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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)

2014 Season Preview: Running Backs

While no one player is likely going to match Giovani Bernard's 2012 production, as a group of players, T.J. Logan, Khris Francis, Romar Morris and Elijah Hood need to come close to matching and possibly exceeding the 2012 team from the running back position. Obviously the play on the offensive line had a role in the lack of production last season and is a factor this season also. (Tar Heel Blog)

Jessie Rogers' Versatility On Display

With the news that tackles Shawn Underwood and Greg Webb are academically ineligible for the 2014 season - senior nose tackle Ethan Farmer’s eligibility is also currently up in the air – three-technique tackle Justin Thomason shifted to nose, creating a void that Jessie Rogers (5 tkl in '13) was tasked to fill. The transition has been relatively seamless, given Rogers’ previous work inside. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Thursday Players Post-Practice Interviews

UNC defensive players Travis Hughes, Des Lawrence and Brian Walker talked to the media following the Tar Heels' practice on Thursday. View Video...

Confidence is common denominator of UNC CB duo

Brian Walker is talkative on the field, while Des Lawrence stays quiet. When it comes to tackling a big running back, Walker prefers to go for a knockout blow while Lawrence tries to take him down by the legs. But Walker and Lawrence are incredibly similar when it comes to perhaps the most important aspect of being a defensive back — they’re both extremely confident. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Larry Fedora Thursday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina Head Coach Larry Fedora discusses the rotation in the Tar Heels' backfield, encouraging signs from punter Tommy Hibbard and more. View Video...

Ethan Farmer’s Status Still in Question

UNC senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer’s status remains in limbo at the midway point of training camp. UNC head coach Larry Fedora told reporters following practice on Thursday there was no timetable in place for clarification on Farmer’s eligibility. A source confirmed to InsideCarolina.com that Farmer’s eligibility concerns are academic-related. (Inside Carolina)

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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