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2013 ACC Top 25 player countdown: No. 9 - Eric Ebron

A first-team All-ACC selection and Mackey Award finalist, Ebron was one of the nation’s best tight ends and most consistent receiving threats in the conference. A matchup nightmare for every defense North Carolina faced, Ebron established himself as the Tar Heels’ go-to receiver for two different quarterbacks. For the year, Ebron led the Tar Heels in catches (62) and receiving yards (973). (ESPN.com)

Extra Points: The Littrell Mosaic

Say hello to Seth Littrell, the Tar Heels' new assistant head coach for offense and tight ends coach. Here is the line score for the senior fullback and co-captain on Oklahoma's 2000 national title squad: 24 carries for 78 yards, 10 catches for 109 yards, two touchdowns. Bet he had to block a bunch, huh? That's one thing that attracted Larry Fedora to the coach who for two years has run the offense at Indiana. (GoHeels.com)

Top 10 ACC Defensive Linemen of the BCS Era

1. Julius Peppers, DE, UNC (1999-01): As a two-sport star in Chapel Hill, Peppers was a freshman All-American in 1999 before leading the nation in sacks (15.0) as a sophomore. He capped his junior season as a consensus All-American and by winning Lombardi, Bednarik and Willis Trophy honors. Peppers was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. (Athlon Sports)

2013 Top 25 player countdown: No. 14: Kareem Martin

No. 14 Kareem Martin, DE, UNC: Martin was able to get off blocks to make plays behind the line of scrimmage, often in spite of facing double teams. He got after quarterbacks and made game-changing plays. Martin was a first-team All-ACC selection after finishing the regular season with 78 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks, 14 quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. (ESPN.com)

Picking every 2014 ACC football game

I guess I'll stick right there with UNC for the toughest schedule. In addition to that four-game stretch, they play down in Miami, and then they've got two games in six days when they play Pitt on a Saturday and then travel to play Duke on Thursday night in Durham. (SB Nation)

UNC RB coach Randy Jordan takes job with NFL's Redskins

UNC running backs coach Randy Jordan is headed back to the NFL. The Washington Redskins announced over Twitter Saturday night that they have hired Jordan as their new running backs coach. Jordan, who played the position at UNC before graduating in 1993, had a nine-year NFL career and then began his coaching career as a special teams assistant with the Oakland Raiders in 1993. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Country musician, former UNC linebacker Chase Rice Sets Lofty New Year’s Resolution

Chase Rice accomplished plenty in 2013. He helped pen Florida Georgia Line‘s multi-platinum smash hit, ‘Cruise,’ and released his own EP, ‘Ready, Set, Roll,’ which quickly landed in the Top 5. But the singer-songwriter says that he has even bigger goals for himself in 2014. “I’d love to have my own No. 1 as an artist, as far as music goes,” Rice tells Roughstock. (The Boot)

UNC Student Body Pres: “Disgusted” By Athlete/Academic Accusations

At Thursday’s meeting of the Board of Trustees, UNC student body president Christy Lambden spoke out harshly against recent allegations that a majority of Carolina student-athletes struggle to read at a high-school level. “I for one am disgusted by the reputation of Carolina students being unnecessarily disparaged by the media,” he said. (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Seth Littrell discusses his offensive philosophy

Gerry DiNardo sits down with former Indiana offensive coordinator Seth Littrell, who was hired by UNC on Friday, to discuss his offensive scheme and philosophy. View Video...

Bubba Cunningham calls for raising academic entrance requirements for athletes

As UNC continues to face the fallout of an academic adviser's report that many of the school's football and basketball players struggle with basic reading skills, athletic director Bubba Cunningham called Friday for tougher academic standards for student-athletes. "I think it would be good to increase all the incoming requirements for freshmen," Cunningham said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina Hires Littrell To Football Staff

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora has hired Seth Littrell as the Tar Heels' assistant head coach for offense and tight ends coach. Current assistants Gunter Brewer (wide receivers) and Chris Kapilovic (offensive line) have been named co-offensive coordinators. Littrell comes to Chapel Hill from Indiana where he guided one of the most prolific offenses in the country. (GoHeels.com)

University response to student academic records lawsuit

Thursday night, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was notified that The News & Observer has filed a lawsuit seeking student academic records. The newspaper is seeking a redacted copy of a spreadsheet that contains information compiled from individual University student transcripts. Those records are protected under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). (UNC.edu)

The modern-day college athlete is a product of the fan

Blame Twitter, blame the media, blame Mary Willingham, blame fans for sticking their heads in the sand for decades, but the public is finally being forced to discuss the farce of a narrative presented by the NCAA. But, as important as addressing athlete compensation and education clearly are for college athletics, they may be masking the root of the problem, and the problem Willingham seemingly wants addressed. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC LB Travis Hughes Suspended On Assault Charge

UNC linebacker Travis Hughes has been suspended from all team activities due to a misdemeanor assault charge following an altercation with a campus parking enforcement officer, WRAL reports. Kevin Best, UNC football team spokesman, confirmed to multiple news outlets that campus police charged Hughes Thursday morning after the altercation, which happened on campus. (Chapelboro.com)

Report: UNC football player Travis Hughes charged with assault

ABC11 has learned that a linebacker for the UNC football team has been charged with assault. School officials say it stems from an altercation between Travis Hughes and a parking attendant. Hughes has been suspended from all team activities (WTVD)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Georgia Tech: 31
Sat, Oct 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Wake Forest
Sat, Oct 17, 7:00 ET RSN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia
Sat, Oct 24, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Oct 29, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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