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Pitt's Conner is a beast, and Tar Heels know it

Pittsburgh’s James Conner leads the conference — and is fourth in the country — at 149.1 rushing yards per game. His 17 touchdowns also lead the ACC and have him tied for third in the NCAA. Tar Heel coach Larry Fedora was asked earlier this week if that was a significant challenge. Which, of course, it is. Fedora answered it with a statement along the lines of, “You can’t stop him; you can only hope to contain him.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Interview

Larry Fedora discusses the challenge the Tar Heels face in trying to stop Pitt's potent run game when they host the Panthers on homecoming Saturday in Kenan Stadium. View Video...

Former UNC linebacker-turned country music star Chase Rice talks Tar Heels

Beneath the bright lights of the CMA Awards' red carpet, former UNC linebacker-turned country music star Chase Rice spoke with 247Sports national scouting director Barton Simmons and sports media personality Clay Travis. The topics ranged from college football to the Tar Heels to country music. Rice played for North Carolina from 2005 to 2008. (Carolina Blue)

Mack Hollins Named To Burlsworth List

The Burlsworth Trophy and the Springdale (Ark.) Rotary Club announced Wednesday the 55 players nominated from Division 1 (FBS) schools from across the country for the 2014 Burlsworth Trophy, and UNC sophomore wide receiver Mack Hollins is among the nominees. Hollins, a former walk-on from Rockville, Maryland, leads the Tar Heels with 566 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. (GoHeels.com)

Next Man Up At Running Back For UNC

Running back was considered North Carolina’s deepest position throughout the offseason and through the midway point of the 2014 slate. That’s no longer the case, due to an injury and a suspension. The sizable expectations that greeted the running backs entering the season have failed to materialize for a variety of reasons, ranging from consistency to injuries to a lack of holes to hit. (Inside Carolina)

Butch Davis explains ‘you should have went to Harvard’ comment

In a call to a Greensboro, NC, radio station Monday, a man claiming to be ex-UNC defensive tackle Tydreke Powell stated that former Tar Heel head coach Butch Davis “came into a meeting one day and he said, ‘If y’all came here for an education, you should have went to Harvard.'” Davis, talked to the online-version of Time magazine to give his side of the story as it relates to Powell’s claims. (NBC Sports)

Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes

Larry Fedora on Mitch Trubisky in practice: “We tried to give Marquise some rest as much as we could during the open week and got more reps with Mitch and Kanler [Coker] and Caleb Henderson. Mitch really showed that he has a really good grasp of what we’re doing with the offense and did a really nice job this past week.” (Inside Carolina)

Carolina Rundown: November 12

Horrible news about the father of Wayne Ellington, who was killed in Philadelphia. Big night for Harrison Barnes, with 22 points and eight rebounds. Danny Green had nine points. Vince Carter had six points and three assists. Ed Davis had six points and five rebounds. Brandan Wright had 10 points. P.J. Hairston had eight points. (GoHeels.com)

Matt Merletti And Bryn Renner Discuss Paper Class Scandal (audio)

Former UNC DB Matt Merletti & former UNC QB Bryn Renner preview the matchup against Pitt and defend their Head Coach Butch Davis in the midst of the "Paper Class Scandal" that won't go away for the Tar Heels. (UNC Huddle Report)

Tar Heels In The NFL – Week 10

Against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Kareem Martin got in on the fun when he sacked Rams quarterback Austin Davis and forced a fumble, which was returned for a touchdown by Antonio Cromartie. Bruce Carter grabbed his second interception of the season for the Dallas Cowboys late in the fourth quarter and also added seven tackles. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels Prepping for Pittsburgh

After a slow start, the Pittsburgh offense has finally shown signs of life. Over the past two weeks (both losses), the offense has put up 76 points, which is leagues ahead of where the unit was at the start of the season. Much of that success is predicated on the strength of Pitt’s running game. The backfield is third in the ACC in rushing yards. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Tuesday Football Post-Practice Interviews

Marquise Williams and Khris Francis discuss the bye week, preparing for Pittsburgh and changes in the running game after practice on November 11, 2014. View Video...

ACC Upset Watch: Week 12

Pitt (4-5, 2-3) at North Carolina (4-5, 2-3), 12:30 p.m. Line: North Carolina by 2. The Tar Heels have not figured out a way to slow down opposing offenses, and stopping the run has been particularly vexing. In their last game, Miami had 295 yards rushing -- including 177 from Duke Johnson. This week does not present any less of a challenge with James Conner coming to town. (ESPN.com)

Opponent Preview: Pitt

The Tar Heels will host Pitt for their homecoming game. A win for UNC is crucial if they want to reach the six wins necessary for bowl eligibility. The Panthers are an average ACC team in a year when the conference is somewhat mediocre as a whole, especially in the Coastal Division. Pitt's strength is its rushing attack but its defense has gotten noticeably worse in the past two games. (Tar Heel Blog)

Austin Proehl: Pedigree and Patience

For freshman receiver Austin Proehl, football isn’t simply a game — it’s the only thing he’s known since he was born. As the son of Ricky Proehl, one of the best wide receivers to ever play in the NFL, Proehl’s been around the game for longer than most players’ entire careers. And that familiarity of the game has given the rookie an advantage that most college freshmen don’t have. (Carolina Blue)

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

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

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

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

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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