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North Carolina's defense needs to take another step in 2016

Depending on your point of view, your lingering perception of North Carolina’s 2015 defense was either (A) a massive improvement from the previous season or (B) a patchwork unit that showed its true self during a disastrous bowl loss to Baylor. So, which is it? The answer, it turns out, may be a little of both. There are some good signs and some bad ones for the Tar Heels. (ESPN.com)

Video: Mack Hollins shows off impressive vertical

Spring and summer is when college football players do the hard work. It's when players perfect their body in preparation the grueling season --- all the heavy lifting, the wind sprints, and the hours in the gym. UNC senior wide receiver Mack Hollins, know for his speed and athleticism, showed some impressive hops during a workout session this month. (Carolina Blue)

ACC's biggest wild cards: Coastal Division

North Carolina WR Jordan Cunningham: It’s not that the Tar Heels are in need of yet another target in the passing game, but Cunningham — a former four-star recruit who transferred from Vanderbilt last year — offers plenty of intrigue. At 6-2 and 195 pounds, Cunningham is a big body with good hands who could help fill the void left by Quinshad Davis. (ESPN.com)

Three Swing Games for UNC Football in 2016

The Tar Heels have upped their schedule strength for the 2016 season. Of course some games are more important than others. And competition against Coastal foes are always vital. However, let's take a look at the three games on UNC's schedule that could make or break Carolina's year. Here are three impact games to circle for Tar Heel fans. (Carolina Blue)

Open Letter From Woody Durham

Letter from Woody Durham (audio): "Last winter, I was diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder, primary progressive aphasia, that affects my language expression. I want to tell you this because I will no longer be doing any public speaking. I can still enjoy the company of friends and traveling with my wife, Jean, but I am not able to address groups as I did in the past." (GoHeels.com)

Lucas: What Woody Says

Today’s meeting is because Woody Durham has primary progressive aphasia, and he felt an obligation to tell Tar Heel fans why they would no longer see him making speeches or hosting events or telling stories in public. He wants you to know a little more about this condition, and he wants to generate some fundraising and support for it. (GoHeels.com)

Ken Huff Named to 2017 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

Ken Huff, North Carolina - Offensive Guard - 1974 consensus First Team All-American and First Team All-Conference selection. Recipient of the Jacob’s Blocking Trophy as the ACC’s best offensive lineman in 1974. Team captain who helped UNC set school total offense records and finish fifth nationally in 1974. (National Football Foundation)

Athlon Sports College Football 2016 Team Rankings 1-128

21. North Carolina: New quarterback Mitch Trubisky is a rising star, and the supporting cast is among the best in the ACC. The defense showed some improvement under new Tar Heels coordinator Gene Chizik last year but has to get tougher against the run. (Athlon Sports)

UNC sneak preview: WR Bug Howard a pest for opposing DBs

As a 6-foot-5, 220-pound wide receiver for North Carolina, Bug Howard looks like anything but a bug these. In fact, wearing the No. 84 jersey for the Tar Heels, he looks a lot like Randy Moss, his longtime idol. And he plays like him, too. Howard has been one of UNC’s most productive receivers over the last three seasons. (Dawg Nation)

UNC's Top 30 Football Players Ever: No. 1 Charlie Justice

Charlie Justice was the only two-time runner-up for the Heisman Trophy until Arkansas’ Darren McFadden fell short twice a decade ago. Justice was UNC’s all-time total yardage leader (1946-49) until the early 1990s and did everything for the Tar Heels. He ran, passed and even punted for UNC, helping lead the program to its best four-year stretch ever. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Greg Little trying to resurrect career in Buffalo

Remember Greg Little, the second-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2011? Or how about Leonard Hankerson, chosen in the third round by the Washington Redskins the same year? Call it a receiver resuscitation of wayward careers. Bills wide receivers coach Sanjay Lal has some reclamation projects on his hands. (ESPN.com)

UNC Sneak Preview: What you need to know about Georgia’s opening opponent

I spent several days in Chapel Hill last month observing the Tar Heels as they wrapped up spring practice on that beautiful college campus. Those guys are coming off an 11-win season under fifth-year head coach Larry Fedora and they’re eager to prove themselves against Georgia and the mighty SEC. (Dawg Nation)

UNC's Top 30 Football Players Ever: No. 2 Amos Lawrence

The second player i college football to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his four seasons, and it’s only been done two other times by players from power programs: Tony Dorsett (Pittsburgh) and Cedric Benson (Texas). Set an ACC-record rushing with 286 yards in a game as a freshman. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC's Larry Fedora shows support for men's lacrosse

The North Carolina men's lacrosse team won the national championship in spectacular fashion Monday, and UNC head football coach Larry Fedora congratulated the team via twitter. But, he did more than just send a tweet...he showed up to support the Tar Heels in Philadelphia. Fedora has a history of traveling to support fellow Tar Heel teams. (Carolina Blue)

New Orleans Saints TE Jack Tabb nearing return after injury ended rookie season

Former UNC tight end Jack Tabb isn't participating in New Orleans Saints organized team activities just yet, but he's getting closer and says he expects to be back on the field soon. A year of rehab has increased his strength; now he just needs to do some more on-field work to shake off any rust from the 10-month absence. "I'm in the best shape I've ever been in." (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

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

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

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

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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