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Tar Heels hope kickers regroup for bowl push

If North Carolina wants to make a late bowl push, the Tar Heels need their kicking game to improve. They've used senior Thomas Moore and sophomore Nick Weiler to kick field goals this season, though neither has provided reliable production. That's made the kicking job an open competition for much of the past two weeks, heading into Saturday's home game with Pittsburgh. (Associated Press)

Tar Heels Bracing for Physical Test

Miami’s Duke Johnson showcased his ability to run around UNC defenders two weeks ago. Pittsburgh will employ a different approach in its ground game against the Tar Heels this weekend. Pitt running back James Conner leads the ACC with 149.1 rushing yards per game, while Johnson ranks second with 134.8 ypg. The similarities, by and large, end there in trying to compare the rushing attacks. (Inside Carolina)

What To Watch For: Pitt

Two weeks after facing Duke Johnson, Carolina has another stiff challenge in the backfield as Pittsburgh brings James Conner to town. A sophomore tailback, Conner averages nearly 150 yards per game on the ground, fourth-best in the country. Conner can break off a 74-yard run as he did against Georgia Tech –he’s got escapability and the knack of making people miss– but he’s not afraid of contact. (GoHeels.com)

I'm A Tar Heel: Shakeel Rashad

Dear Tar Heel Fans, Thank you all so much for your continued support, it certainly doesn't go unnoticed. As we prepare to take on Pittsburgh this Saturday in Kenan Stadium we know that we have the full support of everyone who considers themselves to be a Tar Heel. So thank you all again for giving me a Carolina experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. #GoHeelsGoAmerica (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 13

Roy Williams has good perimeter depth at his disposal. Marcus Paige heads Sports Illustrated's preseason All-America list. Episode 5 of the behind the scenes series "This is Carolina Basketball" is now online. Harrison Barnes is soaring for the Golden State Warriors. And the Cincinnati Bengals expect to be without Giovani Bernard on Sunday (hip). (GoHeels.com)

The curious case of Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper

When asked the chances guard Jonathan Cooper starts this week against Detroit, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians answered quickly: "None." GM Steve Keim two weeks ago said he thought Cooper would play more and said it needed to happen sooner rather than later. On his weekly radio appearance Monday, however, he backtracked a bit. (FOX Sports)

Tar Heels putting on the ‘big boy pads’ for Saturday's game against Pittsburgh

In preparation for Pittsburgh running back James Conner, safety Tim Scott and the UNC defense have been thinking a lot about Andre Williams. “At the beginning of last week, we just said, ‘This is a repeat of last year with Boston College,’” Scott said. Pitt does the same thing with 6-foot-2, 250-pound Conner, who brings a frame and ground attack very similar to what the 6-foot, 227-pound Williams brought to Kenan Stadium in 2013. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels Anxious For Home Game

This weekend is a homecoming in more ways than one for the North Carolina football team. Saturday not only marks UNC’s Homecoming celebration, but it also marks the football team’s first home game in almost a month. The Tar Heels have played three of their last four games on the road and haven’t been in Kenan Stadium since the middle of October. (GoHeels.com)

Pitt's Conner is a beast, and Tar Heels know it

Pittsburgh’s James Conner leads the conference — and is fourth in the country — at 149.1 rushing yards per game. His 17 touchdowns also lead the ACC and have him tied for third in the NCAA. Tar Heel coach Larry Fedora was asked earlier this week if that was a significant challenge. Which, of course, it is. Fedora answered it with a statement along the lines of, “You can’t stop him; you can only hope to contain him.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Interview

Larry Fedora discusses the challenge the Tar Heels face in trying to stop Pitt's potent run game when they host the Panthers on homecoming Saturday in Kenan Stadium. View Video...

Former UNC linebacker-turned country music star Chase Rice talks Tar Heels

Beneath the bright lights of the CMA Awards' red carpet, former UNC linebacker-turned country music star Chase Rice spoke with 247Sports national scouting director Barton Simmons and sports media personality Clay Travis. The topics ranged from college football to the Tar Heels to country music. Rice played for North Carolina from 2005 to 2008. (Carolina Blue)

Mack Hollins Named To Burlsworth List

The Burlsworth Trophy and the Springdale (Ark.) Rotary Club announced Wednesday the 55 players nominated from Division 1 (FBS) schools from across the country for the 2014 Burlsworth Trophy, and UNC sophomore wide receiver Mack Hollins is among the nominees. Hollins, a former walk-on from Rockville, Maryland, leads the Tar Heels with 566 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. (GoHeels.com)

Next Man Up At Running Back For UNC

Running back was considered North Carolina’s deepest position throughout the offseason and through the midway point of the 2014 slate. That’s no longer the case, due to an injury and a suspension. The sizable expectations that greeted the running backs entering the season have failed to materialize for a variety of reasons, ranging from consistency to injuries to a lack of holes to hit. (Inside Carolina)

Butch Davis explains ‘you should have went to Harvard’ comment

In a call to a Greensboro, NC, radio station Monday, a man claiming to be ex-UNC defensive tackle Tydreke Powell stated that former Tar Heel head coach Butch Davis “came into a meeting one day and he said, ‘If y’all came here for an education, you should have went to Harvard.'” Davis, talked to the online-version of Time magazine to give his side of the story as it relates to Powell’s claims. (NBC Sports)

Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes

Larry Fedora on Mitch Trubisky in practice: “We tried to give Marquise some rest as much as we could during the open week and got more reps with Mitch and Kanler [Coker] and Caleb Henderson. Mitch really showed that he has a really good grasp of what we’re doing with the offense and did a really nice job this past week.” (Inside Carolina)

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, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

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

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