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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)

North Carolina scouting report: Storylines, key players, prediction

First one to 100 wins. As bad as South Carolina’s defense was last year (94th in the nation), it wasn’t nearly as bad as North Carolina’s. The Tar Heels were No. 120 in the nation in total defense. Both schools hired new defensive coordinators, and a lot of focus will be on the Gamecocks’ Jon Hoke and Tar Heels’ Gene Chizik. (The State)

Video: North Carolina Football Hype Video

The North Carolina Football hype video will get Tar Heel fans ready for the season. Behind a dynamic offense led by QB Marquise Williams and a new-look defense spearheaded by Gene Chizik, Larry Fedora's Tar Heels will look to take the ACC by storm in 2015. View Video...

Tar Heel Tailgate Talks featured pre-game this football season

This football season, Carolina will offer Tar Heel fans an inside look at the intersection of academics and athletics. Tar Heel Tailgate Talks are special sessions led by UNC faculty whose research reveals a deeper understanding of sports. Join fellow Tar Heels before home football games to learn more about topics ranging from the invention of commercial sports to the delights of Southern tailgating. (UNC.edu)

Keys to Improving UNC's Scoring Defense

For all of the fanfare surrounding Gene Chizik, his 4-3 scheme and his change in philosophy, the defense’s improvement in 2015 will be measured by one statistic: scoring defense. The Tar Heels set ACC single-season records for most points allowed (507) and most touchdowns allowed (67) in 2014. UNC allowed 39.8 points per game against FBS opponents and 46.6 points per game in its seven losses. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Mic'd Up During Mock Game - 2015

The Tar Heel football team ran through numerous in-game scenarios in preparation for the start of the 2015 season. Go inside the mock game with Larry Fedora as the head coach gets Mic'd Up. View Video...

2015 Position Breakdown - Offensive Line

The fortune of North Carolina's season lies with the five guys up front. Their ability to protect quarterback Marquise Williams and give him time to find his playmakers is crucial. Even more importantly is how successfully the offensive line can establish the run by opening holes and getting the necessary push up front. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Releases Depth Chart For South Carolina Game

There is a lot of experience mixed with youth on UNC's depth chart. Eight true freshman appear on the two deep (three in "OR" situations.) There are five redshirt freshman on the chart including two in the kicking game. A lot of experience on the offensive line on the first line, not much after that.. Three juniors, a senior and sophomore will be charged with protecting Marquise Williams. (Tar Heel Blog)

ICTV: Inside Practice with Ryan Switzer

How do you get a look inside UNC Football practice from the perspective of a player? By literally putting a camera on a player. Standout Tar Heel wide receiver Ryan Switzer wore a GoPro camera for Inside Carolina to give viewers that perspective as the team prepares for its opener against South Carolina. See routes, passes, punts, teammates from Switzer's vantage point. (Inside Carolina)

Gamecocks favored over UNC, but why?

Most of the early-week betting lines have South Carolina favored by 2-4 points in Thursday’s Belk Kickoff Classic in Charlotte (6 p.m., ESPN). My question is “why?” The answer, obviously, has at least something to do with conference profiles -- South Carolina being in the SEC and UNC in the ACC. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Countdown To Kickoff: Week 4

As the Carolina football team and Tar Heel fans continue to prepare for the 2015 opener this Thursday against South Carolina in Charlotte, GoHeels.com is prepping for the season with the Countdown to Kickoff campaign. Each week leading into the opener, GoHeels TV has featured free replays of key Tar Heel wins from recent seasons. This week, it's the 2012 win over Virginia Tech. (GoHeels.com)

What to watch in the ACC: Week 1

Can Gene Chizik raise the level of UNC's defense? South Carolina won't be an offensive juggernaut -- the jury is out on new Gamecocks QB Connor Mitch -- but North Carolina's dismal defensive performances a season ago weren't limited to just good offenses. Any opposing offense with the requisite 11 players shredded the Tar Heels' defense. The Heels are an ACC sleeper again. (ESPN.com)

What you need to know about 2015 UNC football

Some close to the program believe this is the year that Fedora has been building toward. The talent and experience is there on offense. Defensively, Fedora probably made the best hire he could have made in Chizik. Fedora entered last season saying “it’s time,” but he might have been better off waiting a year. If the time to take a step forward isn’t now, it will be fair to question when it will be. (Charlotte Observer)

Funeral held for Dr. Daniel “Danny” Lotz

A funeral was held Sunday for former UNC basketball player Danny Lotz, who was a member of the 1957 Championship team and the son-in-law of the Rev. Billy Graham. The speakers at the service, which hundreds attended on Sunday, included some former basketball teammates and several family members, including his three granddaughters — the youngest of which sang “Amazing Grace.” (WNCN)

Big opening game for Gamecocks, Tar Heels and the ‘real Carolina’

One football game won’t settle the argument about which Carolina has the best barbecue. But the South Carolina-North Carolina football game Thursday night in Charlotte doubles as one of the most important openers in Steve Spurrier’s tenure with the Gamecocks and the biggest non-conference game in Larry Fedora’s four years with the Tar Heels. (Charleston Post & Courier)

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

Radio Affiliates

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
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

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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