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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)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Dean Smith's Retirement, Notre Dame Recap

Recap North Carolina's football game against Notre Dame and look back at the 20th anniversary of Dean Smith's retirement with the latest edition of the Carolina Insider podcast with hosts Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)

ACC offenses: trending downward

The injuries at UNC have been well-chronicled, and there is no need to go into further detail here. Clearly, UNC’s challenge, which at the beginning of the season included replacing 90 percent of its offensive production, now includes replacing most of those replacements (who had been actually performing well until their injuries). It will be a monumental task. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Notes

Sitting at 1-5, the UNC football team is seeking change, anything that can possibly ease the frustrations of a disappointing start. Monday, Larry Fedora made one, albeit something that won't pay dividends on the football field. In what he called "a changeup," he shaved the beard he's sported since the summer of 2016. But it wasn't because he's superstitious. (GoHeels.com)

Mitch Trubisky shows promise despite late INT in debut with Bears

Mitch Trubisky got rock-star treatment from Chicago's fans. He displayed the skills that made him the No. 2 pick in the draft — and showed that he still has plenty of room to improve. Trubisky wowed a thunderous crowd at times with his quickness and arm strength, only to throw an interception that sent the Bears to a 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night. (Associated Press)

North Carolina faces daunting second-half schedule to finish season

The beginning of the 2017 season for North Carolina didn’t go very well. The Tar Heels only beat Old Dominion. And the slate for UNC only gets tougher. The combined record of the remaining opponents on the the Tar Heels’ schedule is 24-9. After facing Virginia this weekend, UNC must play at No. 15 Virginia Tech, No. 20 N.C. State and host No. 11 Miami. (DieHards.com)

Mitch Trubisky comes up short in Bears' 20-17 loss to Vikings

Mitch Trubisky experienced his first career start and his first career loss as Chicago Bears starting quarterback on Monday night at Soldier Field. The Bears rookie threw an interception late in the fourth quarter, and the Vikings capitalized for a 20-17 victory. Trubisky finished his night 12-for-25 for 128 yards, a touchdown pass, an interception and a lost fumble. (Chicago Tribune)

Mendenhall wants more disruption from UVa pass rush

This Saturday, Virginia will travel to Chapel Hill to renew the “South’s Oldest Rivalry,” in the 122nd meeting with the Tar Heels, a series that began in 1892. The Cavaliers’ defense will be facing UNC redshirt freshman quarterback Chazz Surratt, who has struggled in his first year as a starter for the Heels. That’s music to Virginia strongside linebacker Chris Moore’s ears. (Charlottesville Daily Progress)

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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

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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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