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Video: Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Interivew

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks with the media following practice on Wednesday about the Tar Heels' upcoming game against the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday in Chapel Hill. Read More...

UNC Offensive Line Using Reps to Fight Attrition

After dealing with serious attrition this season, North Carolina's latest starting unit on the offensive line has finally been able to play a few games together. "It's a work in progress. No excuses. We have to get it done, but it's not where you want to be." UNC offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic said. Excuses or not, the offensive line has plenty of work to do. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora knows UNC is on razor’s edge for bowl eligibility

Larry Fedora said he was running out of answers after Saturday’s 33-10 loss to Notre Dame and is willing to go to whatever lengths necessary to turn his North Carolina football team around. Turns out he wasn’t kidding. Monday morning at his regular weekly session with the media, Fedora showed up without the beard he’s been sporting for the past year-and-a-half. (North State Journal)

Cavaliers in unfamiliar territory as road favorites

Virginia will march into North Carolina’s Kenan Stadium on Saturday as road favorites for the first time in a long time, and probably the first time in Chapel Hill since the Al Groh era. What’s that you say? Virginia is favored in Chapel Hill? Other than Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers’ longest losing streak against an ACC school is to Carolina with seven straight setbacks. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

UNC Sleeping Giant: Near-Breakthroughs

When a team dubbed a sleeping giant by some has had football success elude them over time, there are always myriad reasons: poor decisions, bad timing, etc. Oh, and ticks. Or at least one fateful tick who bit former UNC head coach Jim Tatum in the summer of 1959, giving him a case of Rocky Mountain spotted fever that resulted in his death at age 46. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Inside the numbers: Mitchell Trubisky brings new dimension to Bears

Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's statistics through one week are slightly below Mike Glennon's through four games, but the numbers don't tell the whole story about Trubisky's NFL debut. Trubisky allows the Bears to do more offensively when he's on the field. First off, there was a slight increase in downfield passing in the loss to Minnesota. (ESPN.com)

Second-quarter safety sums up North Carolina football's 33-10 loss to Notre Dame

By the time Jordon Brown touched the ball, he was already surrounded. A few seconds earlier, Saturday’s game between UNC and Notre Dame was different. UNC had survived seven fruitless possessions and five three-and-outs to pull within seven points. Now, trailing 14-7 at its own one-yard line with 38 seconds left in the half, it was time for UNC to execute a simple strategy. (Daily Tar Heel)

Larry Fedora Live: Injured Veterans Contributing

UNC’s plight with injuries this season has been well documented. Veteran leaders, including linebacker Andre Smith, wide receiver Austin Proehl and offensive tackle William Sweet, have suffered season-ending injuries and have been forced to contribute to the team in different ways. “They’re in all of our meetings,” Larry Fedora said on his radio show Tuesday. (Inside Carolina)

Chicago Bears happy with 'baller' Mitch Trubisky despite loss

Despite tossing the interception, Mitch Trubisky's difference-making talent was obvious from the start as he made a heretofore zombie-like offense come to life. Mitch-a-palooza started out hot Monday night, with the rookie displaying pinpoint accuracy and rolling out of the pocket to dart passes all over the field. Penalties bogged down the Bears' offense in the first half. (NFL.com)

Detroit Lions' Eric Ebron: I 'got to get my act together' on field

A slow start to the season has left Eric Ebron "in the dumps" mentally, and the Detroit Lions tight end said he met with quarterback Matthew Stafford on Monday in an attempt to rediscover the groove he had while catching a career-high 61 passes last season. "We had a talk after the game because I haven’t been as mentally engaged as I should be, and he helped me out." (Detroit Free Press)

UNC safety Myles Dorn named to Pro Footbal Focus’ Week 6 National Team of the Week

North Carolina sophomore safety Myles Dorn is being recognized for his outstanding individual performance (9 tackles, 2 ints) in the Tar Heels' 33-10 loss to Notre Dame last weekend. According to Pro Football Focus, Dorn’s play against the Fighting Irish was one of the best in the country — so much that he was named to the National Team of the Week for defense. (DieHards.com)

John Fox praises Mitchell Trubisky after first start: 'He's got what it takes'

Mitchell Trubisky made the first start of his NFL career on Monday night, completing 12 of 25 passes for 128 yards, a touchdown and an interception in a 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. All things considered, it was a solid if unspectacular debut for the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, who didn't exactly shine but also got little help from his receivers. (CBS Sports)

UNC making sure grass is greener at Kenan Stadium this year

UNC is spending a lot of money on grass this season. UNC’s football team is practicing on the game field inside Kenan Stadium while the practice facility is renovated, so the school has to re-sod the field before most home games. "A lot of people ask us, 'Are we crazy? Are we going to take a field out on Wednesday night and play on it on Saturday?'” UNC’s turf manager Casey Carrick said. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC-Virginia: Matchup to Watch

When Bronco Mendenhall took over Virginia’s head coaching job following the 2015 season, he promised to implement an up-tempo offense that helped turn BYU into a consistent national player. Midway through his second season in Charlottesville, Mendenhall’s vision is becoming clearer, thanks to the most-efficient passing offense the Cavaliers have fielded in years. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels defense improves, but offense still a mess

North Carolina football fans must feel as though they’ve passed into Bizarro World — the comic-book realm in which everything is opposite to its counterpart on earth. Through most of head coach Larry Fedora’s tenure, Carolina has featured high-powered, exciting offenses and less reliable defensive units, but the 2017 offense has sputtered. (Wilson Times)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
Sat, Oct 21, 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Boston College1-33-4

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