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Coach Kap Practice Notes

UNC offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic spoke with reporters after practice this week, noting that the offensive line is a little banged up. Rotating in some players at certain spots helps. UNC has not been as consistent as they need to be a certain spots. Kap says that they are trying to give some of the hurt players a break here and there. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Mikey Bart - Always Ready

North Carolina senior defensive end Mikey Bart touches on all facets of his Tar Heel career in this one-on-one sit down with Taylor Vippolis. Read More...

Virginia Tech Hokies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Preview and Prediction

Which star quarterback will have more success? Can North Carolina stop the run? And perhaps most importantly, can the Tar Heels come up big again following the win at Florida State? After getting an extra week to prepare for the Heels, Virginia Tech goes into Kenan Stadium and pulls off the upset. Prediction: Virginia Tech 34, North Carolina 28 (Athlon Sports)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Virginia Tech

Kenan Stadium will host its first matchup of ranked teams since 2008 on Saturday. A win for No. 17 North Carolina would bolster its positioning for a second-straight ACC Coastal Division crown, while a win for No. 25 Virginia Tech would put first-year head coach Justin Fuente on track for the Hokies’ first Coastal Division title in five years. (Inside Carolina)

To Tar Heels fans: Let's hear it for 'Spooooon!'

Brandon Spoon has been selected as the Tar Heel Legend for North Carolina’s football game against Virginia Tech. He’ll be honored during a brief on-field recognition during the first half. Spoon would like nothing more to hear the familiar crowd reaction after he made a tackle during his playing days that stretch back nearly 20 years. That would be “Spoooooooon!” (Burlington Times News)

Tempo check: VT faces ACC's quickest offenses

The No. 25 Hokies (3-1, 1-0 ACC) play at reigning Coastal Division champ North Carolina (4-1, 2-0) on Saturday. The Tar Heels rank 17th not only in the Associated Press poll but also among Bowl Subdivision teams in tempo. Led by quarterback Mitch Trubisky and receiver Ryan Switzer, they’re averaging 40.4 points and 484.2 yards per game. (Daily Press)

Underrated QB battle looms between Tar Heels and Hokies

The ACC offers another delicious quarterback matchup this weekend when the Virginia Tech Hokies visit the North Carolina Tar Heels. Mitch Trubisky has UNC 4-1 and unbeaten in ACC play, while Jerod Evans has Virginia Tech to a 3-1 start with the Hokies 1-0 in the conference. Each quarterback has quietly been among the best in a league deep at the position. (Today's U)

Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - Virginia Tech

Lee Pace chats with North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik and offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic to breakdown this weekend's matchup vs. the Virginia Tech Hokies. Read More...

T.J. Logan quietly having a career year

T.J. Logan has been a pivotal part of the Tar Heels' offense in both the rushing and receiving game. He is averaging a career-best 7.2 yards-per-carry (No. 3 in the ACC) and 13.8 yards-per-catch (No. 2 in the ACC, among running backs). He's on pace for 619 rushing yards and almost 300 receiving yards, both would be career highs. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Flashback: Into the Storm

UNC vs Florida - Oct. 19, 1968: “It rained so much if you put the ball down it would float off.” The rain came down in sheets, first soaking Bill Dooley’s jacket, then his shirt and pants. The young coach’s clothing quickly succumbed to the downpour but his focus stayed sharp. He sloshed through the puddles at Kenan Stadium with purpose. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Host Hokies In Top-25 Showdown Saturday

No. 17 North Carolina returns home for a key Coastal Division contest with No. 25 Virginia Tech on Saturday, Oct. 8. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. and the game will be televised by ABC/ESPN2. The Tar Heels have won 10 consecutive regular-season conference games and nine straight overall at Kenan Stadium entering Saturday’s contest against the Hokies. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Jeff Saturday

Former Tar Heel center Jeff Saturday, who went on to a standout NFL career with the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers, visited with the Carolina Insider podcast for Friday's episode. Saturday visited with Jones Angell and Adam Lucas for a look at his college career, the NFL, broadcasting, the 2016 Tar Heels and more. (GoHeels.com)

Turner's Take: Sneaky Speed

Thomas Jackson is a legacy at Carolina: his father David was a co-captain on the football team in the late 1960s. Thomas arrived in 2014 as a preferred walk-on, working his way up from scout team to special teams to now a trusted role on the offense. "The guy's worked extremely hard," Tar Heel head coach Larry Fedora said. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Not So Equal, Please

The Tar Heels need to play fast and physical against the Hokies but, especially, smart – the third part of their slogan. Virginia Tech is good but not good enough on a dry day. If, indeed, rain is the great equalizer, VaTech can certainly leave town with a victory and a 2-0 record in the ACC and the potential tie-breaker against the Heels in the Coastal Division. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 17 Tar Heels aim to keep rolling against No. 25 Hokies

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora sees his team making plenty of mistakes, even after a pair of last-second wins that vaulted the 17th-ranked Tar Heels back into the national rankings. He's trying to figure out how to fix them entering Saturday's game against No. 25 Virginia Tech. "If we can ever get that accomplished, you would see some fireworks out there." (Associated Press)

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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
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UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, 3:30 ET ESPNU Tickets

Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

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

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