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ICTV: Nazair Jones - 'Better Defense, Better Team'

Sophomore lineman Nazair Jones has witnessed the evolution of UNC's defense. Playing in a new scheme with new coaches is sure to be a change from his first season on the field, but he says the changes are unquestionably for the better. "We've just been working hard, we took over the whole physicality mindset. It's clear to us that this team can be as good as it's defensive line." (Inside Carolina)

Video: Marquise Williams Takes Adversity In Stride

Meet UNC's All-ACC Quarterback Marquise Williams, who powered through adversity on his journey to Chapel Hill. Williams talks about dealing with transferring in high school and transitioning to playing for Coach Fedora at Carolina. View Video...

Ranking the Top Football Players in the ACC for 2015

In order to rank the top 15 players in the ACC for 2015, Athlon Sports sought the insight of several experts from the conference. The voting process was simple. Using criteria such as career performance so far, 2015 potential/projection, pro outlook, recruiting ranking, value to team or overall talent, each voter was asked to rank their top 15 players for 2015. 12. Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina. (Athlon Sports)

Extra Points: Seeking Consistency On Offense

Carolina broke training camp after a scrimmage Saturday morning, with the Tar Heels moving into their dorms and off-campus residences after two weeks of nothing but practices, meetings and weight-lifting. The biggest worry on offense has been an injury bug at center, but there are more than two weeks before the opener against South Carolina Sept. 3 to straighten that problem out. (GoHeels.com)

10 most important players for 2015 - No. 10

Which Tar Heel football players are most important for UNC this season? No. 10 - WR Quinshad Davis: The 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior receiver returns to action after breaking his leg in UNC's bowl game against Rutgers. Accordingly, to all accounts Davis is back 100%. Admittedly, the first two weeks of camp have been good for helping him readjust to the speed and physicality of the game. (Carolina Blue)

Guard Will Dancy out for season

UNC senior offensive guard Will Dancy is out for the 2015 season. He plans to return for 2016. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Dancy posted a picture of himself on instagram in a hospital bed with the caption "I'll see you on the field in 2016." Dancy was slotted as a second team guard for the Tar Heels. He also was looked at as a potential back-up center. (Carolina Blue)

Sophomore linebacker Cayson Collins makes his case for a starting position

With 17 days until the Tar Heels’ season opener against South Carolina, sophomore Cayson Collins is battling junior Joe Jackson for the final starting outside linebacker position. After practice, Collins turns to roommate and senior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer to see how he can help his chances. “He’s always willing to learn,” Schoettmer said. “He’s not satisfied with where he is.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Q&A with former UNC football coach Mack Brown

What moments do you think about when you reflect on your time at UNC? Mack Brown: "The first one would be the first year we beat N.C. State (in 1993). That was important. We dominated Duke. I think we lost to them (two) time(s) in 10 years. The in-state games were very important to us, and we pretty much won them after we got the State game straightened out a little bit." (Daily Tar Heel)

'A coach's dream:' running back Elijah Hood returns smarter, faster

“My concern with Elijah Hood is how hard he practices every day. Every single day,” Larry Fedora said. “I’ve got to make sure that however he plays on September 3 (against South Carolina), he’s still playing that way in that first weekend in December. We have got to do a great job of managing him. He is a coach’s dream on the way he practices, no doubt about it.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Dajuan Drennon: "We know that the defense starts with us"

The defensive line is one position group that head coach Larry Fedora mentioned as making big strides in camp. At Wednesday's UNC media day, sophomores Dajaun Drennon and Nazair Jones discussed defensive line improvements, differences this season, Coach Tray Scott, and players standing out from preseason camp. (Carolina Blue)

Where Are They Now? Checking in on Cam Holland

After two brief stints in the NFL, Cam Holland started substitute teaching to pay bills and before long, got a full-time offer. Holland enjoyed sharing his love for science but couldn’t forget about his dream. He quit his job at the end of the year to take a post-baccalaureate program at UNC-G, which he finished with a 4.1 GPA, and enrolled in the Medical Education Development program at UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC LB Quincy Monk improving, supporters say

Former UNC linebacker Quincy Monk’s battle with cancer has trended upward. He’s been too weak for chemotherapy, but that situation is changing, and he may be able to start those treatments early this week, according to Kory Bailey, Monk’s former UNC teammate. After bouncing back from a stroke in June, Monk was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels trust QB to keep senses

Keeping quarterback Marquise Williams’ confidence in check is one thing the North Carolina coaching staff will be monitoring this season. “Confidence never really leaves me,” Williams said. And because of that, coach Larry Fedora also recognizes the need for Williams to make more calculated decisions, especially when it comes to his physical preservation. (Burlington Times News)

QB Bryn Renner Reacts To His Dramatic Finish

Bryn Renner had never taken an NFL snap before Thursday’s preseason opener against the Saints. And he couldn’t have written a better script for how it ended. The Ravens’ third-string quarterback orchestrated a 14-play, 80-yard drive in the final two minutes to give the Ravens a thrilling 30-27 comeback victory. Renner was swarmed by teammates and coaches as he ran to the sidelines. (Baltimore Ravens)

North Carolina needs a leap on defense

The Tar Heels have done no better than a split of their first four games in any of Fedora's three seasons, and had to scramble to become bowl-eligible after starting 1-5 in 2013 and 2-4 last season. With two FCS opponents and a visit from Illinois in September, Carolina should be no worse than 3-1 in the season's first month. But it also has to get seven victories to qualify for the postseason. (Syracuse.com)

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

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Clemson26
at Georgia Tech7
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Florida State55
at South Florida35
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East Carolina17
at Virginia Tech54
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Central Michigan35
at Virginia49
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Syracuse31
at Connecticut24
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Wagner10
at Boston College42
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Duke38
at Notre Dame35
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Pittsburgh36
at North Carolina37
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Wake Forest33
at Indiana28
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Louisville59
at Marshall28
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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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