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UNC CB Malik Simmons Atoning for Miscues

Malik Simmons entered North Carolina’s training camp atop the depth chart at cornerback before a two-game suspension stemming from off-the-field issues halted his momentum. While his suspension delivered a lasting setback, Simmons received a reprieve of sorts on Saturday due to, oddly enough, the suspensions of fellow cornerbacks M.J. Stewart and Mike Hughes. (Inside Carolina)

Coach Speak: Mack Hollins as a deep threat

Against Wake Forest, Mack Hollins caught three balls for 103 yards and three touchdowns. For the season the 6-4, 210-pound Rockville, Md. native is averaging 24.5 yards per catch. CarolinaBlue spoke with two offensive coaches on Tuesday to try and figure out what make Hollins is so difficult to guard and why he has become a lethal deep option for UNC. (Carolina Blue)

Mike Hughes Reinstated; M.J. Stewart Out vs. UVa

Freshman cornerback Mike Hughes has been reinstated after serving a one-game suspension, Larry Fedora announced on Wednesday. Sophomore cornerback M.J. Stewart will sit out his second consecutive game against Virginia on Saturday before being reinstated. “I have reinstated Mike Hughes today and he will play against Virginia this week,” Fedora told reporters following practice. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Seek Sixth Straight over Virginia

Talk about “The Streak” and Tar Heel-Virginia football. What for an eternity had been the subject of Carolina’s inability to win in Charlottesville (zippo from 1982-2008), now the Heels have the upper hand over the Cavaliers for five years running.Teams coached by Butch Davis, Everett Withers and now Larry Fedora have thumped Virginia three times on the road and twice in the friendly confines of Kenan Stadium. (UNC Lettermen)

Switzer: "You take it personal when your family is attacked"

After UNC's 50-14 dismantling of Wake Forest on Saturday night, Tar Heel wide receiver Ryan Switzer had a message for Wake Forest and a particular Demon Deacon staff member. Switzer posed for a picture on the sideline with a white board and the message "Nothing UNCClear about 50-14." He tweeted the picture out that night. (Carolina Blue)

Back to the Future with UNC football

Today is considered "Back to the Future Day." Why, you may ask. Because in the popular 1989 Adventure Sci Fi Comedy "Back to the Future Part II", Oct. 21th, 2015 was the date to which Marty McFly traveled. The UNC football department has gotten in on the fun with a graphic of former Tar Heels on a Back to the Future "movie poster" and the tag line: "Where we're going we don't need roads" (Carolina Blue)

10 things to expect in the second half of the ACC football season

North Carolina-Duke on Nov. 7 will decide the Coastal: After all of that talk about the Pittsburgh Panthers, the division will be settled along Tobacco Road. Duke and UNC are both 5-1 and are the class of the Coastal along with Pitt so far. UNC has a defense to complement an offense finally, and the Blue Devils' defense might be good enough to carry a leaky offense to nearby Charlotte. (ESPN.com)

ACC second-half primer: Five most important conference games

No. 23 Duke at North Carolina, Nov. 7: The ACC championship game matchup could be set by the first weekend of November with Florida State at Clemson and Duke at North Carolina. Usually by November, Tobacco Road has shifted its complete focus to the hardwood, but the Blue Devils and Tar Heels have the look of two of the Coastal Division’s best teams. (ESPN.com)

Landon Turner has North Carolina feeling good

Landon Turner has answered about 10 minutes of questions after practice when a reporter shyly interjects. She's working on an off-beat piece, she admits, so she cautions him in advance. "This is kind of a strange question," she says. Turner's smile grows wide and his eyes light up. "That," he says, "is a good start." Turner loves talking to people, and the quirkier the conversation the better. (ESPN.com)

Quincy Monk in fight of his life battling stomach cancer (video)

Former White Oak High School and North Carolina star Quincy Monk has been in the fight for his life after suffering a stroke in the summer then later being diagnosed with stomach cancer. (WCTI12.com)

Bengals vs Bills: Giovani Bernard makes a significant impact

In the end, Giovani Bernard might be Cincinnati's most dynamic weapon. Why? Simply put, he's the weapon that offenses fail to account for. It's clear when Jeremy Hill, who spends more time dancing and jump-stepping east-to-west as opposed to burying his northerly head through the line of scrimmage, is struggling. Yet, when Hill is in the game, defenses play the run. (Cincy Jungle)

New England Patriots Sign Offensive Tackle Brennan Williams

The New England Patriots added offensive tackle depth by signing Brennan Williams to their practice squad Tuesday, a source told NESN.com. Williams was spotted walking through the Patriots’ locker room during media availability. Williams, an Easton, Mass., native, was a third-round draft pick by the Houston Texans out of the University of North Carolina in 2013. (NESN)

Breaking down UNC's offensive juggernaut

North Carolina’s football team is 5-1, winners of its first two ACC games, and can rightfully claim one of the best offenses in the country after the 50-14 victory over Wake Forest. One big reason why is nobody is quite sure what North Carolina will do on any given down. Take UNC’s first touchdown against Wake Forest: A simple play-action fake from quarterback Marquise Williams to running back Elijah Hood on first down went for 57 yards and a touchdown. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Turning Agony Into Victory

"Overcoming adversity of a game that you felt like you should have won, you felt like you dominated most of the game but you made too many mistakes to win it," offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic said of the South Carolina game Tuesday. "Those are the ones that hurt the most. We learned the lesson that we needed to bounce back and not feel sorry for ourselves and we did that." (Carolina Blue)

UVa receiver Thorpe set for homecoming

T.J. Thorpe’s expression never changed Monday when he said he thought Virginia was playing North Carolina State this year and not the University of North Carolina. “He’s lying,” said Virginia quarterback Matt Johns during a later interview. “There’s no way he didn’t know that. That’s just T.J. being T.J.” After four years at North Carolina, Thorpe should have known — and probably did know — that UVa and UNC play every year as fellow members of the ACC’s Coastal Division. (Roanoke Times)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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