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ICTV: Fedora, Heels Still in 'Camp Mode'

For the Tar Heel football players, classes started on Tuesday, but training camp has been in session for more than two weeks now and according to head coach Larry Fedora remain very much in 'camp mode.' "I'm more worried about us than I am anything right now, we haven't started on South Carolina yet and we wont for a while," the head coach said after practice on Wednesday. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Quotes

Who is Cole Holcomb? Larry Fedora: "He is a linebacker that is here from New Smyrna Beach and he’s stepped up and shown he’s going to play for us, he’s going to help this football team. He’s involved in almost all the special teams and he’s a kid that’s athletic and can run and knows the scheme." (Carolina Blue)

UNC Combating Penalties with Experience

North Carolina is counting on its vast experience, which includes 18 starters and 351 career starts, to reverse a troublesome penalty trend that’s plagued Larry Fedora’s head coaching career. In 2014, the Tar Heels tied the single-season school record for penalties with 99. A year earlier, UNC set the single-season school record with 831 penalty yards. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football: Ranking The Positions

North Carolina is just more than two weeks away from its season opener versus South Carolina in Charlotte. While practice availability has been limited by the team over the last week, what we have gleaned so far is mostly consistent with what the expectations were going into camp. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Eric Ebron says he's better prepared entering sophomore season

Eric Ebron has no regrets over how his rookie season played out with the Detroit Lions. He never evaluated the year. He said he never really focused on it after it was over. The tight end, whom the Lions had selected with the No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft, merely moved on -- but doesn't consider it a disappointment. (ESPN.com)

True freshman: Who will play, who will redshirt?

Will play as a true freshman: Tommy Hatton - Every season the offensive line faces the most injuries of any position. This has already proven true with reserve guard Will Dancy knocked out for the season and starting center Lucas Crowley missing time in camp with an injury. Hatton has received first team reps during camp and has come in and impressed. (Carolina Blue)

Gamecocks preparing for up-tempo UNC offense

You’ll read today about how South Carolina is getting close to ending camp and really starting on season preparation. The coaches have a good idea of what works and what doesn’t, who will play and who won’t. Defensively, the prep has already begun. North Carolina awaits on Sept. 3, and that’s not the only team that will try to exploit the Gamecocks’ fresh-faced defense. (The State)

UNC needs its running backs to step up

When fall camp began, UNC assistant coach Seth Littrell made a promise to the team's tailbacks. This season the Tar Heels were going to run the ball a lot. In UNC's opening scrimmage, that's exactly what happened. The tailbacks got their touches, and they responded by breaking off a series of big runs. It was a refreshing change of pace. "We're going to be good at running back," junior T.J. Logan said. (ESPN.com)

Bentley Spain Locking Down Left Tackle

Fast forward to his second spring in Chapel Hill and Charlotte, N.C. product Bentley Spain nudged out incumbent John Ferranto at left tackle for a spot with the first team. “Bentley Spain has stepped up at that left tackle position and is doing a really nice job and adding to it,” UNC head coach Larry Fedora told reporters last week. (Inside Carolina)

Countdown UNC's 10 Best Players: #4 Ryan Switzer

Ryan Switzer got stronger and faster over the offseason, and opposing defenses better watch out for him come Saturdays in the Fall. Perhaps Switzer will recapture some of the magic he had in the punt return game that he showcased in 2013’s record-breaking season. However, even if Switzer can’t break through and take any punts back to the house, he will make his mark as a wide receiver. (Keeping It Heel)

Tar Heels hoping offseason revamp means big step forward

North Carolina has spent the months since the end of a frustrating season trying to repair a fractured locker room as well as a broken defense. Fourth-year coach Larry Fedora is waiting to find out if the Tar Heels have done both. "We'll think we know things about this football team," Fedora said, "but until we're faced with adversity, we won't really know." (Associated Press)

Ten most important players for 2015 - No. 8

No. 8 - DT Jeremiah Clarke: Clarke has not played a minute of football for UNC, yet he is likely to be a starter come September 3rd. There are a lot of unknowns on the North Carolina defensive line. There is some depth, size, and talent, but no real proven track record. What is known is that the Tar Heel front four have to play better and make an impact if the defense wants a chance to improve. (Carolina Blue)

Former UNC Football Players Rally Around Teammate Quincy Monk As He Battles Cancer

A former UNC Tar Heel football player is battling major health issues and his teammates are coming in for support. Quincy Monk played linebacker for Carolina from 1998 through 2001, finishing second on the team in tackles in his senior season, before being selected by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the NFL draft. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC’s Williams, State’s Brissett: Similar goals, different leadership styles

Like Tar Heels’ Red Bull-fueled coach Larry Fedora, Marquise Williams is a flashy ball of energy, always barreling full speed ahead regardless of what or who is standing in his way. Jacoby Brissett, on the other hand, is much more reserved and calculated — an elusive, mature reflection of his understated coach Dave Doeren. (Wilmington Star News)

2015 Football Preview: Special Teams

Place Kicking: This might be the one aspect of the 2014 Tar Heel team that was worse than the defense and that's saying something. After enjoying nearly a decade of Barth family products giving UNC reliable placekicking, the program has fallen on hard times. Nick Weiler is back for his junior season and if he can get things figured out it would certainly bolster the kicking game. (Tar Heel Blog)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 35
Virginia: 14
Sat, Oct 22 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 5, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Duke
Thu, Nov 10, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. The Citadel
Sat, Nov 19, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia Tech16
at Pittsburgh14
at Virginia0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, OCT 29 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at NC State0
SAT, OCT 29 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Notre Dame0
SAT, OCT 29 3:30 PM ET
at Florida State0
SAT, OCT 29 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(21) North Carolina4-16-2
(25) Virginia Tech3-15-2
Georgia Tech1-34-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Clemson4-07-0
(5) Louisville4-16-1
(12) Florida State2-25-2
Wake Forest2-25-2
NC State1-24-3
Boston College0-43-4

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