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Darian Durant isn't ready to discuss his future

Saskatchewan quarterback Darian Durant is focused on the future — but only up until Sunday. Durant, 34, is in the final year of his contract with the Roughriders and there have been questions lately about his future with the club beyond this season. On Wednesday, Durant wasn’t interested in discussing the issue. Right now, we’re just getting ready for Winnipeg.” (Regina Leader-Post)

Coach Kap on Tommy Hatton, offensive line

On Monday, CarolinaBlue reported that Tommy Hatton would start against Georgia. After Wednesday's practice, UNC offensive coordinator and line coach Chris Kapilovic confirmed that report when he told a group of reporters that the redshirt freshman would be the guy. Kap elaborated on that position and what will happen on Saturday evening. (Carolina Blue)

7 things every Georgia fan needs to know about North Carolina

College football’s opening weekend of games promises to be an entertaining affair. There are a number of marquee matchups, including No. 18 Georgia’s showdown against No. 22 North Carolina on Saturday in the Georgia Dome. Because the Tar Heels play in the ACC, there is certainly an amount of unfamiliarity for Bulldogs fans. (Saturday Down South)

The impact of UNC’s Mack Hollins missing the first half against Georgia

The University of North Carolina will be without senior playmaker Mack Hollins for the first half of their matchup against Georgia this coming Saturday. Hollins’ absence from the first half is due to a targeting penalty he received for a hit on a Baylor player in the Tar Heels’ bowl game nine months ago. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Announces Game Ball Delivery Honorees

In keeping with its tradition of recognizing team celebrities prior to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, officials announced that Hines Ward and Jeff Saturday will be the honorees for Saturday’s Game Ball Delivery at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between (18) Georgia and (22) North Carolina. (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game)

Fedora and Chizik preparing for scheme not ghosts

If Georgia rolls out freshman quarterback Jacob Eason on Saturday, UNC will be going against a player who has never taken a live college snap. Georgia could play two quarterbacks. How do you prepare for that? UNC head coach Larry Fedora and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik said they look at the scheme, not necessarily players. (Carolina Blue)

What UNC will miss most from Mack Hollins in first half versus Georgia

UNC wide receiver Mack Hollins is known for big plays and his role as a deep threat in the Tar Heels' offense. The former walk-on turned outspoke star grabbed 30 passes for 745 yards last season. That was good for eight touchdowns and 24.8 yards per catch, which led the NCAA. Hollins cannot play in the first half of North Carolina's opening game against Georgia. (Carolina Blue)

Julius Peppers among players cleared by NFL in PED probe

Like retired quarterback Peyton Manning before them, three active players linked to the use of PEDs in an Al Jazeera America report have been cleared by the NFL of any wrongdoing. On Wednesday, the league issued a statement that it could find no credible evidence that any of the three players – who have been selected to a combined 20 Pro Bowls – have violated the NFL-NFLPA PED policy. (FOX Sports)

UNC vs UGA: Fox Sports Preview & Prediction

With a win, North Carolina becomes a team that could be in the top 10 when they take on Florida State in Tallahassee on Oct. 1. A loss doesn’t do much — they were already darkhorses. A loss for Georgia would set off alarms all over Athens. The Dawgs return a lot of talent, but Kirby Smart has no room for error in his first season. Prediction: UNC 34, Georgia 27 (FOX Sports)

How the UNC defense will bolster the Tar Heels in Atlanta

With all the talk about UNC’s inability to stop the run during last season’s Baylor game, it is important for the defense to come prepared. Linebacker Andre Smith said that much of the team’s preparations for Georgia revolved around stopping the run. Smith said that all the defensive adjustments would translate into big plays and decisive wins throughout the 2016 season. (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC's Mitch Trubisky Is The Guy As Tar Heels Prepare for Georgia

UNC QB Mitch Trubisky is now "the guy" in Chapel Hill as the Tar Heels prepare for their season-opening showdown with Georgia. Greg Barnes of InsideCarolina.com provides insights into what Carolina fans can expect from Trubisky against the Bulldogs. Read More...

Audio: Jones Angell and Carolina football

It's almost football time at North Carolina. With the opening kickoff only a few days away, we're talking with Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell about his broadcast career and the upcoming football season, which begins Saturday evening against the University of Georgia. (SoundCloud)

Not Looking Back, UNC's Run Defense Primed For Improvement

It isn’t a reach to suggest that if the Tar Heels are better at stopping the run they will again be formidable. The offense should be outstanding, the special teams very good, and the secondary proved a year ago it was plenty capable of doing its job. So, Carolina’s pass defense could be among the nation’s best in 2016. But the run defense is another story. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Larry Fedora Live: QB Communication

Football is all about communication, especially for the quarterback. Not only does this player need to be able to communicate with his offensive teammates, but he also needs to be on the same page as his coaches. That is where UNC junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky may have grown the most since he arrived in Chapel Hill, according to Larry Fedora. (Inside Carolina)

UGA vs. UNC Prediction, Game Preview

The Tar Heels offense could be just as explosive as last year, and it starts with Mitch Trubisky being a proper replacement for Marquise Williams at quarterback. He has All-ACC wide receivers Ryan Switzer and Mack Hollins back, along with All-ACC running back Elijah Hood. (Campus Insiders)

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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

Radio Affiliates

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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