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Everett Golson could have been someone on the North Carolina hardwood

Golson was at the very least a Division I talent, according to those who coached him at the prep level. Notre Dame's redshirt junior quarterback is on the Heisman Trophy short list as he readies the No. 6 Irish for a date Saturday with North Carolina. A Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, native, Golson had initially pledged to the Tar Heels' basketball program in February 2010. (ESPN.com)

Inside the Irish: A Look at North Carolina

During the preseason, Carolina had the look of a dangerous upstart — a team that finished their 2013 season winning six of seven games with an offense that’s set 40+ records in Fedora’s short tenure in Chapel Hill. But the youth on the Tar Heels’ roster has hurt them early this season, and after wins over Liberty and San Diego State, North Carolina has lost three straight to East Carolina, Clemson and Virginia Tech. (NBC Sports)

UNC plans to keep rotating QBs at No. 6 Notre Dame

North Carolina has one quarterback who is leading the team in rushing, another with less experience and shaky confidence, and an offense that has been inconsistent through the first five games. And yet, the Tar Heels are sticking with their weekly plan to play both heading into No. 6 Notre Dame on Saturday. (Yahoo! Sports)

Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - Notre Dame

The Tar Heel coordinators discuss what to expect as North Carolina looks to upset no. 6 Notre Dame in South Bend on Saturday. View Video...

Happy T.A. McLendon's Knee Was Down Day!

It's the tenth anniversary of the "T.A. McLendon game" versus NC State. The 2004 UNC vs NC State game at Kenan Stadium goes down as one of the more epic tilts between the bitter rivals. UNC led 30-24 with under a minute to go and the Wolfpack on the five yard line. NCSU's running back took the handoff and stretched out for the end zone. One official signaled touchdown but the official on the near side said McLendon's knee was down short of the goal line. (Tar Heel Blog)

The Case For Not Firing Larry Fedora

Let me start off by saying I am not presenting the case FOR Larry Fedora. I am presenting the case for NOT FIRING Larry Fedora. There is a difference. If you are remotely plugged in to the happenings surrounding North Carolina football, you know there are a fair number of folks calling for Larry Fedora’s job. (Thrown Away To Worthy)

Extra Points: Irish Rivalry Renewed

There's been a decidedly gold-tinted aura to the UNC-Notre Dame rivalry, such that it is. Carolina has won just twice, those a 12-7 triumph in Kenan Stadium in 1960 over a team that included future NFL stars Nick Buoniconti and Daryle Lamonica and in 2008 when Cam Sexton scored on a four-yard run to provide the victory margin in a 29-24 win. (GoHeels.com)

Notre Dame Presents Challenging Opportunity

Larry Fedora said the Tar Heels need to do a better job of handling whatever is thrown their way early on. UNC has given up an opening drive touchdown in each of its last three games, and it took Virginia Tech, Clemson and ECU less than seven plays combined to get those early points. So UNC knows that it will be crucial to handle those early possessions against Notre Dame. (GoHeels.com)

An Oral History: UNC vs. UCONN, 2008

In the fall of 2008, after enduring three straight losing seasons, the North Carolina Tar Heel football team raced to a 4-1 start in Butch Davis’ second year at the helm, setting up a night game showdown with the #24 ranked UConn Huskies — a game that turned out to be one of the most unique Tar Heel football experiences in recent memory. (Raleigh & Company)

Despite loss, UNC defense shows improvement

Last week, North Carolina lost yet another game by more than 15 points – their third consecutive blowout loss. Yet, this one had a different feeling. Instead of the UNC defense being the one to blame for another poor result, it was the offense that did not carry their end of the bargain. Quietly, it was the best game the much-maligned defense had played all season. (Carolina Blue)

Elijah Hood says goodbye to Fighting Irish and hello to Tar Heels

Elijah Hood, the five-star recruit, and No. 1 player in the state out of Charlotte Catholic, originally committed to Notre Dame in lieu of reigning national champion Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and a slew of other programs. Now, the 6-foot, 220-pound freshman running back is in Chapel Hill after he decommitted from the Fighting Irish and later deemed himself a Tar Heel. (Daily Tar Heel)

Looking at the Numbers Behind the UNC QB Rotation

Questions are mounting about Larry Fedora's use of his quarterbacks. But is the quarterback rotation actually having a negative impact on the Carolina offense? The stats and data are inconclusive at best. Mitch Trubisky's back-breaking pick-six against Virginia Tech has brought the topic of the UNC quarterback rotation with Marquise Williams from the minds of fans to the lips of the local media. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels Scheming to Contain Golson

North Carolina’s defensive success against No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday will be determined by its ability to limit quarterback Everett Golson's effectiveness with the ball in his hand. Golson, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. talent who committed to UNC prior to signing with the Irish in 2011, has inserted himself in the Heisman Trophy conversation after leading Notre Dame to a 5-0 start. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Wednesday Football Post-Practice Interviews

Larry Fedora and Ryan Mangum discuss intensity in practice, focusing on the details, and preparing for Notre Dame on October 8, 2014. View Video...

Extra Points: Wake Up This Echo

The image is one of the most revered in the annuals of Tar Heel football and comes from the lens of photographer Bob Donnan on a gray day in Kenan Stadium in 2008. Quarterback Cam Sexton is leaping over a diving and would-be Notre Dame tackler at the goal line. Another Fighting Irish defender comes from the right— too little, too late. (GoHeels.com)

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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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