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Video: Freshmen, DL Highlight UNC's First Football Scrimmage

The Tar Heel defensive line and a trio of freshmen were a few of the bright spots at North Carolina's first football scrimmage on August 10, 2016. View Video...

Carolina Announces Seats For Soldiers Campaign

UNC has announced the kickoff of the Seats for Soldiers Campaign, an endeavor that allows Tar Heel fans to assist military personnel. The Seats for Soldiers Campaign is a way to show Carolina pride while also allowing military members an opportunity to attend a Tar Heel football game and witness the passion of what it means to be a Tar Heel. (GoHeels.com)

UNC football schedules home-and-home series with UCF

North Carolina and UCF have agreed to a two-year home-and-home football series to be played in 2018 and 2020. Carolina will play host to the Knights in Kenan Stadium on Sept. 15, 2018, and will travel to Orlando on Sept. 12, 2020. Carolina and Central Florida have never met in football. (GoHeels.com)

UNC LB Cole Holcomb's Climb from Walk-On to Ones

Most walk-ons spend years not knowing if their chance to shine will ever come. For UNC linebacker Cole Holcomb, his chance is now. The redshirt sophomore is currently running with the ones at Will linebacker after backing up Shakeel Rashad last season. Holcomb has been preparing for this moment since he decided to walk on at North Carolina. (Inside Carolina)

UNC’s running back depth could be key to repeating ACC success

Elijah Hood enters the season as UNC's unquestioned starting tailback. That's the reward when one begins to reach the heights of Carolina legends Don McCauley and Charlie Justice. However, for UNC to continue to find success on the ground, they will have to rely on the diverse talents of its two senior back-up tailbacks, T.J. Logan and Khris Francis. (Tar Heel Blog)

Malik Carney brings quickness and energy to UNC's defensive line

Malik Carney is a new name for North Carolina football. A redshirt sophomore, the 6-3, 230-pound defensive end has been getting first team reps as Dajaun Drennon continues to recover from a nagging injury. Carney played sparingly as a freshman, but will have an expanded role as a speed rush defensive end this season. (Carolina Blue)

Top College Football Coaches Ever: No. 80 Carl Snavely, No. 76 Jim Tatum

80. Carl Snavely An expert in the single-wing offense, Snavely had two successful stints at North Carolina but peaked in 1939, when he led Cornell to an 8-0 record. 76. Jim Tatum Tatum's career was tragically cut short, as he died suddenly after contracting a viral infection at age 46 in 1959, just three years after returning to coach his alma mater. (Sports on Earth)

Larry Fedora Tuesday Post-Practice Quotes

On sophomore middle linebacker Andre Smith's development from year one to year two: "Its a world of difference. He has played in every big game we have had. He was able to spell Jeff Schoettmer...and there was no drop off. So now what he is doing ---- instead of learning ---- he is taking over that leadership role at the linebacker spot. That is huge." (Carolina Blue)

Chansky’s Notebook: The Trench Fighter

When Bill Dooley took over Carolina football in 1967, he ran off about half of the squad he had inherited. Spring practice was more like boot camp, and those who survived it could stay around and play for the Tar Heels in the fall. Those who couldn’t cut it turned in their pads and spent their autumn Saturdays watching from the stands. (Chapelboro.com)

College Football's Top 40 Wide Receiver Groups for 2016

10. North Carolina: The Tar Heels return five of their top six receivers from last season, with Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer the headliners. Bug Howard, Jordan Fieulleteau and Austin Proehl should be capable targets. Additionally, Vanderbilt transfer Jordan Cunningham joins the mix at receiver, and tight end Brandon Fritts could have a breakout season. (Athlon Sports)

UNC Football: Early opponent preview Pittsburgh

Nine of Pitt's opponents finished last season with a winning record and eight of them made a bowl game. Pitt is playing seven home games but does have to travel to both ACC division winners this season. Pittsburgh will again be tough to score on, so another 8-4 record and a bowl game appears to be the most likely scenario. Best Player: RB James Conner. (Keeping It Heel)

Video: UNC Football - Bull in the Ring

Practice got physical during North Carolina's first full day in pads as the Tar Heels prepare for the season opener against Georgia on September 3 in Atlanta. View Video...

ICTV: Andre Smith Interview

Andre Smith played in all 14 games last season at UNC's Sam and Mike linebacker positions and tallied 53 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble, one interception and one pass breakup. In 2016 he steps into a starting role at middle linebacker. Smith shared his thoughts with Inside Carolina about training camp and the coming season. (Inside Carolina)

Gene Chizik on what makes a great defense

Defense has been the Achilles' heel for North Carolina in recent years, but the defense is improving thanks in large part to defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. At practice Tuesday, coach Chikiz lent a little insight into what makes a successful defense. "Great defense is not real rocket science," Chizik told reporters. "It’s everybody doing their job." (Carolina Blue)

For Pitt, ACC contention means finally beating UNC

Since Pitt joined the ACC in 2013, North Carolina has been the best team in the Coastal Division. The Tar Heels are 16-8 in the conference over that span, including 8-0 in 2015, when they averaged an ACC-best 42.5 points in conference games. The Panthers are 0-3 against the Tar Heels since becoming an ACC member. (Erie Times-News)

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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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