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Ryan Switzer leads nation in 60+ yard explosive plays

Larry Fedora stresses "explosive plays." Plays over 20 yards that can change a possession, bring the team into scoring position, and even change the game. No one in college football has more explosive plays than Tar Heel wide receiver and punt returner Ryan Switzer. (Carolina Blue)

ICTV: Ryan Switzer Interview

Senior receiver and punt returner Ryan Switzer decided to return to the University of North Carolina football team one final season for another run at a championship, hoping to improve upon last season's achievements. The first step is the confidence to do so, and the Tar Heel football team has no shortage of that. (Inside Carolina)

Top 20 'Freaks' in college football for 2016

Elijah Hood, North Carolina, RB: Hood averaged almost seven yards a carry last year and finished with 1,463 yards rushing and 17 TDs. The 6-0, 220-pound Hood squats an impressive 635 pounds and was forbidden by the strength coaches to do more. Hood benches 375, power-cleans 338 and has a combined (bench, squat and power clean) mark of more than 1,150. (FOX Sports)

Three Tar Heels On Preseason All-ACC Football Team

North Carolina running back Elijah Hood, cornerback Des Lawrence and specialist Ryan Switzer were selected to the 2016 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Football Team announced Wednesday. The team was selected by a vote of 191 media members who were credentialed for last week’s ACC Football Kickoff in Charlotte. (GoHeels.com)

Darian Durant making progress with sprained ankle

Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant is taking his recovery one step at a time. After participating in Monday’s on-field workout at Mosaic Stadium, Durant said his sprained left ankle was “feeling a lot better.” Still, the veteran pivot declined to speculate on his availability for Friday’s road game against the Montreal Alouettes. (Regina Leader-Post)

Larry Fedora on the 2016 Coastal Divison

After going 8-0 in the ACC's regular season, the Tar Heels brought home their first official ACC Coastal Division title last season. Larry Fedora addressed the Division. "I think it's been wide open every year in the coastal every year, hasn't it?" Fedora asked rhetorically. "That's one of the things you write about all the time, anybody can win the coastal." (Carolina Blue)

Mitch Trubisky among Pro Football Focus' 10 breakout quarterbacks

The Tar Heels are looking to compete in the ACC once again this season, but their biggest hurdle is losing quarterback Marquise Williams to graduation. However, junior Mitch Trubisky looks to take over for the team and have a big year. Pro Football Focus certainly seems to believe in Trubisky as they recently listed ten breakout quarterbacks for the 2015 season. (Campus Sports)

Big Travis Bond Set to Make His Winnipeg Blue Bombers Debut

Travis Bond will make his debut for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday. The Bombers signed Bond as a free agent in March and from the moment they saw him in training camp, they were impressed. The large graduate of North Carolina was a 7th round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2013. He has also been with Carolina and St. Louis. (CJOB AM 680)

Repeating in Coastal won’t be a ‘day at the beach’ for UNC

Instead of taking in the latest summer blockbusters or sitting around the beach house, Larry Fedora spent his evenings scouting teams that aren’t even on the Tar Heels’ schedule this season. That’s how it goes when you’re the favorite to repeat as Coastal Division champion and the first three teams you play in the fall have new coaches. (Wilmington Star News)

Five from N.C. who could challenge for ACC player of the year

UNC's Elijah Hood was third in the projections for ACC player of the year, so voters recognize Hood’s contribution of 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns as the Tar Heels’ feature back. Hood averaged 15.6 carries per game, and made the most of them. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky has waited his turn, but in the past two seasons he has shown flashes of brilliance. (Greensboro News & Record)

Georgia RB Nick Chubb more likely to start season than Sony Michel

If you’re into the whole gambling thing, the web site Bovada has set optimistic odds for this season on Nick Chubb: The over-under for his total rushing yards is 1,300.5, and for rushing touchdowns it’s 12.5. And that’s with Chubb still not officially cleared to play in the season opener against North Carolina. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Roommate Switzer knows waiting for his chance at UNC wasn’t easy for Trubisky

There probably is no North Carolina player who knows what quarterback Mitch Trubisky has gone through in the last three years better than wide receiver Ryan Switzer, his roommate and one of his many talented passing targets. The two met during the recruiting process and, once Trubisky committed to UNC, they decided to room together. (Raleigh & Company)

Larry Fedora on facing seven new head coaches in 2016

A common question for UNC's Larry Fedora during last week's ACC Kickoff was the fact that the Tar Heels will take on seven teams with new head coaches. Georgia, Illinois, James Madison, Virginia Tech, Miami, Virginia, and The Citadel will all be breaking-in new head men. What goes into preparing for a team with a coach you have not faced before? (Carolina Blue)

By the Numbers: Elijah Hood is an elite running back

UNC running back Elijah Hood hasn't received the same hype as other big-time running backs, but Hood's numbers clearly show he is one of the games' elite. Hood rushed for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. His 17 touchdowns ranked sixth among players from power five conferences. Hood found the end zone about every 13 carries, on average. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Notebook

Des Lawrence is light years removed from an incident that occurred during fall camp in 2014. He was one of several Tar Heels involved in a hazing incident that drew negative attention to the program giving it another black eye at a time when it hadn’t yet climbed out from under the clouds of an elongated NCAA investigation that has finally moved on. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Western Carolina: 10
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ACC Football Scoreboard
at #2 Miami44

Delaware State6
at Florida State77

The Citadel3
at #3 Clemson61

at Virginia Tech20

Western Carolina10
at North Carolina65

at Louisville56

Georgia Tech20
at Duke43

Boston College39
at Connecticut16

#22 NC State24
at Wake Forest30

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(2) Miami7-010-0
Virginia Tech4-38-3
Georgia Tech4-45-5
North Carolina1-63-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson7-110-1
(25) NC State5-27-4
Wake Forest4-37-4
Boston College3-46-5
Florida State3-54-6

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