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Carolina Rundown: October 29

ACC Basketball Media Day is today, so expect the usual assortment of polls and preseason picks. Danny Green had 13 points and four rebounds as the Spurs won. Brandan Wright had six points and five rebounds for Dallas. Ed Davis had 11 points for the Lakers. Miami is having a "greenout" on Saturday to support Jim Kelly, and the Hurricanes will be without its starting left tackle. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Tuesday Football Post-Practice Interviews

Marquise Williams and Ryan Switzer discuss how to overcome a fast Miami defense, starting out strong and the punt return game after practice on October 28, 2014. View Video...

Opponent Preview: Miami

Miami has the 15th best defense in the country in terms of yards per game, allowing only 319 yards per game. The defense has also forced 17 turnovers this season, 10 fumbles and 7 interceptions. The Miami defense is excellent against the pass, holding opponents to 171.6 yards per game and 5.6 yards per attempt, both are the 10th best marks in the country. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Playing Underdog Role Against Miami

Much like UNC, this 2014 Miami team has had an inconsistent season thus far. The Hurricanes are 5-3 (2-2 ACC) and are averaging 37.8 points per game in those five victories. In those three losses, however, fifth-year head coach Al Golden’s squad has been handled by the likes of Louisville (31-13), Nebraska (41-31) and Georgia Tech (28-17). (Inside Carolina)

ACC Upset Watch: Week 10

North Carolina (4-4, 2-2) at Miami (5-3, 2-2), 12:30 p.m. Line: Miami by 17. The line in this game seems a bit high considering the Tar Heels are on a roll after two straight wins. There is no doubt Miami presents many more challenges to a struggling UNC defense -- both from Duke Johnson and its speedy receivers. But the UNC offense presents more challenges than Virginia Tech did (ESPN.com)

Mack Hollins, Team Confidence Soaring for Tar Heels

There’s a much more positive atmosphere surrounding the Tar Heel football program following back-to-back ACC victories. UNC head coach Larry Fedora says the belief is sky-high for his 4-4 Tar Heels. Coach Fedora was asked Monday what he points to as the key to UNC’s turnaround the past few weeks. His answer? Greater team unity. (Chapelboro.com)

Carolina Rundown: October 28

Mack Hollins is the ACC Receiver of the Week. Multiple Tar Heels are in action tonight in the NBA season openers. Danny Green and the Spurs host Dallas (Brandan Wright plus an injured Raymond Felton) at 8 p.m. on TNT, and Ed Davis and Wayne Ellington are on TNT at 10:30 against Houston. (GoHeels.com)

UNC confident as it faces the No. 10 running back in the nation

North Carolina fears The Duke. And it should. This isn’t the Duke that answers to a Blue Devil and can’t travel eight miles through the snow. In fact, this Duke has run for almost three-fifths of a mile on the gridiron this season. This is Duke Johnson, Miami’s third-year, tier-one tailback and the haunter of the Tar Heel defense’s dreams. (Daily Tar Heel)

Cleveland Browns claim tight end Ryan Taylor

The Cleveland Browns were awarded tight end Ryan Taylor via waivers. Taylor (6-3, 254 pounds), originally a seventh-round draft pick by Green Bay, is in his fourth season out of North Carolina. In the NFL, he's appeared in 50 games with two starts, catching eight passes for 45 yards with one touchdown. He also made 25 special-teams tackles. (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

UNC Report Card: Virginia

The Tar Heels surprised many people with a comeback victory against Virginia this weekend. The game turned when defensive end Nazair Jones intercepted a Greyson Lambert pass which set up a UNC touchdown pass by Mitch Trubisky of all people. Larry Fedora then dialed up a surprise onside kick letting UNC hold on for a surprising one point victory. On to the Grades: (Tar Heel Blog)

Thankful Greg Little fitting in fast with Bengals

During the first couple weeks of the NFL season, when he was watching the games at home instead of playing, Greg Little knew that when he received another opportunity he had to make the most of it. He certainly did that on Sunday. After being signed by the Bengals on Oct. 14, Little stepped up in his second game with his new team with three receptions for 42 yards. (FOX Sports)

UNC locks in on ACC Coastal crown

Following two straight come-from-behind wins, the Tar Heels will be Coastal champions if they win their final four games, starting Saturday at Miami. “There’s a lot of, ‘We have to get these wins,’” offensive guard Landon Turner said. “Every game from here on out is a championship game for us. For us, there’s no added pressure. It’s going to make it more fun.” (Durham Herald-Sun)

Turner's Take: Monday Musings

There was “plenty to learn from after looking at the film” from Saturday’s win over Virginia, Larry Fedora said at his Monday press conference, but the bottom line was that the Tar Heels found a way to win the football game. It took game-changing plays in all three phases of the game. The fact that Carolina was able to win, however, can pay dividends down the road. (GoHeels.com)

Experience helped prepare Trubisky for game-winning pass

Larry Fedora kept saying that he knew what he was doing when he continued playing two quarterbacks earlier this season. Saturday, the UNC football coach got a chance to tell his detractors “I told you so.” With starting quarterback Marquise Williams forced to the sidelines after losing his helmet, Fedora didn’t hesitate sending backup Mitch Trubisky onto the field for a pivotal fourth quarter play. (Wilmington Star News)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes

Larry Fedora: “Plenty to learn from after looking at the film in all three phases of the game. We were fortunate to make the plays that we needed to to win the game. Give credit to our kids for continuing to believe in what we’re doing, continuing to believe in each other, and kept fighting hard, and kept playing hard, and finished it up at the end.” (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, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

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

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

Full UNC Football Schedule

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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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