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UNC Football releases epic ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired hype video

While the show is making its season debut tonight, we still have to wait a few weeks for the return of UNC football. To celebrate both the show’s release and the upcoming UNC football season, the Tar Heels put together an awesome hype video set to the theme of Game of Thrones. The video was released by the UNC Football program’s official Twitter account. (Keeping It Heel)

Mitch Trubisky, Bears hope for agreement before rookies report Wednesday

In June, the Bears and Mitch Trubisky each downplayed the possibility that a contract impasse might keep the rookie quarterback from reporting to the start of training camp. But that scenario inched closer to reality Tuesday. Trubisky remained unsigned while rookies prepared to report to Halas Hall on Wednesday for a week of meetings and strength and conditioning work. (Chicago Tribune)

Inexperienced offense means big burden for UNC’s defense

Thanks to a talented offense, North Carolina managed to win six games in 2014 despite having one of the worst defenses in program history. With numerous offensive stars lost from last season, that will be far from the case this year. A Tar Heels defense that showed progress last season while also having its struggles at times will have to be the team’s strength. (Raleigh & Company)

Get ready for more uncertainty in the ACC's Coastal Division

As for UNC, which won the Coastal in 2015 and finished tied for second last year, the Tar Heels will have significant personnel losses that include quarterback Mitch Trubisky — the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft — receivers Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer, and top tailbacks Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan. "In all my years of running this offense, I've never experienced this," Fedora said. (Associated Press)

Video: Larry Fedora breaks down Tecmo Bowl

NC State's Jaylen Samuels plays as Bo Jackson, while North Carolina's Larry Fedora and Duke's David Cutcliffe break down the passing game in the Nintendo classic. View Video...

3 reasons why Malik Carney will be a force along UNC’s line in 2017

Before the second week of October, North Carolina will play five game against Power Five programs. Junior defensive end Malik Carney and North Carolina’s defense will have to get stops and make plays to help support an offense that’s breaking in a bunch of new players. Carney showcased his ability to be a destructive force as a redshirt sophomore in 2016. (ACC Sports Journal)

Austin Proehl Named To Wuerffel Trophy Watch List

The Wuerffel Trophy announced its watch list of 109 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision Tuesday, and UNC senior Austin Proehl is among the candidates. A recipient of the ACC Top Six Award for Service in 2016, Proehl is an active member of the Chapel Hill community. Before every home football game, he visits the UNC Children's Hospital. (GoHeels.com)

Lawrence Taylor Goes No. 1 Overall in The MMQB All-Time Draft

The MMQB enlisted 12 former NFL executives, players and writers to draft teams constructed of players from across the entire history of the NFL. When longtime NFL exec Joel Bussert was on the clock at No. 1, he knew who he had to take: Lawrence Taylor. “For me it was a no-brainer, because even before the order came out I said if I have a chance to get LT I am going to take him.” (Sports Illustrated)

The 10 college football transfers who will make the most noise this fall

North Carolina QB Brandon Harris - Harris, a former top recruit, had a middling career in three seasons at LSU. At North Carolina, Harris will succeed Mitchell Trubisky, who started for just one season before going No. 2 in April’s NFL draft. A graduate transfer, Harris is immediately eligible, and he should fit in better in the Tar Heels’ up-tempo offense than he did at LSU. (Sports Illustrated)

UNC Football early opponent preview: Virginia Cavaliers

The UNC-Virginia game is known as the South’s Oldest Rivalry. The two teams have played each other every year since 1919, an ACC record 117 times. UNC is 62-54-4 all-time in the rivalry. Additionally, the Tar Heels have won the last seven meetings against Virginia by an average score of 35-15. Will UNC be able to make it eight in a row this season? (Keeping It Heel)

Tar Heels Finish Top 10 In All-Sport Competition

The University of North Carolina was one of six athletic programs to finish in the top 10 in both the men's and women's standings in the 2016-17 Capital One Cup, which measures top 10-finishes in NCAA Championship play and coaches' polls in 20 men's and 21 women's sports. The Tar Heels finished third in the men's standings and ninth in the women's this year. (GoHeels.com)

ACC's Top Coordinator Hires for 2017

5. John Papuchis, Defensive Coordinator, North Carolina: Larry Fedora overhauled his defensive staff this offseason. Deke Adams returned to Chapel Hill to oversee the defensive linemen, Mike Ekeler was hired to coach linebackers, and Terry Joseph was brought in as the defensive backs coach. Additionally, Papuchis was promoted from linebackers coach to coordinator. (Athlon Sports)

2017 UNC football opponent preview: Cal Golden Bears

Cal will be facing a rebuild on defense—they ranked 127th in the country in scoring defense last year. They allowed 273 yards per game (6.2 YPC!) on the ground, 245 through the air. While they return eight starters, they are also shifting to a 3-4 scheme. The offense will be asked to carry the load, and offensive coordinator Beau Baldwin was a tremendous hire to do just that. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Football Welcomes Low Expectations

A year after being picked as the preseason Coastal Division favorite, UNC football was tabbed to finish fifth in the division in the ACC preseason media poll Monday. And that suits Larry Fedora just fine. UNC was last picked fifth in the Coastal in 2015 before winning the division with an 8-0 league record and playing in the program’s first ACC Championship Game. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Picked Fifth in Coastal in ACC Football Preseason Poll

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced the results of its preseason ACC Kickoff media poll of 167 media members on Monday. Coastal Division: 1. Miami (103) – 1,065; 2. Virginia Tech (40) – 932; 3. Georgia Tech (9) – 708; 4. Pitt (7) – 673; 5. North Carolina (4) - 606; 6. Duke (4) -473; 7. Virginia -219. (The ACC)

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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, 12:20 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, 12:00 ET Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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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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