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Georgia football reportedly practicing in Georgia Dome ahead of UNC matchup

With a week to go before the kickoff against North Carolina, the Georgia Bulldogs took an extra step of prep work on Saturday. There had been some discussion of it this week behind the scenes, but a UGA staff member released a tweet on Saturday morning confirming Georgia holding a practice inside the Georgia Dome on Saturday. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Charlton Warren Interview

North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren discusses his group, the veterans, and how his many talented freshmen can work their way onto the field this season for the Tar Heels. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Henderson transfer raises questions for UNC’s future at QB

Redshirt freshman Nathan Elliott will step up as the next man in line, but will he ultimately be the player who succeeds Mitch Trubisky? UNC welcomed a pair of heavily-recruited freshman quarterbacks this year, Logan Byrd and Chazz Surratt. Both are likely to redshirt this season, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be deprived of chances to move up the depth chart. (Today's U)

Georgia RB Sony Michel could be game-time decision versus UNC

In an interview with Paul Finebaum that aired Friday afternoon, Kirby Smart was asked by the SEC Network show host about injured running back Sony Michel and his prognosis for the North Carolina game on September 3. (Dawgs247)

Georgia QB competition down to 2 — and Jacob Eason appears to be leader

Georgia’s game-planning for North Carolina continued Friday with freshman Jacob Eason looking more and more likely to win the starting quarterback job. Eason was working with the first team during a seven-on-seven portion of practice ahead of senior Greyson Lambert. (Gridiron Now)

A historical look at UNC’s 2016 schedule

Of the 12 teams on North Carolina’s schedule, they have beaten all of them at one point or another. This is definitely proof that UNC can go 12-0, and yes, that 1939 win over The Citadel is important. (Tar Heel Blog)

Every opportunity to watch Darian Durant is something to savour

Darian Durant was repeatedly picked off. A few volcanic fans are ticked off. Some of the discontent has been directed toward Durant and/or an antiquated scribe who has invariably defended the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ quarterback. The problem is that, lately, opposing teams are defending him as well. (Regina Leader-Post)

Chansky’s Notebook: A Failure To Communicate?

Wait a minute, who’s in charge at UNC? With one week to go before Carolina opens its football season against Georgia in Atlanta, the Tar Heels do not need the distraction that was apparently caused by deposed Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining Larry Fedora’s staff as a volunteer assistant. Beckman has left the post after his appointment triggered a rash of objections and criticism. (Chapelboro.com)

Cayson Collins discusses UNC's defense

With the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game eight days away, the pressure is on for the Tar Heels to start the season out on a high note. Georgia running backs Sony Michel and Nick Chubb are sure to perform well, and with Georgia’s lack of experience at quarterback, the Bulldogs are expected to play the run game. UNC Junior linebacker Cayson Collins knows that. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Prepares for Georgia Rushing Attack

When No. 22 UNC and No. 18 Georgia meet in Atlanta on Sept. 3, all eyes will be on the matchup between the Tar Heels’ run defense and the Bulldogs’ offensive backfield. The Tar Heels are expecting an onslaught from the Bulldogs backfield, not only because of their own unimpressive pedigree, but also due to the uncertainty of Georgia’s quarterback situation. (Inside Carolina)

Fall Sports Calendar Heats Up At UNC

Fall sports season is officially in full swing on campus. The UNC men’s soccer season gets underway Friday night as the #8 Tar Heels host Cal Poly, 7:30 pm at Fetzer Field. Carolina also hosts St. Louis on Sunday at 7:30. Also this weekend, UNC women’s soccer is in Florida: Friday evening they’re in Fort Myers facing Florida Gulf Coast at 7 pm; then on Sunday they’re in Boca Raton, taking on Florida Atlantic at 1:00. (Chapelboro.com)

Coach Warren gives insight on secondary, freshman

North Carolina has veterans who will start in the secondary against Georgia. But behind them there are a lot of new players. CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC defensive backs coach Charlton Warren on Wednesday for a breakdown of the position group. "I have five dudes in nickel who have played a bunch of snaps for us without putting any freshman on the field." (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC DC Gene Chizik Discusses Defensive Depth

Gene Chizik is putting the finishing touches on preparations for his Tar Heel defense's second season. There are key upperclassmen that are going to be counted on for leadership and big plays in 2016, but backing up those established players is talented youth that is expected to contribute this season. (Inside Carolina)

UNC’s ‘quickest man in college football’ will test UGA’s punt coverage

Georgia freshman punter Marshall Long will be welcomed to college football by having Ryan Switzer back for the Tar Heels to field the ball. Switzer’s next punt return touchdown will tie the NCAA career record of eight held by Wes Welker (Texas Tech) and Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma). Creating room to run after the catch makes the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Switzer go. (Online Athens)

Trubisky's experience gives Fedora, Tar Heels confidence in QB

After flashes of brilliance as a backup over the past two seasons, it’s Mitch Trubisky’s turn to lead a UNC offense that soared to new heights last season under Marquise Williams. “He knew his time was coming; his time is here. I think he’s excited about it,” Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora said. "There’s no doubt in my mind he’s prepared because of the reps he’s had.". (Greensboro News & Record)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
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North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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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
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Louisville4-48-5
Florida State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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