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Turner's Take: Monday Musings

Despite an injured foot that kept him off the field, wide receiver T.J. Thorpe was instrumental in Carolina’s win over Liberty on Saturday, according to linebacker Jeff Schoettmer. “He wasn’t even playing, but he came into the locker room and was really firing guys up at halftime,” Schoettmer said of Thorpe. (GoHeels.com)

Point Of Emphasis: Turnovers

The biggest thing stressed to the UNC defense during camp was forcing turnovers. The message was simple - UNC wanted to take the ball away as often as possible. During Saturday's 56-29 win over Liberty, the Tar Heels created six turnovers, including four fumbles. It's safe to say the emphasis on taking the ball away paid off. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Football Gaining Experience in Droves

The rotations and substitutions rolled off the UNC sideline often and in a hurry at Kenan Stadium on Saturday evening. It took less than four minutes for UNC’s second-string defensive line and secondary to enter the game, and by the end of the first quarter, seven true freshmen had gotten their first taste of college ball. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Liberty Tar Heel Report Card

The game against the Flames was close until mid-way through the third quarter when UNC erupted for 28 points in less than four minutes of game time. Outside of that stretch the game was a good deal closer than most Tar Heel supporters would have thought. This game was definitely a mixed performance and, there's plenty of room to grow. This week's overall grade: B (Tar Heel Blog)

Fedora’s Football in Chapel Hill

The uptick in organized game day festivities over recent seasons in Chapel Hill feels like a cathartic response to four dragging years of critical publicity, an attempt at pumping some excitement back into Saturdays at Kenan as the program looks to build some fresh foundations. It seems to be working. (Raleigh & Company)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Recap

Larry Fedora met the media Monday in the wake of UNC's 56-29 win over Liberty. Here is some of what he had to say. Marquise Williams is now the official starter at quarterback with the "OR" disappearing from the depth chart. Fedora thought both Williams and Mitch Trubisky played well. The plan for San Diego State is for Williams to start and Trubisky to play "as needed." (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Quarterback Competition Over

The six-month quarterback competition at North Carolina has officially come to a close. Larry Fedora confirmed Marquise Williams as UNC’s starting quarterback on Monday. “Marquise will be our starting quarterback and we will use Mitch [Trubisky] as we need to throughout a game,” Fedora told reporters during his weekly press conference. (Inside Carolina)

A guy in a Julius Peppers jersey is UNC's newest graduate assistant

It's former walk-on QB, now graduate assistant Caleb Pressley, and he's in charge of signaling in plays. It makes sense you'd want the person in charge of putting in signs to be somewhat visible, hence why you'd want him to be wearing a piece of clothing that stands out. In this case, it's also a shout-out to a former UNC football player, which is always nice. (SB Nation)

Art’s Angle: Four Scores and 28 Points Ago

Four touchdowns in less than four minutes isn’t exactly 8 points in 17 seconds, but it will be memorable all the while. If you don’t know what “8 points in 17 seconds” means, ask someone over 45. Not sure whether they keep such stats, but I don’t remember an offensive explosion in Carolina football history close to it. (Chapelboro.com)

Extra notes from UNC-Liberty

The game story from UNC’s 56-29 win over Liberty focused on the major storylines – UNC’s four minutes of brilliance that allowed it to overcome some early mistakes; the quarterback rotation; and a dominant third quarter by the defense, which had a goal of causing one turnover for every 25 plays and ended up doubling that. But there’s plenty more noteworthy items from Saturday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Quarterback guessing game expected to continue in Chapel Hill

On Saturday, the trap finally sprung on Larry Fedora's cat-and-mouse game with the media. After months of speculation, junior Marquise Williams got the starting nod under center over redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky. Fedora, however, seemed to have his mind made up prior to the decision being made known. “We felt like coming out camp that he (Williams) deserved to start,” Fedora said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Extra Points: Crunching The Numbers

Snaps: Ninety-three. Takeaways: six. Touchbacks: eight. Freshmen: eight. Yellow flags: ten. Quarterbacks: two. Victories: one. The numbers added up to a 56-29 victory for the Tar Heels Saturday night in their season opener against Liberty University and leave any number of permutations to consider as the 2014 season evolves. (GoHeels.com)

Liberty: What Went Right

UNC's 56-29 victory over Liberty on Saturday at Kenan Stadium was more lopsided than the score suggests. The Tar Heels showed they have plenty to work on, but they also had plenty of positive moments, some of which were electrifying and gave the crowd reason to road with approval. Here is a quick look at three things that went right for the Tar Heels in their season-opening victory: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC-Liberty: 7 Things Said

North Carolina fought off Liberty with a third-quarter explosion that lifted the No. 23 Tar Heels to a 56-29 victory over FCS member Liberty in their season opener Saturday night at Kenan Stadium. Here are seven interesting things said by players and coaches following the game: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Quite An Education For UNC In Opening Game

In theatrical productions, all companies have dress rehearsals to work out the kinks and get ready for opening night. College football doesn't afford teams that luxury, and sometimes openers are a combination of beautiful hymns and missed lines. There you have a simple encapsulation of North Carolina's 56-29 season-opening victory over Liberty on Saturday night at Kenan Stadium. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 30
Virginia Tech: 27
Sat, Nov 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ NC State
Sat, Nov 28, 3:30 ET ABC Tickets

UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5, 7:45 ET ABC Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)0
at Pittsburgh0
FRI, NOV 27 12:00 PM ET
at South Carolina0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Virginia Tech0
at Virginia0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Kentucky0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at Syracuse0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
North Carolina0
at NC State0
SAT, NOV 28 3:30 PM ET
Florida State0
at Florida0
SAT, NOV 28 7:30 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) North Carolina7-010-1
Virginia Tech3-45-6
Georgia Tech1-73-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-011-0
(14) Florida State6-29-2
NC State3-47-4
Wake Forest1-63-8
Boston College0-73-8

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