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Potential UNC Defensive Coordinator Candidates

A quick list of potential candidates that could fill the open defensive coordinator position at North Carolina. Tommy Thigpen - Current Tennessee linebackers coach; Jason Jones - Co-defensive coordinator at Ole Miss; Randy Shannon - Former Miami head coach and defensive coordinator, current LB coach at Arkansas; Tim Walton - Former St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator. (Carolina Blue)

Out of the Blue: Dré Bly

Dré Bly is the only player in ACC history to be named first-team All-America three times in his career. After his standout college football career, the former Tar Heel will be remembered forever after his 2014 induction to the College Football Hall of Fame. “They sent me a notice, and I was very shocked. I just didn’t think I would get in on my first ballot." (GoHeels.com)

Vic Koenning out as defensive coordinator

According to multiple sources, Vic Koenning is out as Defensive Coordinator at North Carolina. The story was first-reported by Bruce Feldman. Koenning served as the DC for the Tar Heels the last two years. (Carolina Blue)

Carolina Rundown: December 11

The Zellers started against each other last night. Tyler finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. The Warriors won their 14th in a row, and Harrison Barnes had 20 points and seven rebounds. Ty Lawson had 10 points and nine assists. Danny Green had 13 points. Marvin Williams had eight points and five rebounds. Brandan Wright scored five. (GoHeels.com)

Oakes’ Outlook: Bowls, Roles, and Noles

Strap yourselves in, Carolina fans. I’m setting the over/under for the number of times we hear the word “platoon” Saturday at 50. Place your bets! If you haven’t heard, the Tar Heels head to Rupp Arena Saturday for a meeting with the No. 1 team in the land – the Kentucky Wildcats. The real question in this game is whether the blue platoon or the white platoon gets more playing time. (Chapelboro.com)

Robert Quinn reaping the benefits of Rams' resurgent defensive line

Those who haven't been watching St. Louis play every week might be tempted to conclude Robert Quinn finally returned to form after a slow start. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams would love to say his genius schemes provided the key to unlocking a monster talent, but he's not one to take credit where it isn't deserved. "He's sacked a lot of people before I got here," Williams says. (FOX Sports)

Carolina Rundown: December 10

UNC used three point guards for the first time against Iowa, and the coaches liked the results. Women's basketball remains sixth in the new polls. Danny Green scored 13 Tuesday while Ed Davis had 11 points and six rebounds. UNC Women's lacrosse is No. 2 in a preseason poll. Liked this photo of Mack Brown and Dre' Bly at the College Football Hall of Fame induction. (GoHeels.com)

Dre Bly inducted to college football hall of fame

Former UNC cornerback Dre Bly was inducted to the college football hall of fame Tuesday. Bly had 11 interceptions as a freshman at UNC and was named an All-American. He is only one of five players in NCAA history to be named an All-American as a freshman. He was the only football player in UNC and ACC history to receive consensus first-team All-America honors twice in his college career. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels in the NFL – Week 14

Shaun Draughn has bounced around the NFL quite a bit this season as he’s already played two games with the Chicago Bears and four with the San Diego Chargers. The Browns mark Draughn’s third team of the season as they signed the former Tar Heel after wide receiver Miles Austin was placed on injured reserve. (GoHeels.com)

Detroit's Quick Lane Bowl gets matchup it desired

The Quick Lane Bowl matchup between Rutgers and North Carolina is already causing a good-natured divide in the Lions dressing room. Tight end Eric Ebron attended North Carolina and is likely to wear Carolina blue on Dec. 26 for the inaugural bowl at Ford Field. His position coach, Ron Prince, came to the Lions from Rutgers and we all know who he will be rooting for. (Detroit News)

Carolina Rundown: December 9

The Tar Heels went shopping for underprivileged families on Monday afternoon. The funds are generated by the sale of team-signed basketballs. Touching tribute to Stuart Scott last night from the ESPN crew at Lambeau. 22 points and 12 assists for Ty Lawson. Some interesting details on the Quick Lane Bowl matchup, how it came about, and Eric Ebron is already talking a little trash. (GoHeels.com)

Fedora, Tar Heels Aim For Redemption, More Passion In Bowl Game

The Tar Heels will be bowling in Motown the day after Christmas. The 6-6 UNC football team will be looking to finish with a winning record for the third straight year under head coach Larry Fedora when Carolina takes on 7-5 Rutgers in Detroit’s Quick Lane Bowl. Fedora found it hard to offer an explanation for his team’s lethargic loss to the Wolfpack to close the regular season. (Chapelboro.com)

Quick Lane Bowl Gifts

UNC and Rutgers may be getting one of the coolest bowl gifts of the bowl season. In addition to a $250 Best Buy gift card, Sony headphones, various apparel and a football, players will also be a getting a custom made Fathead wall decal. A Fathead is essentially a life-sized, precision-cut vinyl wall graphic. Imagine waking up every morning to a giant poster of yourself. (Carolina Blue)

Carolina Rundown: December 8

Friday: Huge night for Tyler Zeller, with 24 points and 14 rebounds. Kendall Marshall put up 20 points and four assists in 24 minutes. Danny Green scored 16 points. Ty Lawson had 14 points and 10 assists. Wayne Ellington scored 11. Marvin Williams had nine points and five rebounds. Eight points and four rebounds for Brandan Wright. Ed Davis had six points and nine rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

UNC will face Rutgers in Detroit

For the second year in a row, the North Carolina football team will finish its season at a bowl game. UNC will head to the Motor City as a part of the inaugural Quick Lane Bowl at Detroit's Ford Field to face Big Ten opponent Rutgers on Dec. 26 (4:30 p.m., ESPN). The Quick Lane Bowl, hosted at the previous site of the Little Caesar's Bowl and the Motor City Bowl, is one of five new bowls this season. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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 Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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