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Predicting Caleb Pressley's jersey choice

Former UNC back up quarterback-turned "Supervisor of Morale" Caleb Pressley has worn two different jerseys of former UNC players now in the NFL while signal calling from the sideline. Pressley wouldn’t tell us his plan for the jerseys the rest of the season, but we’ve listed our suggestions for Pressley's jerseys in the remaining games of the season. (Carolina Blue)

Wednesday Larry Fedora Quotes

UNC head coach Larry Fedora spoke with reporters Wednesday for his weekly ACC teleconference: “We're coming off of a very productive open week for us as far as getting a lot of work done with our young players, and especially working on the fundamentals of the game, and now we're preparing for a really good East Carolina football team.” (Inside Carolina)

Persistence Pays Off For Ethan Farmer

Senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer’s perseverance in the face of adversity has allowed him to return to the field and anchor North Carolina’s young defensive line. At 6-foot-3, 295 pounds, Farmer is the prototypical nose tackle for associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning's attacking 4-2-5 scheme. Farmer was a force up front last season, starting all 13 games. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels In The NFL – Week Two

In his second career game Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, Detroit tight end Eric Ebron had three catches for 38 yards. Giovani Bernard, TB, Cincinnati - 27 carries for 90 yards, 1 TD; 5 catches for 79 yards. Quinton Coples, DE, New York Jets - had 2 tackles and a 4-yard sack against Green Bay. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes

Who did you watch on Saturday? Larry Fedora: “I watched ECU and Virginia Tech, I watched it from start to finish. We knew [ECU] was a good football team. And really, it didn’t surprise me. They were hot, especially in that first half offensively. Their receivers made some incredible plays. That quarterback, he took some hits, and he completed them. He did a heck of a job.” (Inside Carolina)

Bruce Carter will block that kick

Bruce Carter, designated punt blocker? Perhaps. The Dallas Cowboys linebacker deflected a punt in the first quarter Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. He had a blocked punt in the preseason against the Miami Dolphins negated because of a mistake by the officials. Carter led the nation in blocked kicks as a sophomore at UNC with five. He had three in one game against Connecticut. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina @ ECU: Setting The Stage

Fedora: "The good part about it is the regional rivalry that I’ve talked about before, the fans love it, both sides, because they don’t like the other side. That’s good for college football. It gives your fans something to talk about all year, and it’s something to talk about up to the game and after the game, and I think it’s a good thing." (Hoist The Colours)

Cohen tapped to replace Turner against ECU

Remember all the preseason stories that harped the youth of UNC's offensive line? Well, that same offensive line is going to be a lot younger against ECU. With the injury of right guard Landon Turner against San Diego State, true freshman Jared Cohen is set to start his first collegiate game in Greenville on Saturday — adding even more youth to a starting unit that includes three sophomores and one junior. (Carolina Blue)

Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston looks for NFL debut

Carolina Panthers rookie safety Tre Boston has his eye on his NFL debut this week against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Boston said he “absolutely” will be back in time for the Week 4 game in Baltimore. The fourth-round selection out of North Carolina has been inactive for the first two games and he continues to work his way back from a groin injury. (Charlotte Observer)

Eric Ebron makes catch, waits for more in rookie year

Eric Ebron has one thing out of the way. But how about a touchdown? Ebron, the former Greensboro Smith High School and University of North Carolina player, made his first NFL reception in a return to his home state Sunday. “I don’t have a touchdown,” the tight end said. “I have a catch. It’s not the same.” (Burlington Times-News)

Tracking the Julius Peppers expectations to Green Bay

Julius Peppers has always dealt with hype and expectations — from Bailey, N.C., to Chapel Hill, N.C., to the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears and now the Green Bay Packers. He sat down with The Journal Sentinel before the season to talk all about it. From an evolving relationship with his father to a historically bad year for Chicago’s defense, he brings a unique perspective to Green Bay’s defense. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

No longer an underdog, is ECU ready for its next challenge?

ECU is a 2½-point favorite at home against rival North Carolina on Saturday – even though the Tar Heels are No. 25 in the current coaches poll and the Pirates aren’t ranked. What’s more, it’s UNC not ECU that comes into the game with the proverbial chip on its shoulder after getting knocked around at home last season in a 55-31 loss to a rival it once considered – and many still consider – inferior. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC receivers at full strength for ECU

Heading into their game against ECU, the UNC wide receivers feel positioned for their best performance of the season. For the first time this season, the UNC receivers are at full strength and are ready to live up to the ‘freaks’ persona they’ve adopted under the tutoring of wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer. (THT Note: "FREAKS" was originally coined by UNC WR Steven Jerry in 1991, the same year the DBs named themselves the "Rude Boyz".) (Carolina Blue)

Shaun Draughn released by Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears made a slew of roster moves on Tuesday afternoon. The biggest news of the day was the decision to sign cornerback Isaiah Frey off of the team’s practice squad. In order to make room for receiver Rashad Ross and Frey, the Bears cut three players from their 53-man roster, with Shaun Draughn, Chris Williams, and Matthew Mulligan all being let go by the team. (NBC Chicago)

T.J. Thorpe Returning in Limited Role

Junior wide receiver T.J. Thorpe will return to No. 25 UNC’s lineup on Saturday for the first time since breaking his left foot for a third time six weeks ago. “I don’t know if I’ll be on the field taking a majority of the reps, but I know I’ll be out there with the guys,” Thorpe told reporters following Tuesday’s practice. “I will be dressed out. God willing, if this [ankle] stays up through the week, then I’ll be out there.” (Inside Carolina)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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