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Rams defensive lineman Quinton Coples produces after move inside

Quinton Coples is finding early success at a new position. The Rams moved the 6-foot-6, 290-pound Coples from end to tackle before the exhibition season began, and he made several significant plays against the Kansas City Chiefs. Coples made two tackles, including a sack, and forced two fumbles in the Rams’ 21-20 victory. (Los Angeles Times)

Opportunity knocks again for Bryn Renner

Bryn Renner thought about making himself eligible for the NFL Draft after his junior season at North Carolina but eventually returned for a senior campaign that was ultimately cut short by injury. Now, an injury to Steelers quarterback Dustin Vaughn has opened another door for Renner, who has been knocking on those around the NFL for the past two years. (Pittsburgh Steelers)

How has Elijah Hood improved as a player?

How are you better today than you were as late as the bowl game last year? Elijah Hood: "My understanding of the playbook is even better now. Last year I knew the running concepts and what I had to do on the pass but now I kind of expanded to the whole scheme of things. The way I read defenses is quicker now, way faster. That has slowed the game down." (Carolina Blue)

Video: UNC Football Training Camp Recap

Lee Pace and Taylor Vippolis discuss all phases of the game as North Carolina's 2016 training camp concludes. View Video...

UNC WR Bug Howard's Helping Hand

For three years, Bug Howard always had a veteran ahead of him on the depth chart. Someone to lean on, to look up to and to provide guidance, both on and off the field. Now he’s the veteran wide receiver helping out the younger players behind him. “When I was a young guy a lot of guys helped me,” Howard said. (Inside Carolina)

Tommy Hatton earning reps at guard, competing for starting role

Tommy Hatton came to North Carolina as the Tar Heels' second highest ranked recruit in the 2015 class, arriving with the reputation as a hard-nosed, aggressive interior lineman. He redshirted as a freshman. Now as the 2016 season looms, Hatton is in the middle of a hotly-contested competition for the starting right guard spot. (Carolina Blue)

How a Nerf football helped Lions WR Quinshad Davis develop his hands

James Davis took his young son outside the Berkeley Apartments in Gaffney, South Carolina, and made it clear: You want to learn to catch? OK, I’m going to throw the ball toward your face. Quinshad Davis was 4 years old at the time. But his dad's logic made sense. It was the best way to teach him fast. So when you now look at Davis’ hands, it all starts there. (ESPN.com)

Potential impact freshmen for UNC football in 2016

There used to be a time in college football where we waited two or three years to see a highly touted freshman take the field. No longer is that the case as freshmen play a larger role now than they have ever played before. Recruiting is not just about the future anymore, it also affects the present. Here are a few North Carolina freshmen to look out for this fall. (Tar Heel Blog)

Larry Fedora builds future beyond one breakthrough season

Optimism runs high in Chapel Hill as the Tar Heels prepare to open against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Bulldogs’ backyard. The ACC is counting on the Tar Heels to carry the conference banner against the SEC. This isn’t déjà vu all over again, to borrow from Yogi Berra. Instead of a bottom that is about to fall out, Larry Fedora has a foundation in place. (Today's U)

Connor Barth still battling for job with New Orleans Saints

The battle for the starting place kicker job on the New Orleans Saints did not get much clarity following the team’s second preseason game against the Houston Texans Saturday. While Connor Barth did not attempt a kick in the Saints’ preseason opener against New England, he connected on a 33-yard field goal on Saturday in a loss to the Texans. (Port City Daily)

Ranking All 128 College Football Starting Quarterbacks for 2016

26. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: Marquise Williams departs Chapel Hill after earning second-team All-ACC honors last fall, but coach Larry Fedora isn’t too worried about the quarterback position. That’s due to the progress and development of Trubisky over the last two seasons. The junior is one of the nation’s rising stars under center. (Athlon Sports)

ACC Football's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2016

7. North Carolina vs. Georgia (Sept. 3 – Atlanta): This will be a good litmus test for the Heels against a talented Georgia team that is surrounded by plenty of intrigue. New Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart is a longtime Nick Saban disciple and will be looking to make a statement here. 4. North Carolina at Florida State (Oct. 1). (Athlon Sports)

A breakdown of UNC’s special teams

The Tar Heels have one of the top punt returners in NCAA history in Ryan Switzer, a kick returner who has the quickness to break one for a touchdown at any time in T.J. Logan, and one of the best place-kickers in the ACC in Nick Weiler. All three are seniors and provide much-needed experience and leadership in each of these areas. (Tar Heel Blog)

Extra Points: UN-Common

Eighteen months into Gene Chizik’s tenure as UNC’s defensive coordinator, the Tar Heels are being driven to develop good habits—in the meeting room, in film study, in the classroom, in honing their techniques. A group that Chizik termed from his first day of spring ball in March 2015 as “soft, slow-motion and no-urgency” is now “like night and day.” (GoHeels.com)

Nick Chubb vs. UNC's defense might not be a fair fight, so a lot falls on the Heels' new QB

The Kirby Smart era begins in Athens, and Georgia fans are excited to see how he’ll stamp the program as he takes over for Mark Richt. If star running back Nick Chubb is healthy (as it appears he is), Georgia should win more games this year than last, but North Carolina is a nice early barometer for where Smart will be starting. (SB Nation)

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

Upcoming Games:
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UNC @ Illinois
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UNC vs. James Madison
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Full UNC Football Schedule

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