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Freshman Dominique Ross primed for more reps

A bright spot for the UNC defense in the first half was was a second quarter sack for true freshman linebacker Dominique Ross. As both head coach Larry Fedora and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik told the media it was the first real play of note for the Tar heel defense. "That sack might have been the first stop we got all game," Chizik told reporters on Tuesday. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora met with the media following Wednesday's practice to discuss how this week has gone after some disappointments in last weekend's win over James Madison, and to look more ahead to Pittsburgh coming to town Saturday. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC Football Game Day Music Choices

Find out who the North Carolina football players listen to to get them ready on game day. Read More...

Pitt Panthers Share Similar Issues as UNC

Pittsburgh enters its first ACC game of the season with a 2-1 record. After starting the season with two consecutive wins, including a rivalry victory over Penn State, the Panthers fell to Oklahoma State last weekend in Stillwater. With a deep backfield on offense and formidable front seven on defense, Pitt may be UNC’s toughest opponent to date this season. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina Football Team Trivia Across All Divisions

From 1988-1997, when Coach Mack Brown reigned over Carolina football, interest in the Tar Heel football program skyrocketed. Games at Kenan Memorial Stadium were almost always sold out and, in a 1997 game against Florida State, 62,000 fans came out – the largest crowd at a regular-season college football game in North Carolina history. (Our State Magazine)

UNC Football Still Seeking Leadership in Key Positions

With vocal presences like former quarterback Marquise Williams yet to establish themselves in the locker room this season, the UNC football team—despite being extremely talented—is still finding its voice at key positions. “Leadership doesn’t just come from seniors,” Larry Fedora said. “It can come from anybody that has influence on your team." (Chapelboro.com)

North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky finds his comfort zone after early struggles

Mitch Trubisky struggled in his debut as UNC's new starting quarterback but has bounced back nicely the last two games. We caught up with Trubisky as he prepares for a critical game against Pittsburgh. "I'm a lot more comfortable with what I have to do and what's expected of me, and I learned from my mistakes. I'm looking at what I can improve on." (ESPN.com)

Larry Fedora Live: Explosive Plays Adding Up

UNC’s offense finally started delivering the amount of explosive plays that Larry Fedora expects in Saturday’s 56-28 win over James Madison. An explosive play is defined as a run of 12 yards or more or a pass of 15 yards or more. “We want at least 10 or more explosive plays every game,” Fedora said during his weekly radio show on Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

Chase Rice Posts Emotional Instagram Picture

Chase Rice has made a name for himself as one of the most upbeat artists in country music. Co-writing hits such as Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” and his own debut single, “Ready Set Roll,” the 30-year-old seems to have it all together. But in a picture posted by Chase, we see that he lost one of the most important people in his life when he was young. (Country Fancast)

Eric Ebron is off to a really good start for the Lions this season

Eric Ebron didn't have any drops in his final six games, and he's gone two games to open this season without one either. That's eight straight games -- half a season's worth -- without a drop. He's done it while racking up nine catches for 99 yards this year, which makes him Detroit's second leading receiver. And he's come up big in big moments, too. (MLive.com)

Patrice Rene seizes spot in secondary

Patrice Rene was a late addition to UNC’s 2016 recruiting class and arrived on campus in June. Most freshmen that enroll in the summer need time to learn the playbook and adjust to college life before they see the field. But the 6-foot-2 cornerback played in the Tar Heels’ season-opening loss against Georgia and saw 71 snaps in the win over James Madison. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC DE Dajaun Drennon Returns

UNC defensive end Dajaun Drennon returned to practice in limited action Tuesday after being sidelined since April with a foot injury. Drennon, who has started 25 games during his UNC career, broke his right foot during spring practice and needed surgery. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound native of Clementon, N.J. tallied 35 tackles, five tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks last season. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's Defensive Production Lacking

For the second year in row, North Carolina’s opening three games included a season opener against a SEC opponent at a neutral site, an overmatched FCS opponent at home and Illinois. Even the specific games matched up comparably. Despite those similarities, UNC’s defensive production has taken a step backward so far in 2016. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Tuesday Gene Chizik Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina defensive coordinator, Gene Chizik, expresses his dissatisfaction over how his unit performed in Saturday's win over James Madison, noting several specifics about what bothered him. He also looks ahead to the Tar Heels' game against Pitt game this weekend. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heels have penalty problem entering ACC opener vs. Pitt

The Tar Heels are one of the nation's most penalized teams heading into Saturday's game against Pittsburgh. They're coming off a game in which they were called for five unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, leaving Larry Fedora irked after an easy win that included the season's best performance by first-year starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky. (Associated Press)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
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UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, 3:30 ET ESPNU Tickets

Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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