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UNC coaches: "Merry Christmas!!!" (featuring Larry Fedora as Santa and Gunter Brewer as an elf)

The Tar Heels are in Orlando busy preparing for Tuesday's bowl matchup against the Baylor Bears, but that didn't keep the coaching staff from wishing UNC fans and recruits a Merry Christmas. Check out the message below with head coach Larry Fedora as Santa and wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer as an elf. (Carolina Blue)

Switzer's No. 3 jersey a popular Christmas gift

North Carolina star wide receiver and punt returner Ryan Switzer always has times for the kids. Whether it's high-fiving America's youth before games or taking the extra time during UNC events to take pictures with little Tar Heel fans, Switzer is there for the kids. (Carolina Blue)

Four Downs with Panthers Safety Tre Boston

Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston: "I love Charlotte. Being a UNC guy, it’s been fun being in North Carolina for the longest now. I’ve got so many people when I walk around saying, “Go Heels” here and “Go Heels” there. It’s a great place to live and I wouldn’t mind making this place home." (Charlotte Magazine)

Video: Cincinnati Kids Go Bonkers over Secret Santa Gio Bernard

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard surprised a classroom full of young Bengals fans for Christmas. He went on a shopping spree and made sure the youngsters would be cheering for No. 25 this season. (Bleacher Report)

Where would Houston Texans be without T.J. Yates?

"Where would we be without T.J. Yates?" It’s a question that Texans coach Bill O’Brien asked aloud on his Monday radio show. In his short two months with Houston this year, Yates has forever changed the trajectory of the team’s success. From a 2-5 record to within reach of the playoffs, the 2015 has been unpredictable, tumultuous, and yet exhilarating. (Houston Texans)

Switzer: "We have unfinished buisness"

North Carolina junior wide receiver Ryan Switzer pondered foregoing his final year at UNC and leaving early for the NFL draft. He sent his name to the league to get feedback on his draft status. Switzer deeply weighed the pros and cons of this decision with his family and coaches. (Carolina Blue)

‘Tis the Season for UNC Bowl Swag

There is intense preparation ongoing for No. 10 North Carolina’s Russell Athletic Bowl trip to Orlando. Working together to achieve the desired result is a requirement. This level of scheming revolves around bowl swag, not Baylor. The Tar Heels’ Christmas present from the Russell Athletic Bowl comes a day late this year, in the form of a Best Buy shopping trip valued at $350 on Dec. 26. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC WRs Send Christmas Packages to Military

The North Carolina wide receivers, also known as "The Freaks", spread some Christmas cheer to Tar Heels in the Military. View Video...

Baylor out for out-of-conference respect in Russell Athletic Bowl

Yet due to the Bears’ soft scheduling practices and a pair of bowl flops the past two seasons, one of the only -- and yet significant -- lingering holes in Baylor’s resumé since has been the lack of a marquee victory from outside the conference since that UCLA game. Which makes the clash with No. 10 North Carolina on Dec. 29 in the Russell Athletic Bowl all the more important for a Baylor program still angling for approbation. (ESPN.com)

UNC’s Gene Chizik: ‘I want to finish everything out here’

If you believe the speculation, Gene Chizik recently could have been a leading candidate to become the head coach at East Carolina. Chizik offered a wry smile last week after a North Carolina football practice when asked whether he might have been interested. “Rumors, rumors, rumors,” he said, before adding that he doesn’t “really like to discuss any of that.” (Charlotte Observer)

Extra Points: Holiday Big Picture

Just over 12 hours after buses returned to Kenan Football Center the third weekend of November after a trip to Blacksburg, Va., where the Tar Heels clinched their first ACC Coastal Division title, team chaplain Mitch Mason and a handful of players were on the fifth floor stuffing shoe boxes with Christmas gifts to be shipped around the world. (GoHeels.com)

Lawrence Taylor changed the game

Lawrence Taylor, who quickly ascended to a sobriquet — LT — became a behemoth the instant he walked onto an NFL gridiron, landing on the Meadowlands like a meteor. Maybe it’s a coincidence, but the sack became a statistic right after his rookie season. Like Wilt Chamberlain in the NBA, the league literally changed upon Taylor’s arrival. (CBS New York)

Larry Fedora asks Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples a question....about brisket

Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples answers a Twitter question from North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC can change perception in Russell Athletic Bowl

Marquise Williams and many of UNC’s football players were disappointed to hear they would be playing in the Russell Athletic Bowl. The Tar Heels went 11-2, won the ACC Coastal Division and had a top-10 ranking but still got passed over for a New Year’s Six Bowl game. “Everybody was disappointed at first,” Williams said. “At the end, everybody was like, let’s be blessed." (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC, State, Wake players selected to new postseason all-star game

Representatives from UNC, N.C. State and Wake Forest are among the first group of players accepting invitations to play in the inaugural Tropic Bowl, a new college football all-star game to be played in North Miami Beach on Jan. 17. Justin Thomason will represent the Tar Heels. Thomason, a 6-foot-4, 295-pound defensive tackle, contributed to UNC’s amazing defensive turnaround with 35 tackles. (Wilmington Star News)

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Stanford: 25
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Saturday 12:00 PM

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Youngstown State0
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William & Mary0
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North Carolina Central0
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#3 Florida State0
at #1 Alabama0
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#20 West Virginia0
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#24 Tennessee0
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