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Highs and Lows from UNC vs. Georgia

As a Tar Heel fan, Saturday’s game vs. Georgia was one filled with many highs and lows. Just as quickly as UNC got up 24-14 and fans were chanting “ACC, ACC, ACC,” did the game quickly turn back in Georgia’s favor and the red-filled Georgia Dome erupted in chants of “SEC, SEC, SEC.” (Tar Heel Blog)

Smith, Illini prepare for major challenge

With the TV showing the North Carolina-Georgia game just past his right shoulder on Saturday night, Illinois offensive lineman Nick Allegretti snuck a glance or two at the screen in the players’ lounge at Memorial Stadium. The Tar Heels are coming to Champaign this Saturday night, and the Illini are aware before their first night home game in almost three years. (Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette)

THI Football Central: Illinois

After one week, the Illini leads the nation in rushing yards allowed (-10.0 ypg), and ranks third nationally in sacks (6.0), sixth in scoring defense (3.0 ppg), sixth in turnovers gained (3), ninth in tackles for loss (11.0), ninth in interceptions (2) and 10th in total defense (165.0 ypg). QB Wes Lunt has thrown 31 TDs against just nine INTs in his two-plus years at Illinois. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

No. 22 Tar Heels dealing with familiar Week 1 problems again

North Carolina's season opener ended up being a repeat of last year's first game, down to letting a winnable game against a Southeastern Conference opponent slip away. The No. 22 Tar Heels now will find out whether they can repeat last year's surge out of a crushing loss, too. "It can be done and we've done it," junior defensive tackle Nazair Jones said Monday. (Associated Press)

Video: Larry Fedora Monday Pre-Illinois Press Conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora meets with the media on Monday to discuss the Tar Heels' loss to Georgia and the upcoming game against Illinois on Saturday. Read More...

Larry Fedora Defends Offensive Approach

On Saturday, against one of the SEC’s top defensive minds in Georgia coach Kirby Smart, UNC managed just 315 yards of offense on 5.3 yards per play, the lowest such marks since the home loss to N.C. State in 2014. UNC's offense scored just two touchdowns. “I would have liked a heck of a lot more production and consistency,” Fedora said on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels fail again in attempt to claim signature win

This wasn't what the North Carolina Tar Heels wanted, or needed. For once, UNC wanted to take the preseason national ranking it was handed and turn it into something more significant by scoring a major triumph in a season-opening game. (Fayetteville Observer)

No crip course opening grade for Fedora

Larry Fedora, C: The Tar Heel defense wasn’t sharp against an uncomplicated but explosive Georgia rushing attack. Meanwhile, the Carolina offense missed former quarterback Marquise Williams’ foot speed and improvisational talents in a loss to the Bulldogs. Fedora didn’t help matters by contributing an unsportsmanlike infraction to the 13 penalties. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Chicago Bears swap kicker Robbie Gould for Connor Barth

The Chicago Bears are signing Connor Barth, who should arrive Monday to sign his deal. The 30-year-old Barth spent the preseason with the New Orleans Saints before being cut. Barth appeared in 12 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015, connecting on 23 of 28 field goals. Bears coach John Fox is familiar with Barth. The kicker played five games in Denver in 2014. (NFL.com)

Keeping job is a snap for Steelers' Greg Warren

The Pittsburgh Steelers' specialists are a close-knit group. Longtime long snapper Greg Warren should know. No one has spent more time in special teams meetings at the Steelers' facility over the past decade-plus than Warren. Not many in the history of the Steelers, for that matter, have played more seasons or in more games — regardless of position — than Warren. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Tar Heels know possible routes for bouncing back

From Ryan Switzer, it was “we’ve got some work to do.” From Elijah Hood, it was “we’ve got a lot of things to clean up.” And from T.J. Logan: “We’ve been here before.” All valid statements from some of North Carolina’s experienced players after the Tar Heels’ season-opening 33-24 loss to Georgia on Saturday. (Burlington Times-News)

Country music singer Chase Rice attends high school alma mater's football game in Asheville

Country star Chase Rice, an Asheville native and 2004 AC Reynolds grad, attended Friday night's football game. Rice co-wrote the Florida George Line single, "Cruise," and his 2014 record, "Ignite the Night," debuted at #1 on Billboard Top Country Albums. (WLOS.com)

Five With Fedora: Georgia Game

What were you thinking about most on the plane ride home after this game? Larry Fedora: “I wasn’t happy. I probably didn’t say much to anybody on the plane. After the game in the locker room I told the guys they can put this loss on me. They played hard and did everything we asked them to do. I can’t question their effort or the fact that our guys competed hard." (GoHeels.com)

UNC Football Blast from the Past: Julius Peppers

Many moons ago, Julius Peppers became a star defensive end for the University of North Carolina. In fact, Julius Peppers was a two-sport athlete for North Carolina. He played booth football and basketball. Peppers played football at Carolina from 1999 to 2002 and played basketball at Carolina from 1999 to 2001. (Keeping It Heel)

Chubb's performance not telling of UNC rush defense

The North Carolina Tar Heels gave up nearly 300 yards rushing against the Georgia Bulldogs in the Chick-fil-A kickoff game. Allowing so many rushing yards may seem like a step back, but a deeper look shows this game didn't tell us very much about the Tar Heels' defense. (Carolina Blue)

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Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
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Syracuse2-64-8


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