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UNC Defensive Tackle Jalen Dalton Standing Out

“I would have to pick out a young kid who has really come into his own,” Larry Fedora said when asked about a standout camp performer during his radio show Tuesday. “He’s gotten bigger, he’s up to 295 pounds now and that’s Jalen Dalton. He’s really grown and adjusted to moving from defensive end to down inside, so I’m really proud of him.” (Inside Carolina)

Ranking the ACC's Top 40 Players for 2016

North Carolina: 8. Elijah Hood, RB, Hood possesses a good blend of size, speed and power and emerged as one of the nation’s top running backs; 29. M.J. Stewart, Stewart slightly edges teammate Des Lawrence as the top corner in Chapel Hill. 30. Des Lawrence; CB. 31. Ryan Switzer, WR; 40. Mitch Trubisky, QB. (Athlon Sports)

Video: Elijah Hood Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina junior tailback Elijah Hood shares thoughts on his greater understanding of the offense and developments on the Tar Heels' offensive line. Read More...

Eric Ebron returns to Detroit Lions practice

Eric Ebron is close to playing football again. The tight end returned to Detroit Lions practice Tuesday -- on a very limited basis -- 17 days after he was carted off at Ford Field with an ankle injury. Ebron wore a helmet Tuesday but largely was a bystander during the 20-minute portion of position drills that was open to the media. (Detroit Free Press)

In big picture, it may not matter which UGA QB starts UNC game

A ton of attention, and rightfully so, has been placed on which quarterback will start Georgia’s season opener against North Carolina. In the bigger picture, it might not matter much at all. It’s quite possible that senior Greyson Lambert ends up being Georgia’s starter against the Tar Heels. (Macon Telegraph)

Ex-Illinois coach Tim Beckman hired as volunteer coach by UNC

As the one-year anniversary of his firing at Illinois approaches, Tim Beckman has a new gig. North Carolina officials confirmed Tuesday that Beckman is a volunteer assistant on Larry Fedora’s staff. The Tar Heels play at Illinois in a prime-time game on Sept. 10. No word yet on whether Beckman will be a part of the travel party. (Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette)

Larry Fedora Details Nathan Elliott's Rise to Backup QB

When Larry Fedora described the decision to give Nathan Elliott the backup quarterback job during his radio show on Tuesday, it sounded simple. "He made good decisions [and] he took care of the football." As far as how Elliott will fare in game action, Fedora said he hopes the pedigree he brought from his hometown of Celina, Tex. will translate in Chapel Hill. (Inside Carolina)

UNC's Freshmen Standouts in Camp

UNC coordinators Gene Chizik and Chris Kapilovic shared their insights on freshmen standouts throughout training camp during Larry Fedora’s radio show Tuesday night. Possibly the most significant storyline of August thus far is the multitude of freshmen that have worked their way into the secondary’s two-deep. “We’re going to have to count on some young guys,” Chizik said. (Inside Carolina)

Ranking all 86 games in the first week of 2016

6. Georgia vs. North Carolina in Atlanta (Saturday, 5:30 p.m., ESPN): For the first time since 1998, North Carolina enters a season with the momentum of a top-25 finish the previous year. The Tar Heels will be looking to prove 2015 was not a fluke, and the Bulldogs will try to prove that Tennessee is not the lone contender in the SEC East. (Athlon Sports)

Seven Tar Heels On Senior Bowl Watch List

North Carolina center Lucas Crowley, offensive tackle Jon Heck, wide receiver Mack Hollins, cornerback Des Lawrence, tailback T.J. Logan, offensive guard Caleb Peterson and wide receiver/punt returner Ryan Switzer have been named to the 2017 Senior Bowl Watch List. The Senior Bowl will be played January 28, 2017, in Mobile, Alabama. (GoHeels.com)

Donnie Miles goes in-depth

UNC junior safety Donnie Miles returns for UNC's 2016 season after a break-out campaign in 2015. The Florida native led the Tar Heels in tackles (128) and was a big factor in run-support. Miles spoke with reporters last week on topics including personal improvements, the defense as a whole, and what he sees out of new starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Coach Charlton Warren Mic'd Up at Training Camp

Hear from North Carolina defensive backs coach Charlton Warren as he gets mic'd up during a training camp practice. Read More...

Fedora's weekly radio show returns

Larry Fedora's weekly UNC football radio show begins on Tuesday evening live from Top of the Hill. A weekly show hosted by UNC play-by-play man Jones Angell, Larry Fedora Live will start at 7:00 PM. It can heard on GoHeels.com and across the state on the Tar Heel Sports Radio Network. (Carolina Blue)

2016 ACC predictions: Clemson, North Carolina favored in respective divisions

The only offense in the ACC that might rival Clemson in terms of offensive weapons is North Carolina’s. Sure, Mitch Trubisky takes over at quarterback, but the Tar Heels aren’t worried. Trubisky has plenty of experience and has earned the respect of his teammates before he’s started a game. Plus, he’s got Elijah Hood in the backfield and a plethora of receivers. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina Football Game-by-Game Predictions for 2016

With a new athletics year upon us, all eyes in Chapel Hill are on Larry Fedora’s squad to see if the football team can build off of last year’s success. Can North Carolina follow up on last year’s breakthrough with another division title? Here is a game-by-game look at how Athlon Sports writers and contributors see the Tar Heels’ season playing out. (Athlon 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

UNC vs. UCF
Sat, Sep 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Louisville4-48-5
Florida State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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