week. Read More...

Virginia Tech's Conte thinks North Carolina may overlook the Hokies

Augie Conte watched Saturday’s ACC showdown between North Carolina and Florida State and admitted later he was rooting for the Tar Heels. Conte, a senior guard at Virginia Tech, said he thinks UNC doesn’t hold the Hokies in high esteem and wanted the Tar Heels to be riding high going into this weekend’s matchup in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

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

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, TBD ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU

UNC vs. UCF
Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Louisville4-48-5
Florida State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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