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North Carolina needs a leap on defense

The Tar Heels have done no better than a split of their first four games in any of Fedora's three seasons, and had to scramble to become bowl-eligible after starting 1-5 in 2013 and 2-4 last season. With two FCS opponents and a visit from Illinois in September, Carolina should be no worse than 3-1 in the season's first month. But it also has to get seven victories to qualify for the postseason. (Syracuse.com)

New Orleans Saints tight end Jack Tabb has torn ACL, source says

New Orleans Saints rookie tight end Jack Tabb had surgery to repair a torn ACL, according to a source. Tabb, 23, was carted off from practice last Thursday after injuring his knee while trying to make a play in the end zone. He was placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers last week. The 6-3, 250 pound Tabb was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

UNC offensive tackle RJ Prince cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession

North Carolina redshirt sophomore offensive tackle R.J. Prince will face misdemeanor charges after being cited for marijuana possession up to half an ounce, according to Orange County court records. He will appear in court on Oct. 27. He has already served his punishment and has been reinstated on the team, according to a UNC team spokesman. (Daily Tar Heel)

Bryn Renner needed short memory to get to memorable game-winning touchdown

It was a moment Bryn Renner will admit he shouldn’t have been in — his team down 27-23, after the Saints turned an interception he threw into the would-be game-winning touchdown. But in his NFL debut, the Ravens’ third-string quarterback orchestrated a 14-play, 80-yard drive capped by a diving bootleg into the end-zone with nine seconds to play that gave them a 30-27 win. (Baltimore Sun)

Chizik ‘tackles’ difficult task of improving UNC defense with new scheme, attitude

The UNC football team has a new defensive coordinator and a new, less-complicated defensive scheme. But before the Tar Heels can become a new and improved defensive unit, it must first learn to master one familiar old concept. “For us to see some dynamic change, we’ve got to be just light years above where we were last year in terms of tackling,” said Gene Chizik. (Wilmington Star News)

Brandon Tate adding value on special teams

In addition to having a strong training camp as a receiver, Brandon Tate is adding value to his role on special teams. Not only is he working as a kicker returner, he's also working as a gunner. "Wednesday, during a joint practice with the Giants, Tate put on a clinic during a drill that pitted one team's gunners against punt-return blockers from the other team." (Cincy Jungle)

Robert Quinn featured on Sports Illustrated cover

The Rams defense has received its fair share of attention this offseason. Now Robert Quinn is getting some individual attention. He was one of four players featured on regional covers for the Sports Illustrated fantasy football preview. After the news was released, the Rams had a little fun and asked for reaction from teammates on Quinn gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated. (FOX Sports)

Suspended CB Jabari Price Turning Mistakes Into Lessons

Jabari Price prides himself on learning from mistakes. Whether that's getting beat on a double move in Sunday's exhibition opener in Canton, Ohio, or what he said was his first-ever arrest after the 2014 season finale. Price was charged with a misdemeanor DUI and ultimately pleaded guilty to careless driving this spring. "That won't happen again," Price promised. (ESPN.com)

Video: Gunter Brewer Mic'd Up at Training Camp

Wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer received the Mic'd Up treatment from GoHeels at the morning training camp practice on Thursday August 13, 2015. View Video...

T.J. Thorpe suffers broken clavicle in UVa scrimmage

Virginia wide receiver T.J. Thorpe will be out 10 weeks after breaking his right clavicle during a scrimmage Wednesday afternoon, the school announced. Thorpe transferred to Virginia in the spring semester after playing three seasons at North Carolina. He has 42 career receptions for 574 yards and five touchdowns, though he missed the 2012 season with a broken foot. (ESPN.com)

Video: The Long & Winding Road to Becoming an ACC Coach

"17 moves in 27 years of marriage." That's how UNC football coach Larry Fedora summed up the long and winding road to where he is today. Watch as many of the ACC coaches list off every move they've made to climb the coaching ladder. View Video...

Quinshad Davis on his injury, records, and receivers

Coming off an injury in last season's bowl game loss to Rutgers, UNC senior receiver Quinshad Davis is looking for a big season to cap off his Tar Heel career. Is there anything that, because of the injury, you can’t do this year that you could last year? "No, I can do pretty much everything I could do last year and probably a little bit better. Everything is fine and I feel 100 percent." (Carolina Blue)

Seth Littrell on tight ends and year two at UNC

UNC offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Seth Littrell spoke with the media following Monday's practice. On Brandon Fritts running with the first team: "He still has a lot of weaknesses that we have to get stronger and he knows that. The thing about Fritts is that he works extremely hard and he cares. Coming to work every single day and knowing this is a physical game." (Carolina Blue)

2015 football preview: North Carolina Tar Heels

Best-case scenario: Gene Chizik works a miracle, injects new life into a defensive unit that too often played lackadaisically last year, and helps the Tar Heels turn into a competent defensive team. It’s not entirely likely, but even if UNC moves to the middle of the pack defensively, a 10-2 campaign wouldn’t be out of the question. (ESPN.com)

Buccaneers new linebacker Bruce Carter adjusting to new position

Even though Bruce Carter played outside linebacker most of his four years in Dallas, the Bucs felt the linebacker’s athleticism and playmaking ability was enough for him to make the switch inside. They signed the unrestricted free agent in March to a four-year deal worth $17 million. While it has been a bit of a transition for him, Carter is starting to get the feel of his new position. (The Ledger)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 37
Pittsburgh: 36
Sat, Sep 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Florida State
Sat, Oct 1, 3:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 8, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Oct 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami0
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET
Notre Dame0
at Syracuse0
SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET
Virginia0
at Duke0
SAT, OCT 1 12:30 PM ET
Buffalo0
at Boston College0
SAT, OCT 1 1:00 PM ET
North Carolina0
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET
Wake Forest0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET
Marshall0
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, OCT 1 7:30 PM ET
Louisville0
at Clemson0
SAT, OCT 1 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(30) Virginia Tech1-03-1
(32) North Carolina1-03-1
Georgia Tech1-13-1
(14) Miami0-03-0
Virginia0-01-3
Duke0-12-2
Pittsburgh0-12-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Louisville2-04-0
(5) Clemson1-04-0
(38) Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-13-1
Syracuse0-12-2
Boston College0-22-2

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