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Coach Seth Littrell, running back T.J. Logan and wide receiver Bug Howard look forward to Saturday's game against Liberty. View Video...

North Carolina investigating alleged hazing incident with football team

UNC confirmed Tuesday that it is investigating a training camp hazing incident between football players that escalated into what multiple sources described as an alleged group assault of a teammate. "We are aware of an incident involving members of the UNC football team that took place earlier this month. We take this allegation seriously and the University is conducting a thorough review," Kevin Best, UNC's assistant athletic director for communications, said in a statement. (Yahoo! Sports)

Hendersonville High’s Eric Gash wears a lot of hats

Eric Gash made his debut as Hendersonville High’s football coach Friday. It was a night to forget, with the Bearcats on the wrong end of a 49-14 rout against Asheville High. And of the more than 30 high school football coaches in Western NC, Gash is probably the first in history to prep for his new job by spending 14 years in the Caribbean and starting a ministry before returning to the football field. (Asheville Citizen-Times)

North Carolina-Liberty Preview

North Carolina has optimism from a strong finish and motivation from watching a rival's surprise trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. And that has the 23rd-ranked Tar Heels talking about making their own run in the wide-open Coastal Division as they kick off their season Saturday against FCS opponent Liberty. (Yahoo! Sports)

Opponent Preview: Liberty

The most important thing for Heels fans to know about Liberty is their team is a veteran team. This is not a team that will be dazed or disturbed by the atmosphere in Chapel Hill, they will show up and believe that they can win. As a team under Turner Gill they run the ball on substantially more than half their plays and have averaged about 4.5 yards per attempt in each of his two seasons. (Tar Heel Blog)

Out of the Blue: Jeff Schoettmer

Once an undersized walk-on linebacker on the Carolina football team in 2011, Jeff Schoettmer has climbed the ladder in his collegiate career to become one of the most important players on the defensive side of the ball. Schoettmer: “I want to be the leader of the defense; that’s the responsibility of the middle linebacker. I want to take this defense to places that we’ve never gone before." (GoHeels.com)

Ryan Switzer makes believer out of everybody, including Ryan Switzer

The whole time Ryan Switzer kept thinking, over and over: Don’t drop this. Please don’t drop this. Don’t let this be a repeat of four years ago, when two fumbles during the final four minutes of a high school football game led to text messages from unfamiliar numbers with hateful messages. It was midway through the fourth quarter of the Tar Heels’ home game against Miami last season. (Charlotte Observer)

Turner's Take: The Quarterback Question

It’s the number one question on the lips of reporters, fans, students, and probably even Tar Heel football players themselves: Who’s going to start at quarterback when Carolina opens the season against Liberty? The weekly game notes offered no clues: on the depth chart, #12 junior Marquise Williams has an ‘OR’ next to his name, with #10 redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky directly underneath. (GoHeels.com)

Ranking FBS college football coaches by playing career, 1-128

We attempted to rank FBS college football coaches as players, and there was virtually no connection between playing greatness and coaching greatness. No. 81. Larry Fedora, North Carolina -- Fedora was a star at the NAIA level for Austin (TX) College from 1981-84, earning honorable mention All-America honors twice as a wide receiver and helping the Kangaroos to the 1981 NAIA title. (CBS Sports)

A Matter Of Trust For UNC Offensive Line

Trust is built over time, and usually accompanies more veteran offensive lines than young ones. For the Tar Heels, time together isn't on their side. This is a mostly new group, and it's gone through some of the growing pains that almost always accompany a unit trying to come together. Slowly but surely, however, the group is coming together. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Position battle winners at LT, DE, CB and K as UNC breaks camp

My article on Monday focused on what’s still uncertain as UNC enters game week, such as the starting QB, Ethan Farmer’s eligibility and the running back rotation. But plenty of other positions were settled during training camp – John Ferranto vs. Bentley Spain at left tackle, Dajaun Drennon at defensive end, Des Lawrence vs. M.J. Stewart at corner and Thomas Moore vs. Freeman Jones at kicker. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Fedora still mum about UNC’s starting QB

There is still plenty of uncertainty surrounding the Tar Heels as they prepare for the season opener Saturday against Liberty at Kenan Stadium (6 p.m., ESPN3.com), including the running back rotation and the eligibility of senior Ethan Farmer, who started every game at defensive tackle last season. But the most unsettled position is still at quarterback. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Age question follows Julius Peppers

You might think Julius Peppers would bristle at the question by now. After all, he has heard it more than once since he signed with the Green Bay Packers in March. Still, the veteran pass-rusher appears to take it in stride every time he is asked how much he could possibly have left in the tank after 12 NFL seasons. "There's not a lot of 34-year-old defensive ends playing in the league," Peppers said. (ESPN.com)

Mysteries Abound as Carolina Football Reaches Game Week

Game week is upon Chapel Hill. After all the hard preparation in the long offseason, UNC head coach Larry Fedora says the Tar Heels are eager to suit it up and hit somebody in a different color uniform Saturday. But a number of unresolved questions are hovering around the team with the home opener just four days away. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC's Jack Tabb has big shoes to fill after departure of Eric Ebron

A life spent moving around the world has given Jack Tabb the ability to adapt to different situations. That skill should be especially helpful this fall as Tabb replaces one of the most personable and talented players to ever suit up for UNC. When tight end Eric Ebron decided last November to forego his final year at UNC to enter the NFL draft, Tabb knew his role for the Tar Heels was about to change. (Fayetteville Observer)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 45
NC State: 34
Sat, Nov 28 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5, 8:14 ET ABC Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)29
at Pittsburgh24
at South Carolina32
Virginia Tech23
at Virginia20
at Georgia Tech7
at Kentucky24
Boston College17
at Syracuse20
at Wake Forest21
North Carolina45
at NC State34
Florida State27
at Florida2
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) North Carolina8-011-1
Virginia Tech4-46-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-012-0
(14) Florida State6-210-2
NC State3-57-5
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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