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Consistent Carolina readies for emotional Hokies

North Carolina’s approach to everything this year – each day, week, game and opponent – is “boring and monotonous,” Larry Fedora says. “They’re successful doing things a certain way so there is no need to look anywhere else,” he said. “I won’t change it. There’s no need to change. Why? We’re like trained pigs. We’ve got something, we just keep doing it over and over.” (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: UNC Football Senior Reflections

Seniors Jeff Schoettmer, Shakeel Rashad, Landon Turner, Quinshad Davis, and Marquise Williams reflect on their time at North Carolina. View Video...

UNC's Goals in Focus

Coastal Division champs. State champs. Larry Fedora has been opening team meetings with those five words dating back to spring ball. And while the Tar Heels have embraced the concept of winning each game to a secure a 1-0 record each week, those efforts have led North Carolina to the final two weeks of the regular season with both goals still intact. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football Senior Day Presentation

UNC honored 26 seniors on the football team, along with their families, before the last home game vs. Miami. Managers, student office assistants, and video staff members were also recognized on the field. November 14, 2015. View Video...

Landon Turner, Ryan Switzer named ACC Players of the Week

North Carolina senior offensive guard Landon Turner and junior punt returner/wide receiver Ryan Switzer were named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week and Specialist of the Week respectively following the Tar Heels 59-21 trouncing of Miami. Switzer claimed sole possession of the ACC record for most career punt return touchdowns with seven when he scored on a 78-yard punt return. (Carolina Blue)

Tar Heels Deserve More Credit

However, the skepticism around those teams pales in comparison to a team that has struggled to garner any attention at all: North Carolina, who boasts a 9-1 record after a 59-21 win over Miami but just barely entered the top 25 last week. The committee left the one-loss Tar Heels out of its first top 25 -- UNC was the only Power Five one-loss team not ranked -- and then moved them up to only 23rd last week following their blowout win over Duke. (Sports on Earth)

Weekly North Carolina Coaching Grades

Larry Fedora, UNC, A: The Tar Heels are the hottest offensive team in the country of late – so hot that the 59-21 win over Miami would have been even more one-sided had Fedora chosen to pile on. At Virginia Tech (5-5, 3-3), UNC won’t face a classic Hokie defense but one that’s still good enough to present Marquise Williams and his talented receivers with a challenge. (WRAL Sports Fan)

North Carolina focuses on future through history-making season

The Tar Heels are squarely focused on their next game. That’s the approach they’ve embraced all year, but now at 9-1, it’s hard not to think back to that opener against South Carolina, when Marquise Williams threw three interceptions inside the Gamecocks’ 25-yard line, when the Heels blew a lead, when Fedora and his offensive staff bungled the play calling that cost them a game. (ESPN.com)

ICTV: Damien Washington's Proposal

As if the emotions of Senior Day were not enough, Damien Washington took the next step in his life by proposing to his longtime girlfriend in front of the student section. Washington's teammates spread the word along the sideline in the fourth quarter with a ninth-straight victory well in hand. (Inside Carolina)

Defenses at a loss to stop UNC’s offense

North Carolina’s opponents have difficult choices as they try to figure out how to stop its prolific offense. They have only come up with the wrong answers the last two weeks, leading you to wonder if there is a right answer. “It’s real tough to stop our offense for sure,” said Elijah Hood, who needs 55 rushing yards to reach 1,000 for the season. “I don’t see anybody stopping us but us." (Raleigh & Company)

With improved team building, leadership and chemistry, North Carolina has surged to top of ACC

When North Carolina coach Larry Fedora gathered his team for its first meeting in early January, he had each of his players write down what they viewed as the Tar Heels' biggest problem. There were plenty to choose from after last season's disappointing 6-7 record, Fedora's first losing campaign as a head coach. "It was really difficult," Fedora tells The Inside Read of last season. (Campus Rush)

ESPN's 'College GameDay' won't be coming to Virginia Tech for Frank Beamer's final home game

ESPN’s “College GameDay” won’t be making a trip to Blacksburg next Saturday for Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer’s final game at Lane Stadium, despite a persistent and passionate social media campaign by the Hokies’ fans. The network announced its decision Saturday night, tweeting a video with ESPN personalities giving video tributes to Beamer. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)

Extra Points: History Week

When Larry Fedora prefaced Miami preparations by telling the Tar Heels they could become only the second team in Carolina history to go 7-0 at home, Mack Hollins tweaked the theme to “History Week!!!” “We could go into the record books if we could keep winning,” Hollins said. “I just wanted to make sure everyone understood the opportunity in front of us.” (GoHeels.com)

No Coastal clincher, but close

In a strange twist, UNC fans found themselves rooting for Duke on Saturday, but the Blue Devils didn’t come through. Duke’s loss to Pittsburgh meant that the Tar Heels couldn’t clinch the Coastal Division title this week. The Tar Heels’ win against Miami got them close, though. One UNC win or one Pitt loss over the final two weeks of the regular season will give UNC the division title. (Wilmington Star News)

Elijah Hood contributes to UNC's season high rushing

It was a day when the little things at the end of a perfect season at Kenan Stadium seemed to mean more — like senior Marquise Williams’ tears, before and after the game. Or the play when the offensive seniors took the field together toward the end of the game to a standing ovation. Or that strange moment when a running back wearing No. 34 ran 34 yards to the Miami 34-yard line. (Daily Tar Heel)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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UNC vs. Louisville
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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