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New defensive coordinator John Papuchis can make mark while keeping most the same

Now, with Gene Chizik having resigned to spend more time with his family, the Tar Heels are once again tasked with breaking in a new defensive coordinator. This time, it’s John Papuchis, who was UNC’s linebackers coach the past two seasons after serving as defensive coordinator at Nebraska from 2012 to 2014. The change is one of many in Chapel Hill this season. (Daily Tar Heel)

History says Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky will start games as a rookie

History suggests that it’s only a matter of time before Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky, the second overall pick in this year's draft, cracks the starting lineup. The Bears have repeatedly stated that veteran Mike Glennon, is the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback on the roster. “There is no quarterback controversy,” Bears general manager Ryan Pace said on draft night. (ESPN.com)

Audio: Larry Fedora ACC Kickoff Interview

It’s hard to believe, but Larry Fedora is headed into his sixth season as the football coach at North Carolina. UNC has gone to four straight bowl games under Fedora, and had six players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. At ACC media days, Larry Fedora joined The David Glenn Show to discuss family, the culture of his football program and the evolution of Trubisky. (ACC Sports Journal)

Chicago Bears sign first-round draft pick Mitch Trubisky

The Chicago Bears on Wednesday completed their final piece of important offseason business, signing first-round draft pick Mitch Trubisky. "It feels really relieving and exciting all at the same time," the quarterback from North Carolina said after inking his first NFL contract. "I'm ready to get to work. I was a Chicago Bear as soon as they called my name." (Chicago Bears)

UNC's Larry Fedora leery of game at ODU – never mind that 60-point win in 2013

UNC shoehorned the road trip to Old Dominion between home games with Louisville and Duke. So when he was asked about ODU, Larry Fedora seemed to be speaking honestly when he said the game worried him. His players will be tempted to look ahead a few weeks to games with Virginia Tech, Miami and Notre Dame, and the Monarchs will be sky high. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Brandon Harris Named To Unitas Golden Arm List

The 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award boasts 47 standout quarterbacks, including UNC's Brandon Harris. The Golden Arm Award winner is selected based on his accomplishments both on and off the field. Harris is a graduate transfer who played in 25 games over three seasons at LSU and made 15 starts, including all 12 games as a sophomore in 2015. (GoHeels.com)

Ranking the ACC Running Back Tandems for 2017

13. North Carolina: Michael Carter and Jordon Brown - North Carolina is starting over at running back. Elijah Hood (858 yards) and T.J. Logan (650) formed one of the ACC’s top tandems in 2015, but an injury to Hood limited this duo’s effectiveness in 2016. With both players drafted to the NFL, Carter and Brown become the new one-two punch in Chapel Hill. (Athlon Sports)

Different Twist on Cusp of 2017 Camp

UNC's football team is just two weeks away from opening 2017 training camp. When the California Bears come to Kenan Stadium on Sept. 2 for a 12:20 kick-off, Coach Larry Fedora's team will have a personality in marked contrast to the template Fedora has established in his five years at UNC. For once, Fedora's prolific offense is surrounded by a myriad of questions. (UNC Lettermen)

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)

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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 Scoreboard
Presbyterian College0
at Wake Forest0
Thursday 6:30 PM

Central Connecticut0
at Syracuse0
Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
at Northern Illinois0
Friday 9:30 PM

Kent State0
at Clemson0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
at Pittsburgh0
Saturday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
Saturday 6:00 PM

at Purdue0
Saturday 7:30 PM

Florida State0
at Alabama0
Saturday 8:00 PM

West Virginia0
at Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

at Georgia Tech0
Monday 8:00 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

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

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