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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)

Opponent Preview: Virginia Tech

After two weeks of uninspiring performances by the Tar Heels, the going does not get any easier with a visit from Virginia Tech. The Hokies have seen both highs and lows this season. Following up a resounding victory against then #5 Ohio State with consecutive home losses which featured five interceptions from new quarterback Michael Brewer. (Tar Heel Blog)

Landon Turner to return against Virginia Tech

UNC right guard Landon Turner announced via twitter that he is back. The 6-foot-4, 315-pound junior guard missed the last two games and was replaced by true freshman Jared Cohen. The performance of UNC's offensive line was applauded by quarterback Marquise Williams after the Clemson game. Nevertheless, the return of Turner can do nothing but help a young, inexperienced offensive line. (Carolina Blue)

Heels, Hokies look to avoid 0-2 in ACC

So it’s come to this for Virginia Tech and North Carolina: A date Saturday in Chapel Hill that just six weeks into the season ostensibly serves as an elimination game in the crowded Coastal Division for two teams that dropped their ACC openers and are reeling from self-inflicted wounds. Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Brewer’s 10 interceptions are tied for the most by any QB in the nation. (ESPN.com)

Larry Fedora Points To Positives Despite Back-to-Back Defeats

UNC football coach Larry Fedora focused on the positives when speaking to the media Monday. Despite the defeat at Clemson, Fedora was happy with his team’s fight, energy and improved play on defense. Fedora says he learned a lot about his team’s character Saturday. Even after falling behind 20-0 early in a hostile environment, the Tar Heels continued to battle. (Chapelboro.com)

Hokies in dire need of a conference win at UNC

As rare as the feeling of being 0-1 in ACC play is to Virginia Tech, starting out 0-2 is even more foreign. In fact, it has never happened in the Hokies ’ 10-plus years in the league. So when Virginia Tech and UNC meet Saturday in Chapel Hill, each staring down the barrel of a potential 0-2 start to league play, it’s sure to add significance to the matchup. (Go Dan River)

UNC 'D' hopes to get right against Virginia Tech

Maybe this is the week North Carolina's beleaguered defense will finally catch a break. Or maybe it's the week Virginia Tech — and its rather pedestrian offense — becomes the latest team to hang a big number on the Tar Heels. UNC (2-2, 0-1 ACC) has allowed 70 and 50 points in its past two games. The challenge is to keep the Hokies (3-2, 0-1) from doing the same thing. (USA Today)

Avoiding the Tar Heel Circle

Every Sunday, the UNC football team gathers on the Navy Practice Field to break down what happened the day before. Enter the Tar Heel Circle. No, isn't a fun icebreaker at summer orientation. It's no fun at all, really. The offense and defense create separate circles, and one by one, each player enters the middle and tells his teammates how many times he let the team down in the previous game. (Carolina Blue)

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

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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