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Big Four football: 10 games to watch

1. North Carolina vs. Georgia, Saturday: The Tar Heels will be underdogs when they head to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. A loss would mean UNC is just another good team that can’t hang with one that will finish in the middle of the SEC. A victory would put the Tar Heels on the national radar and would earn the ACC respect on the season’s opening Saturday. (Greensboro News & Record)

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2016

44. North Carolina vs. Georgia (Sept. 3 – Atlanta) The Kirby Smart era begins down the road in Atlanta for what should be an interesting kickoff game for both teams with several question marks and high expectations. 49. North Carolina at Florida State (Oct. 1) This is one of those sneaky-good games in early October that has ACC title game implications. (Athlon Sports)

Fedora on his Tar Heels: "They expect to win"

This game against Georgia has a little bit of a different feel for UNC. Larry Fedora has a better idea of his team. He knows they can be special. "They expect to win. I don't know if they know who is favored or not. None of that matters. When you get in the game, you got to play. All I can ask from our guys is that they walk on that field and expect to win." (Carolina Blue)

Heavy Dose of UNC Freshmen to Play vs. Georgia

No. 22 North Carolina will lean heavily on its true freshman class beginning as early as Saturday against No. 18 Georgia in Atlanta. Larry Fedora broke form on Monday and gifted the media with a relevant tidbit when asked about the likelihood of the five true freshmen defensive backs listed on the depth chart playing in the season opener. (Inside Carolina)

Quinshad Davis Released by Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions announced 10 cuts, bringing their roster down to 78 players. The team waived wide receiver Quinshad Davis, kicker Devon Bell, guard Chase Farris, cornerback Rashaad Reynolds and defensive ends Deonte Gibson, Louis Palmer, and Quanterus Smith. Davis played some with the second-team offense in recent weeks. (Detroit Free Press)

North Carolina, Florida State, Clemson will sweep SEC opponents during Kickoff Week

North Carolina's offense returns seven starters and is expected to pick up where it left off with new starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky. This team is well versed in the way Larry Fedora wants everything done, while Georgia is just starting out under rookie head coach Kirby Smart -- and could be starting a true freshman quarterback to boot. (ESPN.com)

Jeff Schoettmer Released By New Orleans Saints

New Orleans began paring its roster down by releasing a handful of players. Among those released, sources told The Advocate: fullback Sione Houma, wide receivers Jared Dangerfield and Reggie Bell, guards Cyril Lemon and Kaleb Eulls, linebackers Jeff Schoettmer and Dillon Lee, safety Jamal Golden and long snapper Chris Highland. (Baton Rouge Advocate)

Brandon Tate Released By Cincinnati

The Brandon Tate era in Cincinnati has somewhat shockingly come to an end as the Bengals have released the veteran wide receiver. The move happened prior to the Tuesday deadline for rosters to be cut down to 75 players. According to Bengals.com’ Geoff Hobson, Tate’s locker was cleared out and his nameplate removed on Tuesday morning. (Cincy Jungle)

Consistency is key for Nick Weiler and his kicking crew

The long snapper sends the ball back. The holder places it on the turf. The kicker takes his steps and swings through. A simple process. One that rarely changes to the untrained eye. Snap, hold, kick. Snap hold, kick. Senior kicker Nick Weiler knows the process all too well. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Dare to Believe

Larry Fedora is excited. Mitch Trubisky is excited. Elijah Hood, Des Lawrence? They're excited. The 2016 Tar Heels' belief that they can knock off Georgia, despite what the oddsmakers and poll voters say, is based not in fantasy, not in some unrealized potential, but in the truth that they put forward a year ago, to the foundation they now get to build upon. (GoHeels.com)

UNC vs. UGA Football Goes Back More than a Century

As is befitting the two oldest state universities in the country, the football rivalry between UNC and the University of Georgia goes back more than a century, with the teams first meeting in Atlanta, site of this year’s game, in 1895. Carolina won the first game, held on October 26, 1895, 6-0, and followed that with another win over Georgia just five days later. (UNC.edu)

Five takeaways from UGA vs UNC media day

The Tar Heels' 11-3 record is reason enough to think that they are a formidable opponent, but Georgia coach Kirby Smart seems to have a healthy respect for their individual personnel. He called UNC slot receiver and return man Ryan Switzer "a scary guy" and told reporters that he and his staff have been using a starter, Isaiah McKenzie, to emulate him in practice. (247 Sports)

UGA QBs flip practice order as Greyson Lambert goes first

Georgia’s top two quarterbacks were practicing in a different order on Monday during the media viewing period. Fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert went first and freshman Jacob Eason went second. That’s a change from the last practice open to the media on Friday. Earlier in the day, coach Kirby Smart said that he wasn’t ready to name a starter (Online Athens)

Hollins' suspension, offensive line raise questions for UNC offense

When Larry Fedora arrived in 2012, he tried to provide answers for a middling UNC offense. Four years later, the focus remains on the offense — but the questions have changed. On Saturday, redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky will make his first career start when No. 22 UNC takes on No. 18 Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. (Daily Tar Heel)

Scout’s honor: What drives UNC’s Elijah Hood

Elijah Hood keeps the proof in his wallet just in case it comes up in conversation and he wants to show people that, yes, he really is an Eagle Scout. The stories are one thing. Hood, the North Carolina junior running back, can talk about all the merit badges, the boyhood adventures in the woods, or in the water, but his Eagle Scout card is tangible proof. (Charlotte Observer)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, TBD

UNC vs. UCF
Sat, Sep 15, TBD

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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