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Who Is Caleb Wearing?

Former UNC quarterback Caleb Pressley is still very much part of the team. Pressley signals in plays from the sidelines to Williams during games, but the popular Pressley has even created a buzz doing that. Not about the plays he signals in, but about his wardrobe. In the first two games Pressley has been spotted on the sidelines sporting the NFL jersey of former UNC players. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

How different would preseason Coastal poll look if vote was taken now?

4. UNC: The Tar Heels are currently 2-0, but have been anything but impressive. Their defense has allowed an average of 427.5 yards per game – a figure that ranks 13th in the 14-team league – and their offensive line has had trouble blocking the likes of Liberty and San Diego State. Larry Fedora’s team will win its share of games on its ability to force turnovers and make big plays on offense. (Wilmington Star News)

Jack Fitch, backfield teammate of Charlie Justice, passes away

Jack Fitch, who played on UNC’s nationally ranked football teams of the 1940s, died Wednesday at the age of 90. Fitch, a backfield teammate of Tar Heels great Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice, lived in Charlotte since 1948. Born March 9, 1924, Fitch arrived in Chapel Hill in 1942 from Etna, Pa., and played four seasons for the Tar Heels (taking two years to serve in World War II). He also lettered in basketball in 1944. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC Football Bye Week Notes

The third week of the college football season ends up being a bye for the Tar Heels which will take the extra time to prepare for East Carolina. Here are a few other items worth noting from the non-game week. WR T.J. Thorpe is back at practice and conceivably could play against the Pirates next weekend. A quick stat check finds UNC 84th nationally in yards per play at 5.33. (Tar Heel Blog)

True Frosh Tyler Powell Emerging Up Front

Tyler Powell needed just one series to adjust to college football, and needed just one game to grade out tops amongst North Carolina’s defensive linemen. On June 6, Powell competed in the Virginia 6A track and field championships, finishing second in the shot put with a throw of 61-2 ½. Less than three months later, he turned in UNC’s cleanest performance up front. (Inside Carolina)

Legends Of Sports Medicine

Two UNC Sports Medicine fixtures were recently inducted into Halls of Fame for their respective fields. Dr. Tim Taft, the Max Novich Distinguished Professor or Orthopaedics, was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame in July. In June, longtime athletic trainer and physical therapist Dan Hooker was inducted into the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (MAATA) Hall of Fame. (GoHeels.com)

UNC's diverse defensive line continues to display growth

A true freshman who’s now focused just on football after also being a wrestler and shot-putter in high school. A redshirt freshman who sat out all of 2013. A redshirt sophomore who’s only lived in the United States for four years. And a father figure senior looking to put a rough past behind him. The North Carolina football team’s defensive line is unique in every aspect of the word. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC Making The Most of Bye Week

The No. 25 North Carolina football team won’t have to game plan for an opponent on Saturday, but the Tar Heels have been working hard nonetheless in their bye week. For some players, that means a chance to get back fully fit, while for others it provides the opportunity to hone their skills. (Chapelboro.com)

Eric Ebron not stewing about zero catches in NFL debut

Eric Ebron's NFL debut didn’t go exactly as planned. Ebron played just 20 snaps and didn’t catch a pass in Monday night’s 35-14 victory over the New York Giants, but the Detroit Lions’ rookie tight end said he was pleased with his performance. “I think I played, overall, good,” Ebron said. “You’re still working out kinks and things like that, and it comes with time." (Detroit Free Press)

Tar Heels look to clean up tackling issues before ECU game

Tackling has been a major focus during UNC’s bye week, especially with East Carolina up next. The Pirates’ spread offense should force the Tar Heels to make tackles in space when the teams meet at sold-out Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Sept. 20. While UNC usually has its only full-contact practices on Tuesdays, the bye week allowed UNC to go full contact both Tuesday and Wednesday this week. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Former walk-on Mack Hollins making mark at WR for UNC

Mack Hollins has suddenly become a big-play receiving threat for North Carolina. The former walk-on has two long touchdowns on just four catches this year. He knows that conversion rate can't last but hopes it marks the start of a steady role in the no-huddle attack. "Obviously I can't expect every two times I touch the ball to score," Hollins said. (USA Today)

UNC's First Down Breakdown

To open the second half against San Diego State, UNC ran the ball on its first nine first-down snaps. Those drives led to a missed field goal and a 65-yard drive for a touchdown. Not one pass on first down on either possession, and the Tar Heels were finally finding themselves. Running back T.J. Logan said when that happens the offense is far more effective. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC looking to improve on previous bye week struggles

Coach Larry Fedora said this week came at a good time, and it will give the Tar Heels a chance to practice fundamentals, prepare for the game against East Carolina and heal some of the injured players. Yet, most of the performances after an extra week’s rest under Fedora have been less than stellar. During the last three seasons, UNC has had three games where its had at least 10 days to prepare for an opponent. (Carolina Blue)

University Statement on Aloft Incident

When UNC first learned of an off-campus incident that occurred Aug. 4, reports of that incident were taken very seriously, and a thorough review was immediately initiated. Since the incident involved students, that investigation was conducted by the Office of Student Affairs as part of a well-defined process. The Office of Student Affairs has completed its investigation. (UNC.edu)

Video: Mack Hollins making a name for himself

Find out how UNC sophomore wide receiver Mack Hollins has gone from unknown walk-on to special teams captain to Tar Heel record setter. View Video...

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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

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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