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Tar Heels In The NFL - Week One TV Guide

Now that the college football season is in full swing, the professionals in the NFL will take the field this week. After the final round of cuts at the end of training camp, UNC boasts an impressive 23 former players on active rosters entering week one. Here is a quick viewing guide to where, when and against whom these former Tar Heels will open play in Week One of NFL action: (GoHeels.com)

UNC's Dominquie Green named ACC Co-Defensive Back of the week

North Carolina safety Dominquie Green was named the ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week. Green recovered three fumbles and returned one for 20 yards to set up a touchdown in UNC’s 56-29 win over Liberty. Green’s three fumble recoveries were part of six turnovers the Tar Heels gained in the win (four fumble recoveries, two interceptions). A year ago, Carolina recovered just seven fumbles all season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heel Takeaways Turn Tide

Forcing turnovers has been a point of focus for UNC during the offseason, and during the second half Saturday all the efforts came to fruition. The Tar Heels forced six turnovers which helped to switch the momentum and put UNC in scoring situations. Linebacker Jeff Schoettmer's pick six in the third quarter ignited the Tar Heel defense and ramped up the excitement that fueled UNC for the remainder of the game. (Carolina Blue)

Marvin Austin: latest veteran bargain for Broncos

John Elway's free agency bonanza included $109.5 million worth of contracts for a trio of defensive stars in Aqib Talib, T.J. Ward and DeMarcus Ware. So it was easy to overlook the one-year, no-bonus $570,000 deal that nose tackle Marvin Austin signed with the Denver Broncos this spring. Not anymore. (Associated Press)

"Stripe Out" Kenan Stadium

UNC will wear Carolina Blue and black uniforms against San Diego State on September 6, and will encourage its fans to also wear Carolina Blue or black in a game billed as the "Kenan Stadium Tar Pit Stripe Out." Based on their ticketed section (see seating diagram), UNC fans should wear Carolina Blue or black to the 8 p.m. game vs. the Aztecs. (GoHeels.com)

Restored eligibility ‘a blessing’ for both Farmer and Tar Heels

Larry Fedora was the last person Ethan Farmer expected to see when he got out of class last Wednesday. But he sure was glad to see him. The UNC football coach had just found out that Farmer, a senior defensive tackle, had won his academic appeal and would be eligible to play the 2014 season. And he didn’t want to wait until practice to tell Farmer the good news. (Wilmington Star News)

Youthful Tar Heels Learning From Mistakes, Growing

Not surprisingly, the opening weekend only further propelled the momentum behind the UNC youth movement. Fourteen freshmen and nine first-time starters were featured in Kenan Stadium. But with youth, more often than not, comes inexperience. Coach Larry Fedora says the important thing is for the Tar Heels to learn to correct their mistakes quickly. (Chapelboro.com)

No. 23 North Carolina looks to avoid excessive penalties

For No. 23 North Carolina (1-0), there are plenty of potential obstacles standing in the way of the team reaching its potential. Youth, perhaps, is one of the biggest ones. That can't be helped. But the Tar Heels do want to control the things they can control. And they don't want to continue a disturbing trend that's been ongoing under Larry Fedora's tenure -- racking up penalty yardage. (FOX Sports)

Video: Coaching 101 with Steve Logan - The 4-2-5 defense

College football is back and that means you'll need to brush up on your football speak but don't worry we'll get you squared away each week in Steve Logan's Coaching 101 tutorials. We kick off the season with the 4-2-5 defense. What is it? Why do they use it? And how can the offense beat it? (WRAL Sports Fan)

Turner's Take: Monday Musings

Despite an injured foot that kept him off the field, wide receiver T.J. Thorpe was instrumental in Carolina’s win over Liberty on Saturday, according to linebacker Jeff Schoettmer. “He wasn’t even playing, but he came into the locker room and was really firing guys up at halftime,” Schoettmer said of Thorpe. (GoHeels.com)

Point Of Emphasis: Turnovers

The biggest thing stressed to the UNC defense during camp was forcing turnovers. The message was simple - UNC wanted to take the ball away as often as possible. During Saturday's 56-29 win over Liberty, the Tar Heels created six turnovers, including four fumbles. It's safe to say the emphasis on taking the ball away paid off. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Football Gaining Experience in Droves

The rotations and substitutions rolled off the UNC sideline often and in a hurry at Kenan Stadium on Saturday evening. It took less than four minutes for UNC’s second-string defensive line and secondary to enter the game, and by the end of the first quarter, seven true freshmen had gotten their first taste of college ball. (Inside Carolina)

UNC-Liberty Tar Heel Report Card

The game against the Flames was close until mid-way through the third quarter when UNC erupted for 28 points in less than four minutes of game time. Outside of that stretch the game was a good deal closer than most Tar Heel supporters would have thought. This game was definitely a mixed performance and, there's plenty of room to grow. This week's overall grade: B (Tar Heel Blog)

Fedora’s Football in Chapel Hill

The uptick in organized game day festivities over recent seasons in Chapel Hill feels like a cathartic response to four dragging years of critical publicity, an attempt at pumping some excitement back into Saturdays at Kenan as the program looks to build some fresh foundations. It seems to be working. (Raleigh & Company)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Recap

Larry Fedora met the media Monday in the wake of UNC's 56-29 win over Liberty. Here is some of what he had to say. Marquise Williams is now the official starter at quarterback with the "OR" disappearing from the depth chart. Fedora thought both Williams and Mitch Trubisky played well. The plan for San Diego State is for Williams to start and Trubisky to play "as needed." (Tar Heel Blog)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 30
Virginia Tech: 27
Sat, Nov 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ NC State
Sat, Nov 28, 3:30 ET ABC Tickets

UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5, 7:45 ET ABC Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)29
at Pittsburgh24
at South Carolina0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Virginia Tech0
at Virginia0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Kentucky0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at Syracuse0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
North Carolina0
at NC State0
SAT, NOV 28 3:30 PM ET
Florida State0
at Florida0
SAT, NOV 28 7:30 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) North Carolina7-010-1
Virginia Tech3-45-6
Georgia Tech1-73-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-011-0
(14) Florida State6-29-2
NC State3-47-4
Wake Forest1-63-8
Boston College0-73-8

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