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"Roy from Chapel Hill" Predicts Win over GT on Larry Fedora Radio Show

There was a special caller to Larry Fedora Live on the Tar Heels Sports Network on Tuesday night. "Roy from Chapel Hill" called with some advice for Coach Fedora along with a prediction about Saturday's game against Georgia Tech: It was nice to hear Coach Williams call and give his public show of support to Fedora and a team that is struggling to find confidence. (Tar Heel Blog)

Marquise Williams plans to 'bring the fire' against Georgia Tech

After the North Carolina football team's 34-17 loss to Virginia Tech Oct. 4, the Tar Heels’ offensive linemen decided they needed to make amends. Marquise Williams had been sacked five times for 33 yards — the most in any game all season. “A lot of guys came up to me saying, ‘My bad, my bad,’ after seeing me with a lot of bumps and bruises,” Williams said. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels seek discipline on defense

Larry Fedora compared North Carolina’s loss to Notre Dame Saturday to last year’s game against Miami — a loss that nonetheless helped spark a 5-game winning streak at the tail end of the season. If the Tar Heels expect a similar midseason turnaround, however, they’re going to have to face down a conference nemesis: Georgia Tech. (Greensboro News & Record)

Offensive efficiency key to defeating Georgia Tech

All of the focus will be on the North Carolina defense this week in their preparation to play Georgia Tech and the triple-option offense. Georgia Tech’s unusual attack places extra pressure on the Tar Heels’ defensive players to stay in their lanes and play sound assignment football – something UNC has struggled with at times this season. (Carolina Blue)

Faced with familiar crossroads, UNC tries to repeat history while State looks to change it

UNC has lost four straight going into Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech, but has shown some signs of life in its two most recent games. That includes a 50-43 loss at Notre Dame last Saturday that had a familiar feel to it. “This Notre Dame game was a lot like Miami last year,” Larry Fedora said of a 27-23 Thursday night loss to the Hurricanes that became the turning point of UNC’s season. (Wilmington Star News)

Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes

Larry Fedora on practice techniques against the triple option: “We don’t use a ball when we’re running the triple option, so that way the defense doesn’t know who has the ball because there is no ball, so on every play, somebody should be wrapping the fullback up, somebody should have the quarterback and somebody should have the pitch." (Inside Carolina)

Opponent Preview: Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech comes to Carolina looking to rebound after losing to Duke at home, in a game where they benched their starting quarterback Justin Thomas for back-up Tim Byerly. Byerly came in and had two running touchdowns to make the game close. This game carries a lot of uncertainty for the Yellow Jackets who will try to right the ship against UNC. (Tar Heel Blog)

Robert Quinn not so mighty in 2014

What in the name of St. Louis-style barbecue is going on with Robert Quinn? Last season, the Rams defensive end was a monster on the field with 19 sacks. In the end, he finished tied with J.J. Watt as the best defensive lineman in fantasy. This year, we're waiting for Quinn to record his first quarterback takedown. It's not just Quinn, actually. It's become an epidemic throughout the Rams roster. (NFL.com)

Jheranie Boyd joins Jacksonville Sharks of Arena League

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that wide receiver Jheranie Boyd has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year rookie contract. The 24-year-old Boyd (6’2”, 200) heads to the Arena Football League after stints with several NFL teams, most recently logging time on the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad during the 2013 season. (Box Score News)

Video: UNC Football Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

Marquise Williams and Mack Hollins discuss getting the offense ready for Saturday night's home game against Georgia Tech and improving special teams execution on October 14, 2014. View Video...

Notre Dame Recap, Georgia Tech Analysis With Bryn Renner, Matt Merletti, & TJ Yates (audio)

Former UNC QB TJ Yates joins former Heels Bryn Renner & Matt Merletti on the UNC Huddle Report to discuss UNC's narrow loss to Notre Dame, to preview Georgia Tech, & talk about some experiences on and off the field. (UNC Huddle Report)

Georgia Tech's Triple Option Coming to Town

By now, UNC and its fans are all too familiar with the challenges that are presented when facing Johnson’s version of the triple option attack. In 2012, the Jackets hung 68 points on the Tar Heels in Larry Fedora’s first season at the helm. Last season UNC decreased the scoring gap, but still came up short, losing by a score of 28-20. New season, same rushing attack. (Inside Carolina)

ACC Upset Watch: Week 8

Georgia Tech (5-1, 2-1) at North Carolina (2-4, 0-2), 7 p.m., ESPNU: Georgia Tech should be able to run all day on North Carolina. But if last week is any indication, the Tar Heels might be finding a rhythm on offense. Marquise Williams nearly single-handedly upset Notre Dame on the road. This could become a shootout, and if that happens it could be anyone's game to win. (ESPN.com)

Greg Little joins Bernard, Tate, Bodine in Cincinnati

With A.J. Green hobbled by a toe injury and Marvin Jones dealing with an ankle problem, the Bengals have brought in a former UNC wideout to help fill the void. Per a league source, the Bengals have signed receiver Greg Little. A second-round pick in 2011, Little was cut after three seasons with the Browns. He was claimed off waivers by the Raiders in May and cut by the Raiders in August. (NBC Sports)

UNC's Second Half Turnaround Potential

North Carolina reversed its 1-5 start in 2013 over the second half of the regular season to finish at 6-6. The Tar Heels are once again on the wrong side of the win-loss column at 2-4 and need four more wins to become bowl eligible. The shared experience of last season’s bowl run could serve as a foundation for Larry Fedora's current roster, according to Fedora. (Inside Carolina)

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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