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Hakeem Nicks' edge could be just what the Colts offense needs

Hakeem Nicks had a substandard season last year when compared to his best years of 2010 and 2011. But it was only three years ago that he finished the season with Giants team records of 10 catches for 109 yards in a Super Bowl win. He comes to the Colts aiming to prove something to his Giants doubters, and doubters around the league. (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)

ACC football coaches describe team in one word

Pick a word, any word. That’s what I asked the 65 football coaches from the Power Five conferences and Notre Dame to do. Describe their team in one word.Some coaches were one-word wonders, but a few insisted they needed two words. Of the 65 coaches, “hungry” was the most common description. North Carolina’s Larry Fedora: "Ravenous" (ESPN.com)

Denver Broncos Waive Bryn Renner

The Denver Broncos made their first round of moves Sunday, trimming the roster size from 88 to 77. The next step with the regular season approaching will be a second wave of moves to get the roster down to 53 players after Thursday's game against the Cowboys. The players moved off the roster by the Broncos on Sunday include Bryn Renner, QB, North Carolina. (Denver Broncos)

A game-time decision, Jonathan Cooper going through learning experience with Arizona Cardinals

Jonathan Cooper has seemingly gone from one injury to another, with an uneven performance and a call-out from the head coach in between. The Arizona Cardinals drafted the left guard seventh overall in 2013 and expected him to be the starter at that position for many years to come, but things haven't at all gone according to plan. (Arizona Sports)

Packers hope Julius Peppers boosts defense

Julius Peppers may not have the first-step explosion he once possessed — bursting off the edge in Carolina — but he remains a 6-foot-6, 287-pound overwhelming athlete. Defensive coordinator Dom Capers plans to use Peppers throughout the defense. The Packers' hope is to scheme him into advantageous one-on-one situations. And he'll start at outside linebacker. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Norkeithus Otis looking to big finish of UNC career

When Norkeithus Otis left Ashbrook High as a two-time All-Gazette selection, he had high hopes for his future at UNC. Otis has certainly delivered on much of the promise he showed and he’ll enter the upcoming season as one of the most highly-touted defenders in the country. But as a senior, Otis is amazed at how fast his college career has flown by. (Gaston Gazette)

College football: Looking at the Big 6 in North Carolina

The Star: He's a little guy who makes big plays. Receiver-return man Ryan Switzer tied an NCAA mark and set the ACC record by returning five punts for touchdowns as a true freshman last season. He led the nation in punt return yards (502) and ranked third among Tar Heel receivers in catches and receiving yardage. (Fayetteville Observer)

Video: Giovani Bernard ready for 2014

Pete Prisco sat down with Bengals running back Giovani Bernard to discuss the upcoming season and how he looks to improve on his rookie campaign. (CBS Sports)

UNC Football to be Featured on ESPN "All-Access" Tuesday

ESPN will feature the UNC football team on an 'All-Access' episode that will air Tuesday, August 26, at 6 p.m. Head coach Larry Fedora will be preparing the Tar Heels for the upcoming season, with the opener at home against Liberty on August 30. The episode may perhaps share some insight on the quarterback battle between junior Marquise Williams and redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heel safety Green has come a long way in a year

Sophomore safety Dominique Green was easy to spot at UNC practices this summer. He was the one dancing on the sidelines between drills, joking with teammates, and otherwise doing what he can to keep spirits up during the grind of training camp. It wasn’t always like that, though. As a true freshman and a walk-on, Green let other people lead last year, even though he started all 13 games. (Durham Herald-Sun)

2014 Season Preview: Secondary

The UNC secondary will have to prove its up to the task this year if the defense is to be successful. The key for this group will be to hold opposing offenses in check and prevent big plays. Getting off the field on third down in big games was something that the Tar Heels struggled with last season. If the secondary steps up that should be a much easier task. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: UNC Football Position Breakdown - Quarterbacks

North Carolina quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf goes in depth on each of the signal-callers in his squad during this quarterback position breakdown. View Video...

Nazair Jones Thriving in Second Chance

On Nov. 4, 2011, Nazair Jones played in Roanoke Rapids High School’s 2A state playoff loss to North Johnston. Two days later, the promising defensive line prospect couldn’t walk. Jones, now a redshirt freshman defensive tackle at UNC, remembers the weekend vividly. After redshirting his freshman season in 2013, Jones has exploded up the depth chart and is slated to start the season opener. (Inside Carolina)

UNC linebackers: Steady, Strong, and Seasoned

With just more than a week left before North Carolina takes the field, much of the focus is on the unresolved questions surrounding the team. But there is one position group head coach Larry Fedora does not have to worry about: the linebackers. In coach Fedora’s 4-2-5 defense, there are two traditional linebackers on the field at a time, with a third linebacker manning a hybrid position, known as the bandit. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels keeping Tabb-s on tight end

Jack Tabb can put all his concentration into playing tight end for North Carolina’s football team again. The Tar Heels need him to fill that role after the departure of Eric Ebron to the NFL. But for Tabb, a senior who also dabbled on the defensive side for the Tar Heels, there’s a void without Ebron’s energetic presence during preseason practices. (Burlington Times News)

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)0
at Pittsburgh0
FRI, NOV 27 12:00 PM ET
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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