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Julius Peppers living in moment as he prepares for 5th championship game

The Packers are two wins from a Super Bowl title and must get through the Falcons on Sunday in the NFC championship game to reach Super Bowl LI in Houston. It's the fifth championship game Julius Peppers will play, but he's still chasing a Super Bowl ring. "I've been here before, man," he said. (Chicago Tribune)

Deke Adams Rejoins Larry Fedora's Coaching Staff at UNC

Deke Adams is returning to UNC as defensive line coach, according to multiple sources. Adams, who coached under Larry Fedora for three years at Southern Miss before transitioning with the staff to Chapel Hill for the 2012 season, spent last fall as the defensive line coach at ECU. He left UNC for a three-year stint as South Carolina's defensive line coach in 2013-15. (Inside Carolina)

Football Signing Day Celebration Set For Feb. 1

Carolina fans are encouraged to join coach Larry Fedora and his staff for a signing day celebration at the Blue Zone Concourse Club on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. The program, hosted by Jones Angell, will include comments from Fedora, assistant coaches and current players. Tickets are $25 and include hors d'oeuvres and a wide range of beverages. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heel kicker who beat FSU popular with Gators fans

Nick Weiler made 193 kicks at UNC, but he's known best for a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give the Tar Heels a 37-35 upset of Florida State in October, ending a 22-game home winning streak for the Seminoles. "I've had to sign a couple Florida State game pictures for Florida and Miami fans," said Weiler, back in Florida for Saturday's East-West Shrine Game. (Tampa Bay Times)

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2017

Coastal Division: 5. North Carolina - With the departure of quarterback Mitch Trubisky and running back Elijah Hood to the NFL, 2017 appears to be a rebuilding year for Larry Fedora. Nathan Elliott spent 2016 as the backup to Trubisky, but the competition will include redshirt freshmen Logan Byrd and Chazz Surratt and possibly a graduate transfer (Malik Zaire?). (Athlon Sports)

2017 UNC Football: Wide Receivers

Let this settle in for a second: The Tar Heels lost to graduation three receivers whose combined career totals are 448 receptions, 6,340 yards and 53 touchdowns. That’s what left the program when Ryan Switzer, Bug Howard and Mack Hollins played their last games. And what’s returning isn’t exactly looking like a potential replica of that trio. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Julius Peppers turns 37 but not looking ahead

Julius Peppers turned 37 years old Wednesday. Rather than reflect on his career and where he might be after this season, Peppers only wanted to think about the NFC championship game. Peppers is in the final year of his contract with the Packers but hasn't said whether he'll play next season. Winning a Super Bowl might be the perfect way to go out. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Dre Bly Named To Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame announced its class of 2017 on Wednesday. The Class of 2017 features: Dre Bly, a three-time All-American football player at the University of North Carolina, Super Bowl XXXIV Champion and a two-time Pro Bowl selection. The Induction Banquet will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 in Portsmouth, Virginia. (GoHeels.com)

What does staff turnover mean for UNC’s defense?

UNC’s defense ascended the ladder last two seasons, but there is room for growth, and a lot of work needs to be done. Now, Gene Chizik and Larry Fedora will have to push closer to that pie in the sky with a reshuffled staff. With new UNC defensive backs coach Terry Joseph coaching the DBs, Texas A&M finished 44th nationally in yards allowed per pass in 2016. (ACC Sports Journal)

10 ACC Players Who Will Replace NFL Draft Early Entrants in 2017

North Carolina: Gone - Quarterback Mitch Trubisky; In - TBD; The Tar Heels return four second-year players at quarterback, but none who have extensive experience: Nathan Elliott, Chazz Surratt, Logan Byrd and Manny Miles. Could the Tar Heels’ answer come via a graduate transfer, such as Notre Dame’s Malik Zaire? (Athlon Sports)

Julius Peppers doesn't want Super Bowl run to be about him

On his 37th birthday, Julius Peppers will once again answer questions about the only major hole on his 15-year NFL resume: a Super Bowl title. He's scheduled to take the podium at Lambeau Field on Wednesday afternoon leading up to Sunday's NFC title game against the Atlanta Falcons. Just don't tell Peppers that there's a win-one-for-Julius mentality. (ESPN.com)

Imagining an NFL team with only NC ties

What if we could construct an NFL team made entirely of players from North Carolina high schools or colleges? DT: Sylvester Williams/Broncos/UNC - Williams started all 16 games for the Broncos, with 29 tackles and 1 sack; LB: Zach Brown, Bills/UNC - Brown was a tackling machine for the Bills - his 149 tackles ranked second in the NFL this season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Steelers long snapper Greg Warren has been here before

If the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the New England Patriots in the AFC championship, three players from the team will join a somewhat select group of players who have appeared in four Super Bowls. Two of them — Ben Roethlisberger and James Harrison — might not surprise you. The third is long snapper Greg Warren, who has the ultimate “only in America” story. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Report: UNC to hire new DB coach

Less than 10 hours since news broke that Charlton Warren was leaving North Carolina to become Tennessee's secondary coach, news broke that the Tar Heels have found their replacement. According to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg, UNC will hire Texas A&M defensive backs coach Terry Joseph to the same position. (Carolina Blue)

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

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

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
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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