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Meet The Heels Set For August 5

The UNC football team's annual "Meet The Heels" day is set for Saturday, Aug. 5, from 4-6 p.m. on The Plaza at 140 West Franklin Street due to ongoing construction on campus. The free event will begin at 4 p.m. with the public unveiling of the new Jordan Brand Carolina Football uniforms. The autograph session featuring UNC players and coach Larry Fedora will run from 4:30-6 p.m. (

Why North Carolina should embrace low preseason ranking

Not once has UNC’s final spot in the ACC football standings reflected where it was projected to land in the preseason. In fact, UNC’s two first-place finishes came during years in which it was predicted to finish third (2012) and fifth (2015). So it’s difficult to imagine that Larry Fedora will lose any sleep over his squad landing at No. 5 in the 2017 preseason standings. (FanRag Sports)

Picking ACC dark horses: The state of North Carolina can shake things up this year

The media has UNC football pegged to finish fifth in the Coastal Division in 2017. I can understand the reasoning. The biggest thing is that the Heels lose Mitch Trubisky, who went No. 2 overall in the NFL Draft. The other concerns about these argyle-sporting warriors stem from the team's overall youth. But those young players might be more talented than you think. (CBS Sports)

Most Heated Cowboys Camp Battle: Ryan Switzer v. Lucky Whitehead

The NFL is only weeks away from rapidly understanding why Ryan Switzer is so dangerous. On the heels of the Dallas Cowboys selecting the University of North Carolina star in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, mostly for his dynamic return ability, incumbent special teams ace Lucky Whitehead will soon receive the same crash course as he fights for his job in training camp. (247 Sports)

UNC DT Marlon Dunlap Exits Program

Sophomore defensive tackle Marlon Dunlap has decided to leave the North Carolina football program, a UNC official confirmed on Thursday. Dunlap, a former three-star recruit who played high school ball at West Charlotte, played in seven games as a true freshman in 2016, totaling four tackles and 0.5 sacks. Dunlap had solidified his role as a third-string option. (Inside Carolina)

Chansky’s Notebook: Expectations Too Low?

North Carolina must prove it’s better than fifth in the Coastal Division. Were you surprised at the drop in 2017 expectations for UNC’s football team, two years removed from the ACC championship game and last season possessing one of the most explosive offenses in the nation? On paper, the prediction looks about right to me. (

New defensive coordinator John Papuchis can make mark while keeping most the same

Now, with Gene Chizik having resigned to spend more time with his family, the Tar Heels are once again tasked with breaking in a new defensive coordinator. This time, it’s John Papuchis, who was UNC’s linebackers coach the past two seasons after serving as defensive coordinator at Nebraska from 2012 to 2014. The change is one of many in Chapel Hill this season. (Daily Tar Heel)

History says Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky will start games as a rookie

History suggests that it’s only a matter of time before Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky, the second overall pick in this year's draft, cracks the starting lineup. The Bears have repeatedly stated that veteran Mike Glennon, is the clear-cut No. 1 quarterback on the roster. “There is no quarterback controversy,” Bears general manager Ryan Pace said on draft night. (

Audio: Larry Fedora ACC Kickoff Interview

It’s hard to believe, but Larry Fedora is headed into his sixth season as the football coach at North Carolina. UNC has gone to four straight bowl games under Fedora, and had six players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. At ACC media days, Larry Fedora joined The David Glenn Show to discuss family, the culture of his football program and the evolution of Trubisky. (ACC Sports Journal)

Chicago Bears sign first-round draft pick Mitch Trubisky

The Chicago Bears on Wednesday completed their final piece of important offseason business, signing first-round draft pick Mitch Trubisky. "It feels really relieving and exciting all at the same time," the quarterback from North Carolina said after inking his first NFL contract. "I'm ready to get to work. I was a Chicago Bear as soon as they called my name." (Chicago Bears)

UNC's Larry Fedora leery of game at ODU – never mind that 60-point win in 2013

UNC shoehorned the road trip to Old Dominion between home games with Louisville and Duke. So when he was asked about ODU, Larry Fedora seemed to be speaking honestly when he said the game worried him. His players will be tempted to look ahead a few weeks to games with Virginia Tech, Miami and Notre Dame, and the Monarchs will be sky high. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Brandon Harris Named To Unitas Golden Arm List

The 2017 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award boasts 47 standout quarterbacks, including UNC's Brandon Harris. The Golden Arm Award winner is selected based on his accomplishments both on and off the field. Harris is a graduate transfer who played in 25 games over three seasons at LSU and made 15 starts, including all 12 games as a sophomore in 2015. (

Ranking the ACC Running Back Tandems for 2017

13. North Carolina: Michael Carter and Jordon Brown - North Carolina is starting over at running back. Elijah Hood (858 yards) and T.J. Logan (650) formed one of the ACC’s top tandems in 2015, but an injury to Hood limited this duo’s effectiveness in 2016. With both players drafted to the NFL, Carter and Brown become the new one-two punch in Chapel Hill. (Athlon Sports)

Different Twist on Cusp of 2017 Camp

UNC's football team is just two weeks away from opening 2017 training camp. When the California Bears come to Kenan Stadium on Sept. 2 for a 12:20 kick-off, Coach Larry Fedora's team will have a personality in marked contrast to the template Fedora has established in his five years at UNC. For once, Fedora's prolific offense is surrounded by a myriad of questions. (UNC Lettermen)

UNC Football releases epic ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired hype video

While the show is making its season debut tonight, we still have to wait a few weeks for the return of UNC football. To celebrate both the show’s release and the upcoming UNC football season, the Tar Heels put together an awesome hype video set to the theme of Game of Thrones. The video was released by the UNC Football program’s official Twitter account. (Keeping It Heel)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2 12:20 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9 12:00 ET Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 3:30 ET

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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