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Is UNC's pass rush a concern?

The UNC defense has two sacks in two games. One was registered by Robert Dinkins, the other by Mikey Bart. In addition, the Tar Heels have nine tackles for a loss. The offense is playing pretty well. The offensive line is solid. Tackling and coverage is better. The pass rush? A noticeable concern. (Carolina Blue)

UNC and NC A&T marching bands team up for Katy Perry

The Marching Tar Heels welcomed the N.C. Agricultural and Technical State University marching band for a Katy Perry-themed half-time show collaboration at the UNC vs. N.C. A&T football game on Saturday. Jeffrey Fuchs, director of UNC’s university bands, said it was a no-brainer to collaborate with the Blue and Gold Marching Machine. “It is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Fuchs said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Illinois eager to be tested at North Carolina after 'fairly easy' start

Coach Bill Cubit is the first to concede Illinois hasn't encountered much difficulty since the season began. "It has not been easy to accomplish (a 2-0 start)," Cubit said Monday, "but it's been fairly easy because nothing has really gone against us." The season takes on a more serious tone Saturday, when Illinois visits North Carolina for its first road game and first game against a Power Five conference opponent. (Chicago Tribune)

Trubisky tries to be patient, not worry about his role

Expectations about playing time can affect a player’s psyche if they aren’t met … unless he has no such expectations. When the 2012 Mr. Football in the state of Ohio decided to play at North Carolina, quarterback Mitch Trubisky probably didn’t envision that he would be consigned to mostly mop-up duty against an overmatched FCS opponent in 2015. (Raleigh & Company)

Marquise Williams offers different look for Illinois

Peruse enough game notes and details will blend together. No muddling, however, comes when analyzing North Carolina, the Illini’s opponent this Saturday. 99.5 percent of the Tar Heels’ offense from last year is back. And it’s led by dual-threat quarterback Marquise Williams. “We’ve got to make sure he doesn’t get outside the pocket,” Illinois defensive end Jihad Ward said. (Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette)

Video: UNC Football Gameday Experience Kickoff 2015

Experience the sights and sounds of North Carolina Football Game Day vs. NC A&T from tailgating to the Tar Heel Town to team victory. View Video...

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes

Larry Fedora: "We have the best team we have played this season coming in, so we have a lot of work to do to get prepared for Illinois. Offensively they have scored a lot of points in the two games they have played. The quarterback has played real well. Defensively, they haven't given up a touchdown. They have given up three points. They are going to come in here sky high." (Carolina Blue)

Weekly Report Card: UNC vs NC A&T

Clean up the mistakes: A; Marquise Williams was 15/20 for 200+ yards and 2 touchdowns while also running for 50+ yards and a score. Williams looked much more comfortable in the pocket in this game and he was a more decisive and effective runner. His best play of the game was arguably his touchdown run. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's Youth Gaining Experience

It’s no secret that North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora likes to play his freshmen early and often to build a more experienced team. The problem with this method is burning through redshirts of players who could make a greater impact in the coming years. At Monday’s weekly press conference, Fedora proposed a solution. “I wish these guys had five years of eligibility,” Fedora said. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora keeps Mitch Trubisky guessing

The two-quarterback system is back. Or is it?Just three series into North Carolina’s 53-14 victory over North Carolina A&T on Saturday, Coach Larry Fedora called on redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Trubisky to spell senior starter Marquise Williams — a plan unbeknownst to either player. “I wanted to get (Trubisky) in early, I wanted him to get some meaningful reps,” Fedora said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Deborah Stroman discusses business of sport at season-opening Tar Heel Tailgate Talk

Franklin Street’s sidewalks were packed with fans wearing Carolina blue Saturday in anticipation of Tar Heels’ football home opener against North Carolina A&T. But what would the streets have looked like if Carolina didn’t have a sports program? Determining the impact of sports on the state of North Carolina is at the core of Deborah Stroman’s work and a topic she discussed at Saturday’s Tar Heel Tailgate Talk. (UNC.edu)

Illinois Turmoil Reminiscent of UNC 2011

Illinois fired head coach Tim Beckman for mishandling athletes’ injuries on Aug. 28, eight days before the Illini’s season opener against Kent State. When UNC quarterback Marquise Williams heard the news, his mind immediately reflected back on his true freshman season in 2011. “I thought back to Butch,” Williams told reporters on Monday, referring to former UNC head coach Butch Davis. (Inside Carolina)

Shakeel Rashad Named ACC Linebacker of the Week

Shakeel Rashad, UNC, Sr., OLB: Rashad forced a fumble, intercepted a pass, broke up another and had two tackles – including a 10-yard tackle for loss – in North Carolina's 53-14 win over North Carolina A&T. In the first quarter, Rashad forced a fumble that was scooped up by teammate Sam Smiley and returned 52 yards to set up a UNC score. (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - Illinois

UNC head coach Larry Fedora, quarterback Marquise Williams and defensive tackle Nazair Jones discuss the Tar Heels' win over NC A&T and making preparations for next week's game against Illinois. View Video...

Weekly NC Football Coaching Grades

Larry Fedora, UNC, A: With a 53-14 win over NC A&T, the Tar Heels followed much the same route as Duke and will stay in step with a game this week against unbeaten Illinois (2-0) of the Big Ten. After taking over as head coach following the dismissal of Tim Beckman in August, Bill Cubit has opened with a 52-3 win over Kent State and 44-0 over Western Illinois. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia Tech39
at Pittsburgh36
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 29 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 29 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(25) Virginia Tech4-16-2
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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