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Five from N.C. who could challenge for ACC player of the year

UNC's Elijah Hood was third in the projections for ACC player of the year, so voters recognize Hood’s contribution of 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns as the Tar Heels’ feature back. Hood averaged 15.6 carries per game, and made the most of them. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky has waited his turn, but in the past two seasons he has shown flashes of brilliance. (Greensboro News & Record)

Georgia RB Nick Chubb more likely to start season than Sony Michel

If you’re into the whole gambling thing, the web site Bovada has set optimistic odds for this season on Nick Chubb: The over-under for his total rushing yards is 1,300.5, and for rushing touchdowns it’s 12.5. And that’s with Chubb still not officially cleared to play in the season opener against North Carolina. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Roommate Switzer knows waiting for his chance at UNC wasn’t easy for Trubisky

There probably is no North Carolina player who knows what quarterback Mitch Trubisky has gone through in the last three years better than wide receiver Ryan Switzer, his roommate and one of his many talented passing targets. The two met during the recruiting process and, once Trubisky committed to UNC, they decided to room together. (Raleigh & Company)

Larry Fedora on facing seven new head coaches in 2016

A common question for UNC's Larry Fedora during last week's ACC Kickoff was the fact that the Tar Heels will take on seven teams with new head coaches. Georgia, Illinois, James Madison, Virginia Tech, Miami, Virginia, and The Citadel will all be breaking-in new head men. What goes into preparing for a team with a coach you have not faced before? (Carolina Blue)

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)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 7
Virginia Tech: 59
Sat, Oct 21 Box Score

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

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

UNC vs. Western Carolina
Sat, Nov 18, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
at Florida State28

at Duke17

Boston College41
at Virginia10

at #7 Miami27

North Carolina7
at #14 Virginia Tech59

Wake Forest24
at Georgia Tech38

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami4-06-0
Georgia Tech3-14-2
(14) Virginia Tech2-16-1
North Carolina0-51-7

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Boston College2-34-4
Florida State2-32-4
Wake Forest1-34-3

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