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ICTV: Ryan Switzer Is Focused

There's been a quiet confidence emanating from Ryan Switzer this year. The Tar Heel playmaker kept a low profile during the summer, burying himself in his offseason workouts. And he hasn't attempted to grab any headlines in fall camp through interviews or social media comments. (Inside Carolina)

UNC looks to debut retooled defense under Gene Chizik in opener vs. South Carolina

A mystery that has baffled observers since last spring will finally start to unravel Thursday in Charlotte. Since UNC made one of the most high-profile hirings of the offseason by landing former Auburn coach Gene Chizik as its defensive coordinator, fans and media have been searching for clues about what impact he'll have on what was one of the worst units in college football last season. (Fayetteville Observer)

Tar Heel, Gamecock QBs share ties to both schools

Two North Carolina quarterbacks recruited heavily by the same schools will face off Thursday at Charlotte's Bank of America Stadium. Marquise Williams turned down overtures from South Carolina and head coach Steve Spurrier to play for North Carolina. Connor Mitch accepted the Spurrier-South Carolina option despite a deep connection with the Tar Heels while playing at Raleigh's Wakefield High. (Fayetteville Observer)

Countdown to Kickoff: South Carolina

An offseason fueled by equal parts optimism, trepidation and speculation comes to an end on Thursday when North Carolina opens its 2015 campaign against South Carolina in the Belk College Kickoff Game at Bank of America Stadium (6pm/ESPN). The time for talk is over, as the lingering questions will be answered – or not – against the Gamecocks in a significant litmus test for UNC. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football Ready For 2015 Kickoff

The Tar Heel football team is ready for their season to kickoff against South Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday, September 3rd 2015. Are you? View Video...

2015 Position Breakdown - Linebacker

It's the veteran group of North Carolina's defense. Two seniors and one junior. This will be at least the fourth year at UNC for all three starters. The group has to improve from last year where they missed tackles and were often out of position. The linebackers will be looked to this season for leadership and to make plays in the revamped 4-3 base defense (Carolina Blue)

10 Best New College Football Uniforms for the 2015 Season

1. North Carolina: Whoever it was who spoke up during a hypothetical meeting between Nike and North Carolina and said, “I think we should put argyle on the football uniforms, too!” deserves a huge raise. UNC went back to basics for 2015 with an all-Carolina blue home uniform and an all-black alternate and it pays off. The argyle looks outstanding. (Lost Lettermen)

Five Questions With ... UNC Offensive Lineman R.J. Prince

The North Carolina Tar Heels get the college football season started on Thursday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte against the South Carolina Gamecocks. Former Albemarle star R.J. Prince will be there on the sidelines for the Tar Heels. Prince played as a true freshman on the offensive line last season, seeing back-up action on both sides of the line. (Stanly News & Press)

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. South Carolina Gamecocks: Preview and Prediction

Points should be plentiful as the two Carolinas square off just north of the border. While South Carolina’s defense was not very good in 2014, North Carolina’s was especially atrocious. The Tar Heels, though, return just about everyone on offense. I think the Tar Heels hold the Gamecocks to field goals on a few occasions, giving UNC the opening-night victory. Prediction: UNC 42, South Carolina 37 (Athlon Sports)

McCrory, Haley make BBQ wager as Heels, Gamecocks kick off season

Tomato, vinegar or mustard? Plenty is on the line Thursday night when North Carolina opens the college football season against South Carolina in Charlotte, and that includes dinner for either Pat McCrory or Nikki Haley. The governors announced a friendly wager Wednesday morning, saying that the leader of the losing side will ship a BBQ dinner to the winner. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Gamecocks QB Mitch faces familiar faces in 1st start vs. UNC

Connor Mitch will probably be a little too busy Thursday night to do much reminiscing. But South Carolina's sophomore quarterback will see some familiar faces when he makes his first career college start against border state rival North Carolina in a neutral site game. Mitch played for Wakefield High School in Raleigh, North Carolina, and said he knows many of the Tar Heels. (Associated Press)

ICTV: Landon Turner's Guide to Offensive Success

Landon Turner knows what goes into a well-played game. The senior Tar Heel offensive guard detailed to Inside Carolina what the UNC offense will have to do in order to get the upper hand over South Carolina's defense. Turner said keeping energy high and mistakes low are both crucial aspects to UNC's offensive success. (Inside Carolina)

Showcasing a century of football

When UNC quarterback Marquise Williams graces the cover of Thursday’s season-opening game program, it will be a far cry from the 50-cent publications that fans held in the stands when UNC and South Carolina met at the 1955 Oyster Bowl. Sixty years ago, that program featured a hand-drawn picture of nondescript players on the front page — a far cry from today’s glossy magazines (UNC.edu)

UNC-South Carolina: Tale of the Tape

The Tar Heels will face a defense that was 94th nationally in total defense a year ago. The good news for South Carolina is most of the contributors from last season have returned and assuming there is even natural improvement, the unit should be better. It should be noted last season South Carolina's biggest issue was stopping the run. (Tar Heel Blog)

FCS Opponents Place Premium on 7 Wins For UNC

North Carolina’s 2015 football schedule includes two FCS opponents, which could potentially bring recently updated NCAA bowl eligibility requirements into play if the Tar Heels finish the regular season with a 6-6 record for the third consecutive season. UNC hosts MEAC member North Carolina A&T on Sept. 12 and CAA member Delaware on Sept. 26. (Inside Carolina)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Virginia Tech37
NC State13
at Louisville54
at Boston College20
North Carolina35
at Virginia14
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
(25) Virginia Tech3-15-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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