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North Carolina faces Old Dominion for the first time since 80-point outburst

Scanning the record books, North Carolina's last football game against Old Dominion is impossible to miss. And with the Tar Heels set to face the Monarchs for the first time since the historic game, it's worth reminiscing on the show that UNC put on in Kenan Stadium on Nov. 23, 2013. North Carolina accumulated 80 points on 721 yards of offense. (Daily Tar Heel)

Brandon Fritts Thriving in Red Zone Role for UNC

There was hype around tight end Brandon Fritts to start the 2016 season. Coming off a promising freshman season, the 6-foot-4 red zone threat was finally getting the chance to team up with high school teammate Mitch Trubisky. All of that fell short, though, as Fritts only played in limited action last year due to injury. This year, Fritts is making his presence known. (Inside Carolina)

A lot of questions remain about Tar Heels defense

North Carolina entered the football season with lots of questions on offense offset by optimism about the ability of a more veteran defense to lead the way until the offense found its feet. But through two weeks, the young Carolina offense has been surprisingly productive while the defense has been disappointingly porous, giving up 35 and 47 points in losses. (Wilson Times)

UNC's Offensive Line Enduring 'Catastrophic Times'

Chris Kapilovic played on the offensive line long before making his living coaching there He’s spent decades molding offensive lines while working around injuries and attrition, although he’s never encountered something like this. “I’ve been playing or coaching the O-line for 41 years and I’ve never seen this,” Kapilovic told reporters after UNC’s practice Tuesday evening. (Inside Carolina)

UNC QB Brandon Harris on Fans and Social Media

The craziest thing that anyone has ever said to Brandon Harris was back when he was at LSU. "Some guy told me he was going to kill me because he lost 15 grand on the game. He tweeted that to me. Did I think he was going to kill me? No. But I could care less. The only thing that matters is the people in the locker room, the coaches still having a belief in you, and my grandma." (Inside Carolina)

Mack Hollins ran over 100,000 yards during Eagles training camp

Mack Hollins surely got his workout in his first training camp with the Eagles. During Philadelphia's three-week training camp at the NovaCare Complex, the Eagles used the NFL's "Next Gen" stats to check how many yards Hollins ran (counting routes, catches, plays, sprints) during the practice sessions. The total: 139,217 yards. Hollins ran 79.1 miles during Eagles training camp. (247 Sports)

UNC Opponent Preview: Monarchs Seeking Signature Home Win

Old Dominion (2-0) welcomes the Tar Heels (0-2) to Foreman Field on Saturday while riding an eight game winning streak spanning back to 2016, although Bobby Wilder’s club still has something to prove. ODU was underwhelming in its season-opening win over FCS opponent Albany and followed that up with a low-scoring 17-7 win over UMass last Saturday. (Inside Carolina)

Panthers DE Julius Peppers finally talks, because ‘now we have something to talk about’

The Panthers unveiled their plan for using Julius Peppers this season on Sunday, and it seems like it would be sustainable for the long haul. Peppers did not start at defensive end – Mario Addison and Charles Johnson did. But Peppers played 26 defensive snaps, which worked out to 46 percent of the 49ers’ offensive plays. He also played seven snaps on special teams. (Charlotte Observer)

ACC quarterback play better than expected

The Tar Heels have two quarterbacks in Chazz Surratt and Brandon Harris who have shown they can move the team and score points. Quarterback play is NOT the problem! To this point, we could say the same thing about most of the other teams in the ACC. Although expectations were a bit low for the quarterback position after the departure of seven really good starters. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Ring Ceremony, Louisville Game

Recap North Carolina's football loss to Louisville and hear insider stories from the basketball team's NCAA ring ceremony in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas in partnership with Learfield Sports and DGital Media. (

UNC Defense's Communication Breakdowns

Larry Fedora entered this season expecting to heavily rely on defense following the departures of UNC's offense's most significant contributors in 2016. But after the defense surrendered 705 yards in Saturday's 47-35 loss against Louisville, most of Fedora's press conference Monday consisted of answering questions about the unit's struggles during UNC's 0-2 start. (

The Good, Bad, & Ugly Report: Louisville

The good news is that Chazz Surratt looked just fine in his first collegiate start and Brandon Harris looked like a serviceable quarterback subbing in after Surratt’s injury, Austin Proehl and Brandon Fritts finally got involved in the offense, special teams were very good with a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and the Heels hung 35 points on a top-20 team. (Old North Blog)

Miscommunication Plagues Tar Heel Defense

On Monday, UNC football coach Larry Fedora criticized his defense’s lack of communication for the second week in a row following the Tar Heels’ 47-35 loss to Louisville on Saturday. Fedora told reporters at his weekly press conference how mental mistakes by the Tar Heels’ veteran secondary and linebacking corps resulted in several defensive errors. (Inside Carolina)

Has Brandon Harris earned a chance to start?

Did North Carolina quarterback Brandon Harris earn his starting job back? Not to Larry Fedora, who said both quarterbacks will again split reps this week before traveling to Old Dominion. But Harris hasn’t lost it, either. “It’ll be the same as it’s been,” Fedora said Monday. “We’re not changing that. Both guys are getting better.” (Argyle Report)

UNC vs. Duke Game Time Set

It is the earliest matchup in the rivalry's history. The North Carolina Tar Heels will host the Duke Blue Devils on Saturday, Sept. 23 in Kenan Stadium. The ACC announced on Monday that the game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. It will be aired on ESPNU. This will be the first ACC Coastal Division matchup for both teams this season. (Inside Carolina)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 53
Old Dominion: 23
Sat, Sep 16 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Duke
Sat, Sep 23 3:30 ET ESPNU Tickets

UNC @ Georgia Tech
Sat, Sep 30 12:00 ET ESPN2 Tickets

UNC vs. Notre Dame
Sat, Oct 7 TBD Tickets

Full Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Scoreboard
at Boise State7
12:02 IN 1ST

NC State0
at #11 Florida State0
Saturday 12:00 PM

Kent State0
at #20 Louisville0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Old Dominion0
at #13 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 2:00 PM

Boston College0
at #2 Clemson0
Saturday 3:30 PM

at #14 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Appalachian State0
Saturday 3:30 PM

at North Carolina0
Saturday 3:30 PM

at #23 LSU0
Saturday 7:00 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Virginia Tech0-03-0
(14) Miami0-01-0
Georgia Tech0-01-1
North Carolina0-11-2

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson1-03-0
Wake Forest1-03-0
(19) Louisville1-12-1
NC State0-02-1
(12) Florida State0-00-1
Boston College0-11-2

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