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North Carolina Ranked No. 22 in AP Preseason College Football Poll

North Carolina begins the 2016 college football season ranked No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll released Sunday. The Tar Heels' opening-week opponent, Georgia, is ranked No. 18. Other ACC teams included in the poll include No. 2 Clemson, No. 4 Florida State, and No. 19 Louisville. (Associated Press)

Picture Day 1946: When Hugh Morton met Charlie Justice

One of the most welcomed lettermen returning to the Tar Heels in 1946 was Hosea Rodgers, a 200-pound fullback who led Carolina to a victory over Pennsylvania back in 1943. Many of the freshmen were returning World War II veterans in their 20s—like freshman Charlie Justice. Justice was the one player who was going to make a good UNC team great. (UNC.edu)

Caleb Henderson’s departure brings clarity to UNC backup QB situation

The battle for North Carolina’s backup quarterback position has been decided. Just not by coach Larry Fedora. Sophomore Caleb Henderson, a former four-star prospect from Burke, Va., ended the competition with redshirt freshman Nathan Elliott for the position backing up starter Mitch Trubisky by leaving school on Friday. (Wilmington Star News)

Darian Durant, gunslinger no more

While the Riders were preparing to face the Tiger-Cats this week, Darian Durant was reminded of his past. Back in 2009 and 2010 when the Riders went to consecutive Grey Cups, Durant liked to think of himself as a gunslinger. In the old west, a gunslinger was a man with a gun who knew how to use it. (CBC News)

Sources: Julius Peppers, other players to meet with NFL on reported steroid allegations

Green Bay Packers linebackers Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers, who were also named in the report, have also agreed to meet, sources told ESPN. Free-agent linebacker Mike Neal, who also was threatened with a suspension, initially did not agree to meet with the league. But he consented to be interviewed after all, a source told ESPN's Dan Graziano on Friday. (ESPN.com)

Video: Lee Pace & Taylor Vippolis Recap Third Scrimmage of Training Camp

Let Lee Pace and Taylor Vippolis take you inside the Tar Heels' third scrimmage of pre-season training camp as UNC prepares to take on Georgia in Atlanta on September 3. View Video...

Nathan Elliott Named UNC Backup QB, Caleb Henderson to Transfer

Larry Fedora had seen enough to tab Nathan Elliott as the player most likely to step into the starting lineup if Mitch Trubisky is sidelined for any reason. Elliott, a three-star recruit out of Celina, Texas, made a move during spring practice to become Caleb Henderson’s primary competition for the No. 2 spot. The lefty has impressed with his decision-making and quickness. (Inside Carolina)

A thank you to Tar Heel Marquise Williams

As UNC gears up for a new football season with a different quarterback calling out plays, it’s time to remember and appreciate the enigmatic Marquise Williams. Never the most popular or celebrated player in Chapel Hill despite his eye-popping stats or impressive feats of athleticism, Williams led the Tar Heels for roughly two and a half seasons, including last year’s stunning 11-3 record. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC’s path to making a New Year’s Six Bowl Game

Last season, North Carolina finished as the highest ranked team not to play in a New Year’s Six bowl game. Thanks to bowl tie ins, UNC got jumped over by Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, and the highest ranked Group of Five team, Houston. In 2016, there’s a chance UNC could rack up wins and get themselves back in that conversation again. (Tar Heel Blog)

Statement from the family of Caleb Henderson

The following is a statement Caleb Henderson's family released to THI on Saturday regarding the sophomore quarterback's decision to leave the program: "Our son, Caleb, left the University of North Carolina last evening. He is very grateful for the 2 years he spent there as a student athlete. He would like to especially thank his coaches and teammates." (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Report: UNC QB Caleb Henderson to transfer

North Carolina quarterback Caleb Henderson is transferring, according to a report by TarHeelIllustrated.com. Henderson entered preseason camp in a competition for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. A redshirt sophomore, Henderson was a consensus 4-star recruit when he signed with the Tar Heels in 2014. He played in two games last fall as a third-stringer. (ACC Sports Journal)

Pittsburgh Steelers sign QB Bryn Renner

The Pittsburgh Steelers made a few roster moves on Saturday and it included signing quarterback Bryn Renner . During the 2015 preseason, Renner completed 43 of 65 pass attempts for 409 yards with 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. During his college career at UNC, Renner competed 67% of his pass attempts for 8,221 yards with 64 touchdowns. (Steelers Depot)

Tar Heels emphasize offensive line versatility

A starter from day one on North Carolina's football team, Caleb Peterson has played thousands of snaps at left guard and stands a good chance to move on to the NFL. Still, sliding over just a few feet to the right side of the offensive line can completely change the perspective for the 6-5, 300-pound senior. (Greensboro News & Record)

Rams DE Robert Quinn leaves Rio 'proud' of sister

Robert Quinn was back with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, running through drills after spending the last three days in Rio to watch his sister compete in the Olympics. Quinn watched his 19-year-old sister, Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, advance to the semifinals of the 100-meter hurdles and come up short of the gold-medal race in heartbreaking fashion. (ESPN.com)

Bill & Vince Dooley fought for each other

When you peruse the football resume of Bill Dooley, you become linked with a number of highlights which resulted from Bill being exactly what he was. A fundamentally oriented coach who had an ability to communicate and develop rapport with those who played for him. (Dawg Nation)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Charlotte0
at Louisville0
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Tulane0
at Wake Forest0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
William & Mary0
at NC State0
THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET
Colgate0
at Syracuse0
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Georgia Tech0
at Boston College0
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Liberty0
at Virginia Tech0
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Villanova0
at Pittsburgh0
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Richmond0
at Virginia0
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Georgia0
at North Carolina0
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at Duke0
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Florida A&M0
at Miami0
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Clemson0
at Auburn0
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Ole Miss0
at Florida State0
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ACC Football Standings
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Virginia0-00-0
Duke0-00-0
Virginia Tech0-00-0
Miami0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0
Pittsburgh0-00-0

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(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
Syracuse0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
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