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All on the line when Clemson clashes with North Carolina in ACC title game

It would only be natural. The euphoria of reaching the No. 1 ranking, finally taking down Florida State and earning this, a trip to the ACC Championship Game, was followed by the formality of just-good-enough football for most of November. As soon as the buses rolled in from Columbia after a 37-32 victory over South Carolina a week ago, the Tigers’ next opponent grabbed their attention. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Charlotte’s a winner with dream matchup of Clemson-UNC in ACC championship

It is, quite simply, the most anticipated college football game in Charlotte history. When No. 1 Clemson and No. 8 North Carolina square off at 8 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium Saturday night, there will be more than 70,000 people filling the sold-out stadium. I think they could sell 150,000 tickets for this one, though, given all the people who wanted tickets but didn't get them. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels come full circle, seek ACC championship

North Carolina’s football team returns to the scene of its opening game with hopes of a better result and with much more at stake. Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game against top-ranked and undefeated Clemson is a chance for redemption at the same Charlotte venue where the season began with a loss to South Carolina. (Burlington Times News)

Five keys for UNC to win against Clemson

No. 1 - Do not turn the ball over: The Tar Heels will need to play error-free football to have a chance against the Tigers. North Carolina's only loss came to South Carolina, a game where the Heels had three turnovers. One of which included a Marquise Williams' interception in the end zone that could have won the game. No. 2 - Limit Clemson's running attack. (Carolina Blue)

Time to Embrace the Spotlight

It’s time to bask in the attention and glory that is Tar Heel football. Saturday night’s ACC Championship Game represents the largest stage any North Carolina football team has played on. Carolina has played in big bowl games in the past but never in this modern era with all the attention and coverage that comes with college football these days. (Thrown Away To Worthy)

ACC Championship Preview & Prediction: #10 UNC vs #1 Clemson

In some ways, North Carolina is playing with house money and there would no shame in losing to #1 Clemson after winning 11 games and going 8-0 in ACC play. Given UNC's history, reaching this level of success is never a guarantee. Or as best summed up by Larry Fedora, UNC has "come too far to only come this far." Prediction: UNC 45, Clemson 35 (Tar Heel Blog)

Source: North Texas tabs UNC's Seth Littrell as new coach

North Carolina offensive coordinator Seth Littrell will be named coach at North Texas, a source told ESPN on Saturday. Littrell and the Tar Heels are in their first ACC title game Saturday against Clemson. Littrell, 37, has been at UNC the past two years. Before joining the Tar Heels, he was an offensive coordinator at Indiana (2012-13) and Arizona (2009-11). (ESPN.com)

Keys to the ACC Championship Game

Clemson's basically a better version of UNC. Their QB is a little bit better and their defense, in my opinion is significantly better. #1 in the country on third down as Larry Fedora referenced Friday. I actually think the Tar Heels have a few more home run threats though. (ABC 11)

Zach Brown tries to impress in limited role with Titans

Titans linebacker Zach Brown is trying to take advantage of limited opportunities as he looks ahead to an uncertain future. A second-round draft pick of the Titans in 2012, Brown was a starter for most of his career until losing the job in October. With starting linebackers Avery Williamson and Wesley Woodyard both playing well, Brown has had a hard time getting on the field. (Nashville Tennessean)

UNC secondary presents challenge to Clemson

North Carolina in its present form (11-1 record, ACC Coastal Division champions) looks much different than anticipated after suffering an unsettling loss to a Steve Spurrier-led South Carolina team to kick off the college football season. Despite the head-scratching start, Gene Chizik’s first year on the defensive side of the football in Chapel Hill has been impressive for the Tar Heel football program. (Pro Football Focus)

So What Happens If Alabama And/Or Clemson Lose?

I think the committee starts from the premise that it doesn’t have much respect for UNC and thinks they’d get demolished if they were in the playoff. So it wants to find an excuse to leave them out. But it has trouble taking Clemson over UNC when UNC just beat Clemson. (FiveThirtyEight)

Gunter Brewer talks importance of Charlotte to recruiting

Charlotte has always been a hot bed for UNC football talent. As the Queen City grows it has become one of the more fertile areas in the South for young football prospects. Near the North Carolina/South Carolina border, Charlotte attracts attention form both ACC and SEC schools looking to enhance their rosters with players form the city's confines. (Carolina Blue)

Film Preview: ACC Championship - Clemson vs. North Carolina

Championship weekend offers Clemson a chance to look in the mirror, so to speak. Not merely because UNC is schematically similar, but because the Clemson defenders need to look in the mirror and find themselves. UNC possesses the most dynamic, explosive, and ultimately the best offense Clemson has faced all year, and Tiger fans are right to be nervous. (Shakin the Southland)

Tigers’ stripes could be tread marks if they have lapses against Tar Heels’ running game

Brent Venables saw Elijah Hood for the first time at a Dabo Swinney summer camp and thought, “linebacker.” “I had a man crush and chased him around for two-and-a-half days,” said Venables, the Clemson defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. “He liked it for a little bit until he decided he wanted to be a running back.” A (The State)

With Clemson clinching early, ACC title game will be awash in orange

UNC-Chapel Hill football fans may think they missed the turn-off to Charlotte and instead ended up in Death Valley on Saturday night when they enter Bank of America Stadium for the Dr. Pepper ACC Championship Game against Clemson. They’ll likely be greeted by a stunning splash of Tiger orange. (Charlotte Observer)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, 12:20 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, 12:00 ET Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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