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Turner takes leading role on UNC's veteran offensive line

Landon Turner is the perfect leader for North Carolina's offensive line. He's a fifth-year senior wrapping up a tumultuous career marked by NCAA investigations, two coaching changes, an overhaul to a no-huddle offense, even a postseason ban that kept the Tar Heels out of the ACC championship game in 2012. He also balances a relentless on-field drive with an easygoing demeanor. (Yahoo! Sports)

The ACC Top 10 Wide Receiver Rankings

5) Quinshad Davis (North Carolina): I distinctly remember being in Gaffney (S.C.) and seeing this wide receiver when he was coming out of high school and absolutely loving his upside. Larry Feodra and the Tar Heels jumped on him late and nabbed him in signing day. Davis has had three very productive seasons, catching 150 passes for 1,976 yards and scoring 15 touchdowns. (Scout.com)

14 Position Groups Under Pressure in the ACC for 2015

North Carolina Defensive Line: Improving the defense was the top priority for coach Larry Fedora in the spring. Hiring Gene Chizik as the team’s new coordinator was a step in the right direction, and the former Auburn coach inherits six returning starters. Getting better play from the defense starts up front, as this unit has to stop the run better after giving up 240.5 yards per game in 2014. (Athlon Sports)

Film Room: Brian Walker

The Inside Carolina staff convened to review and discuss the film from UNC's final spring football scrimmage. In this segment, beat writer Greg Barnes and Xs and Os analyst Jason Staples discuss cornerback Brian Walker. (Inside Carolina)

Long road ahead for Darian Durant after Achilles injury

The dust has settled from the Roughriders' difficult start to the regular season after losing franchise quarterback Darian Durant for the rest of the season. Durant ruptured his Achilles on an innocent-looking play late in the second quarter against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. "It's not career ending, there's no doubt about that. It's season ending, that's for sure," said general manager Brendan Taman. (News Talk 980 CJME)

Triangle college football's weight room warriors

Lou Hernandez at UNC chose senior WR/TE hybrid Kendrick Singleton. Singleton, who's known as 'Bull' because of his work ethic goes 'only' 6'2 and 215. He was a HS weightlifting champ though and according to Hernandez' formula, is the strongest pound for pound guy on the roster. The raw numbers bear that out: Clean 452. Squat 550 Bench 405. (ABC 11)

Freshman DT Aaron Crawford crushing in the weight room

Interior defensive line depth is one area of concern for UNC football heading to the 2015 season. Tar Heel freshman defensive tackle Aaron Crawford, who has been enrolled for less than two weeks, might be an option to help out on the defensive front. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Freshmen Jersey Numbers, Heights, Weights

North Carolina's true freshmen football players all have numbers and their first official heights and weights are also out for public consumption. THI has compiled only the newcomers for you to absorb. Each player's name is followed by their position, height and weight: (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Former Tar Heel Stu Holt Joins Appalachian State Coaching Staff

South Florida special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Stu Holt is no longer on the South Florida Bulls’ coaching staff and is expected to join the Appalachian State staff, according to a source. After playing as a long snapper for North Carolina from 1991 to ’95, Holt joined the coaching ranks in ’96 as the linebackers and special teams coach at Norwich University in Vermont. (Sports Illustrated)

Film Room: Elijah Hood

The Inside Carolina staff convened to review and discuss the film from UNC's final spring football scrimmage. In this segment, beat writer Greg Barnes and Xs and Os analyst Jason Staples discuss a play by running back Elijah Hood. (Inside Carolina)

Meet The Heels Set For August 8th

The 2015 North Carolina football team will host the annual "Meet The Heels" day on Saturday, August 8, at the Eddie Smith Field House from 4-6 p.m. As in the past, the team will be divided into two different time slots with the offensive and defensive players splitting time equally. More details, including a Carolina Kids Club event, and other details about parking, concessions and other activities at Meet The Heels will be available in the next few weeks. (GoHeels.com)

My Carolina Experience: Greg Ellis

Through the 1996 season, Greg Ellis’s junior year as a All-ACC and All-America defensive end, the Tar Heels were 35-8-1 in Kenan Stadium in the 1990s, including 5-0 in ’96. They would win five of six at home in 1997 and notch back-to-back Top 10 finishes in 1996-97. The defense that Ellis was a part of limited opponents to an average of 217 yards and 11.5 points a game over two seasons. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC DE Greg Ellis focused on the big screen

For two decades, football was life for former UNC defensive end Greg Ellis. "That's the challenge when you get off football," said Ellis. "All of a sudden, it's over." Always wanting to inspire, Ellis believed the best way to motivate was through entertainment. That led to his next venture, CEO of Play Now Enterprises and perhaps his biggest undertaking, a major motion picture. (WRAL Sports Fan)

CFL fans, players react to Darian Durant season-ending injury

On June 27, Saskatchewan Roughriders fans filled Mosaic Stadium to celebrate a new CFL season. By the end of the night, a feeling of utter disbelief started to sink in. Riders quarterback Darian Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. While the news was hard to digest, it didn't take long for fans and CFL players to share their feelings on Durant's injury. (CBC News)

UNC Seeking Volunteer Football Ushers For 2015

The UNC Department of Athletics is currently recruiting volunteer football ushers for the 2015 football season. Volunteer football ushers serve as ambassadors for the Department of Athletics and are critical to creating a safe and welcoming environment in Kenan Stadium on game days. All ushers should be reliable, dedicated, observant, and possess strong communication skills. (GoHeels.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 37
Pittsburgh: 36
Sat, Sep 24 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Florida State
Sat, Oct 1, 3:30 ET ABC/ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 8, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Miami
Sat, Oct 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Georgia Tech7
Florida State55
at South Florida35
East Carolina17
at Virginia Tech54
Central Michigan35
at Virginia49
at Connecticut24
at Boston College42
at Notre Dame35
at North Carolina37
Wake Forest33
at Indiana28
at Marshall28
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(35) North Carolina1-03-1
(43) Virginia Tech1-03-1
(36) Georgia Tech1-13-1
(15) Miami0-03-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Louisville2-04-0
(5) Clemson1-04-0
Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State0-02-1
(13) Florida State0-13-1
Boston College0-22-2

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