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Tar Heels working out kinks for kickers

At the beginning of the month, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora either was playing fox or genuinely had absolutely no idea who’d kick fields goals for the Tar Heels this season. “I know that we have fewer days to make a decision,” Fedora said. Days later, with UNC’s season opener against South Carolina creeping closer, Fedora had a better idea about when he’d know who'd get the nod when the Tar Heels need three points in a pinch — sort of. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Mack Hollins Makes Himself Heard

Sit in on a UNC football practice and one-word echoes out across the field above the crashing of pads and stomping of cleats, “Volume!” It does not take long to locate the source of this two-syllable sound. Just look towards number 13. Wide receiver Mack Hollins dons the number and the former walk-on adds his exclamation to nearly every drill. (Carolina Blue)

Quinton Coples spotlight: An inside look at the Jets' linebacker before, during Wednesday's practice

Quinton Coples, the Jets' starting rush outside linebacker, is entering a critical season. The former first-round draft pick, selected 16th overall in 2012, has yet to fully live up to his potential in the NFL. He has high hopes for more sack production in 2015, playing in new coach Todd Bowles' defense. Coples must show progress if he wants the Jets to retain him next season, when he would make about $7.8 million, while playing under the fifth-year option clause in his rookie contract. (NJ.com)

Star punter Corbin Daly chose UNC football to be closer to his mother

Corbin Daly de-committed from Texas, walking away from a guaranteed scholarship. He instead chose to sign with UNC as a preferred walk-on in order to be closer to home. Now, after redshirting his freshman season, Corbin has earned a scholarship and a spot as the Tar Heels’ starting punter, with dreams of much bigger things. (Daily Tar Heel)

2015 Football Preview: Defensive Line

If UNC is to improve along the defensive line, they will have to do it with a deep but inexperienced group of players. Jessie Rogers is the only senior on the two-deep chart, joined by juniors Mikey Bart and Junior Gnonkonde. The remainder of the two-deep is filled out with sophomores Nazair Jones, Dajuan Drennon, and Tyler Powell, and redshirt freshmen Robert Dinkins and Jeremiah Clarke. (Tar Heel Blog)

ICTV: Schoettmer Leads Defensive Progress

As the self proclaimed quarterback of the defense and a returning starter, Jeff Schoettmer said he’s excited about what his group is capable of doing this season. The middle linebacker spoke after Thursday's practice about how the defense has improved during training camp and what he's done to lead the way. "It's been my job since spring, I'm just like Marquise on the defense.” (Inside Carolina)

Joe Jackson Named Starter at Weakside Linebacker

With two linebacker positions locked down since spring ball, the weakside linebacker competition has been a focal point throughout North Carolina’s training camp. That intrigue is officially over. Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik announced on Thursday that junior Joe Jackson is the “clear No. 1” at the weakside linebacker and later labeled the Jacksonville, Fla. native as the starter at that position. (Inside Carolina)

Denver Broncos place Marvin Austin on Injured Reserve

The Denver Broncos were awarded TE Jake Murphy off waivers from Cincinnati on Thursday. To make room, they placed NT Marvin Austin Jr. on injured reserve. Austin has missed nearly all of training camp because of a groin injury. With the emergence of sixth-round pick Darius Kilgo in his stead, Austin slipped to the fourth team while he dealt with his injury. (Denver Broncos)

UNC's Defense Paring Down

UNC’s defensive roster has spent the last eight months learning Gene Chizik’s 4-3 scheme. With the installation process finally complete, the unpacking of that data dump has now begun. Training camp officially came to a close once classes started on Tuesday. However, the Tar Heels are still in a light camp mode until game prep for South Carolina begins next Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Defensive Players & Coaches Thursday Post Practice Interviews

Defensive line coach Tray Scott, linebacker Cayson Collins and cornerback Des Lawrence talk on the nuances of the team's new defense on August 20, 2015. View Video...

UNC Football to Host The Citadel in 2016

Growing up in North Carolina, Mike Houston always wanted to play football for the University of North Carolina. “Unfortunately, I wanted them more than they wanted me,” said Houston, now head coach at The Citadel. Houston, who ended up playing tight end at Mars Hill College, will get to coach in UNC’s Kenan Stadium next year, when the Bulldogs visit the Tar Heels to conclude the 2016 season. (Charleston Post & Courier)

UNC's Offense Making Strides

While defensive coordinator Gene Chizik latched onto the physicality term once spring ball started in March, assistant head coach for offense Seth Littrell began talking about the need for improved consistency on his side of the ball in the aftermath of the Quick Lanes Bowl loss to Rutgers last December. He’s still harping on that aspect of his offense eight months later. (Inside Carolina)

Ryan Switzer Wednesday Practice Quotes

Ryan Switzer: "I still have high expectations for myself. Every time I step onto the field I believe I am the best player. I feel like every player should feel like that. I am a little quieter about it this year. The older I’m getting, I’m learning that people don’t have to know what you’re thinking and what you’re doing. I don’t have to go around proclaiming my own ambitions." (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football - The Time is Now

North Carolina opens the 2015 football season two weeks from today against South Carolina on September 3 in Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. Get pumped with a new video from the UNC Football Video crew. View Video...

Ten most important players for 2015 - No. 7

M.J. Stewart enters his second season in Chapel Hill as a starting cornerback for UNC's revamped defensive backfield. The Virginia native has been running with the first team during preseason camp, despite changes at the three other spots. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound sophomore saw some time last season for the Tar Heels in what was a mostly disappointing showing from the defensive backs. (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 37
Pittsburgh: 36
Sat, Sep 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Florida State
Sat, Oct 1, 3:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 8, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Oct 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami0
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET
Notre Dame0
at Syracuse0
SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET
Virginia0
at Duke0
SAT, OCT 1 12:30 PM ET
Buffalo0
at Boston College0
SAT, OCT 1 1:00 PM ET
North Carolina0
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET
Wake Forest0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET
Marshall0
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, OCT 1 7:30 PM ET
Louisville0
at Clemson0
SAT, OCT 1 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(30) Virginia Tech1-03-1
(32) North Carolina1-03-1
Georgia Tech1-13-1
(14) Miami0-03-0
Virginia0-01-3
Duke0-12-2
Pittsburgh0-12-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Louisville2-04-0
(5) Clemson1-04-0
(38) Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-13-1
Syracuse0-12-2
Boston College0-22-2

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