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By The Numbers: Quick Lane Bowl

1 - Number of touchdowns WR Quinshad Davis needs to set a UNC career mark for receiving touchdowns. He is currently tied with Hakeem Nicks at 21. 5 - UNC is one of just five schools in the country to play 11 bowl-eligible teams this season. 6 - Number of consecutive winning seasons for head coach Larry Fedora, including four years at Southern Miss and two at UNC. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels In The NFL – Week 15

The Carolina Panthers signed linebacker Kevin Reddick from the practice squad to their official squad on Sunday and he saw playing time on special teams. Safety Tre Boston recorded 6 solo tackles in the game as well. Linebacker Bruce Carter recorded 6 tackles intercepted Mark Sanchez late in the fourth quarter to seal Dallas' crucial road victory. (GoHeels.com)

Quick Lane Bowl Preview: Defense

Carolina’s defense might have a bit of a different look when they take the field on December 26. Larry Fedora termed it a mutual decision that Vic Koenning, who had been associate head coach for defense, will not coach in the bowl game as he pursues other coaching opportunities. That means that Dan Disch will take over play-calling duties and the remainder of the defensive staff will compile a game plan. (GoHeels.com)

Eric Ebron turns heads with devastating block against Minnesota Vikings

Eric Ebron understands the outside perception is he can't block, cracking a joke about it when asked for an interview after the game. But he's made strides throughout his rookie season to erase that perception. Football analytics site Pro Football Focus confirms, grading out his blocking positively for the year, particularly as a run blocker. (MLive.com)

Carolina Rundown: December 16

The Heels will see some familiar faces on the UNCG bench tonight. Carolina is No. 24 in the new AP poll. James Michael McAdoo is impressing the Warriors in the D League. Danny Green had 12 points. Marvin Williams had 10 points. Wayne Ellington scored seven. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels expect tweaks on defense for bowl

North Carolina parted with associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning, but coach Larry Fedora said Monday that there’s no clear direction on schematic changes for the much-maligned defense. The Tar Heels will turn to Dan Disch, who oversees cornerbacks, to devise the defensive plan for the Quick Lane Bowl against Rutgers on Dec. 26 at Detroit. (Burlington Times News)

Fedora open to scrapping 4-2-5 scheme for more traditional defensive alignment

While Larry Fedora said that the Tar Heels will stick with their same basic defense against Rutgers, he added that it was possible Dan Disch might throw in a few new wrinkles. According to safety tim Scott, one change has already been made that will help UNC’s performance in Detroit. “The corners and safeties are in the same [film] room now, back to how we used to have it,” Scott said. (Wilmington Star News)

Larry Fedora looking for new defensive coordinator

The chatter about Vic Koenning was right. He’s out as the defensive coordinator for North Carolina. UNC head coach Larry Fedora was mum about that last week when the move was rumored in media reports. He said he needed to speak with his players and staff before publicly commenting on the situation. That meeting took place Saturday morning before the Tar Heels practiced for their bowl game. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels' struggling defense gets one more shot

UNC's defense was a mess most of the season, giving up chunks of yardage and bunches of points. The Tar Heels get a bowl game to salvage something positive for that struggling unit, and they'll do it with a different coach leading the group. Larry Fedora said Monday that defensive assistant Dan Disch will call the Quick Lane Bowl matchup against Rutgers. (Associated Press)

Search for New UNC Defensive Coordinator Underway

Larry Fedora confirmed media reports regarding former associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning’s exit and provided details of his search for a new defensive coordinator during his press conference on Monday. “For the last three years, Vic has worked extremely hard and dedicated himself to making this defense the best that he can make it,” Fedora told reporters. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes

"For the last three years Vic Koenning has worked extremely hard and dedicated himself to making this defense the best he could make it. Last week he and I met, and we made the decision that Vic was going to pursue some other college jobs and other college opportunities out there. So it was a mutual decision. He’s not going to coach in the bowl game." (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Press Conference Recap - Rutgers

UNC football coach Larry Fedora talks about former defensive coordinator Vic Koenning and potential changes in the defense as the Tar Heels prepare for Rutgers in the Quick Lane Bowl on December 26, 2014. View Video...

Fedora Confirms Vic Koenning's Departure

Last week news broke that UNC's associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning would not return for a fourth season in Chapel Hill. Tar Heel head coach Larry Fedora addressed that personnel decision for the first time in his Monday press conference. Here is a quick "tweetcap" of Fedora addressing the change. (Tar Heel Blog)

Three games down, Connor Barth is perfect for Broncos

In search of some more consistency, a little veteran savvy, the Denver Broncos signed Connor Barth to close out November. Barth has now kicked in three games for the Broncos, including Sunday’s 22-10 win over the San Diego Chargers, and he’s 11-for-11 on field goal attempts. He has now tied a franchise record -- twice -- with five field goals in a game. (ESPN.com)

Marquise Williams among ACC's 2015 Heisman hopefuls

North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams’ numbers in 2014 were exceptional already, but he was largely overshadowed by UNC’s rocky season defensively. If the Tar Heels can finally emerge into a Coastal contender with Williams leading a high-powered offensive attack, he could easily emerge as one of the nation’s biggest dual threats at QB. (ESPN.com)

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, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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