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UNC could have the best corner duo in the nation

Overlooked in North Carolina’s 11-win season was the performance of the Tar Heels’ secondary. The corners, in particular, are incredibly talented. Senior Des Lawrence and Junior M.J. Stewart form one of the top starting pairs in the entirety of the FBS. The Tar Heels’ corners stuck consistently to receivers a year ago, and the pair could even improve in 2016. (Pro Football Focus)

ICTV: Cole Holcomb Interview (Pt.2)

Cole Holcomb joined the UNC football team prior to the 2014 season as a walk-on from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In 2016 he finds himself listed atop the depth chart as a starter entering fall camp. The sophomore sits down to share his thoughts prior to the start of pre-season practice. Segment 2: defensive improvement in 2016. (Inside Carolina)

Points allowed, rather than yards, is focus for UNC defense

UNC’s defense helped carry the Tar Heels to an 11-3 record and the ACC championship game last season, even generating conversation for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Even after an improvement of more than 62 yards and 14.5 points allowed last season, cornerback Des Lawrence said that the Tar Heels’ defense isn’t getting the credit it deserves. (Greensboro News & Record)

The ‘gap is closing’ between North Carolina, elite football programs

There are two elite programs in the Atlantic Coast Conference — Clemson and Florida State — and then there’s a large gap between that pair and the rest of the conference. North Carolina is doing its best to join the highest level before any of its other ACC rivals. “That gap is closing,” Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora said at Thursday’s ACC Kickoff. (Dawg Nation)

How healthy is Chazz Surratt?

How well is freshman quarterback Chazz Surratt doing in summer football drills at UNC? So well that two-time All-American return specialist and wide receiver Ryan Switzer wasn't even aware that Surratt's left elbow had been injured last season. "I wasn't aware of the injury that he had because he's been doing our team workouts and looks well," Switzer said. (Gaston Gazette)

UNC Sophisticating its Defensive Scheme

After an initial season based upon a philosophy of simplification, Gene Chizik is finally ready to add more schematic elements to North Carolina’s defense. UNC installed its base defense three times before last season’s opener against South Carolina, taking a methodical approach that refused to leave any player in doubt as to his responsibilities. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's Ryan Switzer against idea of abolishing kickoffs from college game

At an event called the ACC Kickoff, it was only fitting that the topic of kickoffs -- or more to the point eliminating them -- came up. And from that end, who better to ask than North Carolina return man Ryan Switzer? (FOX Sports)

UNC reinforcing their confidence in Trubisky

After the ACC Network announcement hoopla at ACC Kickoff died down Thursday, the North Carolina contingent spent their time assuring the media of their confidence at the quarterback position. First year North Carolina starter Mitch Trubisky's arm is undeniable, say senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer and head coach Larry Fedora. (WRAL Sports Fan)

More Records in Sight for UNC WR/PR Ryan Switzer

Ryan Switzer has grown accustomed to being peppered with questions about his return game exploits, and for good reason. The UNC senior tied the NCAA record with five punt returns for touchdown in his freshman season, added two more last season and is one electrifying punt return score away from tying the NCAA career mark. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora, Lawrence, Switzer ACC Kickoff Press Conference Transcript

Q. Year two under Gene Chizik, what changes, what gets elevated with him as defensive coordinator? Des Lawrence: What changes is our mentality. It's a mentality that we're going to go out and compete every day like we're the number one defense in the nation. He really instills a certain confidence in us and allows us to make plays. (ASAP Sports)

Video: Larry Fedora ACC Kickoff Q&A

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora answers questions from the media at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C. View Video...

Video: Des Lawrence ACC Kickoff Q&A

North Carolina senior cornerback Des Lawrence answers questions from the media at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C. View Video...

Video: Ryan Switzer ACC Kickoff Q&A

North Carolina senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer answers questions from the media at the ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C. View Video...

UNC freshman position change

According to UNC senior cornerback Des Lawrence who CarolinaBlue spoke with exclusively in Charlotte at the ACC Kickoff, freshman Myles Wolfolk has moved from cornerback to safety. Wolfolk a 6-0, 220-pound Maryland native, enrolled at North Carolina as a prospect who could play both corner and safety. He spent most of the spring working with corners. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Larry Fedora Calls UNC's Opener Versus Georgia A 'Measuring Stick'

How good is North Carolina football in 2016? Larry Fedora knows his Tar Heels will immediately put that question to the test on Sept. 3 against Georgia. View Video...

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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
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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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