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Fedora doesn’t win ACC Coach of the Year, but he should have

Unlike Clemson, which was predicted to win the ACC and ranked among the nation’s top 10 in virtually every preseason poll, UNC was picked to finish fifth in its own division. And while Dabo Swinney had to restock a defense with talented replacements, Larry Fedora first had to put out a dumpster fire of a defense that ranked dead last in the ACC in 2014. (Wilmington Star News)

Marquise Williams redeems himself after horrid opener

“That’s my fault we not getting the respect. I’ll fix that.” Those were the 11 words tweeted two weeks ago by North Carolina senior quarterback Marquise Williams in the hours after UNC was given a lowly position in the College Football Playoff standings in one of the selection committee’s Tuesday night releases. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Extra Points: Tar Heel Timeline

North Carolina’s football team continues an extraordinary season Saturday night in Charlotte when the Tar Heels collide with Clemson with the ACC championship at stake. Here’s a timeline of the building blocks that fell into the Tar Heels’ historical season—the first ever in 127 years of football with 11 regular season wins. (GoHeels.com)

Dual-threat quarterbacks lead Clemson, UNC to title game

Opposite Watson and the Tigers for the 8 p.m. showdown will be North Carolina senior Marquise Williams. Williams has been the catalyst for an offense that ranks 11th nationally in scoring (41.3-point average) and has played a major role in UNC reeling off 11 consecutive victories since an opening loss to South Carolina in Charlotte back in September. (Fayetteville Observer)

Playoff poll takeaways: If North Carolina upsets Clemson, who sneaks into top 4?

11-1 North Carolina is still sitting down at No. 10 in the committee’s rankings. That doesn’t mean the Tar Heels can’t jump six spots by beating No. 1 Clemson (12-0) in this weekend’s ACC title game. We know from last year that the committee’s final rankings swing wildly based on the conference championship game results. But right now I don’t like their chances. (FOX Sports)

Mack Hollins: ‘Championship Week’

UNC coach Larry Fedora stresses practicing with a consistent focus and intensity to assure the same results on a weekly basis. Junior wide receiver Mack Hollins, however, has taken it upon himself to give each week a different theme. “’Ship Week, baby,” Hollins said on Tuesday when asked the slogan for the ACC Championship Game. “Championship Week.” (Inside Carolina)

Video: Seth Littrell Tuesday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina offensive coordinator Seth Littrell talks to the media about what he is expecting from the Clemson defense before the ACC Championship game. View Video...

Tar Heels Move to 10th in College Football Playoff Rankings

The North Carolina Tar Heels moved up to 10th in the new College Football Playoff Rankings released Tuesday night. Last week, the Tar Heels ranked at No. 14 in the College Football Playoff Rankings. Losses by Baylor, Michigan, Oklahoma State, and Florida aided the Tar Heels’ launch into the top ten. (Chapelboro.com)

Why not an ACC champion North Carolina in the Playoff?

Maybe the Tar Heels' surge shouldn't come as a surprise — this is Fedora's fourth season with the program, after all. It was in year four at Southern Mississippi that the Golden Eagles turned the corner, going from a combined 22-17 during Fedora's first three seasons to 12 wins and a Conference USA championship. But for UNC, there was more at play than simply learning the system. (USA Today)

Video: All-Access at N.C. State 2015 - State Champs!

North Carolina's win at N.C. State gave them the 'state championship' and was the Tar Heels' school-record 11th win in a row. View Video...

UNC Football's Biggest Game Ever?

There's a lot of talk brewing about the historical significance of this Saturday's ACC championship game for the North Carolina Tar Heels. No. 1 Clemson vs. 11-1 and No. 8 UNC: Is this the biggest football game in UNC history? It certainly is in the program's recent history, or more specifically the last 18 years dating back to a home game versus Florida State in 1997. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Challenges have primed Tar Heels to tame No. 1 Clemson

Clemson's a big deal for North Carolina. But the Tar Heels already have conquered some tall mountains. That loss to South Carolina in the season opener could have nipped in the bud what became UNC's 11-1 season. Weeks later, down 21 points at Georgia Tech, UNC could have thrown in the towel. Instead, the Tar Heels kept the rag, wiped a little sweat with it, won the game. (NCAA.com)

ACC championship game matchups: Elijah Hood vs. Clemson D-line

The biggest difference between the North Carolina offense last year, and the North Carolina offense this year is its ability to run the ball. A veteran offensive line has been a big reason but so has the emergence of Elijah Hood, who has 1,280 yards and 16 touchdowns this year in one of the more underrated performances across the country. (ESPN.com)

Kevin Reddick Signs With Buffalo Bills

The Bills took steps to address their reduced ranks on the defensive line this week. Buffalo signed linebacker Kevin Reddick, who returns to the Bills after a stint on the practice squad earlier this season. Reddick, a 6-1, 240 pound North Carolina product, entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Saints in 2013. (Buffalo Bills)

Five with Fedora: Part 11

When you were walking off the field after the game Saturday and into the locker room, what did you see in the eyes and faces of your players? Larry Fedora: “A lot of happiness is what you saw. A bunch of guys that knew they had reached their goals and just won 11 games in a row which had never been done here before. They did it for each other and the hard work paid off." (Sports Glutton)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

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Presbyterian College0
at Wake Forest0
Thursday 6:30 PM

Central Connecticut0
at Syracuse0
Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
at Northern Illinois0
Friday 9:30 PM

Kent State0
at Clemson0
Saturday 12:00 PM

California0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Bethune-Cookman0
at Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
at Pittsburgh0
Saturday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
Saturday 6:00 PM

Louisville0
at Purdue0
Saturday 7:30 PM

Florida State0
at Alabama0
Saturday 8:00 PM

West Virginia0
at Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

Tennessee0
at Georgia Tech0
Monday 8:00 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6


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