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The ACC Coastal Division is completely up for grabs...again

The ACC Coastal: the Hail Mary of college divisional derbies. As opposed to the Atlantic Division, where Florida State, Clemson and Louisville form a crystallized hierarchy. "It is up in the air, and you don't know who's going to come down with it," North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams said. "I'm hoping and praying it's us that come down with it." (Charleston Post & Courier)

Video: UNC Football Position Breakdown - Special Teams

North Carolina special teams and running backs coach Larry Porter goes in-depth about the difference makers the staff is looking to get big plays from in special teams. View Video...

Former UNC football player Chase Rice releases country album

Former UNC linebacker Chase Rice released his country album, "Ignite the Night" Tuesday. From 2005-2008, Rice played linebacker and special teams for the Tar Heels. Since college Rice worked on Hendrick Motorsports pit crew. He also worked on Jimmie Johnson's Cup car and won two championships with the Lowe's team. Rice also was a cast member on the CBS reality show Survivor: Nicaragua. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Running Backs: "The Tightest Group"

They compete for snaps, jockeying for position every day in practice in search of the glory inherit with their trade. In many circles, "every man for himself" might apply. But not these guys. Not these young men. UNC's foursome in the backfield is indeed a single group. They are four parts - Romar Morris, T.J. Logan, Khris Francis and Elijah Hood - but together they are one. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Quinshad Davis ready to star at UNC

The role North Carolina wide receiver Quinshad Davis is growing into fits him just fine and he likes it, too. The junior from Gaffney, South Carolina, has emerged as the Tar Heels’ top receiver and his ready to lead the receiving corps no matter who is throwing the ball in their direction. He said is ready to catch passes thrown by either Marquise Williams or Mitch Trubisky. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tommy Hibbard Booming Away

North Carolina punter Tommy Hibbard has been a model of consistency since he took over the starting job in 2011 and will once again provide this team a unique advantage on special teams in 2014. For the second straight season, Hibbard has been named to the preseason watch list for the Ray Guy Award (given to the nation’s top punter). (Inside Carolina)

Steelers defensive end Cam Thomas is finding success on the field

It didn't take Steelers defensive end Cam Thomas long to adjust to a scheme that demands he sacrifice numbers for results. “We're not thinking in terms of making plays but be the reason why others make plays,” Thomas said Monday. Thomas appears increasingly confident in the Steelers' 3-4 defense. He proved too much to handle for the Buffalo Bills in a 19-16 preseason win Saturday at Heinz Field. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

What Google 'autocomplete' reveals about ACC coaches

Before Larry Fedora's shirtless beach photo went viral during last month's ESPN carwash, Google predicted the usual searches for his salary and wife, but there were also folks still looking for his Belk Bowl "nae nae dance." Now those entries are gone and there are five searches related to his abs. One thing remains constant despite the web's obsession with his physique – his affinity for Red Bull. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Quotes and Notes from Camp: Offensive Line and QB Competition

Landon Turner took snaps at center this morning, but don’t expect that to indicate a major shakeup on the offensive line. It’s a just-in-case precaution, a if-the-worst-should-happen contingency plan. “It’s good to be versatile as an offensive lineman and as far as my career, I’m an interior guy, so I need to be able to play guard and center,” Turner said. (Carolina Blue)

Extra Points: Lofty Goals

There is much more to the Tar Heels' special teams story in 2014 than Ryan Switzer's ability to light up the scoreboard. T.J. Logan scored a pair of touchdowns on kickoff returns as a freshman, and he's honed his skills during spring and August training camp. Tommy Hibbard averaged 43 yards a punt, and the punt team was 10th in the country in net punting at 40.25. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Ultimate Giovani Bernard Highlights

As UNC's newest group of running backs prepare for the 2014 season in hopes of creating their own legacy, we take a fond look back at the career highlights of the Tar Heels' most recent backfield legend, Giovani Bernard. View Video...

Confident Carolina Defense Raring To Go

UNC defensive coordinator Vic Koenning will be looking to build off the momentum of his unit’s successes in the latter half of the 2013 campaign. Armed with more experience and confidence, the Tar Heels on the defensive side of the football are eager to make more noise this fall. Senior linebacker Travis Hughes figures to be a pivotal piece of the Carolina defensive puzzle in 2014. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC Football to hit the ground running

Marquise Williams became the first UNC quarterback to rush for more than 100 yards since Darian Durant in 2003 and became the first quarterback to lead UNC as a whole in rushing since Gayle Bomar did it in 1968. Now the running backs are ready to regain their throne. The running back core has added Elijah Hood into the mix, a freshman out of Charlotte and the 2013 AP North Carolina High School Player of the Year. (Daily Tar Heel)

NCAA Football Preview - North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina is loaded with talent and may be the top team in the Coastal Division when all is said and done. The schedule sets up nicely, with non-conference foes Liberty, San Diego State, East Carolina and Notre Dame on the docket, with the Oct. 11 showdown with the Irish in South Bend representing the toughest challenge. The Tar Heels avoid both Florida State and Louisville this season. (Athlon Sports)

Bengals sticking with Russell Bodine? They should

If the regular season were to begin this week, rookie Russell Bodine would be the Cincinnati Bengals' starting center. According to offensive line coach Paul Alexander, there's no ifs, buts or maybes about that. Alexander believes Bodine is the guy at the position. From what I've been able to tell after three weeks of training camp practices and two preseason games, he probably should be. (ESPN.com)

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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