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Video: UNC Football - Smart. Fast. Physical. Episode 2

Inside access to training camp with the Tar Heels. Episode 2 features returning All-American Ryan Switzer, Quarterback Coach Keith Heckendorf, practice highlights and more. View Video...

Video: UNC Football Position Breakdown - Running Backs

UNC running backs coach Larry Porter details the members of his squad and goes in-depth about the players he thinks will make a difference this fall. View Video...

2014 UNC Season Preview: Linebackers

Among UNC's two central linebackers, junior Jeff Schoettmer and senior Travis Hughes are positioned to be the starters and impact players across the defense. Linebacker coach Ron West has particularly singled out Hughes as being exceptionally sharp in scrimmages and training camp. At the bandit spot senior Norkeithus Otis appears to be penciled in as the starter. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC's inexperienced O-line must come together in a hurry

UNC is looking good at quarterback, running back and wide receiver, but there are plenty of issues where it matters most -- in the trenches, along the offensive line. The Tar Heels' O-line had an up-and-down campaign last season, struggling early on and then getting sharper as the schedule eased up. Now, this year's group will be down two O-linemen -- left tackle James Hurst (49 career starts) and center Russell Bodine. (Fox Sports Carolinas)

Video: Coaching with Caleb Pressley - Episode 1, Larry Fedora

Former UNC quarterback Caleb Pressley catches up with head coach Larry Fedora in the first episode of Coaching with Caleb Pressley. View Video...

CBSSports.com All-American Team Includes UNC's Ryan Switzer

North Carolina sophomore Ryan Switzer was named to the CBSSports.com Preseason All-American team as the 1st-team punt returner. As a true freshman last season, Switzer tied the NCAA season record with five punt return touchdowns, with all of them coming in the final four games of the season, including two in a 34-27 win over Pittsburgh. (Carolina Blue)

Quarterback faceoff: Larry Fedora must choose starting quarterback soon

While Mitch Trubisky watched from the sidelines last season, Marquise Williams completed 126 of 217 pass attempts for 1,698 yards and 15 touchdowns. The 6-foot-2 redshirt junior also led UNC in rushing with 536 yards and six touchdowns. But Trubisky said the one thing that Williams has helped him with the most doesn’t even involve a football. It’s confidence. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC QB, PK Positions Remain Open with WR Talent Aplenty

Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky has been toiling over the opportunity to snag the top spot on the depth chart away from junior Marquise Williams the entire offseason. And with the home opener only nine days away, a starter has yet to be named by head coach Larry Fedora. It appears both quarterbacks are likely set to see game action, at least for the first couple of weeks. (Chapelboro.com)

Russell Bodine is Bengals' biggest concern, and that's good

"A lot of things go through your head, from the time you break the huddle until you get to the line of scrimmage,'' says Russell Bodine, the Bengals rookie center. "It's a pretty hectic few seconds.'' Can a first-year guy play like a veteran traffic cop? On Sept. 7 in Baltimore, when Terrell Suggs, Haloti Ngata and Elvis Dumerville decide to do a little mind messin', how well will Bodine shut them up and out? (Cincinnati Enquirer)

Options Available at Place Kicker

One position that has seen a healthy competition this August is placekicker, where senior Thomas Moore, sophomore Nick Weiler and true freshman Freeman Jones represent a trio of options for North Carolina. Much like the quarterback situation, the coaching staff has not given an edge – publicly, at least - to any of the players as game prep for Liberty began on Wednesday. (Inside Carolina)

2014 UNC Season Preview: Defensive Line

UNC's defensive line group has a few converted ends playing tackle. This could turn out to be both a strength and a weakness. Converted ends will have an advantage in passing situations but they will need to show that they can stop the run. The biggest issue for the defensive line this year will be to command double teams and prevent opposing offenses from opening up big running lanes against them. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chase Rice Clearing His Own Path to Country Stardom

Chase Rice began to take music more seriously after playing college football at the University of North Carolina. He had NFL dreams before an injury ended his career. Ask and he’ll tell you he still fights off an urge to thump a running back bursting through the two-hole. Rice is a rare artist with the smarts to nurture an independent career, and he doesn’t plan on changing a thing now that he’s finding commercial success. (TasteOfCountry.com)

Justin Thomason: Just-In Time

Justin Thomason has worked toward this moment since he arrived in Chapel Hill three years ago. It's a moment some athletes strive for; a role to embrace, an opportunity to lead. For some others, it takes time. Others, though, simply shy away and latch on for the ride. Not Thomason, and definitely not this season. UNC has a need, and it's his time to deliver. And from all accounts, Thomason is ready. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Correcting the Penalty Problems

An abundance of penalties has plagued Larry Fedora’s head coaching tenure nearly as much as his no-huddle offensive approach has defined it. The third-year UNC head coach is determined to significantly reduce those miscues in 2014. Last season, North Carolina ranked 13th in the ACC in penalties (96; 7.4 per game) and dead last in penalty yards (63.9). (Inside Carolina)

My Carolina Experience: Alge Crumpler

Former UNC tight end Alge Crumpler: "I've always viewed Carolina as one of the most positive places in the world. I always reinforce it to my kids. I met my wife at UNC, and we love Chapel Hill. I've always enjoyed talking to others throughout my professional career and they always say, 'man, everybody at North Carolina is so close.' That's the way I've always felt about UNC. It pains me that there's a different perception out there." (GoHeels.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 45
NC State: 34
Sat, Nov 28 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Clemson
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Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)29
at Pittsburgh24
at South Carolina32
Virginia Tech23
at Virginia20
at Georgia Tech7
at Kentucky24
Boston College17
at Syracuse20
at Wake Forest21
North Carolina45
at NC State34
Florida State27
at Florida2
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) North Carolina8-011-1
Virginia Tech4-46-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-012-0
(10) Florida State6-210-2
NC State3-57-5
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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