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Julius Peppers shrugs off upcoming milestone, says he wants to win

Julius Peppers is on the verge of joining some elite company — although the 37-year-old defensive end seemingly couldn't care less. Peppers picked up a half-sack in his first game back with the Panthers last Sunday and now has 144 for his career, inching closer to joining Bruce Smith, Reggie White, Kevin Greene and Chris Doleman as the only players in NFL history with 150 career sacks. (Associated Press)

Video: One-on-one with Donnie Miles

North Carolina safety Donnie Miles sits down with GoHeels.com's Taylor Vippolis to chat about rallying the troops, being on court with Michael Jordan and his roommate M.J. Stewart. Read More...

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Old Dominion

The last time these programs played, ODU was in a transitional year making the move from the Football Championship Subdivision to the Football Bowl Subdivision. UNC scored a school-record 80 points at Kenan Stadium in November 2013. Now in their fourth season as a FBS member, the Monarchs are looking to score a signature victory. (Inside Carolina)

Old Dominion preparing to host struggling North Carolina

It was four years ago in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the Monarchs trailed by 60 points at the end of three quarters. ODU coach Bobby Wilder ultimately agreed to shorten the fourth quarter by 5 minutes in a painful 80-20 loss. A lot has changed for Old Dominion in the time since, but they will still be the underdog when the Tar Heels visit Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday. (Associated Press)

Coach Kap On Makeshift Offensive Line, Ground Game, McCargo & More

UNCOffensive coordinator and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic met with the media this week to discuss his offensive line group, how they performed against Louisville, the unit’s injuries, and Jay-Jay McCargo’s first college experience. Here is a sample of what Coach Kap had to say: On how many bodies he has available this week…“That’s a good question." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Why the Bears should bench Mike Glennon and just start the Mitchell Trubisky era

It is worthwhile to examine this game for one purpose only: to understand that it's already time for the Bears to bench Mike Glennon and begin the Mitchell Trubisky era. Trubisky, the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, didn't come cheap this offseason. The Bears gave away multiple draft picks to move up one spot and take a quarterback who likely would've been available at No. 3 overall. (CBS Sports)

Video: UNC hits the road, eager to get right on D

Marilyn Payne previews North Carolina's first road trip of the year as the Tar Heels visit Old Dominion, which has a wounded offense. View Video...

Julius Peppers won’t forget his 100th sack. His victim, Joe Webb, may need a reminder

Julius Peppers will never forget his 100th sack. “I never got to tell him this before he left, but I’ll tell him one day. A pass-rusher, 100 sacks is a milestone for everybody who gets 100 sacks,” he said. “And my 100th sack was on Joe Webb.” It was Week 17 of the 2011 season, and the the Minnesota Vikings, for whom Webb was playing quarterback in place of Donovan McNabb. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels Visit ODU For Road Opener

Carolina hits the road for the first time in 2017 when the Tar Heels visit Foreman Field to face Old Dominion Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Old Dominion is 2-0 after a 17-7 win at UMass last week. The Monarchs recorded a school-record eight sacks and limited UMass to 332 yards of total offense in the victory. Jonathan Duhart scored his 19th career touchdown to help ODU stay undefeated. (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Same Old Meat For UNC

The Monarchs are a solid FCS program, with a 69-30 record for a .697 winning percentage since resuming the sport in 2009. Still, there is no way they should beat a team of UNC’s caliber. ODU has played solid defense in wins over Albany and UMass to start the season. But it is literally hurting on offense and should be meat for a more experienced and athletic UNC defense. (Chapelboro.com)

Quarterback competition helping UNC; Chazz Surratt injury update

There’s no guarantee that playing only one quarterback will bring more success to the UNC offense. So despite the calls for Larry Fedora to commit to either Brandon Harris or Chazz Surratt, the controversy isn’t going away anytime soon. Surratt’s injury may open the door for Harris to get more playing time. But Surratt, if healthy, won’t be benched. (ACC Sports Journal)

ODU's warning to quarterbacks: Get the ball out quickly or pay the price

ODU free safety Rob Thompson sometimes can’t help but smile. Every four plays or so, he sees a fresh quartet of Monarch linemen shuttle in and another group shuttle out. When quarterbacks drop back to pass, the clock in his head counts down: 3, 2, 1. If the ball hasn’t been delivered by “zero,” Thompson has seen what can happen. “You’re going to be on your back.” (Virginian-Pilot)

Q-and-A with Old Dominion analysts Ron Thulin

The North Carolina football team travels to Norfolk, Virginia, this weekend to play Old Dominion. Ron Thulin, who has worked with Turner Sports and Fox Sports, will be the play-by-play commentator for Saturday’s game. In a conversation with sports editor Chapel Fowler, Thulin offered some insight on UNC’s opponent. "Every four plays, they change defensive linemen" (Daily Tar Heel)

Rams OLB Robert Quinn is already making an impact

In a span of three plays, Rams outside linebacker Robert Quinn was personally responsible for a loss of 11 yards. "That was just the official knock the rust off," Quinn said, smiling. If he can remain healthy, Quinn should make a whole lot more plays in Wade Phillips' 3-4 base set which required Quinn to transition from defensive end to outside linebacker. (ESPN.com)

Panthers DE Julius Peppers still playing special teams at 37

You knew defensive end Julius Peppers was special when the Carolina Panthers made him the second pick of the 2002 draft and again in March when they signed him in free agency. But something you might not have known that makes the 37-year-old future Hall of Famer special is that he’s still playing special teams in his 16th NFL season. You don’t see that very often. (ESPN.com)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 53
Old Dominion: 23
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UNC vs. Notre Dame
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at Boise State0
Friday 8:00 PM

NC State0
at #11 Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Kent State0
at #20 Louisville0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Old Dominion0
at #13 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 2:00 PM

Boston College0
at #2 Clemson0
Saturday 3:30 PM

at #14 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
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at North Carolina0
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at #23 LSU0
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Virginia Tech0-03-0
(14) Miami0-01-0
Georgia Tech0-01-1
North Carolina0-11-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson1-03-0
Wake Forest1-03-0
(19) Louisville1-12-1
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-00-1
Boston College0-11-2

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