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Video: Football Second Scrimmage Breakdown with Lee Pace & Taylor Vippolis

Lee Pace and Taylor Vippolis discuss big plays in the passing game which highlighted the second scrimmage of Tar Heel training camp. View Video...

UNC's ability against its kryptonite will be key to season opener

A win would be an upset -- No. 20 UNC faces No. 16 Georgia -- and a loss would be upsetting for the the reigning ACC Coastal Division champions, who are bitter about the end of last season. It's not a long shot to say North Carolina can win Sept. 3, but the Tar Heels have to turn what has been a weakness in openers to their advantage. (WRAL Sports Fan)

ACC football preview

Picks: Coastal - North Carolina. The Tar Heels are breaking in a new quarterback but have several key pieces back from an offense that averaged 40.7 points and 486.9 yards per game. That could again provide cover for a questionable defense, though its matchup with Miami and quarterback Brad Kaaya comes on the road Oct. 15. (Associated Press)

North Carolina's Defense Tested in Scrimmage

After 10 days of schematic install and recall, Larry Fedora’s coaching staff tested its roster during Monday’s scrimmage with situational football in the unrelenting August heat. While the heat index provided the physical challenges at Kenan Stadium, it was a variety of in-game scenarios intent on replicating live action that served to task the players’ mental wherewithal. (Inside Carolina)

Bunting on Bill Dooley: ‘He changed the landscape in the ACC’

Former UNC football coach John Bunting joined The David Glenn Show on Wednesday to discuss the legacy of Bill Dooley. A college coach for 36 years, Dooley’s career included head-coaching stops at North Carolina, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. He passed away this week at the age of 82. Bunting, who played for Dooley in college from 1969-71, stated that his former coach revolutionized recruiting the ACC. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC's Tyler Powell Filling Void at Defensive End

Tyler Powell’s versatility along UNC's defensive line is proving to be beneficial 10 days into training camp. Much of the defensive line talk during August has centered on the interior talent, starting with projected starters Nazair Jones and Jalen Dalton and filtering down through players such as Robert Dinkins, Jeremiah Clarke, Aaron Crawford and Marlon Dunlap. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Derrick Fenner Overcomes Injustice, Gives Back To Community

Derrick Fenner, former UNC running back, was accused of murder while a student in Chapel Hill. Fenner tells the story about his undeserved prison sentence and eventual exoneration and how he's used that experience to help mentor local kids. View Video...

UNC Football Hosts Chapel Hill Police for the Day

Practicing in Kenan Stadium on Monday for the first time during this year’s training camp, the UNC football team welcomed a group of about 70 Chapel Hill police officers and their families to watch the proceedings. Afterwards, the team sat down with their guests for lunch in an effort to create discussion around one of today’s most pressing social issues. (Chapelboro.com)

Experience Abounds Up Front for UNC Offensive Line

North Carolina’s offensive line is four years in the making. Fifth-year seniors Jon Heck (right tackle) and Caleb Peterson (left guard) arrived at UNC in 2012, and were followed a year later by center Lucas Crowley. Since then, the trio of seniors have started a combined total of 102 games and their relationships have extend beyond that of teammates. (Inside Carolina)

A side of Bill Dooley few got to see

The stories started coming in from all over the state, and they identified him the same way. Bill Dooley, the football coach at North Carolina. But he was so much more than that, a larger-than-life figure who changed the landscape of sports in this state, not only coaching for 11 seasons at Carolina but later at Virginia Tech and then Wake Forest. (Greensboro News & Record)

ESPN's ACC Football Preseason Power Rankings

4. North Carolina: There doesn’t seem to be much concern regarding new starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky. But the rush defense still looks to be an issue, and that could cost the Tar Heels early with games against Georgia, Pitt and Florida State within the first five weeks. (ESPN.com)

M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 1)

CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC junior cornerback M.J. Stewart. Stewart discussed defensive leaders, the new standard for UNC, and the defense being overlooked. Who are the big vocal leaders on this defense? "I don't think its just one guy. I think its multiple guys. Donnie Miles is big. Dominquie Green, Nazair Jones. Even Andre Smith and Des." (Carolina Blue)

ICTV: Mitch Trubisky Interview

Mitch Trubisky appeared in nine games in 2015, completing 40 of 47 passes (85.1 percent) for 555 yards and six touchdowns and rushed 16 times for 101 yards and three scores in back-up duty. In 2016 he is looking for much more as the starter. The Mentor, Ohio native shared his thoughts with Inside Carolina following practice. (Inside Carolina)

College football: All that offense excites Tar Heels

Depth on offense could be seen as a luxury for UNC’s football team. Finding the best ways to make use of those skill players is something the Tar Heels are sorting out during the preseason. There will be a new starting quarterback in Mitch Trubisky, but there shouldn’t be a drop-off after the departure of Marquise Williams. (Burlington Times News)

Bug Howard talks WRs to watch

UNC wide receiver Bug Howard is one of three assumed senior starters who will catch the majority of passes for the Tar Heels in 2016. A 6-4 freak of an athlete from Georgia, Howard was the fourth-leading receiver for Carolina in 2015 with 29 catches for 488 yards and four touchdowns. (Carolina Blue)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Western Carolina: 10
Sat, Nov 18 Box Score

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ACC Football Scoreboard
#2 Miami0
at Pittsburgh0
Friday 12:00 PM

#25 Virginia Tech0
at Virginia0
Friday 8:00 PM

#7 Georgia0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Florida State0
at Florida0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Kentucky0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Boston College0
at Syracuse0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at Wake Forest0
Saturday 12:30 PM

North Carolina0
at NC State0
Saturday 3:30 PM

#3 Clemson0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(2) Miami7-010-0
(24) Virginia Tech4-38-3
Georgia Tech4-45-5
North Carolina1-63-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson7-110-1
NC State5-27-4
Wake Forest4-37-4
Boston College3-46-5
Florida State3-54-6

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