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Caleb Pressley's rise in popularity

The University of North Carolina's Supervisor of Morale Caleb Pressley has had an interesting autumn as he has seen his popularity rise from a local legend to a regional star and now a nationwide phenomenon. Pressley is technically a student manager who serves in a leadership role on the football team as a resource for players. (Carolina Blue)

Breakin’ It Down: Notre Dame

UNC hits the road to South Bend this weekend for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff at Notre Dame. The Tar Heels will face an undefeated Fighting Irish squad that is 5-0 and coming off a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback win over Stanford. UNC and Notre Dame will meet for the 19th time in a series that dates back to 1949. The Tar Heels trail the all-time series, only managing to emerge victorious on two occasions. (OakeSports)

Baltimore Ravens Claim Ryan Taylor Off Waivers

The Ravens were awarded tight end Ryan Taylor off waivers from the Green Bay Packers and have cut tight end Phillip Supernaw from their roster to make room. Taylor was cut Monday by Green Bay. The 6-foot-3, 254-pounder played in 50 games for the Packers after being drafted in the seventh round in 2011 out of North Carolina. He's primarily regarded as a blocking tight end.

Florida State looming, but Notre Dame focused on UNC

It’s tempting to look ahead to Oct. 18. That’s when Notre Dame travels to Florida State in what might be an epic top-10 showdown. There will be plenty of storylines for that game, including the intriguing quarterback battle between Everett Golson and Jameis Winston. But the Irish have to get past North Carolina first. The Tar Heels (2-3) have dropped three consecutive games and have allowed 70, 50 and 34 points in those losses. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes

What are some of your recruiting priorities? Larry Fedora: “We want to bring in about four offensive linemen. We’d like to bring in a couple of D-linemen – a D-end, D-tackle. We’d like to bring in a bandit. We really need somebody at each position. It’s not like we have a position that we feel good about right now that we don’t need guys, so we need to bring in some depth." (Inside Carolina)

Elijah Hood talks UNC, Notre Dame recruitment

When Elijah Hood steps onto the field at Notre Dame Saturday, it'll be his first time experiencing the game day atmosphere in South Bend. That's odd for a five-star running back who was committed to going there and made quite a few trips to the school. But somehow, Hood never made it for a football game, and now the once-Notre Dame commit will enter the stadium wearing a helmet with an interlocking NC. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

Marquise Williams, Ryan Switzer and Elijah Hood discuss what the Tar Heels need to do to be successful at Notre Dame. View Video...

Kevin Reddick waived by Chargers

Kevin Reddick was waived by the Chargers on Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. A fixture on the Saints' special teams in 2013, Reddick made a minimal impact on the Chargers' unit in two games this season, recording just one tackle. He's now free to explore his opportunities elsewhere, but Reddick may up settling for a job on a practice squad. (RotoWire)

Notre Dame-North Carolina: All The 'Trappings'

From the moment the 2014 football schedule was released, the Oct. 11 game with North Carolina at home this weekend was circled as the epitome of a “trap game.” That is roughly defined as sandwiching a quality foe — one that has often fallen on hard times — between two marquee or nationally ranked opponents. (Blue and Gold Illustrated)

Fedora's secrecy has its drawbacks

After an eight-month quarterback competition, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora had selected his starter for the season opener. He just wouldn’t announce it publicly. When I asked why, he said: “Because it bothers a lot of people. That'd probably be the No. 1 reason — that everybody wants to ask about it, and so it just gives me pleasure.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels In The NFL – Week Five

Julius Peppers has been a nice acquisition for the Green Bay Packers, and his full array of talent was on display Thursday night when the Packers dismantled the Minnesota Vikings, 42-10. Peppers recorded half a sack and also intercepted a Christian Ponder pass and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown. After he scored, Peppers jumped into the stands for his first ever 'Lambeau Leap.' (GoHeels.com)

Opponent Preview: Notre Dame

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are looking to contend for a spot in the college football playoff this year as they look to continue their unbeaten season against the Heels in South Bend. Notre Dame brings into the game the 3rd best scoring defense in the nation, by far the best the Heels will have faced so far. Notre Dame also has a dynamic passer in Everett Golson. (Tar Heel Blog)

No. 5 Notre Dame on Tap for UNC

Many people had Notre Dame as a dark horse candidate to make the first-ever college football playoff this season. This team has lived up to those expectations thus far, climbing up to No. 5 in the AP Poll with a perfect 5-0 record. The Irish are coming off an emotional 17-14 home win over rival Stanford, but the biggest story for this program this week might be what is taking place off the field. (Inside Carolina)

Greg Warren's lasted a long time as Steelers' long snapper

Greg Warren has been the Steelers’ long snapper for a decade now, and he is the proud owner of two Super Bowl rings. But the 32-year-old veteran rarely finds the spotlight, and few people recognize him off the field. That is OK with him. “I like the anonymity,” Warren said. “I’m very low-key anyway." Warren was signed by the Steelers as a rookie undrafted free agent from North Carolina in 2005. (Beaver County Times)

Packers release fourth-year tight end Ryan Taylor

In a bit of surprising news Monday, tight end Ryan Taylor has been released by the Green Bay Packers. The 2011 seventh-round pick from North Carolina spent these last four seasons with the Packers as a reserve tight end and core special teams player. Taylor, 6 foot 3, 254 pounds, caught eight passes for 45 yards with one touchdown in his career, making the 53-man roster this summer into the final year of his rookie contract. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

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

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