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Hakeem Nicks' move in Giants' WR saga
If Hakeem Nicks were a different sort of guy, the next turn in this story already would have happened -- and it probably would have been ugly. There can be no doubt that Nicks is upset that the New York Giants made him inactive for Sunday's game, and there's even less doubt that coach Tom Coughlin is aggravated about the way his one-time star wide receiver handled things last week.
Devils-Heels rivalry game might be Duke’s biggest contest of year
UNC coach Larry Fedora lamented his team’s lack of a “game-changing play on special teams” earlier this season. He’s not lamenting anymore. The Tar Heels got two more returns for TDs Saturday — 99 yards on a kickoff by T.J. Logan and a 64-yard punt return by Ryan Switzer.
Larry Fedora Wednesday Quotes
Larry Fedora: “Our football team is excited about this next opportunity. We’ve got Duke coming in to Kenan Stadium and the Tar Pit. They’re the no. 24 team in the country and they’re on a seven-game winning streak. We’re excited for our seniors playing their last home game in Kenan Stadium so it should be a heck of a football game."
Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - Duke
North Carolina coordinators Blake Anderson and Vic Koenning break down the upcoming rivalry game against Duke.
Pickeral: UNC's Defense Growing Up
Indeed, as much as big play youth on offense - think Marquise Williams, Ryan Switzer, T.J. Logan -- has been key to UNC's five-game winning streak, the quick growth of young guys on defense such as Dominique Green, Brian Walker, Desmond Lawrence and Mikey Bart has been instrumental, as well.
Brewer: Seeking The Victory Bell
They will be ringing the Victory Bell at the Carolina-Duke game for the 65th year in a row on Saturday. Unfortunately, for Tar Heel fans, the ringing is being done on the wrong side of the field. And with Duke having one of its greatest seasons in history, Carolina will to play its best game of the year in order to get it back.
Video: UNC Football Players Give Thanks
Larry Fedora, Kareem Martin, Shakeel Rashad and Landon Turner reflect on the many things they're thankful for this Thanksgiving.
Incredible journey: A.J. Blue has survived obstacles to make UNC's "Senior Day"
On Saturday, A.J. Blue will be honored by the Tar Heels during “Senior Day” before they play Duke in a game with huge postseason ramifications for both teams. Along the way, he’s survived the death of his older brother (and role model), obstacles to even get to play college football and a severe knee injury in 2009 that threatened his career.
Eric Ebron's Top Five Plays This Season
In honor of number 85, Keeping It Heel put together a Top Five Eric Ebron plays list. They rank from fifth to first, and all come from Ebron’s junior season at Carolina.
What to watch in the ACC: Week 14
For Duke, a win secures history. It would be the Blue Devils’ first trip to the ACC title game as well as their first 10-win season. Standing in Duke’s way, however, is red-hot North Carolina, which has won five games in a row. Should the Tar Heels win -- and they’re actually favored -- the Coastal Division becomes a complete mess, with as many as five teams staking a claim to a share of the division title.
Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes
Larry Fedora: "I would like Thanksgiving a whole lot more if it didn’t fall during the season. It’s tough when you’ve got to prepare a football team to play on Saturday. I don’t want to sound like a scrooge but I’m more concerned with that football team and being successful on Saturday. I don’t understand why you can’t be thankful every day of the year and why you’ve got to do it once."
Audio: Ryan Switzer Interview
With the matchup with rival Duke looming this Saturday, UNC's Ryan Switzer was a guest on The David Glenn Show.
ACC predictions: Week 14
North Carolina vs. Duke: This is one of the toughest games to call on the weekend. Duke has proven itself to be worthy of a Coastal Division championship with seven straight wins -- including victories over Miami and Virginia Tech. North Carolina is surging, too, with five straight wins to clinch bowl eligibility. AA picks: Duke 31, North Carolina 28; HD picks: North Carolina 28, Duke 24
ACC Week 14 Preview and Predictions
Duke at North Carolina (Noon ET, ESPN2): The Tar Heels have won five in a row and can spoil the Blue Devils’ Coastal Division title hopes with a victory. Not only is Duke a win away from playing in the conference championship, it needs a victory to set a school record for most wins in a season. North Carolina’s offense has been on a tear over the last five games, averaging 44 points per contest in that span.
Duke Victory Bell Videos ‘Getting Old’ for Ryan Switzer
Freshman sensation Ryan Switzer says he’s getting tired of Coach Fedora’s motivational tactics. He says those videos, of the Duke team spray painting the Victory Bell after last season’s defeat, are getting old. “It gets tiring looking at it on the TV’s all day-in the weight room, training room, and locker room. It gets old. I just can’t wait for Saturday to get here,” Switzer says.