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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)

UNC's improved defensive line will be tested

Inspired by new coaches and a different scheme, and propelled by their own hard work, UNC's defensive front four has developed into a solid group that's playing its best football entering Saturday's ACC championship game. The No. 8-ranked Tar Heels (11-1) will need to be at their best up front if they hope to win their first ACC title since 1980. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heels' Road To Redemption Comes Full Circle In Charlotte

A game that could have set the stage for UNC having a special season left a bad taste in the mouth of everyone from coaches to players to fans. As it turns out, the special season for UNC was still possible and as much as the loss to South Carolina has damaged the Tar Heels in the CFP rankings, it may very well have been a catalyst for what lay ahead. (Tar Heel Blog)

One-time rivals, Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan now running mates at North Carolina

They wore different uniforms that cool December night in Winston-Salem, lining up on different sides of the line of scrimmage. And now, here they are. Teammates sharing the same job. Friends chasing the same elusive goal, on the cusp of playing for an ACC championship. Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan are North Carolina’s top two running backs. (Greensboro News & Record)

ACC Championship Game gives Williams, UNC rare chance at redemption

A win against top-ranked Clemson on Saturday would help the Tar Heels extend their school-record winning streak to 12 and secure their first ACC championship since 1980 while keeping them in the conversation for a spot in the four-team national playoff. It also presents UNC quarterback Marquise Williams and his team with a rare chance at redemption. (Wilmington Star News)

Video: Larry Fedora 1-on-1 Before ACC Championship Game

UNC's Larry Fedora talks about what the phrase "Got your back" means to the team, and why the Tar Heels would be deserving of a spot in the College Football Playoff should they beat Clemson in the ACC Championship Game. View Video...

Video: Tar Heels Depart for ACC Championship Game in Charlotte

The North Carolina football team left for Charlotte early Friday afternoon for the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game. View Video...

UNC’s offense should be nervous, too

All week, ESPN and other national media outlets have sent out warnings to Clemson’s defense. The message, “Clemson’s defense should be nervous,” when the top-ranked Tigers taken on No. 8 North Carolina on Saturday night in the ACC Championship Game. (The Clemson Insider)

Film room: Tar Heels look for more success against Tiger 'D'

UNC returned the most starters in the ACC – especially at key positions on the offense that makes a worthy counterpart for Clemson’s dynamic attack. And they had plenty of success last year in Death Valley on the nation’s No. 1 defense, putting up the most yards all season (478). (Anderson Independent Mail)

All about that pace and tempo when UNC offense tests Clemson defense

The questions swarmed Brent Venables like an all-out blitz, and he shed them all with one all-encompassing answer. Multiple defenders walking wounded. A 10th straight Saturday on the field. A balanced, deep corps of receivers opposite the line of scrimmage, and the breakneck speed of North Carolina’s offense, a tempo like the Tigers have not seen before these past two years. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Playoff bid or no, UNC has plenty to look forward to

UNC's day of football reckoning is almost upon us. Actually, depending upon the time you stumble across this, we may be just hours away from the showdown with Clemson in Charlotte. In spite of what playoff committee chairman, Arkansas' Director of Athletics Jeff Long, had to say about UNC's schedule, the Tar Heels are still in play for the four-team dance-off. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Fedora, Swinney Pre-ACC Championship Press Conference Recap

Coach Fedora and Clemson's Dabo Swinney discuss the what they're looking at going into Saturday's ACC Championship game. View Video...

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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
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UNC vs. Louisville
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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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