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Every FBS quarterback ranked No. 1 to 128.

13. Marquise Williams, North Carolina: North Carolina’s defense has been an issue in recent years, but the offense should be among the best in the ACC once again. Williams slightly averaged under 300 total yards (296.6) a game in 2014 and recorded 34 overall scores. (Athlon Sports)

New minister of defense: Chizik preaches physicality, schemes for Tar Heels

Gene Chizik, former head coach of a national championship team at Auburn, is orchestrating an overhaul of one of the most porous defenses in college football. The alignments have changed. The attitude has been altered. And most importantly to the Tar Heels, the results must be upgraded. “I know we’re not there yet. We started at Square A and we’re trying to get to Z,” Chizik said. (Burlington Times News)

UNC Looks To Limit Catastrophic Plays

UNC’s defense understands that big plays are a part of the game of football. It’s the catastrophic plays that they look to eliminate. “There’s big plays, which are like, 14-to-16-yard plays, and then there’s catastrophic plays, which are your 60-70-80-yard plays,” linebacker Shakeel Rashad explained. Eliminating catastrophic plays has been a focal point of the Tar Heels. (Inside Carolina)

Preview: UNC vs South Carolina Q&A

South Carolina returns only four starters, so it's hard to have a very clear picture on exactly what the offense will look like on Sept. 3. South Carolina has two running backs it is confident in with Brandon Wilds and David Williams, so it makes sense to lean on the run game with a first time starter at quarterback in Connor Mitch. But Steve Spurrier loves to throw the football. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels have short memory when it comes to Gamecock gamesmanship

Football coaches rarely ever forget anything. Ask them about about a specific game, regardless of how long ago it was, and most can recall every minute detail as if it happened just last week. That’s why it was hard to believe UNC’s Larry Fedora on Monday when he swore not to have any recollection of the last time his team played South Carolina. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC football prepares for new-look Gamecocks

Larry Fedora doesn’t see much correlation between this season’s showdown and the 2013 opener. After such drastic turnover among South Carolina’s players and coaches, Landon Turner gleans little from 2013. And with no accurate film of what their new defense will look like on Thursday, this year’s Gamecocks are equally challenging to prepare for. (Daily Tar Heel)

All eyes on Tar Heels defense as Carolina clash nears

As the Tar Heels prepare for the first showdown of the season, the anticipation of Gene Chizik's defensive takeover is garnering as much talk as the game itself. "I'm beyond excited," senior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer said. "We're all very excited. Anytime you get a young quarterback, you've got to rattle his cage a little bit, see if he's got the moxie to make plays." (WRAL Sports Fan)

ICTV: Marquise Williams' Homecoming

For senior quarterback Marquise Williams, Thursday's game against South Carolina isn't just the season opener, but a return home. Williams talked about what it means for him to play in his hometown. He also mentioned the large number of talented players that are recruited out of Charlotte. The starting QB said he is especially excited to play on the same field as Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton. (Inside Carolina)

Chizik in Charge

While UNC’s defense underwent a dramatic transition this offseason, headlined by the parting of ways with Vic Koenning and the welcoming of Gene Chizik, Larry Fedora’s role on that side of the ball has remained unchanged. “I’ve never gone in the defensive room and told them what to run,” the fourth-year UNC head coach told reporters following Monday’s practice. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Monday Post-Practice Quotes

Larry Fedora on heading into the South Carolina game: "The majority of everything we've done going up until this week was based on ourselves and now it's all been South Carolina. So that's what they are focus is. It's the most important game we got. It's the next game." On the importance of Charlotte to recruiting: "Obviously, there is great high school talent in the Charlotte area..." (Carolina Blue)

Video: Larry Fedora Pre-South Carolina Interview

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora addresses the media for the last time before the Tar Heels head to Charlotte to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. View Video...

Video: Williams, Schoettmer Pre-South Carolina Interviews

Seniors Marquise Williams and Jeff Schoettmer discuss playing against a Steve Spurrier defense, containing two explosive on the offensive end for the Gamecocks, and more as the Tar Heels prepare for South Carolina. View Video...

Michael McAdoo using UNC's own findings in lawsuit against school

Former University of North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo is attempting to use the school's own findings to help his case in his most recent federal lawsuit. McAdoo is the lead plaintiff of a class-action suit filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte in November claiming he and other scholarship players were steered away from their desired majors. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chris Hawkins Indicted on Athlete-Agent Inducement Charges

Former UNC defensive back Chris Hawkins was indicted on Monday on felony athlete-agent inducement charges, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Hawkins was arrested in May and charged with violating the state’s sports agent law. (Chapelboro.com)

College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015

48. Nazair Jones, DT, North Carolina: Jones is a key cog in new coordinator Gene Chizik’s efforts to improve North Carolina’s defense in 2015. As a redshirt freshman last season, Jones recorded 35 stops (7.5 for a loss), 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble. With another offseason to develop, look for Jones to make an even bigger impact this fall. (Athlon Sports)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia Tech0
at Pittsburgh0
THU, OCT 27 7:00 PM ET
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 29 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 29 8:00 PM ET
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
(25) Virginia Tech3-15-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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