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UNC's Quarterback Rotation Problem

The fact Larry Fedora goes to Mitch Trubisky on the third series without fail makes this look less like he's trying to change the game up or looking for a "spark" and more like he's satisfying other concerns. Did Trubisky get promised playing time? Is there a concern he might transfer if he isn't tossed a bone this season? Does Fedora simply prefer Trubisky since he recruited him for this offensive system? (Tar Heel Blog)

Larry Fedora wants to make history at Notre Dame

North Carolina is staying an hour outside of Notre Dame and will head right to the locker room when it gets to campus Saturday. In his first visit to one of the most storied places in college football, Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora isn’t interested in soaking up the history. “I’d rather go up there and try to make some,” Fedora said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

All the small things

Football is a finicky sport. Move six inches in one direction, perfect execution. Move six inches in the other, and it's a blown play. It's what makes the game exciting — constantly working against an incredibly small margin of error to outsmart, outrun and outperform the opponent. But it's those small details that are causing big problems for the North Carolina football team. (Carolina Blue)

Postgame Chalkboard from UNC-VT

UNC has talented players, particularly at the skill positions. Players like Elijah Hood, Ryan Switzer, Brian Walker, and Norkeithus Otis are good enough to play just about anywhere, and walk-on receiver Mack Hollins will likely play in the NFL. The problem is that Carolina isn’t good enough at any one thing to be able to take the initiative on either side of the ball. (Inside Carolina)

UNC still trying to find consistent offense

North Carolina's offense wasn't supposed to be a question mark. The Tar Heels entered Larry Fedora's third season figuring that they would move the ball consistently and put up big scoring totals that could offset some of the defensive problems from last year. And yet, UNC has been up and down heading into Saturday's trip to No. 6 Notre Dame. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Recap

Larry Fedora and Landon Turner discuss playing two quarterbacks, focusing on the little things to improve the team, and preparing for Notre Dame in this week's press conference recap. View Video...

UNC's Offensive Scheme Dictating Ground Game

North Carolina’s collection of highly touted running backs were limited to 15 yards on nine carries in Saturday’s loss to Virginia Tech. As odd as it may sound, Larry Fedora’s offensive scheme was the primary reason. Through six weeks of the 2014 season, UNC (2-3) ranks 92nd nationally (11th ACC) in rushing offense with 138.6 yards per game. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora Needs To Pick "The Guy"

I’ll never forget a response Drew Bledsoe gave a reporter after being demoted for Tony Romo several years ago in Dallas. Bledsoe said he thought he should still be “the guy.” Larry Fedora has brought a lot of fun to Chapel Hill, and it certainly isn’t time to jump ship yet. But until he picks “the guy”, he’s going to continue to face quarterback questions that already seem to have answers. (Raleigh & Company)

Turner's Take: The Little Things

“It’s the little things,” Robert Earl Keen sings in the chorus of the song of the same name. Larry Fedora has been singing that same refrain after the Tar Heels’ recent defeats, and that theme continued at Monday morning’s press conference. The team spent yesterday watching film from their most recent loss, to Virginia Tech, and finding the mistakes made on the field. (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: Sunny But Dismal Day

Carolina football took a turn for the worse Saturday and is now in jeopardy of doing more long term damage to the program. UNC may have a hard time selling out its remaining three home games, which is never good for recruiting or morale. The mistake-prone Tar Heels fumbled the first snap at their own 16-yard line and went on to a dismal day that cheated the sun-soaked capacity crowd. (Chapelboro.com)

Memories Still Clear of 1971 Trip to Notre Dame

It was Oct. 16, 1971, and the bus pulled onto the Notre Dame campus for a football game in an historic venue. As usual, the Tar Heel football team came to South Bend the day before and did a walk-through. On game day, there were 59,000 screaming fans, loud music, tailgating, and enthusiasm rattled the air. A few funny stories came from that day and true UNC fans may enjoy them. (UNCLettermen.com)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Virginia Tech

Good: Overall Defense - Yes there were still blown assignments and poor tacking, but the defense did enough to give UNC a more than fighting chance to win the game. The unit generated three sacks, seven tackles for loss, and an interception that led to a touchdown. For all the cries of "fire everybody" after the ECU debacle, the UNC defense has improved week-to-week since then. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Football Power Rankings: Week 6

14. North Carolina Tar Heels: Record: 2-3 overall, 0-2 conference; Previous ranking: 14; The defense had allowed 120 points combined over the two weeks leading up to the Virginia Tech game, but it was the offense that let the Tar Heels down Saturday. One of the Coastal favorites heading into the season, the Heels are the conference's most disappointing team. (ESPN.com)

The Missing Element: UNC Rushing Attack

The Carolina rushing attack has struggled to gain traction all season long, but the void was especially glaring Saturday against Virginia Tech. The tailback trio of T.J. Logan, Romar Morris and Elijah Hood combined for 15 yards on nine carries. Through five games in the 2014 season, the stable of highly-touted UNC running backs has only mustered a combined 450 yards. (Chapelboro.com)

Extra Points: Speed Bump

On Saturday on a sun-splashed afternoon in Kenan Stadium against Virginia Tech, it was the Tar Heels' fast-paced and big-play offense that hit a major speed bump. The Tar Heels didn't score a touchdown in the first half. They had only 323 total yards for the game and converted just two of 13 third-downs. (GoHeels.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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