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Fedora and Chizik preparing for scheme not ghosts

If Georgia rolls out freshman quarterback Jacob Eason on Saturday, UNC will be going against a player who has never taken a live college snap. Georgia could play two quarterbacks. How do you prepare for that? UNC head coach Larry Fedora and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik said they look at the scheme, not necessarily players. (Carolina Blue)

What UNC will miss most from Mack Hollins in first half versus Georgia

UNC wide receiver Mack Hollins is known for big plays and his role as a deep threat in the Tar Heels' offense. The former walk-on turned outspoke star grabbed 30 passes for 745 yards last season. That was good for eight touchdowns and 24.8 yards per catch, which led the NCAA. Hollins cannot play in the first half of North Carolina's opening game against Georgia. (Carolina Blue)

Julius Peppers among players cleared by NFL in PED probe

Like retired quarterback Peyton Manning before them, three active players linked to the use of PEDs in an Al Jazeera America report have been cleared by the NFL of any wrongdoing. On Wednesday, the league issued a statement that it could find no credible evidence that any of the three players – who have been selected to a combined 20 Pro Bowls – have violated the NFL-NFLPA PED policy. (FOX Sports)

UNC vs UGA: Fox Sports Preview & Prediction

With a win, North Carolina becomes a team that could be in the top 10 when they take on Florida State in Tallahassee on Oct. 1. A loss doesn’t do much — they were already darkhorses. A loss for Georgia would set off alarms all over Athens. The Dawgs return a lot of talent, but Kirby Smart has no room for error in his first season. Prediction: UNC 34, Georgia 27 (FOX Sports)

How the UNC defense will bolster the Tar Heels in Atlanta

With all the talk about UNC’s inability to stop the run during last season’s Baylor game, it is important for the defense to come prepared. Linebacker Andre Smith said that much of the team’s preparations for Georgia revolved around stopping the run. Smith said that all the defensive adjustments would translate into big plays and decisive wins throughout the 2016 season. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC's Mitch Trubisky Is The Guy As Tar Heels Prepare for Georgia

UNC QB Mitch Trubisky is now "the guy" in Chapel Hill as the Tar Heels prepare for their season-opening showdown with Georgia. Greg Barnes of InsideCarolina.com provides insights into what Carolina fans can expect from Trubisky against the Bulldogs. Read More...

Audio: Jones Angell and Carolina football

It's almost football time at North Carolina. With the opening kickoff only a few days away, we're talking with Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell about his broadcast career and the upcoming football season, which begins Saturday evening against the University of Georgia. (SoundCloud)

Not Looking Back, UNC's Run Defense Primed For Improvement

It isn’t a reach to suggest that if the Tar Heels are better at stopping the run they will again be formidable. The offense should be outstanding, the special teams very good, and the secondary proved a year ago it was plenty capable of doing its job. So, Carolina’s pass defense could be among the nation’s best in 2016. But the run defense is another story. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Larry Fedora Live: QB Communication

Football is all about communication, especially for the quarterback. Not only does this player need to be able to communicate with his offensive teammates, but he also needs to be on the same page as his coaches. That is where UNC junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky may have grown the most since he arrived in Chapel Hill, according to Larry Fedora. (Inside Carolina)

UGA vs. UNC Prediction, Game Preview

The Tar Heels offense could be just as explosive as last year, and it starts with Mitch Trubisky being a proper replacement for Marquise Williams at quarterback. He has All-ACC wide receivers Ryan Switzer and Mack Hollins back, along with All-ACC running back Elijah Hood. (Campus Insiders)

Nick Chubb, Elijah Hood key for Georgia and North Carolina

The Kirby Smart era gets underway Saturday at the Georgia Dome when the Bulldogs square off against North Carolina. Georgia has a new coaching staff but returns enough players that they may not look that much different in 2016. UNC finally broke through last season and wants to prove that was no fluke. Here is a look at some of the key players for Saturday’s game: (Dawg Sports)

UNC's Des Lawrence: Georgia is 'a test we are ready to take'

There is plenty of hype surrounding the North Carolina Tar Heels coming into the 2016 season, but Carolina is focused on taking things game-by-game and improving upon last year. UNC started the 2015 season on a rough note losing the first game to South Carolina, and senior defensive back Des Lawrence says that may have been a product of the Tar Heels trying to do too much. (Carolina Blue)

Four key stats that will point to UNC football success

It’s game week. The University of Georgia and Nick Chubb are finally on the horizon. The 2016 season is days away, and Tar Heel fans are one major season-opening win against an SEC opponent away from talking themselves into a College Football Playoff berth. To help feed that fire, I started looking at some stats from last year. (Tar Heel Blog)

45 years after 'Dooley Bowl,' UNC and Georgia set to meet

Nearly 45 years have passed since the last time North Carolina and Georgia met on the football field. On the very last day of 1971, the Tar Heels and Bulldogs collided in Jacksonville’s Gator Bowl, in a game that will always be remembered as “The Dooley Brothers Bowl.” With the recent death of Bill Dooley, it seems fitting that we revisit that game. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Greg Little Released by Buffalo Bills

Greg Little was released by the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday. The veteran wideout was let go on Tuesday even after his impressive preseason in which he was second on the team in receptions and receiving yards. Little will now hit the open market, with a chance to sign on with a team looking to add experience to their wide receiver corp. (CBS Sports)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, TBD

Sat, Sep 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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