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UNC transferring tailback Ty’Son Williams reaches out to Gamecocks

Running back Ty’Son Williams is leaving UNC after one season, and South Carolina is among the schools he’s contacted to see if there’s any interest. Coach Brian Jackson, now the head coach at Lakewood but a former Crestwood assistant when Williams played there, said Thursday that Williams met with him to discuss his future. (The State)

Vikings DB Jabari Price plans to walk 30 miles a day to fight childhood obesity

On Saturday, Minnesota Vikings defensive back Jabari Price and his older brother Dahrnaz Tigner will begin "The Walk of Hearts," a 1,056-mile journey from Pompano Beach, Florida, to Washington, D.C., to promote ways to curb childhood obesity. The brothers plan to walk 30 miles a day, starting along Highway A1A on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. (ESPN.com)

Are football prospects starting to view UNC differently?

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora joined The David Glenn Show on Thursday to talk about the state of Tar Heel football, Ryan Switzer’s engagement and the new freshmen moving in this week. During the conversation, he discussed a noticeable difference he’s seeing in the way prospects view North Carolina football. (ACC Sports Journal)

Q&A: North Carolina DE Mikey Bart on the Tar Heels' defense

How much do the last few games of last season against Clemson and Baylor stay with you as motivation? Mikey Bart: We don’t try to focus on that. Obviously, we didn’t play the best against Baylor and Clemson, but we’re really not using that as motivation. We’re just trying to improve every day and looking forward to playing Georgia. (ESPN.com)

UNC football finally lived up to its potential! (Now what?)

Setting the bar at 11 wins makes the encore pretty tricky, but North Carolina returns a deep well of talent in the skill positions and on the offensive line, and the defense brings back enough to suggest that, after moving from woeful to mediocre in coordinator Gene Chizik's first season, the odds of continued growth are high. (SB Nation)

UNC running back Ty'Son Williams to transfer

Tar Heels sophomore running back Ty'Son Williams is leaving the program, North Carolina confirmed on Thursday. Williams, a former four-star signee out of Sumter, S.C., cracked the rotation with six appearances as a true freshman last fall and was vying for third-team duties behind Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan this season. (Carolina Blue)

UNC football’s tough road

Unlike its slate a season ago, UNC’s schedule for the upcoming season features multiple tests that will show if the Tar Heels are national contenders or just average. For the second year in a row, North Carolina will begin its season against an SEC opponent. This time, the Tar Heels will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. (Daily Tar Heel)

Giovani Bernard's extension a product of friendships, 'unfinished business'

Giovani Bernard wants to be part of history. It's one of the reasons the running back was compelled last week to finalize a contract extension with the Cincinnati Bengals that will keep him in stripes through the 2019 season. "We still have a lot to do," Bernard said. "There's a little bit of unfinished business that we want to -- not address, but -- get past." (ESPN.com)

Best case/worst case for UNC Football

Best Case: You thought last season was special? Just wait until this fall arrives. UNC, coming off a program-best 11-win campaign, opens with a bang in a win over Georgia. The Tar Heels drop just one game, at Florida State on Oct. 1, and avenge that loss against the Seminoles in the ACC title game, clinching an improbable berth in the College Football Playoff. (ESPN.com)

UNC's Mikey Bart can’t wait to meet Dogs in Dome

Some players shy away from sharing their true feelings about an upcoming opponent for fear of providing bulletin board material. But not UNC’s Mike Bart. He doesn’t mind admitting that the Tar Heels’ opener against Georgia in the Georgia Dome means a lot of him personally. “Obviously I can’t wait,” said the senior defensive end from Buford, Georgia. (Dawg Nation)

North Carolina Football: Ryan Switzer can be playmaker for Mitch Trubisky

Ryan Switzer has been the definition of a playmaker for his three years at North Carolina. Switzer’s freshman year saw him return five punts for touchdowns and score three touchdowns as a receiver. In Switzer’s last two seasons as a starting wide receiver, he caught 115 passes for 1,450 yards and 10 scores. (Saturday Blitz)

North Carolina Football Preview 2016: Keys To Success, Prediction

How effective will QB Mitch Trubisky be as the successor to Marquise Williams? It’s the only serious question mark for an offense that led the country at 7.3 yards per play a season ago. Carolina went airborne in 2015, averaging over 40 points per game. And not only is the system old hat now in Chapel Hill, but all of the running backs, five of the top six receivers and four starting O-linemen return. (Campus Insiders)

Video: UNC linemen crush big weight

Friday was big weight day for the Tar Heels. Check out footage of some of UNC's offensive and defensive lineman getting after it in the gym early on Friday morning. (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football: 17 new freshmen enroll

Members of UNC's 2016 football recruiting class will arrive in Chapel Hill on Tuesday. Seven players, including junior college transfer linebacker J.B. Copeland, enrolled in January. The remaining 17 signees will enroll and move in today. The class is headlined by quarterbacks Logan Byrd and Chazz Surratt and a plethora of defensive backs. (Carolina Blue)

ACC offensive lines will have plenty of experience in 2016

The ACC’s offensive lines should be strong in 2016. Phil Steele posted his annual report on returning starts for offensive lines, and the ACC has plenty of experienced units by that metric. North Carolina returns the second most experience in FBS but loses its top blocker in guard Landon Turner. He had been the glue that brought the line together. (ESPN.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Boston College1-33-4

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