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Pre-NFL draft notes about the ACC

The North Carolina Tar Heels have had 87 players picked in the NFL draft since 1992, which is the third-highest total among ACC schools. UNC has had three players selected second overall. First came running back Ken Willard in 1965 to the San Francisco 49ers, then in 1981Lawrence Taylor was drafted by the New York Giants and in 2002 defensive end Julius Peppers went second to the Carolina Panthers. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tim Scott to NFL drafting teams: Look past UNC's defensive scheme

When Tim Scott committed to play football at UNC the Tar Heels were employing a traditional 4–3 defense. But in Scott’s sophomore year, the Tar Heels switched to a 4–2–5 setup. The results were unsightly and cost defensive coordinator Vic Koenning his job. Scott is hoping the historically bad unit he was a part of last season doesn’t prevent him from getting a shot in the NFL. (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

Photo: UNC's Larry Fedora celebrates National Superhero Day

North Carolina football wanted to celebrate National Superhero Day on Tuesday with a new look for head coach Larry Fedora. As it turns out, Fedora's face photoshops pretty cleanly onto Hugh Jackman's "Wolverine" character from the X-Men series. (CBS Sports)

Tar Heels have had NFL talent but not results

The Sporting News has a list of the 15 college football programs that have produced the most talent in the last five NFL drafts. The Tar Heels have had 23 players drafted and five that went in the first round. Only eight other programs have had more players drafted in the last five years, and those programs are a combined 394-135 (.745) during that stretch. UNC is just 36-28 (.563). (ESPN.com)

Ranking the ACC's Quarterbacks for 2015

4. Marquise Williams, UNC: Hip surgery sidelined Williams this spring, but if he’s 100 percent healthy by this fall, don’t be surprised if the senior ranks as high as No. 2 on this list. In eight ACC games last year, Williams passed for 2,021 yards and 14 scores to just five interceptions. Williams also led North Carolina with 783 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns last season. (Athlon Sports)

Larry Fedora Charity Golf Tournament Set For May 18

The 2015 Larry Fedora Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Volunteers for Youth, a local non-profit that has provided programs to Orange County youth for more than 30 years, will be held Monday, May 18th at Chapel Hill Country Club. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. Sponsorship and team/player opportunities are available. (GoHeels.com)

UNC spring saw QB Williams sidelined, addition of Gene Chizik

The offense has never been a problem under Larry Fedora. The defense, though, has been bad. Former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik was brought in to take over the defense in what was a great hire by the Tar Heels. It's not going to get better overnight, but if Marquise Williams can get some support from the defense, they can at least hope to stay in some games in the ACC. (FOX Sports)

Titans reach deal with veteran WR Hakeem Nicks

The Titans have agreed to terms on a deal for former Colts receiver Hakeem Nicks, according to sources familiar with the situation. Nicks paid a free agency visit to the Titans on April 13. Nicks, who played his first five seasons with the Giants, had 38 catches for 405 yards and four touchdowns last season in Indianapolis while playing in 16 games, with six starts. (Nashville Tennessean)

Video: Mack Hollins - UNC Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year

Mack Hollins took home the 2015 Rammy for UNC Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year after his standout season for the football team. View Video...

UNC football looks to halt recent slide

An acclaimed offensive coach when he arrived from Southern Mississippi, Larry Fedora has produced as promised, averaging 35 points and 446 yards per game over 38 games. And after completing spring practice with a new 4-3 scheme installed by new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, Fedora is hopeful a unit that returns seven starters will improve on numbers like allowing an ACC record 6,472 yards. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

Jets exercise 5th-year option on Quinton Coples

The New York Jets have exercised their fifth-year option for 2016 on outside linebacker Quinton Coples. Coples, the Jets' first-round draft pick in 2012 out of North Carolina, had a career-high 6 1/2 sacks last season. He has 16 1/2 career sacks, 104 tackles and two forced fumbles in his three seasons in New York. The option is worth $7.8 million for next season. (FOX Sports)

Extra Points: Southern Sophistication

Somewhere across the landscape of college football there lies a balance of aesthetics, tradition and dynamic appeal that can satisfy all elements of college football’s universe. The grizzled septuagenarian can sign off from Section 210 and the teen-aged linebacker feels cool pulling the jersey over his shoulder pads. That’s much of what Carolina’s unveiling of its new football uniform package is all about. (GoHeels.com)

UNC football uniforms through the years

Monday evening's release of the revamped North Carolina football uniforms was another chapter in the ever evolving on-the-field Tar Heel style. The 2015 version emphasized the Carolina shade of blue and added argyle trim while maintaining a black version. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"

UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015. View Video...

Larry Fedora ACC Fooball Teleconference Quotes

Larry Fedora on NCAA Investigation and Recruiting: "To be honest, all we try to do is try to tell kids that we are at the mercy of the NCAA. Whenever it happens, it happens. We don't have a timeline. No one has given any of us information. I feel confident in what we're doing since we've been here. Right now we'll just have to wait and see what they say." (Carolina Blue)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
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Georgia Tech0
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ACC Football Standings
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(19) Louisville0-00-0
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