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ACC Previews: UNC vs. Old Dominion

Old Dominion (8-3) at North Carolina (5-5, 4-3 ACC): This might be a transitioning-to-FBS Old Dominion team, but don’t underestimate the Monarchs -- they can throw it all over the place with quarterback Taylor Heinicke. UNC’s pass defense has shown vulnerability at times, and it will need to be playing its best for the Tar Heels to ensure bowl eligibility this week. Prediction: North Carolina, 58-27

Tar Heels Step Out Of Conference For ODU

Riding a four-game win streak, North Carolina plays host to Old Dominion on Saturday, Nov. 23, in a non-conference matchup at Kenan Stadium. The game will kick off at 12:03 p.m. and will be televised on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network (RSN). A win on Saturday over the Monarchs would make Carolina bowl eligible, a remarkable turnaround for a squad that started the season 1-5.

ODU assistant coach returns home to Chapel Hill with the Monarchs

Kyle Jolly is a first-year graduate assistant at ODU. He is helping coach ODU’s offensive line and said his only goal on Saturday is to help the Monarchs beat his alma mater. “I’m excited,” he said. “I’m pumped up for this one.” He acknowledges that it will be strange to enter the visiting dressing room and walk the sidelines on the visitor’s side.

Tar Heels search for bowl eligibility

Old Dominion comes to town Saturday, bringing with it a talented quarterback that leads a high-powered spread offense. It’s a situation eerily similar to North Carolina’s week leading up to the game against East Carolina on Sept. 28.

ACC Week 13: Did you know?

UNC freshman Ryan Switzer has the single-season school record with three punt return touchdowns. The ACC single-season record is four by Maryland’s Steve Suter in 2002. The ACC career mark is six, also held by Suter. Three of Switzer’s last five punt returns have gone for touchdowns. The Tar Heels are sixth in the country in punt returns with a 16.33 average

Hakeem Nicks' situation gets murkier

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was back at practice Thursday, though he was listed as a limited participant. Oh, and his injury changed. The Giants called it a groin injury Wednesday, then Thursday coach Tom Coughlin said, "They say it's better to explain it as an abdominal, whatever that means."

Resilient Tar Heels one more 1-0 ‘season’ away from bowl eligibility

The Tar Heels have won four straight to get back to .500 heading into Saturday’s non-conference game against Old Dominion. A win against the Monarchs would also qualify them for the postseason, an accomplishment senior safety Jabari Price said once seemed like an impossible goal – regardless of how positive he and his teammates might have seemed in public.

Video: Inside the Play - Ryan Switzer's Punt Return vs. Pitt

Larry Fedora, Ryan Switzer and Desmond Lawrence take you 'Inside The Play' during Switzer's game-winning 61-yard punt return at Pittsburgh.

Robert Quinn surprised to get UNC letter

Quinn, who leads the NFC with 12 sacks, told the Associated Press on Thursday he believed the letter was the sent for the school's "protection." He says he won't "bad-mouth anybody." "It's in the past, I've just moved on from it," Quinn said. "I'm looking toward the future, bettering my life. They do

Tar Heels Put Special in Special Teams

Normally, it’s not a good sign when a punter is among a team’s standout performers. For the Tar Heels, however, Tommy Hibbard’s contributions were critical in a 34-27 win over Pittsburgh on Saturday. Hibbard’s five boots travelled a total of 216 yards, good for a 43.2 yard average.

Terry Shankle's Last Stand

Heading into this past Saturday's game at Pittsburgh, fifth-year senior defender Terry Shankle had been something of an afterthought on the Tar Heel roster. He had played in five of UNC's nine prior games before going to the Steel City, with just 11 tackles.

Monarchs Prep for Season Finale

Inside Carolina takes an in-depth look at Old Dominion, as the Monarchs complete their inaugural FBS season with a trip to Kenan Stadium on Saturday (12pm/RSN). Offensively, Old Dominion relies on the quarterback play of Taylor Heinicke to create positive plays both in the passing game and the ground game. The Monarchs average 161 rushing yards per game and 374 passing yards per contest.

Football Letterman's Roundtable

Quincy Monk: "When things got tough in the fourth quarter (against Pitt) – we were letting the lead slip – you saw guys step up. That’s what you want. You want guys to make those big plays. Our backs were actually against the wall. They scored 24 unanswered points. You could kind of see the wind go out of our sails, but these guys stepped up. You’ve got to give them a tremendous amount of credit. "

Video: UNC Football Coordinator Insight - Old Dominion

North Carolina coordinators Blake Anderson and Vic Koenning lend their exclusive insight into a dangerous Old Dominion team.

Tar Heels Not Overlooking Potent ODU

Playing a non-conference game this late in the season may be a bit unusual, but the Carolina football team isn't using that as an excuse to take Old Dominion lightly. Sophomore bandit Shakeel Rashad recognizes that the Tar Heels can't overlook ODU or quarterback Taylor Heinicke - even giving the opposing quarterback a nickname to highlight his talent.

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