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Tar Heels’ goal: Take care of business now, worry about disrespect later

Upstart programs such as UNC must first learn to walk before they’re able to make a serious run at playoff consideration. For the red hot Tar Heels, that means putting aside thoughts of national recognition and concentrating on the hurdles that still stand in their way closer to home. Starting with the ACC Coastal Division championship that’s within reach. (Wilmington Star News)

Tar Heels maintain mission on Beamer's big day

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is coaching his final game at Lane Stadium, a development a few weeks in the making since he announced his retirement. Yet the Tar Heels have plenty at stake as well. They can return home with their first Coastal Division title, and with that a spot in the ACC championship game. (Burlington Times News)

UNC vs Virginia Tech Preview

Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster has his work cut out for him as he tries to contain a dominant UNC offense. Praised in the preseason, the VT defense has experienced success but has not to the level originally imagined. Foster's defense is ranked 22nd in the nation in total defense but will have to be running on all cylinders against UNC's potent offense. (Carolina Blue)

Former UNC assistant Blake Anderson succeeding as HC at Arkansas State

One of the biggest adjustments a first-time head football coach makes does not happen on the field. Often times, it is the never-ending tasks away from the gridiron. "I think the most surprising thing is how many things come across my desk that I had no idea were coming,” said Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson who spent two years as an assistant at North Carolina. (WRAL Sports Fan)

No. 12 Tar Heels Head To Blacksburg Saturday

No. 12 North Carolina travels to Blacksburg for a Coastal Division matchup with Virginia Tech on Saturday at noon. With a win over the Hokies or a Pitt loss vs. Louisville, the Tar Heels would win the Coastal Division and earn a spot in the ACC Championship Game vs. No. 1 Clemson. UNC has won nine in a row and is 9-1 overall and 6-0 in league play. Virginia Tech is 5-5 overall and 3-3 in the ACC. (

Preview: UNC vs VT Q&A

Who are some Hokie offensive players that UNC fans should know? The key players for the Virginia Tech offense are Isaiah Ford, Bucky Hodges and Travon McMillian. Ford has been the top receiver for the Hokies each of the past two years and is having a stellar sophomore campaign with 49 catches for 661 yards and leads ACC receivers with 8 touchdowns. (Carolina Blue)

10 Underappreciated Coaching Jobs in 2015

Larry Fedora, North Carolina - Fedora is making a strong case for ACC Coach of the Year honors. After losing to South Carolina in the opener, North Carolina has reeled off nine wins in a row and is on the doorstep of winning its first Coastal Division title. This is North Carolina’s best season under Fedora, and the fourth-year coach has this program trending in the right direction. (Athlon Sports)

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs Virginia Tech

Back-to-back days in 2010 forged the face of North Carolina’s 2015 program -- faces that could have easily been on the opposing sideline at noon on Saturday. On July 10, 2010, Marquise Williams announced his commitment to UNC. A day later, fellow four-star Landon Turner also selected the Tar Heels. In both instances, Virginia Tech was among the finalists. (Inside Carolina)

Fans swarm for Beamer's home finale

When Frank Beamer announced his retirement at beginning of the month, Kristy Taylor burst into tears. “I told my husband, ‘I feel like a part of me is going away,’ ” Taylor, 37, of Houston, said. The Christiansburg native and mother of two hadn’t been back to her hometown in two years, nor had she set foot in Lane Stadium since joining the Navy in 2001. (Roanoke Times)

Video: Jeff Schoettmer - "The Best Four Years of my Life"

North Carolina senior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer details his rise from walk-on to team leader in this exclusive GoHeelsTV feature. View Video...

Preview & Prediction: #17 UNC at Virginia Tech

The Tar Heels will need to play with the same quick-strike dominance in the first half it has over the past three games. The degree of difficulty will be a tad higher given the circumstances but if UNC is a team that truly belongs in the conversation as a possible CFP dark horse candidate, losing this game is not an option. Prediction: UNC 38 Virginia Tech 24 (Tar Heel Blog)

North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech Preview and Prediction

It might be nice to the casual onlooker to have Frank Beamer go out with a victory in Blacksburg, but North Carolina fans will disagree. Virginia Tech matches up reasonably well against the Tar Heels, but UNC has too many weapons and is peaking. For old times sake we'll say the Hokies block three extra points and a punt out of the end zone but...Prediction: North Carolina 32, Virginia Tech 26 (Athlon Sports)

Countdown to Kickoff: UNC vs. Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is playing to remember its past. No. 12 North Carolina is playing to define its future. Saturday’s matchup at Lane Stadium will be Frank Beamer’s 180th and final home game. The 69-year-old, who was born in Mount Airy, N.C., has led Virginia Tech to four ACC championships and six Coastal Division titles since 2004. The Hokies are 9-2 against the Tar Heels in ACC games. (Inside Carolina)

Larry Fedora Named Coach Of The Year Semifinalist

Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski announced the 2015 semifinalists for the George Munger Coach of the Year Award, which is presented yearly by the Maxwell Football Club, and North Carolina's Larry Fedora is among those honored. The list includes a field of 18 candidates for the award which have been selected by the MFC National Selection Committee. (

Mentally Ill Homeless Man Killed In Accident Was Former UNC Football Player Ryan Hoffman

For many the story of a homeless man being hit and killed is all too quickly forgotten. Most of these people unfortunately have alienated themselves from others and frankly not many people know them and many have little or no family. The recent death of a homeless man in Haines City on November 16th isn’t one such case. This one centers around a former college football star with the North Carolina Tar Heels, who suffered from mental illness, named Ryan Hoffman. (The Daily Ridge)

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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 TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9 TBD Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 TBD

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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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