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ACC viewer's guide: Week 7

North Carolina at No. 6 Notre Dame, NBC: The Tar Heels boast plenty of athleticism, especially on offense, and it will be interesting to see if they can crack the code of one of the country's more surprising units of the first half: the Fighting Irish defense, which has overcome massive turnover and a coordinator change to tie for third nationally in scoring average (12 PPG). (ESPN.com)

UNC quarterback Marquise Williams to face old friend on Saturday

Marquise Williams and Everett Golson go way back. Golson originally committed to UNC and was hoping to work out a deal where he would join Roy Williams on the hardwood after football season. But Golson flipped his commitment. And though things would certainly be different if Golson were donning light blue, that won’t be so when the Tar Heels travel to South Bend, Ind., Saturday. (Daily Tar Heel)

Bryn Renner Signs with Arizona Rattlers of Arena League

In a quarterback-driven Arena Football League, the Rattlers aren't taking any chances if Nick Davila ever goes down and have signed ex-North Carolina QB Bryn Renner. Renner, 6-foot-3, 225 pounds, was on the Maxwell Award watch list in 2013 for top college quarterback in the country. He was an All-ACC honorable mention selection as a junior in 2012, when he set a UNC season record for total yards with 3,394. (AZ Central)

Upset-Minded Tar Heels Meet No. 5 Fighting Irish

The North Carolina football team, with a 2-3 record, heads to South Bend to take on an in-form 5-0 Notre Dame squad ranked No. 5 nationally. The two programs will collide for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff Saturday afternoon in a nationally televised contest. Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson remains in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy in 2014. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC plans to keep rotating QBs at No. 6 Notre Dame

North Carolina has one quarterback who is leading the team in rushing, another with less experience and shaky confidence, and an offense that has been inconsistent through the first five games. And yet, the Tar Heels are sticking with their weekly plan to play both heading into No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday. (Associated Press)

Tale of the Tape: Notre Dame

The good news is UNC has improved all the way up to 103rd in yards per play allowed. How much of that is what UNC did versus facing questionable opposition is anyone's guess. The Tar Heel defense has shown some signs of improvement but not enough to believe UNC can slow down Notre Dame or anyone for that matter. The Irish defense is a different story. Notre Dame is allowing just 12 points per game. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC/Notre Dame Insider Q&A

North Carolina's short passing game and quarterback Marquise Williams's ability to spread the ball around has been UNC's calling card in the past. The basic offensive game plan is to get the get ball into the hands of skilled playmakers in space. The Tar Heels have not been as successful gaining huge chunks of yardage this season, but the threat for big plays is always there. (Carolina Blue)

Everett Golson could have been someone on the North Carolina hardwood

Golson was at the very least a Division I talent, according to those who coached him at the prep level. Notre Dame's redshirt junior quarterback is on the Heisman Trophy short list as he readies the No. 6 Irish for a date Saturday with North Carolina. A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, native, Golson had initially pledged to the Tar Heels' basketball program in February 2010. (ESPN.com)

Inside the Irish: A Look at North Carolina

During the preseason, Carolina had the look of a dangerous upstart — a team that finished their 2013 season winning six of seven games with an offense that’s set 40+ records in Fedora’s short tenure in Chapel Hill. But the youth on the Tar Heels’ roster has hurt them early this season, and after wins over Liberty and San Diego State, North Carolina has lost three straight to East Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech. (NBC Sports)

UNC plans to keep rotating QBs at No. 6 Notre Dame

North Carolina has one quarterback who is leading the team in rushing, another with less experience and shaky confidence, and an offense that has been inconsistent through the first five games. And yet, the Tar Heels are sticking with their weekly plan to play both heading into No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday. (Yahoo! Sports)

Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - Notre Dame

The Tar Heel coordinators discuss what to expect as North Carolina looks to upset no. 6 Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday. View Video...

Happy T.A. McLendon's Knee Was Down Day!

It's the tenth anniversary of the "T.A. McLendon game" versus NC State. The 2004 UNC vs NC State game at Kenan Stadium goes down as one of the more epic tilts between the bitter rivals. UNC led 30-24 with under a minute to go and the Wolfpack on the five yard line. NCSU's running back took the handoff and stretched out for the end zone. One official signaled touchdown but the official on the near side said McLendon's knee was down short of the goal line. (Tar Heel Blog)

The Case For Not Firing Larry Fedora

Let me start off by saying I am not presenting the case FOR Larry Fedora. I am presenting the case for NOT FIRING Larry Fedora. There is a difference. If you are remotely plugged in to the happenings surrounding North Carolina football, you know there are a fair number of folks calling for Larry Fedora’s job. (Thrown Away To Worthy)

Extra Points: Irish Rivalry Renewed

There's been a decidedly gold-tinted aura to the UNC-Notre Dame rivalry, such that it is. Carolina has won just twice, those a 12-7 triumph in Kenan Stadium in 1960 over a team that included future NFL stars Nick Buoniconti and Daryle Lamonica and in 2008 when Cam Sexton scored on a four-yard run to provide the victory margin in a 29-24 win. (GoHeels.com)

Notre Dame Presents Challenging Opportunity

Larry Fedora said the Tar Heels need to do a better job of handling whatever is thrown their way early on. UNC has given up an opening drive touchdown in each of its last three games, and it took Virginia Tech, Clemson and ECU less than seven plays combined to get those early points. So UNC knows that it will be crucial to handle those early possessions against Notre Dame. (GoHeels.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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

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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