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Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes

Larry Fedora on practice techniques against the triple option: “We don’t use a ball when we’re running the triple option, so that way the defense doesn’t know who has the ball because there is no ball, so on every play, somebody should be wrapping the fullback up, somebody should have the quarterback and somebody should have the pitch." (Inside Carolina)

Opponent Preview: Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech comes to Carolina looking to rebound after losing to Duke at home, in a game where they benched their starting quarterback Justin Thomas for back-up Tim Byerly. Byerly came in and had two running touchdowns to make the game close. This game carries a lot of uncertainty for the Yellow Jackets who will try to right the ship against UNC. (Tar Heel Blog)

Robert Quinn not so mighty in 2014

What in the name of St. Louis-style barbecue is going on with Robert Quinn? Last season, the Rams defensive end was a monster on the field with 19 sacks. In the end, he finished tied with J.J. Watt as the best defensive lineman in fantasy. This year, we're waiting for Quinn to record his first quarterback takedown. It's not just Quinn, actually. It's become an epidemic throughout the Rams roster. (NFL.com)

Jheranie Boyd joins Jacksonville Sharks of Arena League

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that wide receiver Jheranie Boyd has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year rookie contract. The 24-year-old Boyd (6’2”, 200) heads to the Arena Football League after stints with several NFL teams, most recently logging time on the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad during the 2013 season. (Box Score News)

Video: UNC Football Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

Marquise Williams and Mack Hollins discuss getting the offense ready for Saturday night's home game against Georgia Tech and improving special teams execution on October 14, 2014. View Video...

Notre Dame Recap, Georgia Tech Analysis With Bryn Renner, Matt Merletti, & TJ Yates (audio)

Former UNC QB TJ Yates joins former Heels Bryn Renner & Matt Merletti on the UNC Huddle Report to discuss UNC's narrow loss to Notre Dame, to preview Georgia Tech, & talk about some experiences on and off the field. (UNC Huddle Report)

Georgia Tech's Triple Option Coming to Town

By now, UNC and its fans are all too familiar with the challenges that are presented when facing Johnson’s version of the triple option attack. In 2012, the Jackets hung 68 points on the Tar Heels in Larry Fedora’s first season at the helm. Last season UNC decreased the scoring gap, but still came up short, losing by a score of 28-20. New season, same rushing attack. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Upset Watch: Week 8

Georgia Tech (5-1, 2-1) at North Carolina (2-4, 0-2), 7 p.m., ESPNU: Georgia Tech should be able to run all day on North Carolina. But if last week is any indication, the Tar Heels might be finding a rhythm on offense. Marquise Williams nearly single-handedly upset Notre Dame on the road. This could become a shootout, and if that happens it could be anyone's game to win. (ESPN.com)

Greg Little joins Bernard, Tate, Bodine in Cincinnati

With A.J. Green hobbled by a toe injury and Marvin Jones dealing with an ankle problem, the Bengals have brought in a former UNC wideout to help fill the void. Per a league source, the Bengals have signed receiver Greg Little. A second-round pick in 2011, Little was cut after three seasons with the Browns. He was claimed off waivers by the Raiders in May and cut by the Raiders in August. (NBC Sports)

UNC's Second Half Turnaround Potential

North Carolina reversed its 1-5 start in 2013 over the second half of the regular season to finish at 6-6. The Tar Heels are once again on the wrong side of the win-loss column at 2-4 and need four more wins to become bowl eligible. The shared experience of last season’s bowl run could serve as a foundation for Larry Fedora's current roster, according to Fedora. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Turning the Corner À La 2013?

UNC coach Larry Fedora is comparing the Tar Heels’ tough 50-43 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday to last season’s 27-23 defeat to Miami in Chapel Hill. The parallels are plentiful, but will UNC back it up with another dramatic turnaround? Was Saturday the beginning of a transformation reminiscent of the Miami game on Zero Dark Thursday in Kenan Stadium a year ago? The similarities are eerie. (Chapelboro.com)

Turner's Take: Monday Musings

Certainly a loss is a loss is a loss, but a close loss in an evenly-played game in the home of a Top 5 opponent feels a lot better than a blowout in just about any other situation. That feeling of being almost there, almost at the point of putting it all together, was a sentiment shared by Elijah Hood’s teammates. “We know that we can play at a high level,” Mack Hollins said on Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Notre Dame

Where you go from here depends on whether you are of the half-full or half-empty persuasion. UNC made good things happen on defense, the offense blew up the nation's 4th-ranked scoring defense for 43 points, and the Tar Heels went toe-to-toe with a top-5 team on the road. On the other hand, it's a shame to know your offense scored 43 points and can't win because your defense is giving up 50. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC football still plagued by penalties

Larry Fedora stuttered for a second and cited a vague form of positive reinforcement as punishment. Senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer said sometimes it’s a matter of running a sprint or two. But either way, with the regular season halfway over, it’s still unclear what punishment the UNC football team endures for penalties in practices and games. And six games in, it shows. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Searching For Momentum

At this point last year, North Carolina used a close loss on national television to spur a surprising turnaround. Now UNC (2-4, 0-2 ACC) hopes the positive momentum from its 50-43 loss at No. 5 Notre Dame last Saturday will lead to a similar second-half resurgence. The Tar Heels were 1-5 last year after losing an ESPN Thursday-night game against Miami in the final minute but finished 7-6. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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