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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)

UNC Quarterback Competition Over

The six-month quarterback competition at North Carolina has officially come to a close. Larry Fedora confirmed Marquise Williams as UNC’s starting quarterback on Monday. “Marquise will be our starting quarterback and we will use Mitch [Trubisky] as we need to throughout a game,” Fedora told reporters during his weekly press conference. (Inside Carolina)

A guy in a Julius Peppers jersey is UNC's newest graduate assistant

It's former walk-on QB, now graduate assistant Caleb Pressley, and he's in charge of signaling in plays. It makes sense you'd want the person in charge of putting in signs to be somewhat visible, hence why you'd want him to be wearing a piece of clothing that stands out. In this case, it's also a shout-out to a former UNC football player, which is always nice. (SB Nation)

Art’s Angle: Four Scores and 28 Points Ago

Four touchdowns in less than four minutes isn’t exactly 8 points in 17 seconds, but it will be memorable all the while. If you don’t know what “8 points in 17 seconds” means, ask someone over 45. Not sure whether they keep such stats, but I don’t remember an offensive explosion in Carolina football history close to it. (Chapelboro.com)

Extra notes from UNC-Liberty

The game story from UNC’s 56-29 win over Liberty focused on the major storylines – UNC’s four minutes of brilliance that allowed it to overcome some early mistakes; the quarterback rotation; and a dominant third quarter by the defense, which had a goal of causing one turnover for every 25 plays and ended up doubling that. But there’s plenty more noteworthy items from Saturday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Quarterback guessing game expected to continue in Chapel Hill

On Saturday, the trap finally sprung on Larry Fedora's cat-and-mouse game with the media. After months of speculation, junior Marquise Williams got the starting nod under center over redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky. Fedora, however, seemed to have his mind made up prior to the decision being made known. “We felt like coming out camp that he (Williams) deserved to start,” Fedora said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Extra Points: Crunching The Numbers

Snaps: Ninety-three. Takeaways: six. Touchbacks: eight. Freshmen: eight. Yellow flags: ten. Quarterbacks: two. Victories: one. The numbers added up to a 56-29 victory for the Tar Heels Saturday night in their season opener against Liberty University and leave any number of permutations to consider as the 2014 season evolves. (GoHeels.com)

Liberty: What Went Right

UNC's 56-29 victory over Liberty on Saturday at Kenan Stadium was more lopsided than the score suggests. The Tar Heels showed they have plenty to work on, but they also had plenty of positive moments, some of which were electrifying and gave the crowd reason to road with approval. Here is a quick look at three things that went right for the Tar Heels in their season-opening victory: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC-Liberty: 7 Things Said

North Carolina fought off Liberty with a third-quarter explosion that lifted the No. 23 Tar Heels to a 56-29 victory over FCS member Liberty in their season opener Saturday night at Kenan Stadium. Here are seven interesting things said by players and coaches following the game: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Quite An Education For UNC In Opening Game

In theatrical productions, all companies have dress rehearsals to work out the kinks and get ready for opening night. College football doesn't afford teams that luxury, and sometimes openers are a combination of beautiful hymns and missed lines. There you have a simple encapsulation of North Carolina's 56-29 season-opening victory over Liberty on Saturday night at Kenan Stadium. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Liberty: What Went Wrong

North Carolina's 56-29 victory over Liberty on Saturday night at Kenan Stadium had a little bit of everything to offer. Positives for the home team? Yes, but there were also many negatives that surely will be addressed this coming week. Here is a quick look at three things that went wrong for the Tar Heels in their season-opening victory: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Mack Hollins' Hard Work Pays Off

Mack Hollins was the special teams captain in 2013 and has since earned a scholarship and No. 2 spot on Carolina’s wide receiver depth chart this season. “Last year I was all special teams and I got a few reps here and there at receiver, but nothing big,” admitted Hollins. “Spring practice was big for me. I got more reps at receiver, I got opportunities, and I just took advantage of them.” (GoHeels.com)

Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Liberty

A third-quarter defensive explosion turned a one-point deficit into the expected rout, and year three of the Larry Fedora era in Chapel Hill begins with a victory. In the midst of a tight game after a turnover gave Liberty a 22-21 lead, UNC turned to a signature of a Larry Fedora team - defense - to swing momentum and propel the Tar Heels to a comfortable season-opening win. Wait, what? (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC QBs inconsistent in opener

North Carolina finally announced its starting quarterback an hour before kickoff Saturday night, revealing junior Marquise Williams as the choice over redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky. The decision wasn't surprising, but there are still plenty of questions that remain about UNC's new-look offense following a 56-29 home victory against FCS foe Liberty. (Fayetteville Observer)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 45
NC State: 34
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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)29
at Pittsburgh24
at South Carolina32
Virginia Tech23
at Virginia20
at Georgia Tech7
at Kentucky24
Boston College17
at Syracuse20
at Wake Forest21
North Carolina45
at NC State34
Florida State3
at Florida0
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) North Carolina8-011-1
Virginia Tech4-46-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-012-0
(14) Florida State6-29-2
NC State3-57-5
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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