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Landon Turner Named Jim Parker Award Winner

North Carolina senior guard Landon Turner has been named the winner of the 2015 Jim Parker Award presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. The award, named for the late Ohio State football legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Parker, is presented annually to college football's top offensive lineman. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels look to join the 1980 ACC champs

What the Tar Heels and their fans should be talking about is the opportunity to win the school’s first ACC football championship in 35 years. Larry Fedora and his staff have done a fantastic job of keeping their goals in line and knocking them down one by one. The ACC title is next. How good was that 1980 Carolina team? 11-1 good, ACC champion good and loaded with talent. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC Championship Game Preview and Prediction: North Carolina vs. Clemson

Clemson has known for weeks that the biggest obstacle in its path to the Playoff is the ACC Championship Game. The Tigers will be efficient on offense, taking care of the ball and converting their opportunities. It will be a war and North Carolina will score points. The Tigers will just score more. Prediction: Clemson 41, North Carolina 34 (Athlon Sports)

ACCDN Releases Clemson-UNC Hype Video For Saturday’s Championship Game

Clemson and North Carolina will face off Saturday in a battle for the conference crown. Take a look at the best of the best from the Tigers and Tar Heels to get hyped up for Saturday's matchup! View Video...

Clemson Preview: Tigers Playing for Titles

Clemson is undefeated, the runaway Atlantic Division champion and the No. 1 team in the country. Dabo Swinney’s team will be undoubtedly be the best that the Tar Heels have faced this season, and arguably the best they have played in the Larry Fedora era. The Tigers are in the top-15 nationally in both total offense and defense. (Inside Carolina)

UNC wins only if Clemson beats Clemson

Okay, before all the analysis and the reasons for this and for that as everyone begins to breakdown this coming Saturday’s ACC Championship Game between top ranked Clemson and No. 8 North Carolina, here is the only thing that really matters. If Clemson wins the turnover battle it will win the ACC Championship. If it loses it, then it will not. It is going to be that simple. (The Clemson Insider)

Hypothetically Speaking: UNC vs. Stanford

In an attempt to determine UNC’s primary competition for a playoff spot, we will make three projections for this discussion: (1) UNC upsets No. 1 Clemson in the ACC Championship Game; (2) No. 7 Stanford defeats No. 20 USC in the Pac-12 Championship Game; and (3) No. 2 Alabama tops No. 18 Florida in the SEC Championship Game. (Inside Carolina)

Clemson offense, UNC defense thrive by keeping it simple

Don’t expect too much gadgetry Saturday in the ACC Championship Game when Clemson has the football. The Tigers’ offense has hit the 500-yard mark in eight straight games. Not bad for an offense that was supposed to scuffle with former whiz playcaller Chad Morris off to SMU, handing the reins to first-time coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott. (Charleston Post and Courier)

ESPN Goes Inside the Program with Larry Fedora

UNC coach Larry Fedora discusses the season, the ACC title game and what happens if Carolina beats Clemson. (Tar Heel Blog)

Shaun Draughn gets his shot as a regular at last for 49ers

In a year of sweeping changes for the San Francisco 49ers, few could have envisioned journeyman running back Shaun Draughn leading the way in the ground game down the stretch this season. Draughn can barely believe it. Now with his eighth organization in five years, he is suddenly a featured back, called upon to fill a void in San Francisco's injury-riddled backfield. (Centre Daily Times)

Venables hopes Clemson D has more luck corralling Hood than he did

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables followed Elijah Hood around Clemson when the Charlotte native came for a camp when he was in high school. Now Venables’ defense has the task of chasing the star running back around, and Venables hopes the Tigers have more success corralling Hood than he did. “I wanted him to be my linebacker." (The State)

Gene Chizik discusses Clemson preparation, containing Deshaun Watson

With the ACC Championship Game three days away, UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik spoke to the media about the team's preparation for the number one ranked Clemson Tigers. On Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson: "He's not just a great athlete. He is a guy that is fast. He's a guy that's elusive and has a sixth sense when trying to escape and extend plays." (Carolina Blue)

Brennan Williams Takes 1st Steps Toward Pro Wrestling Dream After NFL

One doesn't just become a wrestler; one has to chisel away, one strike of the hammer at a time, to find the wrestler lying underneath the skin. Brennan Williams believes he has found the ideal path to that process. He will learn the basics in Houston, try out for WWE and then become of one of the many prospects who populate the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. (Bleacher Report)

Football's next big thing is high school coach, former UNC offensive lineman Kyle Ralph

But if you’re Kyle Ralph, you’re a rising star. And guys like Kyle Ralph, they win in college too. They win huge. Look at Art Briles at Baylor, Hugh Freeze at Ole Miss, Gus Malzahn at Auburn. All were high school coaches who made the leap, albeit with a stop as a college assistant and then as head coach of a smaller school, before getting their current gigs. (Indianapolis Star)

North Carolina's tempo will challenge Clemson's depth

No team Clemson has played so far runs an up-tempo offense with the same energy as UNC, and Tar Heels QB Marquise Williams said that’s the game plan they wanted to run last year, too. “We knew if we could just get that first first down, we could tempo those guys and move the ball,” Williams said of last year’s 50-35 defeat at the hands of the Tigers. (ESPN.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC vs. Louisville
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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