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Is Fedora's Past Prologue?

William Shakespeare once wrote "what's past is prologue" in The Tempest. Metaphorically, it applies to sports sometimes, but usually not. In the case of UNC football coach Larry Fedora and his four-year path at Southern Mississippi that preceded what's transpiring in his tenure at UNC, it's certainly fascinating to consider the parallels between the two experiences. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Bucky Brooks on Marquise Williams' NFL potential

Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina: The electric playmaker is not the most explosive or elusive athlete on the field, but few dual-threat quarterbacks are more effective with the ball in their hands. Williams showcased his remarkable big-play skills with a spectacular performance against Georgia Tech that featured 319 yards of total offense (148 yards and two touchdowns rushing; 37 yards and a touchdown receiving; 134 yards passing). (NFL.com)

Is 'True Life: Gio' the next Lifetime movie?

More people should know Giovani Bernard's story. Paul Daugherty even suggested they make a Lifetime movie out of it, which Bernard got a kick out of on Tuesday night's Beyond the Stripes. "True Life: Gio," Bernard joked. "I'll get a nice little check for it." And he smiled and nodded almost the whole time Doc rattled off the story. Even the SparkNotes version is compelling: (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Q&A With Matt Merletti: Why Are Low Blocks Still Legal in Football?

Last Saturday, UNC was once again tasked with trying to tackle Georgia Tech’s triple option offense and cut blocking scheme. While the Tar Heels secured a rare win in Atlanta, starting UNC defensive tackle Nazair Jones suffered a leg injury in the process. John Tobben reached out to former Tar Heel safety Matt Merletti to discuss cut blocking and wonder if it should be banned. (Raleigh & Company)

Marquise Williams: "We know that we can be the best in the country"

With North Carolina in their bye week, it's time for the UNC football team to reflect on their past five games, look ahead to what looms, but more importantly improve. Seven tough games await the 4-1 Heels, all against ACC foes. After beating Coastal Division rival Georgia Tech on Saturday, the feeling surrounding the team is very positive. The players know they need to keep improving. (Carolina Blue)

No Rest in a Bye Week

You may think a bye week in football means the players get a well-needed rest. Maybe practices are more relaxed and the players come out lighter with no game to prepare for. Running back Elijah Hood says not so fast, "I don't know if it's more relaxed, we still come out here with the same effort, same mentality we always have. That's just the way we have to live and play the game." (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Ground Game Rolling Along

North Carolina’s ground game has rediscovered its traction through five games. Last fall, UNC ranked 81st nationally in rushing offense (151.4 ypg) and 89th in rushing yards per play (3.97) due largely to inexperience along the offensive line and at running back. Thus far in 2015, the Tar Heels rank 22nd nationally in rushing offense (219.8 ypg) and eighth in rushing yards per play (6.11). (Inside Carolina)

Football Team Kicks Off UNC's "Save The Fox" Campaign

Members of the North Carolina football team kicked off the UNC Athletic Department’s bone marrow blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 6, as part of the “Save The Fox” campaign to help Superior Court Judge Carl Fox (UNC ’75, '78). Judge Fox was diagnosed in April with myelodysplastic syndrome, a cancer in which the bone marrow fails to make enough healthy blood cells. (GoHeels.com)

Saturday’s results create new ‘reality’ for UNC, NC State

When the dreary wet day began, N.C. State was generally considered the up-and-coming team, with a realistic shot at stealing the Atlantic Division away from perennial frontrunners Clemson and Florida State. North Carolina, by contrast, was a program teetering on the brink. By the time the sun went down, the script had completely flipped and the roles essentially reversed. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC football cuts down on penalties

UNC did a lot of good things on offense in 2014. But playing mistake-free football was not one of them. This offseason, correcting those mistakes was a point of emphasis for coach Larry Fedora and his staff. Through five games in 2015, the team is seeing good results. UNC averages five penalties for only 38.6 yards a game, tying it with Vanderbilt for 14th in the nation. (Daily Tar Heel)

Fedora Live: Marquise Williams's Maturation

One theme remained consistent in head coach Larry Fedora’s remarks about Marquise Williams during his radio show on Tuesday: maturity. Fedora discussed Williams’s bounce back game at Georgia Tech in length at Top of the Hill restaurant, detailing how quarterback’s age and experience helped him recover from a benching against Delaware. (Inside Carolina)

Da'Norris Searcy Living Out His Dream in NFL

Ever since he could first write his name, Da'Norris Searcy had a Plan A. He never had a Plan B. “Career day would come along and they’d ask me what I wanted to be and I’d tell them I wanted to play in the NFL. They would always say, 'What’s your Plan B?' And I’d always tell them, ‘Plan A and Plan B are the same,'" Searcy recalled. (Tennessee Titans)

Video: Inside Look at UNC Football Sports Nutrition

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Behind UNC's Trick Play TD

Quinshad Davis was not expecting his fourth career touchdown pass following Georgia Tech’s lost fumble near midfield on Saturday. He had played the previous possession, and Bug Howard was due to rotate in at split end. UNC offensive coordinator Seth Littrell, sensing an opportunity for his offense to complete a 21-point rally, called the play with 11:35 remaining. (Inside Carolina)

Marquise Williams: 'Fans want to see you win games'

On the day he turned twenty-three (“the MJ year” they call it in Chapel Hill) and was named ACC Offensive Back of the Week for leading a record-breaking comeback win over Georgia Tech, UNC quarterback Marquise Williams joined The David Glenn Show by phone to talk about his performance. Marquise spoke candidly on a number of topics. (ACC Sports Journal)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 28
Fri, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Stanford
Fri, Dec 30, 2:00 ET CBS Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
at Virginia Tech35
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) Virginia Tech6-39-4
North Carolina5-38-4
(23) Pittsburgh5-38-4
Georgia Tech4-48-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson8-112-1
(13) Louisville7-19-3
(11) Florida State5-39-3
NC State3-56-6
Wake Forest3-56-6
Boston College2-66-6

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