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Against Georgia, UNC has a chance to put big game woes behind them

When North Carolina plays Georgia on Satuday, it’s another chance in a big game against a big name opponent. Those haven’t ended well for UNC the past couple years. At the end of last season, North Carolina had two chances to win a marquee game. In the bowl game, they were practically ran over by Baylor. (Tar Heel Blog)

Romar Morris Waived by New York Jets

Romar Morris was waived by the Jets on Monday with an injury designation, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports. Morris was competing for a spot in the crowded Jets backfield prior to being released. He injured his shoulder and will require surgery, which was the reason for the team deciding to part ways. He'll be eligible for the injured reserve list if he clears waivers. (CBS Seattle)

Video: Gene Chizik Tuesday Post-Practice Interview

UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik met with the media following Tuesday's practice to discuss the many true freshmen that will see action in the opener Saturday, how much further his unit is from this time a year ago, and other thing as the Tar Heels prepare for Georgia. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC Opponent Preview: Georgia

Georgia enters the 2016 season hoping for a new beginning. The momentum of a 4-1 start to the 2015 season was halted by the injury of Bulldogs’ star running back Nick Chubb. The Bulldogs finished the season 10-3 (5-3 SEC). Following the conclusion of last season, Georgia parted ways with coach Mark Richt, who was replaced by a former Bulldog in Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart. (Inside Carolina)

Agent: T.J. Yates cleared to return to football activities

Free-agent quarterback T.J. Yates has been cleared to return to football activities, agent Brian Ayrault announced on Twitter. Yates suffered a torn ACL last December when the Houston Texans played the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15. (ESPN.com)

Big Four football: 10 games to watch

1. North Carolina vs. Georgia, Saturday: The Tar Heels will be underdogs when they head to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. A loss would mean UNC is just another good team that can’t hang with one that will finish in the middle of the SEC. A victory would put the Tar Heels on the national radar and would earn the ACC respect on the season’s opening Saturday. (Greensboro News & Record)

College Football's Top 50 Must-See Games of 2016

44. North Carolina vs. Georgia (Sept. 3 – Atlanta) The Kirby Smart era begins down the road in Atlanta for what should be an interesting kickoff game for both teams with several question marks and high expectations. 49. North Carolina at Florida State (Oct. 1) This is one of those sneaky-good games in early October that has ACC title game implications. (Athlon Sports)

Fedora on his Tar Heels: "They expect to win"

This game against Georgia has a little bit of a different feel for UNC. Larry Fedora has a better idea of his team. He knows they can be special. "They expect to win. I don't know if they know who is favored or not. None of that matters. When you get in the game, you got to play. All I can ask from our guys is that they walk on that field and expect to win." (Carolina Blue)

Heavy Dose of UNC Freshmen to Play vs. Georgia

No. 22 North Carolina will lean heavily on its true freshman class beginning as early as Saturday against No. 18 Georgia in Atlanta. Larry Fedora broke form on Monday and gifted the media with a relevant tidbit when asked about the likelihood of the five true freshmen defensive backs listed on the depth chart playing in the season opener. (Inside Carolina)

Quinshad Davis Released by Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions announced 10 cuts, bringing their roster down to 78 players. The team waived wide receiver Quinshad Davis, kicker Devon Bell, guard Chase Farris, cornerback Rashaad Reynolds and defensive ends Deonte Gibson, Louis Palmer, and Quanterus Smith. Davis played some with the second-team offense in recent weeks. (Detroit Free Press)

North Carolina, Florida State, Clemson will sweep SEC opponents during Kickoff Week

North Carolina's offense returns seven starters and is expected to pick up where it left off with new starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky. This team is well versed in the way Larry Fedora wants everything done, while Georgia is just starting out under rookie head coach Kirby Smart -- and could be starting a true freshman quarterback to boot. (ESPN.com)

Jeff Schoettmer Released By New Orleans Saints

New Orleans began paring its roster down by releasing a handful of players. Among those released, sources told The Advocate: fullback Sione Houma, wide receivers Jared Dangerfield and Reggie Bell, guards Cyril Lemon and Kaleb Eulls, linebackers Jeff Schoettmer and Dillon Lee, safety Jamal Golden and long snapper Chris Highland. (Baton Rouge Advocate)

Brandon Tate Released By Cincinnati

The Brandon Tate era in Cincinnati has somewhat shockingly come to an end as the Bengals have released the veteran wide receiver. The move happened prior to the Tuesday deadline for rosters to be cut down to 75 players. According to Bengals.com’ Geoff Hobson, Tate’s locker was cleared out and his nameplate removed on Tuesday morning. (Cincy Jungle)

Consistency is key for Nick Weiler and his kicking crew

The long snapper sends the ball back. The holder places it on the turf. The kicker takes his steps and swings through. A simple process. One that rarely changes to the untrained eye. Snap, hold, kick. Snap hold, kick. Senior kicker Nick Weiler knows the process all too well. (Carolina Blue)

Turner's Take: Dare to Believe

Larry Fedora is excited. Mitch Trubisky is excited. Elijah Hood, Des Lawrence? They're excited. The 2016 Tar Heels' belief that they can knock off Georgia, despite what the oddsmakers and poll voters say, is based not in fantasy, not in some unrealized potential, but in the truth that they put forward a year ago, to the foundation they now get to build upon. (GoHeels.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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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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