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Versatility Defining UNC Running Back Corps

Depth and versatility in the offensive backfield has allowed for some creativity in the meeting room to utilize more of that talent during the 2015 season. Senior Romar Morris and junior T.J. Logan possess legitimate track speed from the running back position, while sophomore Elijah Hood and freshman Ty’Son Williams bring more of a power back approach. (Inside Carolina)

Ranking the Toughest Games on UNC's Football Schedule in 2015

North Carolina plays seven games at Kenan Stadium and one game in Charlotte. Only four times does UNC play on someone else’s campus. On top of that, UNC did not draw Florida State, Clemson or Louisville in crossover games with the ACC Atlantic Division. From that perspective, it seems that Larry Fedora's team has a dream schedule. However, there are some pitfalls. (Athlon Sports)

2015 Preseason Preview: ACC Predictions

Coastal Division No. 2. North Carolina: No offense in the ACC returns as many starters this season than the Tar Heels. A total of 10 starters are back for UNC, including a healthy Marquise Williams at quarterback. Looking at the schedule, I see real potential for a possible 7-0 start, but I also see the possibility of a rough finish to the season. (NBC Sports)

Ten most important players for 2015 - No. 2

Along with wide receiver Quinshad Davis, Tar Heel offensive guard Landon Turner has played the most meaningful downs of any UNC player on the 2015 roster. Turner is the leader of a group that returns four of five starters and will be tasked with establishing the run game and giving quarterback Marquise Williams time to get the ball to his play-makers. (Carolina Blue)

Podcast: Larry Porter Discusses UNC's Running Backs

UNC running Back coach Larry Porter talks about the depth and versatility of the running backs, and Romar Morris adds his comments, including how he might be used. Will we see more of Morris at A-Back? How about in a two-back formation? How will UNC satisfy all the mouths they have to feed at running back? (Inside Carolina)

What to do with third-string Ravens quarterback Bryn Renner

Young quarterback Bryn Renner is quietly having a strong preseason for the Baltimore Ravens. We've been talking about him for a couple of weeks, and every time you watch the kid play he impresses you more. He isn't going to dazzle you with great arm strength, but he seems to have a presence about him on the field. He is competitive and doesn't mind taking charge of the huddle. (Baltimore Sun)

UNC defensive end Dajaun Drennon aims high with low number

Sophomore defensive end Dajaun Drennon is easy to spot during a football game. And that’s not because he’s 6-foot-4-inches, 255 pounds and has shoulder-length dreadlocks. While most defensive linemen have jersey numbers in the 70s or 90s, Drennon has settled for No. 17 — a number most associated with skill players such as quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. (Daily Tar Heel)

Jeremiah Clarke is hungry and ready

As the UNC football team continues to prepare for their Sept. 3rd matchup with border-rival South Carolina, Jeremiah Clarke has been getting a lot of time with the first team defense. He has been working almost exclusively as the first string nose tackle. The deep defensive line unit has no one standout performer, but brings potential, hunger and a fresh attitude for the new season. (Carolina Blue)

Lower level tickets sold out for Belk College Kickoff

The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced that lower level tickets are sold out for the Belk College Kickoff Game pitting the University of North Carolina against the University of South Carolina. The Tar Heels will face off against the Gamecocks on September 3, 2015 at Bank of America Stadium at 6:00 p.m. There are still Upper Level tickets and limited Club Level seats available. (WBTV)

UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky still working, competing

This offseason, Larry Fedora has killed the two-quarterback system, leaving Marquise Williams as the unquestioned starter and Mitch Trubisky as the backup. For some, that would be it. Players only get four years, and every season, quarterbacks transfer after losing competitions in order to maximize their eligibility. But Trubisky stayed. He’s a competitor; he wants to compete. (Daily Tar Heel)

How Pharoh Cooper became a Gamecock and not a Tar Heel

If UNC’s football coaches had been able, or willing, to come up with two more tickets to the 2012 basketball game against Duke, Pharoh Cooper probably would be wearing blue. “Originally, his dream school was North Carolina,” said Jim Bob Bryant, Cooper’s coach at Havelock High School in eastern North Carolina. That changed during Cooper’s junior year. (The State)

Larry Fedora Wednesday Practice Quotes

How do you feel going into this South Carolina game as compared to two year’s ago? Larry Fedora: "We’ve got more pieces of the puzzle now. We’ve got some more depth at positions that we didn’t have before and a little bit more experience than we had then. Most of our guys feel comfortable. We’ve got a total defensive scheme change that guys are still learning." (Carolina Blue)

Connor Barth, Buccaneers reach two-year deal

Mere hours after being released by the Denver Broncos, kicker Connor Barth agreed to terms on a deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Wednesday. The deal is for two years at a maximum value of $2.75 million, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of his decision. Barth kicked for the Bucs from 2009 to 2013. (NFL.com)

Jeremiah Clarke Anchoring UNC's Defensive Line

While Jeremiah Clarke may have risen to the top of the depth chart at nose tackle in spring ball due to injuries and attrition, he’s stayed there due to size, ability and athleticism. Clarke arrived at UNC in summer 2014 believing he could push for playing time, and that opportunity appeared to blow open with the academic attrition that hit the interior line prior to the start of training camp. (Inside Carolina)

2015 Football Preview: Running Backs

North Carolina has three returning running backs and one incoming freshman who should bear the brunt of the Tar Heel rushing offense this year. The three returners are T.J. Logan, Romar Morris and Elijah Hood, while freshman Ty'Son Williams (#15 high school RB in the country as a recruit last year) joins the team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia Tech0
at Pittsburgh0
THU, OCT 27 7:00 PM ET
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 29 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 29 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
(25) Virginia Tech3-15-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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