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UNC, Larry Fedora Staying the Course

Larry Fedora entered this season with a 74-44 record as a head coach, including a 40-25 mark in his five years at UNC. That success has built a personal level of confidence in his approach that this season’s difficulties will not diminish, even with a losing record assured. “I don’t question what we’re doing [or] how we’re going about doing it,” Fedora told reporters Monday. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Pre-Miami Press Conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora meets with the media on Monday to discuss the Tar Heels' loss to Virginia Tech on Saturday and their upcoming homecoming game against Miami this weekend. View Video...

Five With Fedora - Oct. 23

Larry Fedora: "In the midst of the adversity we're facing, it speaks well for our future. I've always said that every rep a guy gets in practice or in games is huge to their development. But game reps are something that you just can't replicate in practice. This type of experience that the younger guys are getting are the types of reps that will help them develop even faster." (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Right Now is Next Year

Carolina football is officially in early spring practice. Only one small positive exists about a season like the Tar Heels are having. If the inexperienced players on their roster are any good, they are getting ready to make an impact ahead of schedule. So with a fifth straight bowl bid off the table, Larry Fedora is looking to make sure this disaster never happens again. (Chapelboro.com)

Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week Seven

Ryan Switzer (Dallas Cowboys) had his first NFL reception against the San Francisco 49ers. He also had one rush for three yards. Mitchell Trubisky (Chicago Bears) completed four of seven passes for 107 yards including a 70-yard pass to running back Tarik Cohen. Zach Brown (Washington Redskins) and Mack Hollins (Philadelphia Eagles) face off on Monday night. (Inside Carolina)

Chicago Bears QB Trubisky: 'I thought I played really poor'

Mitchell Trubisky's postgame pink blazer clashed with a not-so-pretty offense that he had just quarterbacked. But then, all wins are Kate Upton, particularly for a Bears team that thanks to Sunday's 17-3 triumph over the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field matched its 2016 victory total with still more than half the season left. "I thought I played really poor," Trubisky said. (Chicago Daily Herald)

Video: UNC Football Beats Arkansas in the Fog in 1981 Gator Bowl

Sunday night's NFL game between the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons became enshrouded in fog, reminiscent of North Carolina's 1981 Gator Bowl win over Arkansas, 31-27, in which the Tar Heels capped off a 10-2 season. The game became so foggy that much of the broadcast was televised by sideline cameras. View Video...

Chargers safety Tre Boston proving to be outstanding in pass coverage

Though he came in with a bit of a reputation as a hard-hitting defensive back, Chargers free safety Tre Boston has proven to be outstanding in coverage, posting a Pro Football Focus grade on par with the Giants’ stud safety Landon Collins. Boston has posted a grade of 82.7 to Collins’ 86.2 per PFF in coverage, proving that he is one of the best defenders at his position against the pass. (USA Today)

Larry Fedora Tasked with Salvaging UNC's 2017 Season

Larry Fedora has entered uncharted territory. In his 10 years as a Division I head coach, the 55-year-old has never failed to secure postseason eligibility. The 2017 season will be his first, and how he responds will determine the future trajectory of his North Carolina program. Fedora, who signed a contract extension in May through the 2022 season, is not at risk of losing his job. (Inside Carolina)

Extra Points: Numbers

"This is a recruiting game," Mack Brown said. "Forget Xs-and-Os. Personnel, that's the key." It's important to keep that simple concept in mind digging through the wreckage of the Tar Heels' 59-7 clobbering Saturday at Virginia Tech. We have seen this movie before. But these horror films eventually run their course with enough successes on the recruiting battlefront. (GoHeels.com)

North Carolina’s offensive woes signal a long-term concern

Through Larry Fedora’s first five seasons in Chapel Hill, each of his offenses ranked in the nation’s top 50 in yards per game. Whether with players he inherited or prospects he recruited, Fedora never struggled to move the ball. Until this season. Virginia Tech’s 59-7 thrashing of UNC on Saturday was the latest sign that the Tar Heels face serious problems on offense. (FanRag Sports)

'Pretty Boy Assassin' Mitch Trubisky impressing Bears with his composure

The Bears will look to build on their Week 6 overtime upset of the Ravens when they play host to the Panthers on Sunday at Soldier Field. Can Mitch Trubisky continue showing growth against another talented defense? After making his first road start and salvaging his first NFL victory Sunday, Trubisky should have added confidence as he welcomes the Panthers to Soldier Field. (Chicago Tribune)

UNC vs. Virginia Tech - Player of the Game: Dogs

Against Virginia Tech, literally nothing went right for North Carolina. You’ve heard people say “the score wasn’t an accurate representation of what happened.” In this case, the 59-7 score was absolutely exactly what happened. It was all bad. The offense got absolutely nothing going and gave up two VT defensive touchdowns. You know what’s not bad? Dogs. (Tar Heel Blog)

Beyond the Good, Bad & Ugly Report: Virginia Tech

As someone who used to coach, I understand Larry Fedora’s frustration. You try to put your players in the best position to win and when you press button after button and nothing happens, there’s not a lot you can do. Fedora took some heat for his comments that he wouldn’t change anything going forward but I think what he meant is the process is good and there’s no need to radically change what you do each week. (Old North Blog)

Jason Brown’s Journey From Football to Farming

Former UNC football player Jason Brown, one of the highest-paid centers in the NFL, walked away from football at the peak of his career. His new life on a farm in Louisburg, just 30 minutes from where he grew up, was much harder, and happier, than he ever thought possible. Jason’s working harder than he ever has, but he goes to bed with a peace of mind he’s never had before (Our State Magazine)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 7
Virginia Tech: 59
Sat, Oct 21 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28, 12:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Nov 9, 7:30 ET ESPN Tickets

UNC vs. Western Carolina
Sat, Nov 18, TBD Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Louisville31
at Florida State28
FINAL

Pittsburgh24
at Duke17
FINAL

Boston College41
at Virginia10
FINAL

Syracuse19
at #7 Miami27
FINAL

North Carolina7
at #14 Virginia Tech59
FINAL

Wake Forest24
at Georgia Tech38
FINAL

Scores provided by a third-party and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami4-06-0
Georgia Tech3-14-2
(13) Virginia Tech2-16-1
Virginia2-15-2
Pittsburgh1-33-5
Duke1-44-4
North Carolina0-51-7

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(14) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Syracuse2-24-4
Louisville2-35-3
Boston College2-34-4
Florida State2-32-4
Wake Forest1-34-3


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