Video: Carolina Football All-Access vs. Duke - 2015
The Tar Heels kept the Victory Bell in convincing fashion with a 66-31 win against the rival Duke Blue Devils. 66 is also the most points the Heels have ever scored against a team from the ACC.
UNC Coach Larry Fedora Learning on the Job
Most people who move to Chapel Hill to be a part of the University of North Carolina come to learn. That applies to students, athletes, and, according to UNC head coach Larry Fedora, coaches. "I hope I'm learning something every day," Fedora said. "Every day that I'm around these kids, I learn from them." Fedora spoke about his growth as a coach in his four seasons at UNC. (Inside Carolina
Weekly NC Coaching Grades
Larry Fedora, UNC, A: Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has been getting a lot of curtain calls but after the Tar Heels’ 66-31 annihilation of Duke, maybe offensive assistants Gunter Brewer (wide-outs), Keith Heckendorf (quarterbacks), Chris Kapilovic (offensive line), Larry Porter (running backs) and Seth Littrell (tight ends) deserve more credit for turning their unit into a downright dynamo. (WRAL Sports Fan
Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - Miami
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora, Marquise Williams, and Landon Turner discuss preparing for Miami, Williams' dominant performance against Duke, and experiencing senior day.
Marquise Williams, Mack Hollins Snag ACC Weekly Football Honors
Marquise Williams' record-setting performance was good enough for ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors while Mack Hollins 165 yards receiving and two touchdowns netted him the ACC's honor this week for top receiver. Williams set a school record with 524 yards of total offense and accounted for five touchdowns in fewer than three quarters of action in UNC's 66-31 win over Duke. (Tar Heel Blog
Nazair Jones: "This is where we said we would be"
Expectations coming into the 2015 North Carolina football season were mixed. Sure, UNC returned 10 starters on the offensive line, brought back tons of skill players, an fifth year senior quarterback, and a experience offensive line, but the defense remained suspect. Overall the Tar Heel offense has lived up to, if not, exceed expectations. (Carolina Blue
Bucs’ K Connor Barth has busy day with four field goals
Bucs place-kicker Connor Barth had a busy day Sunday . He was 4-for-5 on field-goal attempts, making kicks of 25, 28, 21 and 53 yards. Barth has made at least three field goals in five consecutive regular-season games, the NFL’s longest streak since fellow UNC alum Jeff Reed accomplished the feat for the 2009-10 Steelers. (Tampa Tribune
More versatile Hood keeps Tar Heels flying high
North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood powered his way into the consciousness of every ACC defensive coordinator with his physical running style as a freshman. With a year of experience, the more versatile sophomore version of Hood creates even more headaches. Just ask Duke, which found out that Hood can be a convincing decoy, can snuff out a blitz and, if needed, be quite the salesman. (Raleigh & Company
Could North Carolina throw a wrench in Clemson's playoff plans?
If North Carolina and Clemson end up meeting in Charlotte, the Tar Heels will present a different challenge to the Tigers' defense. UNC will be the most explosive opponent Clemson has faced to date. The Tar Heels rank No. 2 in the nation in yards per play (7.6); 26.9 percent of their plays have gone for 10 or more yards, also No. 2 in the nation. Only Baylor ranks ahead of them. (ESPN.com
Offensive line nursing injuries as Miami begins prepping for UNC
All season long, Miami’s young offensive line has faced plenty of scrutiny, especially with quarterbacks Brad Kaaya and Malik Rosier taking some hard hits against Clemson and Duke in recent weeks. Now, as the Hurricanes begin preparing for yet another crucial Coastal Division game – this one against a North Carolina team that is unbeaten in conference play – that unit is dealing with a couple of injuries that could force Miami to make some adjustments. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Five with Fedora: Part 8
You mentioned the first play that went for a long touchdown was part of a package of gadget plays you guys have in the playbook each week. Are they a “created by committee” type deal or does one coach draw them up? Larry Fedora: “It’s definitely a mixture from the whole staff. Anything we’ve seen out there we take notice and file it away. We’ve got a file of plays we’ve built up for over 28 years." (Sports Glutton
Art’s Angle: Back to the Future
The Tar Heels returned to dominating Duke like they had over the last quarter century while showcasing a football program that looks like it could finally be reaching long-awaited new heights. The home team demolished what was supposed to be the ninth-best total defense in the country from its very first snap, beating the Blue Devils for the 23rd time in the last 26 years. (Chapelboro.com
The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Duke
It's no surprise that UNC's offense has found its groove and is humming along. You would expect as much two-thirds of the way through a season where the Tar Heels returned 10 starters. And it's no surprise that Carolina defeated rival Duke, as the game was played in Kenan Stadium on homecoming and the Heels were a touchdown or so favorite. (Tar Heel Blog
Extra Points: Body And Mind
Saturday’s 66-31 landslide victory over Duke in Kenan Stadium (and to be sure, the game was not nearly as close as that lopsided score might indicate) was a referendum on many elements of the world of Tar Heel football: A maligned UNC fan base that has been bludgeoned to a pulp over 17 years with mediocre football and five years with “The Troubles” was large and in-charge. (GoHeels.com
Former Panthers’ Star Julius Peppers Isn’t Playing Like His Age
The last time the Carolina Panthers started a season this strong, a second-year defensive end from the University of North Carolina named Julius Peppers fought through a season worth of double teams to pick up seven sacks during the 2003 Super Bowl run. 12 years later, plenty has changed for Peppers. Now 35, he's on a different team playing a different position. (Black and Blue Review