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Top 25 College Football Non-Conference Games of 2016

20. Georgia vs. North Carolina (Atlanta — Sept. 3): Many local fans are no doubt going to turn out to see the start of the Kirby Smart era at Georgia but the new head coach won’t have an easy opener. On the opposite sideline, the Tar Heels’ Larry Fedora is hoping to continue the momentum from last year’s 11-win campaign and would love to spoil Smart’s debut. (Athlon Sports)

ACC's Best Quarterback Matchups of 2016

5. Brad Kaaya (MIA) vs. Mitch Trubisky (UNC), 10/15: Kaaya should thrive under new coach Mark Richt, but there is plenty of intrigue surrounding the other signal-caller in this game. Trubisky has impressed in limited action and inherits a supporting cast that's among the best in the ACC. 9. Mitch Trubisky (UNC) vs. Greyson Lambert (UGA), 9/3. (Athlon Sports)

Key games for UNC’s Coastal Division title hopes in 2016

The Tar Heels again have aspirations of winning the Coastal division and going to the ACC Championship Game. However, North Carolina will likely have at least one ACC loss: at Florida State. Due to that fact and the likely improvement of some other Coastal teams, if UNC is to return to Charlotte, there are some games they probably must win. (Tar Heel Blog)

'Football in a Forest' Excerpt: Tigers by the Tail

For two decades forward from the early 1970s, no school inflicted more misery, frustration and physical and emotional wreckage to the Tar Heels than the Clemson Tigers. Before the “Curse of Charlottesville” and before the Florida State Seminoles had their way with the ACC, the omnipresent orange from the Palmetto State rendered its special brew of Tar Heel bile. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora talks Georgia opener

Once again the North Carolina Tar Heels find themselves opening the season against an SEC opponent. While the 2015 opening weekend matchup against South Carolina didn't go as planned (17-13 loss in Charlotte), UNC has a chance to redeem themselves with a big time matchup against Georgia and new Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart. (Carolina Blue)

College Running Back Rankings 2016

9. Elijah Hood, North Carolina. The Tar Heels led the nation in yards per play last season, and Hood was a big reason why. A four-star recruit in 2014, the 6-foot, 220-pound Hood thrived in his first season as starter, rushing for 1,463 yards and 17 TDs on 219 carries to average 6.7 yards per attempt. (Sports on Earth)

UNC Football: Early Opponent preview Virginia Tech

This will be Justin Fuente's first season at Virginia Tech and his second head coaching stop. Fuente was previously the head coach at Memphis where he turned around the program, going 19-6 the last two seasons. Bud Foster remains the Hokies' defensive coordinator. An improvement to 7-5 and a 24th consecutive bowl game seems a likely outcome. (Keeping It Heel)

Saints sign veteran WR Hakeem Nicks to 1-year deal

Veteran receiver Hakeem Nicks is signing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints on the eve of their first training camp practice, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Nicks worked out for the Saints last season and again in May. But they initially opted to sign veteran receiver Vincent Brown, who was placed on injured reserve earlier this week. (

10 First-Year Starting QBs Who Could Win College Football's National Title in 2016

9. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: The Tar Heels are a long shot to win the national title in 2016, but the path is certainly there for coach Larry Fedora’s team. Quarterback Marquise Williams departs, but there’s little concern in Chapel Hill. Trubisky has shined in limited action, completing 82 of 125 throws for 1,014 yards and 11 scores (Athlon Sports)

UNC's Offense Aiming Higher

UNC's 17 team records set in 2015 include such achievements as points in a season (570), points per game in a season (40.7) and total yards of offense per game in a season (486.9). Yet, despite losing quarterback Marquise Williams and wide receiver Quinshad Davis to graduation, there is optimism that the 2016 offense can be just as good, if not better. (Inside Carolina)

Season-opening win against Georgia is just what UNC needs

When Week 1 of the 2016 college football season rolls around, UNC’s Sept. 3 matchup against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta will be among the headlining showdowns. Both teams will be ranked. Both have lofty aspirations. And both need to make an early statement. That isn’t something the Tar Heels have been able to do lately. (Today's U)

Will UNC’s Mack Hollins still thrive with Mitch Trubisky?

Wide receiver Mack Hollins has been a revelation since walking onto the North Carolina football team a few years ago. In his first year for the Tar Heels, he caught 35 passes for 613 yards and eight touchdowns. Last year he improved upon those numbers and even led the country in a receiving stat: An absurd, video game-like 24.8 yards per catch. (Tar Heel Blog)

Redskins sign former UNC, UVa wideout T.J. Thorpe

The Washington Redskins have made yet another roster move according to a report. According to Taylor Vippolis, the Redskins have signed former Virginia and North Carolina wide receiver T.J. Thorpe. After graduating from North Carolina, Thorpe was a graduate transfer for Virginia. In nine games, he hauled in 23 passes for 321 yards. (247 Sports)

Ryan Switzer leads nation in 60+ yard explosive plays

Larry Fedora stresses "explosive plays." Plays over 20 yards that can change a possession, bring the team into scoring position, and even change the game. No one in college football has more explosive plays than Tar Heel wide receiver and punt returner Ryan Switzer. (Carolina Blue)

ICTV: Ryan Switzer Interview

Senior receiver and punt returner Ryan Switzer decided to return to the University of North Carolina football team one final season for another run at a championship, hoping to improve upon last season's achievements. The first step is the confidence to do so, and the Tar Heel football team has no shortage of that. (Inside Carolina)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 14
Virginia: 20
Sat, Oct 14 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Virginia Tech
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UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Oct 28 12:00 ET ABC/ESPN/2 Tickets

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

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Saturday 12:00 PM

at Duke0
Saturday 12:20 PM

Boston College0
at Virginia0
Saturday 12:30 PM

at #7 Miami0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina0
at #14 Virginia Tech0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Wake Forest0
at Georgia Tech0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(8) Miami3-05-0
Georgia Tech2-13-2
(14) Virginia Tech1-15-1
North Carolina0-41-6

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(16) NC State4-06-1
(7) Clemson4-16-1
Florida State2-22-3
Wake Forest1-24-2
Boston College1-33-4

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