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Tim Beckman steps down as UNC assistant

One day after accepting a role as a volunteer assistant for the UNC football program, former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman is stepping down saying, "I do not wish to be a further distraction. I appreciate the opportunity Coach (Larry) Fedora gave me to stay connected to the sport and be around one of the best staffs in the country." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heel Quartet Named To Lombardi Watch List

UNC standouts Jon Heck, Elijah Hood, Nazair Jones and Caleb Peterson are among the 158 candidates on the preliminary watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, the organization announced Thursday. The Rotary Lombardi Award began in 1970 by the Rotary Club of Houston to honor NFL coach Vince Lombardi and to recognize outstanding college football lineman. (GoHeels.com)

Report: Julius Peppers to be cleared by NFL of PED allegations

Though Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers hoped to avoid interviewing with the NFL regarding performance-enhancing drug allegations made in an Al Jazeera report, the talks appear to have benefited both players. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the league found no new evidence of PED use and plans to clear the Green Bay Packers linebackers of wrongdoing. (Acme Packing Company)

Kirk Herbstreit picks UNC to beat Georgia

College football's loaded Week 1 slate includes four games between Top 25 teams, including one between No. 18 Georgia and No. 22 North Carolina at the Georgia Dome. ESPN College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit was asked Thursday via Twitter for his thoughts about UNC's opening-week matchup. "I like the Heels. I think they win week 1". (Carolina Blue)

Video: 2016 Kenan Stadium Upgrades

Kenan Stadium, the home of the Tar Heels since it first opened in 1927, will see some big upgrades for the 2016 football season. View Video...

Charlton Warren Seeking Consistency from UNC's Freshman Defensive Backs

No. 22 North Carolina’s freshmen defensive backs were arguably the top storyline of training camp. Players such as Patrice Rene, Myles Dorn and K.J. Sails, among others, became household names for diehards in the span of a few short weeks. The freshman learning curve continues into Week 1 as the Tar Heels prepare for No. 18 Georgia. (Inside Carolina)

Lee Pace to discuss his book about Kenan Stadium

The narrative from author Lee Pace captures the unique spirit of the stadium, and a kaleidoscope of historical and modern photographs from dozens of sources bring Kenan to life at every juncture. The voices of ten literary figures of regional and national note are included as well, rounding out the picture of a campus landmark so near and dear to so many. (Flyleaf Books)

UNC and Larry Fedora bringing on Tim Beckman sends all the wrong messages

Regardless of whether Larry Fedora gives a hoot or not, his decision to bring in ex-Illinois head football coach Tim Beckham as a volunteer defensive assistant shows that he is completely out of touch with the realities of player safety in this era of football. (Tar Heel Blog)

ESPN's Desmond Howard names UNC as his surprise team

Talking on the ESPN program Mike & Mike Thursday, college football analyst Desmond Howard was asked for his surprise team this season. “I like North Carolina,” Howard said. “That Georgia game is one of the games I’m really looking forward to in Week One. Offensively they’re going to put points on the board. But now they’re going to get some stops on defense." (Carolina Blue)

Video: North Carolina vs. Georgia - "It All Starts Now"

We're only 9 days away from the 2016 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta where the Tar Heels will meet the Georgia Bulldogs in one of opening week's premiere matchups. Here's a new pregame hype video to get you ready. View Video...

UNC’s offensive line is ready to roll in 2016

Last season everything finally came together for UNC, but that was especially true for the offensive line. Armed with some hard-earned experience from 2014, the offensive line exceeded all hopes and expectations. There are numerous advanced statistical categories that break down an o-line’s success. In 2015, UNC excelled at almost all of them. (Tar Heel Blog)

Video: ACC Football Crazy Plays - Can 2016 Live Up To 2015

The 2015 ACC football season gave us a little bit of everything from wild finishes, unbelievable individual efforts and non-stop action every week. Will the 2016 season live up to the craziness that was the 2015 football season? Here are the most jaw-dropping moments from 2015. View Video...

Chansky’s Notebook: A Friend In Need

Tim Beckman was fired at Illinois, where the Tar Heels play in their second game of the season, for allegedly pressuring at least one member of the team to play injured. He won a small settlement for wrongful termination. Beckman coached with Larry Fedora at Oklahoma State and wanted to stay in college football, and Fedora helped his old coaching mate with a second chance. (Chapelboro.com)

Turner's Take: Nine Days

Mack Hollins was one of the first Tar Heels at Navy Fields Wednesday for the first UNC football practice since classes began a day prior. "Yeah!" the senior wideout said, bouncing between fields. "Ten days away, baby!" Today, it's nine. Nine days until September 3 and the Tar Heels' Georgia Dome date with the Georgia Bulldogs in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game. (GoHeels.com)

Georgia's Nick Chubb set to return against North Carolina

It appears Nick Chubb will in fact be back on the field when Georgia takes on North Carolina in next week’s season-opener at the Georgia Dome. After practice on Wednesday, when asked what running backs were in line to compete against the Tar Heels, Chubb’s name was the first one mentioned by head coach Kirby Smart. (WXIA)

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North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

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

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