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Elijah Hood could be big for Tar Heels' backfield

Being on the wrong side of a blow from UNC freshman running back Elijah Hood is not a pleasant experience. “Hood is like a bull in a china closet,” Larry Fedora said. “He’s 225 pounds, he’s got great speed and he likes to run into things. When he breaks through, he’s not looking to avoid contact. He’s looking for something to run into — our team, their team, it doesn’t matter. He just wants something to hit.” (ESPN.com)

Jettisoned by Bears, rejuvenated Peppers taking Lambeau Leap of faith

Julius Peppers didn’t want to end his NFL career on a tormenting note, wondering, “What if?” Thanks to the Green Bay Packers, he doesn’t have to. After 12 seasons as one of the top defensive lineman of his generation, Peppers is getting the chance to reinvent himself. He had toyed with shifting to outside linebacker in the past, but fate -- and an admitted touch of self-doubt -- kept him at defensive end. (FOX Sports)

DT Ethan Farmer Cleared to Play

Ethan Farmer has been cleared to play in 2014, UNC confirmed on Thursday morning. The starting senior defensive tackle had been awaiting word on an academic eligibility appeal to the NCAA, according to sources. Farmer, a Tabor City, N.C. native, is the only returning starter along UNC’s defensive line. Farmer started all 13 games in 2013, totaling 30 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. (Inside Carolina)

Ryan Switzer Embracing The Stage

A first-team All-America punt return specialist by many publications, now supported by barrels of pre-season accolades, Ryan Switzer is the first person mentioned when pundits speak of the Tar Heels. Not bad for a true sophomore who doesn't shy away from the hype. "I've always liked playing against guys that are game-planning for me and want to shut me down," Switzer said. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Suspensions Pulling Focus From Liberty

UNC football head coach Larry Fedora says he can’t help but worry that this week’s focus on an off-the-field incident has taken some of his player’s focus off of Liberty. Wednesday’s announcement of four suspensions removes cornerbacks Des Lawrence, M.J. Stewart, and Brian Walker, as well as Donnie Miles from the season opener against the Flames. (Chapelboro.com)

Crowley, offensive line must play beyond their years

Though Lucas Crowley is closer to a veteran than a rookie, offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic said he has to remember that his center is just as young as the majority of the offensive line. “We laugh about that because he’s a six-game vet,” Kapilovic said. “That’s crazy to say that a guy who has played six games is a vet on the line, but it’s kind of true." (Carolina Blue)

Four Football Players Suspended For Liberty Game

University of North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora has suspended sophomore Des Lawrence, redshirt freshman Donnie Miles, freshman M.J. Stewart and sophomore Brian Walker for Saturday's game against Liberty. The one-game suspension stems from a violation of team policy. "We hold our players accountable for their actions at all times," said head coach Fedora. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Fedora Announces Suspension of 4 Defensive Backs

Larry Fedora announced the suspension of four defensive backs for the first game of the season as the Tar Heels take on Liberty Saturday, August 30th. View Video...

Source: UNC Investigating ‘Prank Gone Wrong’

What’s the difference between hazing and a prank gone wrong? A UNC source close to the football program says the media has the incident the University is investigating all wrong. “This has nothing to do with hazing,” the source says. “It was a prank that went badly, and the kid (Boyer) is horrified that he has been identified.” (Chapelboro.com)

UNC's Young Defensive Line Getting Props

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora praised the group. Linebacker Jeff Schoettmer said they've looked good. But heading into Saturdays season opener against Liberty, only junior guard Landon Turner can speak first hand about the play of the Tar Heels young defensive line. Turner has been battling with the group each day in fall camp and can testify they are well prepared for the 2014 season. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Questions Abound Regarding Alleged Incident at UNC Training Camp

The only reason this incident has piqued anyone's attention is the use of the word "hazing" in a clear effort to sensationalize his report. Absent that, no one would have cared and there is a good chance two days from now that will still be the case. So maybe Pat Forde should go back to writing glowing pieces about Notre Dame because that worked out so well the last time he did that. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: UNC Football 2014 Is Here

North Carolina's 2014 football season kicks off Saturday in Kenan Stadium against Liberty. The Tar Heel Football video crew says "We'll be ready for Saturday. Will you?" View Video...

Source: UNC Football Training Camp Incident Not Hazing

UNC is investigating an incident reportedly involving multiple players during fall camp. News of the incident broke yesterday. Multiple media outlets are reporting it may have been a hazing incident, while another outlet reports it may have simply been an altercation between players. A source close to WCHL says the incident was definitely not hazing, but rather involved two guys “fighting over a girl.” (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Running Backs: The Dawg Pound

The barking from The Dawg Pound of Carolina's August football camp has been constant—nowhere on this team is there a unit as talented, as deep, as multi-faceted as the group comprised of junior Romar Morris, sophomores T.J. Logan and Khris Francis and freshman Elijah Hood. "We're tough, we're physical, we grind it out and we pound the ball," Morris says. "It's fitting for a dog pound." (GoHeels.com)

For Liberty QB coach Joe Dailey, opener at UNC is a homecoming

Joe Dailey admits to still following North Carolina from afar. It’s his alma mater, after all. It’s where he earned his bachelor’s degree in 2007. It’s where he started seven games at quarterback in 2006 and finished his career a year later as a starting wide receiver. The Liberty quarterbacks coach will hide the Carolina blue for a day, though, come Saturday. (Lynchburg News & Advance)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 30
Virginia Tech: 27
Sat, Nov 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ NC State
Sat, Nov 28, 3:30 ET ABC Tickets

UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5, 7:45 ET ABC Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)29
at Pittsburgh24
at South Carolina0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Virginia Tech0
at Virginia0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Kentucky0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at Syracuse0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
North Carolina0
at NC State0
SAT, NOV 28 3:30 PM ET
Florida State0
at Florida0
SAT, NOV 28 7:30 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) North Carolina7-010-1
Virginia Tech3-45-6
Georgia Tech1-73-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-011-0
(14) Florida State6-29-2
NC State3-47-4
Wake Forest1-63-8
Boston College0-73-8

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