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ACC's Coastal Division parity provides opportunity for North Carolina

Asked about the potential ceiling for his team, North Carolina coach Larry Fedora replied with a question of his own. “How many games could we play, possibly?” Fifteen, which includes the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and both games in the new College Football playoff. (Burlington Times-News)

Cowboys’ Bruce Carter sets expectations high

The Dallas Cowboys haven’t made the playoffs since 2009. Havelock native Bruce Carter, who was selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, hasn’t sniffed the postseason. Heading into his fourth season with the Cowboys, Carter wants that to change. “I want to make it to the playoffs and go deep into the playoffs,” Carter said. (New Bern Sun Journal)

The ACC's Top 10 Heisman Candidates for 2014

5. Marquise Williams, QB, North Carolina: Williams flashed a lot of ability last fall and should only continue to develop. The Tar Heels went 6-1 over their final seven games and the offense averaged over 40 points per game due in large part to his play. With a full season of making plays, Williams has a chance to get into the national conversation. (Athlon Sports)

Fedora: NCAA investigation used by opposing coaches on recruiting trail

The ongoing NCAA investigation into academic fraud at North Carolina hasn't been a focal point in the Tar Heels' locker room, coach Larry Fedora said at Monday's ACC Kickoff, but it's been an ever-present speed bump on the recruiting trail. The NCAA last month reopened the investigation, which had been concluded in 2012 and which Fedora said he'd believed was closed for good, sparking another round of negative recruiting from competing schools. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels aim to reverse last season’s football start

By the end of the 2013 season, North Carolina was one of the hottest football teams in the ACC, winning six of its last seven games. But the start of the season? A rocky 1-5 overall record. Head coach Larry Fedora doesn’t expect the same this season, and he said it has less to do with UNC’s opening opponent (Liberty) than most might think. (Greensboro News & Record)

Q&A with Larry Fedora, Part I

With the quarterback competition being a major topic, does the fact that you chose Marquise to (represent UNC at the ACC Kickoff), speak to how he’s handled things? "I think he’s done a great job handling it. That’s what I was proud of him about. A lot of people took for granted that Marquise Williams is going to be the starting quarterback. When I made the statement that it was wide open, Marquise never batted an eye." (Inside Carolina)

Ryan Switzer Named Preseason All-ACC

Sophomore punt returner/wide receiver Ryan Switzer was named to the preseason All-ACC as a specialist. He was the only Tar Heel named to the team which included Florida State getting nine players selected. One of the interesting things to watch this season with Switzer is how much his presence impacts what other teams do when punting to UNC. (Tar Heel Blog)

Tar Heels’ Williams ready to lead offense

Marquise Williams is ready to run the offense from the start this fall. “You can’t be in a playful manner. You have to take everything serious. When you are at practice, it has to be like a game,” Williams said. Williams, now a junior, admitted he wasn’t much of a practice player in high school at Mallard Creek. It took him until he got to Chapel Hill for him to realize what he needs to do to be a leader. (New Bern Sun Journal)

Defensive Warrior Otis Embracing Tar Heel ‘Family’

UNC senior bandit Norkeithus Otis senses a different aura around the family-oriented Tar Heel locker room heading into the 2014 campaign. The 2014 Bednarik Watch List and all-conference candidate says there’s just something different about the run-in to the fall this year. “You can just see the focus on everybody. Everybody’s ready to get after it,” Otis says. (Chapelboro.com)

Elijah Hood already impressing Fedora, teammates

Elijah Hood has yet to play in his first college game but already he is doing things at North Carolina that people around him have never seen. Some of those things involve physical feats and others are more mental. First, the physical. Hood, a former standout at Charlotte Catholic High where he became one of the most sought prospects in the nation, recently squatted 605 pounds. (Charlotte Observer)

Fedora looks ahead with confidence

2013 was one of those seasons Larry Fedora didn't want to be over. UNC was gaining confidence as the coaching staff saw its team "grow leaps and bounds every week," leading to the season finale 39-17 Belk Bowl win against Cincinnati. Fedora is excited now though, and looking to carry that momentum into 2014 as he coaches the least veteran roster of his career. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Tar Heel Countdown: Virginia Tech Hokies

We break down what might be the most important four game stretch for the Tar Heels, starting with a home date in Kenan Stadium against Frank Beamer's Virginia Tech Hokies. Virginia Tech is coming off an 8-5 season and 5-3 conference record, with one of those wins coming against the Tar Heels in Blacksburg---a 27-17 triumph last October in Lane Stadium. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: UNC Football Summer Workouts - 2014

The Tar Heel football team has worked hard this summer preparing for the 2014 season. Are you ready? View Video...

Fedora: Maturation process key for young, talented Tar Heels

Freshman Ryan Switzer tied an NCAA single-season record with five punt returns for touchdowns in 2013 — and they all came in the final six games. Looking back at the tape, UNC coach Larry Fedora said that Switzer could have had three or four more punt return touchdowns in the first half of the season but he didn’t take advantage of those early opportunities. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Peyton Manning's words boost UNC's Marquise Williams

In the battle for the North Carolina Tar Heels starting quarterback job, Marquise Williams knows he's clearly been pegged as the mobile alternative to Mitch Trubisky's pocket-passing expertise. But if that notion worried Williams, a meeting with Peyton Manning at last week's Manning Passing Academy alleviated any concerns. (ESPN.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 45
NC State: 34
Sat, Nov 28 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Clemson
Sat, Dec 5, 8:14 ET ABC Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Miami (FL)29
at Pittsburgh24
at South Carolina32
Virginia Tech23
at Virginia20
at Georgia Tech7
at Kentucky24
Boston College17
at Syracuse20
at Wake Forest21
North Carolina45
at NC State34
Florida State27
at Florida2
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) North Carolina8-011-1
Virginia Tech4-46-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-012-0
(10) Florida State6-210-2
NC State3-57-5
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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