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By the Numbers: Elijah Hood is an elite running back

UNC running back Elijah Hood hasn't received the same hype as other big-time running backs, but Hood's numbers clearly show he is one of the games' elite. Hood rushed for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. His 17 touchdowns ranked sixth among players from power five conferences. Hood found the end zone about every 13 carries, on average. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Notebook

Des Lawrence is light years removed from an incident that occurred during fall camp in 2014. He was one of several Tar Heels involved in a hazing incident that drew negative attention to the program giving it another black eye at a time when it hadn’t yet climbed out from under the clouds of an elongated NCAA investigation that has finally moved on. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC football has struggled on opening weekend under Larry Fedora

In the first four years since Larry Fedora took over in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has been up-and-down during college football’s opening week. Against mediocre, smaller schools, the Tar Heels have been just fine, coming away with comfortable wins on the back of explosive offensives. (Tar Heel Blog)

L.A. Rams pass rusher Robert Quinn buys a decked-out home in Agoura Hills

Robert Quinn, the Pro Bowl pass rusher for the Los Angeles Rams, has locked down a spot away from the field, buying a newly-built house in a gated Agoura Hills enclave for $4.25 million. The modern Mediterranean-style home is amped up with amenities. There’s a saltwater swimming pool and spa, a custom theater with soundproof walls and a 770-bottle wine vault. (Los Angeles Times)

Video: Larry Fedora discusses 'Naked and Afraid,' that beard and more with his daughter

North Carolina Tar Heels' football coach Larry Fedora talks about 'Naked and Afraid,' the truth behind that beard, and more. Who else better to get the Tar Heels coach to open up, than his daughter, Sydney? (FOX Sports)

Tar Heels prepare to meet high expectations

The last time the UNC football program had this much preseason hype, the Tar Heels found themselves in the crosshairs of the NCAA and playing for an interim coach in the season opener in the Georgia Dome. Six seasons later, the Tar Heels will begin their season in the Georgia Dome on Sept. 3, against Georgia this time, and the expectations will be even higher. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: Elijah Hood Rushes To Greatness For UNC Football

UNC RB Elijah Hood has emerged as not only one of the great rushers in the ACC, but the nation as well. As part of the Havoline Football Saturdays series brought to you by Raycom Sports, find out how Hood's experience in high school and as a Boy Scout paved his way to success. View Video...

UNC's front seven ready to atone for last season's efforts

Last season, 12 different defensive lineman averaged at least .9 tackles per game for UNC. Nine of them return. While there were problems with consistent rotations and remaining healthy last year, this UNC D-line may provide Larry Fedora with the most experience and depth during his tenure. Which is weird when you consider there is only one senior on the D-line this season. (Tar Heel Blog)

The ACC’s Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2016

Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina: The Charlotte product lived up to the hype as a sophomore, rushing for 1,463 yards and 17 scores last fall. With quarterback Marquise Williams gone and four of his blockers returning, Hood may be asked to do even more this fall. (Athlon Sports)

Carolina Picked To Repeat As Coastal Champs

Clemson is the preseason favorite to repeat as Atlantic Coast Conference football champion, according to a poll of 191 media members in attendance at last week’s 2016 ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte. North Carolina was selected the likely Coastal winner by 121 voters and finished with 1,238 total points, followed by Miami with 50 first-place votes and 1,108 points. (GoHeels.com)

Elijah Hood picked Third in ACC Football Player of the Year Poll

UNC junior running back Elijah Hood was picked to finish third in the ACC's 2016 Preseason Player of the Year Poll. A Charlotte native, Hood started all 14 games for the Tar Heels in 2015. He carried the ball 219 times for 1,463 yards, and 17 touchdowns. Hood averaged 6.7 yards per carry on the way to All-ACC honors. (Carolina Blue)

Three records Ryan Switzer could break this season

Ryan Switzer is already a tremendously accomplished athlete. He is a two-time All-America return man and has broken multiple records, but he has a chance to make even more history this year. Here are three records Switzer could likely break in his senior season. (Carolina Blue)

Explosive talent will define ACC in 2016

I asked Ryan Switzer the question very carefully -- certainly not wanting to denigrate the accomplishments of Marquise Williams, whom I consider to be one of the great two-way quarterbacks in ACC history. But the question had to be asked: “Ryan, is there a difference between a Marquise Williams ball and a Mitch Trubisky ball?” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Short Passing Game Could Make UNC Offense Better

For the many things that Marquise Williams did well as North Carolina’s starting quarterback, he never found consistency in one area. Williams struggled in the short passing game....This year’s starter, junior Mitch Trubsky, excels with the short ball. In fact, it’s a strength. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Larry Fedora Excited About North Carolina-Georgia Opener

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora turned the Tar Heels program around last season, taking his team to the 2015 ACC Championship game and a 11-3 record. The 2016 season will not start easily, as the Heels will travel to Atlanta for a neutral site game against SEC contender Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. (Campus Insiders)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Louisville0
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Pittsburgh0
at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Syracuse0
at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Virginia2-05-1
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
Duke1-34-3
Pittsburgh0-32-5
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Syracuse2-14-3
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Louisville1-34-3
Boston College1-33-4


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