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UNC Football's Aussie Addition: Tom Sheldon

UNC’s summertime secret – the recruitment of Australian rules football player Tom Sheldon – was finally revealed when training camp opened on Friday. There have been whispers of a strong-legged lefty from Down Under, although the mentions lacked other details. Larry Fedora often prefers to keep items hidden from the public, and in this case, he succeeded. (Inside Carolina)

Extra Points: Perfection

It was just after noon when practice number two of the Tar Heels’ August camp ended and the offense spread out the width of the field to run three across-and-back conditioning sprints, and then senior receiver Mack Hollins was called in front of the group to put the cherry on top: Two perfect jumping jacks. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels build bonds within team

Coming off an 11-win season with many of the key components in tow and a likely preseason national ranking, there’s no shortage of potential for North Carolina’s football team. Not so fast, coach Larry Fedora said Saturday. “We have to figure out what makes this team work,” he said. “I think we have some of the pieces of the puzzle.” (Burlington Times News)

Disappointing end to 2015 fuels UNC’s motivation

North Carolina started fall football practice Friday and the Tar Heels look forward to putting the end of last season behind them. The Heels tied a school record with 11 wins in 2015 but dropped their final two games. Baylor piled up more than 600 rushing yards on UNC in the Bears’ 49-38 win in the Russell Athletic Bowl. (WNCN)

Depth of knowledge will improve Tar Heel defense in Chizik's second year

Gene Chizik helped North Carolina significantly improve its defense in 2015 from where it was the year before in his first season as the team's defensive coordinator. Now the Tar Heels hope to build on that in year two. “It’s all about getting better, regardless,” senior defensive lineman Nazair Jones said. “Coach always says that; either you get better, or you get worse.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Elijah Hood on being a leader

Preseason camp started this week and that means Carolina football is back in action. Elijah Hood and the Tar Heels are looking to build on what was a stellar 2015 season and Hood says it all starts with some internal motivation. "Everyone is trying to do a little bit more to push themselves to be a little bit better," Hood told reporters at the first day of practice Friday. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels don't need reminders about how their season could have ended

The fourth 11-win season in program history, a Coastal Division championship and a No. 15 ranking in the final top 25 for the 2015 season. Those are all accomplishments North Carolina could have carried into the offseason. But after the Tar Heels’ first preseason practice on Friday, its seems UNC is more focused on the sting of what it didn’t accomplish. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC RB Elijah Hood’s Tactical Approach

The football field is like a battlefield, at least according to UNC running back Elijah Hood. After grueling weight room sessions throughout the offseason, Hood liked to curl up with a good book. That book just so happened to be The Art of War. “It gives you some instruction on tactical things that help you when you’re going into a battle-like mentality,” Hood told reporters on Friday. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heel Fans Kick Off Fall With Meet The Heels

Young Rondy Bryant II was just one of the excited Tar Heel fans Saturday afternoon at Eddie Smith Field House for the annual Meet The Heels event. There were food trucks parked outside, but inside the field house, there was a buzz as Tar Heel fans young and old gathered to help kick off the fall sports season at North Carolina. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels' record-setting offense ready to roll again

Mack Hollins looks back at what UNC's high-scoring offense did last year and thinks the Tar Heels can do even more. That would be quite a feat, too, considering the Tar Heels put up totals never seen before in the program's century-plus history "If you're not getting better then you're getting worse," the receiver said Saturday on the team's preseason photo day. (Associated Press)

UNC's Football Roster Rebuilt

Larry Fedora accepted North Carolina’s head coaching position in December 2011 well aware of the scholarship reductions in his program’s immediate future. The fallout from the NCAA’s 2012 infractions report is finally coming to an end as Fedora enters his fifth season at UNC. Fedora signed his first full class at Chapel Hill in February. (Inside Carolina)

ICTV: Mack Hollins--Snakes Alive!

Mack Hollins is one of UNC's senior leaders on the field. He sets an example for others with his words and his actions. Away from the field, he has what coach Larry Fedora calls some unusual interests. Saturday, Hollins showed up on the field for photo day with two snakes in tow and shared them with his teammates and the media members present. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's new secret weapon?

The secret is out. UNC has a 27-year-old freshman punter from Australia. His name: Tom Sheldon. His game: We don't know. Not much has been said about what Sheldon will bring in year one of his life in the United States and at UNC. First he has to learn the basics of American football and what goes into the punting game. (Carolina Blue)

Introducing Tom Sheldon, UNC’s new Australian punter

When UNC opened Fall Camp on Friday, there was a new face on the practice field: 27-year-old Australian punter Tom Sheldon. A former Aussie Rules Football player, Sheldon only very recently arrived in the United States. How awesome is it that he’s 27, and technically a freshman? He’s like the Australian Chris Weinke of punters. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: Lee Pace's 'Extra Point' - UNC DL Building Depth

Several defensive linemen who sat out the spring are back on the field plus a couple of freshmen are adding much needed depth for North Carolina. View Video...

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 7
Virginia Tech: 59
Sat, Oct 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Western Carolina
Sat, Nov 18, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Louisville31
at Florida State28
FINAL

Pittsburgh24
at Duke17
FINAL

Boston College41
at Virginia10
FINAL

Syracuse19
at #7 Miami27
FINAL

North Carolina7
at #14 Virginia Tech59
FINAL

Wake Forest21
at Georgia Tech13
HALFTIME

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami4-06-0
(14) Virginia Tech2-16-1
Virginia2-15-2
Georgia Tech2-13-2
Pittsburgh1-33-5
Duke1-44-4
North Carolina0-51-7

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Syracuse2-24-4
Louisville2-35-3
Boston College2-34-4
Florida State2-32-4
Wake Forest1-24-2


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