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North Carolina makes its Coastal move

It was convenient for us all to write off North Carolina after another embarrassing start to its season, but one thing is becoming quite apparent about these Tar Heels under Larry Fedora. They rise only after they have fallen hard, refusing to give in to the gut punches and the critics. Are they making things difficult on purpose? Because they seem to thrive on the rush that comes when they have been dismissed. (ESPN.com)

Postgame Chalkboard from UNC-UVa

Fortune favors the bold, and Larry Fedora’s decision to go for an onside kick late in the fourth quarter up a point was certainly bold. Far too many coaches get overly risk-averse and play not to lose in close situations, and Fedora deserves credit for taking the risk to win the game outright. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Finding Second-Half Momentum Once Again in 2014

The Tar Heels’ midseason improvement is a good sign for Larry Fedora, especially as his team is filled with youth and promise for 2015. Looking ahead, road trips to Miami and Duke will determine just how high UNC can climb in the division, with home dates against Pittsburgh and NC State likely deciding whether or not this team can get bowl eligible. (Athlon Sports)

Five Questions Still Unanswered After Wainstein

The Wednesday release of the Wainstein Report rocked the UNC community, but while the report was exhaustive, it still left some significant questions unanswered. Five days after the bombshell report, here are five questions still left hanging either in the report or in the reaction: (Tar Heel Blog)

Carolina Rundown: October 27

If you only read one story today, this is an inspirational one about Kaitlin Morelli, the daughter of longtime football equipment manager Dominic Morelli. The Warriors waived James Michael McAdoo. Giovani Bernard had 45 yards rushing and a touchdown. Quinton Coples had seven tackles and 1.5 sacks (GoHeels.com)

‘Comeback Carolina’ Keeps Coastal Crown In Sight

UNC coach Larry Fedora wasn’t pleased with the way his football team played Saturday in Charlottesville. But the Tar Heels snuck past the Cavaliers and kept alive their dreams of playing in the ACC Championship game. It was a complete team victory for UNC. Defensive tackle Nazair Jones stepped up with a momentum-shifting interception late in the contest. (Chapelboro.com)

Broncos Q&A: Sylvester Williams sacked obstacles, odds on road to NFL

After high school, after experiencing only flashes of football success, Sylvester Williams took a job to make a living. He put radiators together at Modine Manufacturing in Jefferson City, Mo. Football intervened, changing his path, if not his life. He shared his story with The Denver Post during a season when last year's first-round pick continues to take on a bigger role: (Denver Post)

Road wins add to Coastal chaos

One play wonder: Mitch Trubisky played only one snap for UNC at Virginia on Saturday, but he made it count. Subbing for Marquise Williams, who had to sit out a play because his helmet came off, the freshman threw a 16-yard strike to T.J. Thorpe for the game-winning score in a 28-27 Tar Heel victory. It was Trubisky's first pass since throwing a pick six against Virginia Tech four weeks ago. (Wilmington Star News)

In topsy-turvy win, UNC finds reason to believe

So it was, on this turbulent afternoon beneath a sublime autumnal sky, that UNC managed to turn the bleak into the bright, the absurd into the advantageous. They felt, for the second straight week, not the specter of an academic scandal or the weight of unfulfilled preseason promise. They felt reason to believe. “We’re still in it,” Marquise Williams said. “We’re going to keep fighting.” (Daily Tar Heel)

Extra Points: Surprise

Just as the Southern Miss staff had sniffed out a weakness in the Virginia special teams execution three years ago, so too did the Carolina staff this year. The Tar Heels had been practicing an onside kick regularly for more than a month and Ron West, who coaches linebackers and coordinates the kick-off team, believed this would be an ideal week to implement it. (GoHeels.com)

Logan Zone: Fedora's magic act in Charlottesville

UNC led for just over four minutes of game time Saturday in a 28-27 win at Virginia. They happened to be the final four as the Tar Heels extended their win streak against the Cavs to five. How did it happen? Maybe some magic. “Larry Fedora is not a football coach, he’s a magician,” said Steve Logan who swallowed his words from two weeks ago when he said he didn’t see another win on UNC’s slate. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC Football Power Rankings: Week 9

8. North Carolina Tar Heels: North Carolina is proving to be the cardiac Heels once again, rallying in the second half to beat UVa. Mitch Trubisky threw the game-winning touchdown pass to T.J. Thorpe, and Larry Fedora made the gutsy onside kick call to help them stay in the Coastal race. (ESPN.com)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Virginia

The Tar Heels were out-rushed and out-passed by the Cavaliers. UNC gave up three sacks, was dreadful in the kicking game and even worse in tackling. They could never establish the run and were an anemic 5-for-15 in 3rd and 4th down conversions. But for once, Carolina made the most of their opportunities and won the game on the scoreboard and not the stat sheet. (Tar Heel Blog)

Why is Jets OLB Quinton Coples playing less and less?

A curious pattern is developing with the Jets' defense—and, no, this isn't another disquisition on the unit's inability to get off the field because it keeps failing to make stops on third down. Outside linebacker Quinton Coples, the Jets' 2012 first-round draft pick, has seen his playing time decrease substantially in the last two games. (NJ.com)

ACC helmet stickers: Week 9

UNC WR Mack Hollins: If you are only going to touch the ball three times over the course of a game, you better make the most of each opportunity. How do two touchdowns, 120 yards and the game-clinching onside-kick recovery sound for opportunistic? UNC QB Mitch Trubisky: Speaking of making something out of relatively nothing, how about the Heels’ backup quarterback? (ESPN.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

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 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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