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UNC Prepares for Georgia Rushing Attack

When No. 22 UNC and No. 18 Georgia meet in Atlanta on Sept. 3, all eyes will be on the matchup between the Tar Heels’ run defense and the Bulldogs’ offensive backfield. The Tar Heels are expecting an onslaught from the Bulldogs backfield, not only because of their own unimpressive pedigree, but also due to the uncertainty of Georgia’s quarterback situation. (Inside Carolina)

Fall Sports Calendar Heats Up At UNC

Fall sports season is officially in full swing on campus. The UNC men’s soccer season gets underway Friday night as the #8 Tar Heels host Cal Poly, 7:30 pm at Fetzer Field. Carolina also hosts St. Louis on Sunday at 7:30. Also this weekend, UNC women’s soccer is in Florida: Friday evening they’re in Fort Myers facing Florida Gulf Coast at 7 pm; then on Sunday they’re in Boca Raton, taking on Florida Atlantic at 1:00. (Chapelboro.com)

Coach Warren gives insight on secondary, freshman

North Carolina has veterans who will start in the secondary against Georgia. But behind them there are a lot of new players. CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC defensive backs coach Charlton Warren on Wednesday for a breakdown of the position group. "I have five dudes in nickel who have played a bunch of snaps for us without putting any freshman on the field." (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC DC Gene Chizik Discusses Defensive Depth

Gene Chizik is putting the finishing touches on preparations for his Tar Heel defense's second season. There are key upperclassmen that are going to be counted on for leadership and big plays in 2016, but backing up those established players is talented youth that is expected to contribute this season. (Inside Carolina)

UNC’s ‘quickest man in college football’ will test UGA’s punt coverage

Georgia freshman punter Marshall Long will be welcomed to college football by having Ryan Switzer back for the Tar Heels to field the ball. Switzer’s next punt return touchdown will tie the NCAA career record of eight held by Wes Welker (Texas Tech) and Antonio Perkins (Oklahoma). Creating room to run after the catch makes the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Switzer go. (Online Athens)

Trubisky's experience gives Fedora, Tar Heels confidence in QB

After flashes of brilliance as a backup over the past two seasons, it’s Mitch Trubisky’s turn to lead a UNC offense that soared to new heights last season under Marquise Williams. “He knew his time was coming; his time is here. I think he’s excited about it,” Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora said. "There’s no doubt in my mind he’s prepared because of the reps he’s had.". (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC-Chapel Hill issues statements on Tim Beckman

Statement from Chancellor Carol L. Folt: “When I first learned yesterday that Coach Larry Fedora had invited former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman to serve as a volunteer with the football program, I was surprised and disappointed. The decision for Mr. Beckman to withdraw from his volunteer position was the right thing to do, and moving forward I don’t expect this situation to recur." (UNC.edu)

Tim Beckman steps down as UNC assistant

One day after accepting a role as a volunteer assistant for the UNC football program, former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman is stepping down saying, "I do not wish to be a further distraction. I appreciate the opportunity Coach (Larry) Fedora gave me to stay connected to the sport and be around one of the best staffs in the country." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Tar Heel Quartet Named To Lombardi Watch List

UNC standouts Jon Heck, Elijah Hood, Nazair Jones and Caleb Peterson are among the 158 candidates on the preliminary watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, the organization announced Thursday. The Rotary Lombardi Award began in 1970 by the Rotary Club of Houston to honor NFL coach Vince Lombardi and to recognize outstanding college football lineman. (GoHeels.com)

Report: Julius Peppers to be cleared by NFL of PED allegations

Though Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers hoped to avoid interviewing with the NFL regarding performance-enhancing drug allegations made in an Al Jazeera report, the talks appear to have benefited both players. According to ESPN’s Dan Graziano, the league found no new evidence of PED use and plans to clear the Green Bay Packers linebackers of wrongdoing. (Acme Packing Company)

Kirk Herbstreit picks UNC to beat Georgia

College football's loaded Week 1 slate includes four games between Top 25 teams, including one between No. 18 Georgia and No. 22 North Carolina at the Georgia Dome. ESPN College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit was asked Thursday via Twitter for his thoughts about UNC's opening-week matchup. "I like the Heels. I think they win week 1". (Carolina Blue)

Video: 2016 Kenan Stadium Upgrades

Kenan Stadium, the home of the Tar Heels since it first opened in 1927, will see some big upgrades for the 2016 football season. Read More...

Charlton Warren Seeking Consistency from UNC's Freshman Defensive Backs

No. 22 North Carolina’s freshmen defensive backs were arguably the top storyline of training camp. Players such as Patrice Rene, Myles Dorn and K.J. Sails, among others, became household names for diehards in the span of a few short weeks. The freshman learning curve continues into Week 1 as the Tar Heels prepare for No. 18 Georgia. (Inside Carolina)

Lee Pace to discuss his book about Kenan Stadium

The narrative from author Lee Pace captures the unique spirit of the stadium, and a kaleidoscope of historical and modern photographs from dozens of sources bring Kenan to life at every juncture. The voices of ten literary figures of regional and national note are included as well, rounding out the picture of a campus landmark so near and dear to so many. (Flyleaf Books)

UNC and Larry Fedora bringing on Tim Beckman sends all the wrong messages

Regardless of whether Larry Fedora gives a hoot or not, his decision to bring in ex-Illinois head football coach Tim Beckham as a volunteer defensive assistant shows that he is completely out of touch with the realities of player safety in this era of football. (Tar Heel Blog)

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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

Sat, Sep 15, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

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

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