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Coaching With Caleb: In His Own Words

Caleb Pressley: "Dear Tar Heel Fans, It was recently brought to my attention that Ryan Switzer wrote an open letter to the public expressing his desire for a great football season this fall. Never to be outdone, I am also writing you, the general public, to essentially insinuate the same thing. However, there is a key difference between our motivations." (GoHeels.com)

2014 Season Preview: Offensive Line

Chris Kapilovic has his work cut out for him. Carolina's offensive line coach once again has to reassemble his unit after losing two starters to the NFL draft and battling both youth and injury. The Tar Heels head into the 2014 season with three returning starters but no seniors, and only three juniors among the two-deep chart. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Ranked 23rd in AP Pre-Season Football Poll

Florida State received 57 of 60 first-place votes Sunday in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. The ACC placed three teams in the first poll. In addition to Florida State, Clemson was slotted at No. 16 and UNC came in at No. 23. It is the first time since 2010 that the Tar Heels will start the season in the AP top 25. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Kids2Carolina Kicks Off 2014 Campaign

Kids2Carolina is accepting football ticket donations for the 2014 season. Kids2Carolina enriches the lives of underprivileged youth by providing access to a world-class university and its athletic venues. Through attending athletic events and experiencing a “Carolina Game day”, kids in our community will have the opportunity to be a part of a college setting, inspiring them to be on a path to higher education. (Kids2Carolina)

Tar Heels senior Norkeithus Otis ready to lead defense

If UNC is to pick up where it left off, senior bandit Norkeithus Otis will likely have a lot to do with it. The Tar Heels lost their best player in their front six from last season, defensive end Kareem Martin. Their most productive player in the secondary, safety Tre Boston, is also gone. So who can UNC most count on entering this season? Coach Larry Fedora answered quickly. “Norkeithus Otis,” he said. (Charlotte Observer)

Elijah Hood Among Top Impact Freshmen to Watch in 2014

Elijah Hood, RB, North Carolina: Arkansas State head coach and former UNC assistant Blake Anderson told me last week that Hood is as ready made as any true freshman in the ACC. There is a crowded backfield in Chapel Hill but the 220-pounder might be the most talented of the bunch. (Athlon Sports)

Ryan Switzer Named to Preseason SI.com All-American Team

Ryan Switzer was named to another All-American list today, this time by Sports Illustrated. Switzer was named first team All-American punt returner. Ryan Switzer is a rising sophomore on the Tar Heel football team. Switzer caught 32 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns in 2013, but he made his impact in the punt return game. (Keeping It Heel)

Audio: John Bunting Podcast Part 1

Former UNC All-ACC linebacker and head coach John Bunting discusses his time at UNC as a player, the important Bill Dooley era, his 11-year NFL career, playing and coaching in a Super Bowl, Dick Vermeil, and coaching the Tar Heels. Bunting, by the way, is the only coach in UNC history to have defeated a top-five team, and he did it twice. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Despite uncertainty, UNC’s Farmer preparing for productive fall harvest

According to assistant coach Keith Gilmore, Ethan Farmer excelled during the first two weeks of preseason camp both with his effort and his willingness to mentor his younger teammates. “He’s always leading the group whether he’s in the drill or not,” Gilmore said. “He’s an important piece of what we’re doing.” That makes the uncertainty surrounding the former South Columbus High star’s eligibility all the more troubling. (Wilmington Star News)

2014 Season Preview: Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

Much like the running backs, the receiving corps at UNC has plenty of talent and the potential to put up some big numbers. The question is can they all while replacing Eric Ebron? The qualities that Quinshad Davis and Ryan Switzer bring to the table give UNC some flexibility in the passing game. UNC also enjoys a little depth among the receivers with Bug Howard showing flashes last season. (Tar Heel Blog)

Young Corners Seeking Splash

Rarely does such an inexperienced position group garner such preseason praise as North Carolina’s bold and brash collection of cornerbacks. The hype began before the 2013 season ended. Once Tim Scott, a three-year starter at corner, was moved to safety prior to the Belk Bowl, expectations for then-freshmen cornerbacks Brian Walker and Des Lawrence exploded. (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: Drawing a Line

There are a lot of questions –good questions– on the Tar Heel offense in this fall’s training camp. Carolina has a lot of talented options at a lot of important positions. Will it be Williams or Trubisky getting the bulk of the snaps at quarterback? Who’s going to carry the ball among a host of talented backs? Out of all the F.R.E.A.K.s, who’s going to be demanding tight coverage at wide receiver? (GoHeels.com)

Video: UNC Football Position Breakdown - Offensive Line

North Carolina offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic goes in-depth on the players in his squad during this position breakdown. View Video...

Steelers long-snapper Greg Warren tears meniscus in knee

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Thursday that long-snapper Greg Warren has a meniscus tear in his knee and is expected to miss four weeks, meaning he might not be ready for the start of the regular season. Warren has not missed a regular-season game since Dec. 21, 2009, a span of 64 consecutive games. He was injured during Wednesday’s practice scrimmage against the Buffalo Bills. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Freshman Elijah Hood continues to impress amid considerable hype

Stories are circulating, and have been for a while now, about how Elijah Hood recently squatted more than 600 pounds, and about how fast he has learned UNC coach Larry Fedora's offense - faster than any freshman he has ever coached, Fedora said not long ago. Slowly, through those stories, a sort of legend has started to form and take shape - and all before Hood has played his first college game. (The State)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 45
NC State: 34
Sat, Nov 28 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5, 8:14 ET ABC Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)29
at Pittsburgh24
at South Carolina32
Virginia Tech23
at Virginia20
at Georgia Tech7
at Kentucky24
Boston College17
at Syracuse20
at Wake Forest21
North Carolina45
at NC State34
Florida State27
at Florida2
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) North Carolina8-011-1
Virginia Tech4-46-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-012-0
(10) Florida State6-210-2
NC State3-57-5
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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