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Florida State offense regains confidence in time for North Carolina

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said FSU’s Cook, Francois, Patrick and Stevenson form one of the most dynamic rushing attacks his team will face this year. The Seminoles, who were a yard shy of tying a single-game rushing record against USF, hope to impose their will on the Tar Heels during Saturday’s 3:30 p.m. matchup at Doak Campbell Stadium. (Orlando Sentinel)

Second-unit receivers step up for UNC before facing Florida State

Offensive Coordinator Chris Kapilovic said the backup receivers — including Thomas Jackson, Anthony Ratliff-Williams and Jordan Cunningham — have impressed in limited action this season. “Thomas Jackson had some nice plays (Saturday),” Kapilovic said. “That was a critical third down where he made a guy miss and got a first down.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Quotes

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora spoke to media after Wednesday's practice. On choosing to defer on the coin toss: "I like having the extra possession in the second half. What we do is Gene and Kap and I talk about it before every game [and] decide what we want to try to do. That’s the agreement we’ve had each and every time so far." (Carolina Blue)

Orlando reportedly gets the ACC's football championship game that left North Carolina

The ACC football title game will be moved to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, sources told ESPN. Kickoff will be Dec. 3 at either 7:45 p.m, on ESPN, or 8 p.m. on ABC. The ACC pulled its championship game from Charlotte because of North Carolina's controversial House Bill 2 law, which limits the legal protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. (ESPN.com)

UNC Opponent Preview: Florida State

After being embarrassed on the national stage by Louisville two weeks ago, Jimbo Fisher and his FSU team bounced back last week, toppling South Florida, 55-35, to improve to 3-1. The Seminoles’ 2016 campaign has been a shaky one coming out of the gate. It took four weeks, but All-American running back Dalvin Cook seems to have finally found his groove. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Throwback Thursday - UNC beats FSU in Tallahassee in 2010

Watch North Carolina beat No. 24 Florida State, 37-35, on November 6, 2010 in Tallahassee behind T.J. Yates' school record 439 passing yards and Dwight Jones' 233 receiving yards. Read More...

Some lesser-known Tar Heel receivers are making an impact

Bug Howard, Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer have combined for 55 catches and 633 yards through four games. This is about 50% of Mitch Trubisky’s completions and yards this season, and as the trio are all seniors, it is worthwhile to explore where the other half of Trubisky’s production is coming from so we have a glimpse of the future as well. (Tar Heel Blog)

Top 10 QBs in college football through week 4

10. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina Tar Heels Tabbed by PFF in the preseason as a potential breakout candidate based on his per-snap grading as a backup last season, Trubisky is starting to establish himself as one of the nation’s best QBs. (Pro Football Focus)

Ryan Switzer becomes UNC’s best receiver in the Larry Fedora era

Ryan Switzer is on a 12-game pace to notch 99 receptions for 1,287 yards and six touchdowns, and that’s not even including numbers he could put up if UNC plays in a bowl or the ACC title game. To put that in context, since Larry Fedora was hired before the 2012 season, UNC has not had a receiver surpass 62 receptions or 973 receiving yards in a season. (Today's U)

Former Tar Heel, Justice-Era Kicker Bob Cox Passes Away

Bob Cox, 90, a kicker on the famed Charlie Justice Carolina teams of the late 1940s, died peacefully on Monday following a stroke. After serving in the Marines during WWII, Bob attended UNC where he was a member of the storied Tar Heel football team that included Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice as a teammate. He also was a member of UNC’s golf team. (GoHeels.com)

Nick Weiler Named A Campbell Trophy Finalist

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. UNC place-kicker Nick Weiler, a third-team All-ACC selection in 2015, is one of the semfinalists. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Live: Two-Point Conversions

Larry Fedora is a fan of splash plays on special teams, and that includes point-after attempts, where his assortment of formations is designed to keep the opponent engaged after UNC scores a touchdown. In most situations, the checks are not available for the holder to attempt the two-point try, although Joey Mangili saw what he needed to see in UNC’s win over Pittsburgh. (Inside Carolina)

Florida State-North Carolina: By the advanced metrics

The Florida State defense will have their hands full with North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who has yet to throw an interception through four games this season. Trubisky is second in the nation in completion percentage (74.5), eighth in passer rating (178.62), ninth in passing yards per attempt (9.5), tenth in touchdowns (10), and tenth in passing yards (1,306). (Tallahassee Democrat)

UNC Wide Receiver Austin Proehl Embraces His Father’s Legacy

Facing a crucial 4th-and-6 during UNC’s game-winning march down the field against Pitt last Saturday, UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky found wide receiver Austin Proehl for a first down on a perfectly-executed comeback route. The play capped a career day for the speedy pass catcher who has embraced the pressure of following in his father’s footsteps. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC a confident collective as conference play heats up

Mitch Trubisky has pushed his way into the conversation about the super signal callers of the ACC. Trubisky over two games, completed 30 straight passes. Saturday he hit four consecutive throws on fourth down, passed for 453 yards and five touchdowns. He is the only quarterback in the ACC who has not thrown an interception this season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina

Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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