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Chansky’s Notebook: A Delicate Balance

James Conner continues his remarkable recovery in Kenan Stadium. Once the best running back in the ACC, Pitt’s James Conner is again behind the quarterback carrying the ball about 20 times a game for the Panthers.

Big concerns looming for North Carolina's run defense

North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik pulled no punches in describing his defense as “soft,” and saying this week’s game “could get ugly” if the unit doesn’t improve dramatically. Is it really as bad as it seems?

Roy Williams used Villanova game as motivation during sprints

Few losses come more painful than North Carolina’s loss in the National Championship Game on a last-second shot to Villanova. In fact, North Carolina forward Justin Jackson told ESPN’s Jeff Goodman that he has yet to watch a replay of the game. But that doesn’t mean Jackson’s been able to avoid the memory.

Pitt-UNC kicks off what should be another wild Coastal race

North Carolina, hoping to become the first repeat Coastal champion since Virginia Tech in 2010-11, has yet to play a complete game. Its run defense remains a concern (No. 106 in the nation), and its rushing average is down 48 yards per game from a year ago.

Video: UNC's Offense Rolling Into ACC Play

The Tar Heels' offense is executing in critical situations and creating big plays. Football Analyst Taylor Vippolis breaks down their performance vs. James Madison.

UNC Preparing for Pitt's Jet Sweep

Pittsburgh’s offense, which is known for power runs up the middle by junior running back James Conner, has a new weapon at its disposal: the jet sweep. The Panthers (2-1), who face UNC (2-1) on Saturday in Kenan Stadium, have run the play to perfection this season. Sophomore wide receiver Quadree Henderson has been the go-to guy for the jet sweep.

UNC Rewards Seven Championship Coaches With New Contracts

UNC has agreed in principle on three-year contracts with five head coaches – Joe Breschi (men’s lacrosse), Anson Dorrance (women’s soccer), Sam Paul (men’s tennis), Karen Shelton (field hockey) and Carlos Somoano (men’s soccer) – and is extending the contracts of women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell and women’s lacrosse head coach Jenny Levy.

Video: Davis Love III - 2016 Team USA Ryder Cup Captain

GoHeels.com checked in with former Tar Heel Davis Love III, who will be the captain of Team USA at the 2016 Ryder Cup.

Coach Kap offense/OL notes

UNC's offensive coordinator and line coach Chris Kapilovic spoke with reporters after Wednesday's practice. On Tommy Hatton's status: "He is doing well and starting to get back to where we need him to be. He is progressing nicely." On center Lucas Crowley's low snaps: Coach Kap attributes it to mental focus and some lighter snaps when UNC plays up-tempo.

UNC receiver Thomas Jackson living his childhood dream

The dream has always been the same for junior wide receiver Thomas Jackson --- play football for the University of North Carolina. He took the first step toward that dream in 2014, walking on his freshman year. After years of perseverance, Jackson achieved his goal, particularly this off-season when he was given a scholarship by coach Larry Fedora.

Message from Chancellor Folt: Addressing national unrest

Like all of you, I have been watching the tragic events unfolding in Charlotte and around the country with great sadness. On behalf of the Carolina Community, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to those who have been affected and ask that peaceful and constructive dialogue replace the violence and unrest that has overtaken so much of our nation.

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