Video: UNC Players Post-Duke Locker Room Interviews
North Carolina's players were understandably down following their 27-17 loss at home to Duke on Saturday. In the process, the Tar Heels fell to 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the ACC. They also lost three more players to serious injuries, and missed an opportunity to get what would have been a huge victory. Here is what five Tar Heels had to say after the game: (Tar Heel Illustrated
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Duke Press Conference
North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora addresses the media following the Tar Heels' 27-17 loss to Duke on Saturday in Chapel Hill.
UNC-Duke: Larry Fedora Postgame Quotes
Larry Fedora: “First thing I want to do is give Duke credit. They played a heck of a game. Our team played hard, there was no doubt about the effort. They made more plays than we did and we’re in a position to win a football game in the fourth quarter and we didn’t finish. That’s happened to us three times. Everybody understands that that’s my responsibility.” (Inside Carolina
UNC WR Austin Proehl Suffers Shoulder Injury
Austin Proehl's season - and Tar Heel career - may be over. The senior wide receiver suffered a broken left clavicle during the first quarter of North Carolina's loss to Duke on Saturday, according to a source close to the situation. Proehl exited the game following a 47-yard reception off a flea flicker pass from UNC quarterback Chazz Surratt. (Inside Carolina
Video: UNC Football Comes Up Short to Duke, 27-17 - Highlights
View complete game highlights of North Carolina's 27-17 loss to Duke in Chapel Hill on September 23, 2017.
Video: Chazz Surratt Delivers a Nasty Stiff-Arm vs. Duke
North Carolina quarterback Chazz Surratt used all of his 6'3", 215 pound frame to send a Duke defender to the ground with a vicious stiff-arm on September 23, 2017.
Wilson, Fields help Duke beat rival UNC, 27-17
Shaun Wilson ran 1 yard for the go-ahead touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, Bryon Fields returned an interception 61 yards for the game-sealing score and Duke beat North Carolina 27-17 on Saturday. Chazz Surratt ran 56 yards for a touchdown and threw a 45-yard TD pass to Anthony Ratliff for UNC. The Tar Heels travel to Georgia Tech on Saturday. (Associated Press
Box Score: Duke 27, North Carolina 17
View the complete box score from North Carolina's 27-17 loss to Duke on Saturday at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill. (View Box Score
It’s early, but still plenty important for Blue Devils, Tar Heels
Maybe a meeting this early in the season between Duke and North Carolina makes the football game even bigger. Certainly the stakes seem high, with each team still capable of producing a strong season. “It’s so unusual to be playing this game early,” Duke coach David Cutcliffe said of Saturday’s gathering in Chapel Hill. “I think it’s going to add a little life to it, to be honest with you." (Burlington Times-News
Video: UNC Football Pre-Duke Motivational
As the Tar Heels prepare to face rival Duke on Saturday, get pumped for the game by watching the same pregame video the UNC football team watched prior to taking the field.
The reeducation of Julius Peppers
Because he had played the position for 12 years, no one batted an eye when Julius Peppers rejoined the Panthers at defensive end. But, apparently, even future Hall of Famers need lessons. For Peppers, that’s meant dropping habits he picked up as a standup outside linebacker in the Packers’ 3-4 defense. “It's still a process. I'm still learning how to play defensive end again." (Carolina Panthers
Faith takes Jason Brown from football to farming, and to Peoria
The sweet-potato harvest at Jason Brown’s farm in North Carolina takes place in about two weeks. It’s a busy time at his 1,000-acre spread. But the former NFL offensive lineman was able to take a break to visit Peoria, perhaps to help grow his faith instead of crops. “We take our farm-food ministry very seriously,” Brown said after he spoke to hundreds at the Peoria Civic Center. (Peoria Journal Star
Andre Smith, UNC’s star linebacker, is out for the season. Here’s who will replace him.
Always be prepared. Never slip. This is the advice North Carolina sophomore linebacker Jonathan Smith gets from his dad during almost every phone call between father and son. And it’s that advice that brings Smith to the empty team meeting room after hours. Here, he and junior linebacker Cole Holcomb comb through film of the Tar Heels’ upcoming opponent. (Charlotte Observer
Will Mitch Trubisky make a start soon? History is on his side...
The question of when Mitchell Trubisky would make his first career start was always going to be a storyline this year, but Mike Glennon’s rough showing in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought it to the forefront of Bears-centric debate this week. Coach John Fox doesn’t want to deal in hypotheticals. But when will Glennon not be the starter and give way to Trubisky? (CSN Chicago
Larry Fedora on Cutcliffe: “I think he’s done an unbelievable job over there.”
Heading into a critical game with Duke on Saturday, UNC coach Larry Fedora dropped by The David Glenn Show. Fedora and DG discussed a variety of topics: the rivalry with Duke, North Carolina’s 1-2 record, and Duke coach David Cutcliffe. “He’s done a great job everywhere he’s been. I think he is probably undervalued; he’s just a tremendous football coach.” (ACC Sports Journal