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Turner's Take: The Little Things

“It’s the little things,” Robert Earl Keen sings in the chorus of the song of the same name. Larry Fedora has been singing that same refrain after the Tar Heels’ recent defeats, and that theme continued at Monday morning’s press conference. The team spent yesterday watching film from their most recent loss, to Virginia Tech, and finding the mistakes made on the field. (GoHeels.com)

Art’s Angle: Sunny But Dismal Day

Carolina football took a turn for the worse Saturday and is now in jeopardy of doing more long term damage to the program. UNC may have a hard time selling out its remaining three home games, which is never good for recruiting or morale. The mistake-prone Tar Heels fumbled the first snap at their own 16-yard line and went on to a dismal day that cheated the sun-soaked capacity crowd. (Chapelboro.com)

Memories Still Clear of 1971 Trip to Notre Dame

It was Oct. 16, 1971, and the bus pulled onto the Notre Dame campus for a football game in an historic venue. As usual, the Tar Heel football team came to South Bend the day before and did a walk-through. On game day, there were 59,000 screaming fans, loud music, tailgating, and enthusiasm rattled the air. A few funny stories came from that day and true UNC fans may enjoy them. (UNCLettermen.com)

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Virginia Tech

Good: Overall Defense - Yes there were still blown assignments and poor tacking, but the defense did enough to give UNC a more than fighting chance to win the game. The unit generated three sacks, seven tackles for loss, and an interception that led to a touchdown. For all the cries of "fire everybody" after the ECU debacle, the UNC defense has improved week-to-week since then. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Football Power Rankings: Week 6

14. North Carolina Tar Heels: Record: 2-3 overall, 0-2 conference; Previous ranking: 14; The defense had allowed 120 points combined over the two weeks leading up to the Virginia Tech game, but it was the offense that let the Tar Heels down Saturday. One of the Coastal favorites heading into the season, the Heels are the conference's most disappointing team. (ESPN.com)

The Missing Element: UNC Rushing Attack

The Carolina rushing attack has struggled to gain traction all season long, but the void was especially glaring Saturday against Virginia Tech. The tailback trio of T.J. Logan, Romar Morris and Elijah Hood combined for 15 yards on nine carries. Through five games in the 2014 season, the stable of highly-touted UNC running backs has only mustered a combined 450 yards. (Chapelboro.com)

Extra Points: Speed Bump

On Saturday on a sun-splashed afternoon in Kenan Stadium against Virginia Tech, it was the Tar Heels' fast-paced and big-play offense that hit a major speed bump. The Tar Heels didn't score a touchdown in the first half. They had only 323 total yards for the game and converted just two of 13 third-downs. (GoHeels.com)

Video: Parachute Jumpers Deliver Game Ball To Kenan

The All Veteran Group is a unique collection of highly experienced parachutists who represent the essence of what it means to be an American: patriotism, creativity, initiative, professionalism and dedication to excellence. Ride along with them as they deliver the game ball for UNC's Military Appreciation Day. View Video...

Video: Gio's Journey

The story of how Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter helped Giovani Bernard on his path to the NFL. (ESPN.com)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Virginia Tech Press Conference

North Carolina Head Coach Larry Fedora answers questions from the media following UNC's loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday October 4, 2014. View Video...

Julius Peppers almost forgets Lambeau Leap after making NFL history

When Julius Peppers got in the end zone Thursday night, he almost forgot to celebrate like a Green Bay Packer. Peppers intercepted a deflected Christian Ponder pass in the second quarter and returned it 49 yards for his first touchdown as a member of the Packers. Peppers was soon greeted by teammate Morgan Burnett, who was pointing to the stands. After a brief pause, Peppers made the Lambeau Leap. (FOX Sports)

Trip to Foxboro reunites Giovani Bernard with friend who once provided a home

How do you thank the family that took you in? That gave you so much and asked for nothing in return? How do you thank the family that gave you shelter when your only option was to sleep in a car parked on the streets of South Florida? Giovani Bernard still isn’t sure. (Providence Journal)

What we learned in the ACC: Week 6

The two-quarterback system isn’t working for North Carolina. Mitch Trubisky was 1-of-4 for 11 yards and threw a disastrous pick-six during his limited time on the field in a 34-17 loss to Virginia Tech, and once again Tar Heels fans are wondering why Larry Fedora insists on the merry-go-round at QB. (ESPN.com)

Has the bell tolled on the Tar Heels' season?

A bell tolled to announce the start of the fourth quarter between UNC and Virginia Tech Saturday at Kenan Stadium, but it might well have been signaling the end of the Tar Heels' season. Even though UNC hasn't even reached the midpoint of its schedule, Saturday's 34-17 loss to the Hokies was enough to make even ardent fans wonder if the Tar Heels have already mailed it in. (Fayetteville Observer)

Analysis: UNC facing QB quandary

Through five games this season, the Tar Heels have stuck to a two-quarterback system. On Saturday, that system backfired in a painful way en route to the Tar Heels’ third straight loss, 34-17 to visiting Virginia Tech. Trubisky’s first drive came just after Virginia Tech scored to go up by two touchdowns and ended in a cloud of dust. (Greensboro News & Record)

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
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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