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Only 3 Home Games Before November Rare For Tar Heels

The Tar Heels play only three home games at Kenan Stadium going into November for just the ninth time dating back to 1970. In all but one of the previous years it happened, the Tar Heels played 11-game schedules, and in most cases the season didn’t begin until the middle of September. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Georgia can try to add to UNC’s run defense woes

Before Georgia turned all of its attention to North Carolina, Nick Chubb said last week he had watched “just a little film” of the Tar Heels’ defense but more in-depth study was still to come. The Bulldogs’ star running back will probably like what he sees when he turns on the video to view more ahead of Saturday's season-opening game. (Online Athens)

Ranking UNC football’s toughest 2016 road games

UNC getting sustained, impressive performances on the road could end up being the difference in them returning to the ACC Championship Game. Just last year, the Heels were much improved on the road, winning games at Pittsburgh and Georgia Tech—teams that had long frustrated them—among others. (Tar Heel Blog)

Maryland looking ahead with addition of former UNC QB Caleb Henderson

Caleb Henderson has familiarity with Maryland offensive coordinator Walt Bell, who helped recruit him while serving as the tight ends coach at North Carolina before leaving two years ago to become the offensive coordinator at Arkansas State. The spread offense Bell is bringing with him to Maryland is similar to the one still used by the Tar Heels. (Baltimore Sun)

Cole Holcomb: From UNC football walk-on to starter

UNC fans may notice only a few new fresh faces on the defensive side of the ball this year for the Tar Heels. One of those faces will be at the weak-side linebacker position. UNC was looking for someone to replace Shakeel Rashad, and found that in Cole Holcomb. Holcomb has some pretty big shoes to fill. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's defensive improvements: fluke or for real?

The who, what, where and when are all falling into place as the Tar Heels continue to improve their defense. But it's that fifth 'W,' that could really translate into improvements in the standings. "In the offseason we spent a lot of time learning about the 'Why,' why we run certain plays," Cayson Collins said. So, once again UNC's D will be a question mark. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Georgia football reportedly practicing in Georgia Dome ahead of UNC matchup

With a week to go before the kickoff against North Carolina, the Georgia Bulldogs took an extra step of prep work on Saturday. There had been some discussion of it this week behind the scenes, but a UGA staff member released a tweet on Saturday morning confirming Georgia holding a practice inside the Georgia Dome on Saturday. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Charlton Warren Interview

North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren discusses his group, the veterans, and how his many talented freshmen can work their way onto the field this season for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Henderson transfer raises questions for UNC’s future at QB

Redshirt freshman Nathan Elliott will step up as the next man in line, but will he ultimately be the player who succeeds Mitch Trubisky? UNC welcomed a pair of heavily-recruited freshman quarterbacks this year, Logan Byrd and Chazz Surratt. Both are likely to redshirt this season, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be deprived of chances to move up the depth chart. (Today's U)

Georgia RB Sony Michel could be game-time decision versus UNC

In an interview with Paul Finebaum that aired Friday afternoon, Kirby Smart was asked by the SEC Network show host about injured running back Sony Michel and his prognosis for the North Carolina game on September 3. (Dawgs247)

Georgia QB competition down to 2 — and Jacob Eason appears to be leader

Georgia’s game-planning for North Carolina continued Friday with freshman Jacob Eason looking more and more likely to win the starting quarterback job. Eason was working with the first team during a seven-on-seven portion of practice ahead of senior Greyson Lambert. (Gridiron Now)

A historical look at UNC’s 2016 schedule

Of the 12 teams on North Carolina’s schedule, they have beaten all of them at one point or another. This is definitely proof that UNC can go 12-0, and yes, that 1939 win over The Citadel is important. (Tar Heel Blog)

Every opportunity to watch Darian Durant is something to savour

Darian Durant was repeatedly picked off. A few volcanic fans are ticked off. Some of the discontent has been directed toward Durant and/or an antiquated scribe who has invariably defended the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback. The problem is that, lately, opposing teams are defending him as well. (Regina Leader-Post)

Chansky’s Notebook: A Failure To Communicate?

Wait a minute, who’s in charge at UNC? With one week to go before Carolina opens its football season against Georgia in Atlanta, the Tar Heels do not need the distraction that was apparently caused by deposed Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining Larry Fedora’s staff as a volunteer assistant. Beckman has left the post after his appointment triggered a rash of objections and criticism. (Chapelboro.com)

Cayson Collins discusses UNC's defense

With the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game eight days away, the pressure is on for the Tar Heels to start the season out on a high note. Georgia running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb are sure to perform well, and with Georgia’s lack of experience at quarterback, the Bulldogs are expected to play the run game. UNC Junior linebacker Cayson Collins knows that. (Carolina Blue)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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Duke0
at Northern Illinois0
Tuesday 5:15 PM

Southern Mississippi0
at Florida State0
Wednesday 1:30 PM

Iowa0
at Boston College0
Wednesday 5:15 PM

Virginia0
at Navy0
Thursday 1:30 PM

Virginia Tech0
at Oklahoma State0
Thursday 5:15 PM

Wake Forest0
at Texas A&M0
Friday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at Arizona State0
Friday 3:00 PM

Louisville0
at Mississippi State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Wisconsin0
at Miami0
Saturday 8:00 PM

Alabama0
at Clemson0
Sunday 8:45 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-6
Duke3-56-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-112-1
NC State6-28-4
Wake Forest4-47-5
Boston College4-47-5
Louisville4-48-4
Florida State3-56-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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