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Remembering Mack Brown ahead of National Signing Day

Early in the first half at the Dean Smith Center, the University of North Carolina welcomed Mack Brown back to Chapel Hill, showing him in the crowd on the video board while announcer Tony Gilliam recognized the former coach on the public address system. The ovation that followed was warm. Quite warm. If some fans still harbored any bitterness toward Brown, it was not discernible. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC football alum Pat Crowley building program at Winston-Salem high school, ex-UNC players helping

In case anyone was wondering, no, Pat Crowley isn’t just rounding up his best friends with football knowledge and descending on Reynolds with hopes of turning the Demons into a contender. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. (Winston-Salem Journal)

My Carolina Experience: Jason Brown

Former UNC football player Jason Brown’s life has been far from ordinary. He has faced challenges head on and conquered them. Now, he's a man on a mission to help the less fortunate. It all started when he was looking for a school in the early 2000s. “I was looking for the place that had it all – not just athletics but a great combination of academics and social life. Carolina had the best combination of all three." (GoHeels.com)

Video: Mack Brown Visits Chapel Hill

Former Tar Heel football coach Mack Brown visited Chapel Hill and spoke with Jones Angell about the recent hire of defensive coordinator Gene Chizik, the new facilities, and the potential of the program. View Video...

UNC, Wake Forest deserve credit for schedule choice

It is about time ACC teams got creative with their schedules. Because it is an absolute crying shame that two of the oldest rivals in the league are forced to go years between games. So, North Carolina and Wake Forest took matters into their own hands Monday, when the two announced they had scheduled a home-and-home NONconference series. (ESPN.com)

Carolina And Wake Forest Schedule Non-Conference Football Series

ACC members North Carolina and Wake Forest have agreed to a home-and-home non-conference football series in 2019 and 2021. UNC will play in Winston-Salem on September 14, 2019, and will then play host to the Demon Deacons on September 25, 2021. This is the first time two members of a Power Five conference have agreed to play each other in a football series originally scheduled as non-conference games. (GoHeels.com)

12 college quarterbacks who successfully changed positions for the NFL

Ronald Curry, 2002: Curry was one of the greatest two-sport athletes of his time, starring in both football and basketball at both Hampton (Va.) High School and at North Carolina. He played quarterback for the Tar Heels, setting the school's career passing yardage mark. The Oakland Raiders drafted him as a wide receiver in the seventh round, and he played eight seasons in the NFL. (AL.com)

Chapel Hill mayor will wear Rutgers shirt after losing bet with Piscataway mayor

Piscataway mayor Brian Wahler presented a Rutgers shirt to Chapel Hill mayor Mark Kleinschmidt on Friday as a result of the wager they made on the Quick Lane Bowl matchup between Rutgers and North Carolina on Dec. 26. Rutgers beat the Tar Heels, 40-21, so Kleinschmidt will have to wear the Rutgers shirt at a council meeting in Chapel Hill. (NJ.com)

Two Tar Heels go in first round of SI's 2014 NFL Draft re-do

UNC had two players go in the first round of Sports Illustrated’s 2014 NFL Draft repick. Eric Ebron stayed in the first round after an up and down season in Detroit, and Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston went in the first round of the re-pick. Along with those two NFL standouts, Russell Bodine had a good year in Cincinnati, and his future is bright. (Keeping It Heel)

Charles Waddell, Karen Stevenson To Receive Tar Heel Trailblazer Award

For the second year in a row, Carolina Athletics will honor pioneering former student-athletes with the Tar Heel Trailblazers award. This year’s honorees are Karen Stevenson and Charles Waddell. Stevenson, who competed in track and field at UNC, was the first African-American female to earn a Morehead Scholarship at UNC. She went on to become the first woman from UNC and the first black woman in the nation to earn a Rhodes Scholarship, in 1979. (GoHeels.com)

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2015

New defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has a strong track record. If the Tar Heels find a few answers on defense, they can contend in this division in 2015. The offense averaged 33.2 points per game in 2014 and returns largely intact. Quarterback Marquise Williams should be in the mix for All-ACC honors, while all five starters are back on the offensive line. (Athlon Sports)

Fedora making smart moves to improve UNC's defense

Larry Fedora parted ways with defensive coordinator Vic Koenning. Then, he hit a virtual home run by landing former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik to replace Koenning. Certainly, there has been some criticism about Chizik's hiring due to allegations he broke NCAA rules at Auburn. But to date none of those allegations have been substantiated and it's doubtful they ever will. (Fayetteville Observer)

Papuchis Joins UNC Football Staff

Former Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis has accepted a defensive assistant coach position at UNC, according to a source familiar with the situation. Papuchis’s specific staff position has yet to be determined due to other possible staff changes, according to the source. Footballscoop.com reported on Wednesday that Papuchis was “in the process” of joining UNC’s coaching staff. (Inside Carolina)

Source: UNC to hire former Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis

Per FootballScoop.com, former Nebraska defensive coordinator John Papuchis is set to join the UNC staff as defensive backs coach. Papuchis started at Nebraska in 2008 and was named defensive coordinator in 2012. He held that position until head coach Bo Pelini was fired in 2014. Papuchis was a graduate assistant at Kansas and LSU. (Carolina Blue)

Gene Chizik's Impact

How much and how soon can Gene Chizik improve the UNC defense? That’s the question for the offseason, and the question on which the 2015 season is likely to hinge. Chizik will employ two defensive ends, two defensive tackles, three linebackers, and four defensive backs—the defense employed by North Carolina since the days before Mack Brown. (Inside Carolina)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Charlotte0
at Louisville0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
Tulane0
at Wake Forest0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
William & Mary0
at NC State0
THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET
Colgate0
at Syracuse0
FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET
Georgia Tech0
at Boston College0
SAT, SEP 3 7:30 AM ET
Liberty0
at Virginia Tech0
SAT, SEP 3 12:30 PM ET
Villanova0
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, SEP 3 1:30 PM ET
Richmond0
at Virginia0
SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET
Georgia0
at North Carolina0
SAT, SEP 3 5:30 PM ET
North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
Florida A&M0
at Miami0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
Clemson0
at Auburn0
SAT, SEP 3 9:00 PM ET
Ole Miss0
at Florida State0
MON, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) North Carolina0-00-0
Virginia0-00-0
Duke0-00-0
Virginia Tech0-00-0
Miami0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0
Pittsburgh0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson0-00-0
(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
Syracuse0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
NC State0-00-0

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