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Audio: A Chat with VT Coach Frank Beamer

WCHL’s Matt Oakes caught up with legendary Virginia Tech head football coach Frank Beamer this week. The two discussed the competitiveness and depth in the ACC, how to replace injured Hokie freshman running back Shai McKenzie and of course, previewed what Coach Beamer is calling a ‘must-win matchup’ with UNC this weekend. (Chapelboro.com)

Q&A with UNC and Virginia Tech Insiders

UNC will again come out trying to stop the run. They did against Clemson and were successful in holding the Tigers to under 100 yards rushing. But the plan in many ways backfired, as the Tar Heel secondary was torched for over 400 yards passing. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's Young Defensive Line Showing Signs of Growth

North Carolina’s defensive line turned in its best showing of the season in Death Valley last weekend, which bodes well for a position group rotating in five underclassmen. UNC held the Tigers to 92 rushing yards on 2.1 yards per carry in its 50-35 loss on Saturday. The Tar Heel defensive front also sacked Clemson quarterback DeShaun Watson three times for 19 yards. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Fedora, Hughes Wednesday Post-Practice Interviews

Larry Fedora and Travis Hughes talk about a healthy and deeper UNC offensive line, the growth of Elijah Hood, and preparing for Virginia Tech. View Video...

Wednesday Larry Fedora Quotes

Larry Fedora: “[Virginia Tech is] going to be very sound in everything they do on special teams. And offensively I think they've evolved and they're throwing the ball much better than they have in the past. They've got some big receivers and tight ends, and the quarterback is doing a great job for them. We're going to have to play a really good, complete football game.” (Inside Carolina)

Looking Ahead to What UNC's Much Maligned Defense Will Be Facing

120 points and 1300 yards. That is what UNC has given up in the past two games to a pair of the more dynamic offenses in the country. Those numbers cast doubt on how the rest of the season will play out. The hope is that the remainder of the schedule doesn't pit UNC against any offensive powerhouses. Here is how the rest of the teams on UNC's schedule rank in the relevant offensive categories. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Celebrates Military Appreciation Day This Saturday

Carolina will celebrate Military Appreciation Day this Saturday as the Tar Heels take on Virginia Tech at Kenan Stadium. Just as in previous years, the team plans to wear a special helmet for the event, but there’s much more in store for Saturday. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Veterans Thorpe, Farmer Preaching Accountability

Senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer and junior wide receiver T.J. Thorpe each lead on different sides of the football, but both Tar Heel veterans are driving home the same message to their teammates. One is more outspoken; the other, more of a stoic example. But both leaders are preaching the same doctrine this week in practice. (Chapelboro.com)

Hokies and Tar Heels to meet in key Coastal clash

Virginia Tech (3-2, 0-1 ACC) will return to conference play this Saturday afternoon, taking on North Carolina (2-2, 0-1 ACC) at Kenan Stadium in a key Coastal Division matchup. Kickoff is set for 12:30 p.m. Tim Brant, Dave Archer and Rachel Baribeau will have the call for the ACC Network. (Hokie Sports)

Emergence of Elijah Hood

Through the first three games of the season, UNC quarterback Marquise Williams led the Tar Heels in rushing. For a North Carolina team that was supposed to have four quality running backs, none of them had separated themselves as a lethal threat. That separation may have come last Saturday in Clemson thanks to freshman running back Elijah Hood. (Carolina Blue)

Landon Turner returns to the offensive line

Right guard Landon Turner told reporters on Tuesday that he will play on Saturday against Virginia Tech, four weeks after suffering a MCL sprain in his left knee during UNC’s win over San Diego State. “I’m playing Saturday,” Turner said following his first practice back in full pads. While Turner has not been told that he will start against the Hokies, he worked with the ones during practice. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes

How do you improve on the mental mistakes? Do you just keep repping them? Larry Fedora: “That’s the only way you can. You just keep working. There’s no magic dust that we get to sprinkle over anybody. We don’t get to pick up anybody on a waiver wire or in the draft. We’ve just got to keep repping and keep doing the things we do and our guys have to pick it up.” (Inside Carolina)

Sans limp, Arizona Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper 'playing much better'

First team reps have been hard to come by for Arizona Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper. However, an injury to starting right guard Paul Fanaika caused the team to shuffle its offensive line Monday, and while head coach Bruce Arians said he expects Fanaika to be fine by Wednesday, he feels confident that Cooper would be ready to play well if called upon. (Arizona Sports)

Video: UNC Football Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

Landon Turner and Marquise Williams talk about a healthier and improved UNC offensive line and preparing for Virginia Tech. View Video...

ACC Upset Watch: Week 6

Virginia Tech (3-2, 0-1) at North Carolina (2-2, 0-1), 12:30 p.m. North Carolina has allowed 120 points over its last two games, but nobody will ever confuse Virginia Tech's offense for East Carolina or Clemson. Given some of the shaky play in the Virginia Tech secondary, the Tar Heels will have an opportunity to make some plays in the pass game. (ESPN.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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