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Video: Q&A with Larry and Christi Fedora at the 2016 UNC Ladies Clinic

Caleb Pressley introduces Coach Larry Fedora and his wife Christi at the 2016 Ladies Clinic in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

ICTV: Larry Fedora, Tar Heels Antsy for Kickoff

The long-awaited game day is almost here, and it turns out the players are not the only ones who get nervous stepping out into the Saturday spotlight. Head coach Larry Fedora says he still gets those stomach butterflies, too. Don't let the southern accent and scruffy beard fool you, Fedora says he's quite the worrier.

Larry Fedora Wednesday Post-Practice Quotes

UNC head football coach Larry Fedora on players being antsy for game: "I mean that's been this whole week. They're tired of hitting each other, they're tired of practicing against each other and it's time to find out what they're all about. I think they're prepared both physically and mentally and they feel that way and they just want to play."

The truth behind Georgia's No. 1 ranked pass defense

The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Atlanta to take on defensive powerhouse Georgia in the Chick-fil-A kickoff game this weekend. Georgia gave up the fewest passing yards per game in the NCAA last season, and while that stat is impressive, a deeper look shows Georgia's pass defense was simply good, not great.

UNC Defensive End Mikey Bart's Homecoming

In some ways, the matchup between No. 18 North Carolina and No. 22 Georgia in the Georgia Dome on Saturday will be a home game for starting senior defensive end Mikey Bart. Bart attended Buford (Ga.) High School, which is located about 40 miles northwest of Atlanta. Even though it’s a homecoming of sorts, Bart may not be on the receiving end of too many cheers.

Darian Durant isn't ready to discuss his future

Saskatchewan quarterback Darian Durant is focused on the future — but only up until Sunday. Durant, 34, is in the final year of his contract with the Roughriders and there have been questions lately about his future with the club beyond this season. On Wednesday, Durant wasn’t interested in discussing the issue. Right now, we’re just getting ready for Winnipeg.”

Coach Kap on Tommy Hatton, offensive line

On Monday, CarolinaBlue reported that Tommy Hatton would start against Georgia. After Wednesday's practice, UNC offensive coordinator and line coach Chris Kapilovic confirmed that report when he told a group of reporters that the redshirt freshman would be the guy. Kap elaborated on that position and what will happen on Saturday evening.

7 things every Georgia fan needs to know about North Carolina

College football’s opening weekend of games promises to be an entertaining affair. There are a number of marquee matchups, including No. 18 Georgia’s showdown against No. 22 North Carolina on Saturday in the Georgia Dome. Because the Tar Heels play in the ACC, there is certainly an amount of unfamiliarity for Bulldogs fans.

The impact of UNC’s Mack Hollins missing the first half against Georgia

The University of North Carolina will be without senior playmaker Mack Hollins for the first half of their matchup against Georgia this coming Saturday. Hollins’ absence from the first half is due to a targeting penalty he received for a hit on a Baylor player in the Tar Heels’ bowl game nine months ago.

Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Announces Game Ball Delivery Honorees

In keeping with its tradition of recognizing team celebrities prior to the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, officials announced that Hines Ward and Jeff Saturday will be the honorees for Saturday’s Game Ball Delivery at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game between (18) Georgia and (22) North Carolina.

Fedora and Chizik preparing for scheme not ghosts

If Georgia rolls out freshman quarterback Jacob Eason on Saturday, UNC will be going against a player who has never taken a live college snap. Georgia could play two quarterbacks. How do you prepare for that? UNC head coach Larry Fedora and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik said they look at the scheme, not necessarily players.

What UNC will miss most from Mack Hollins in first half versus Georgia

UNC wide receiver Mack Hollins is known for big plays and his role as a deep threat in the Tar Heels' offense. The former walk-on turned outspoke star grabbed 30 passes for 745 yards last season. That was good for eight touchdowns and 24.8 yards per catch, which led the NCAA. Hollins cannot play in the first half of North Carolina's opening game against Georgia.

Julius Peppers among players cleared by NFL in PED probe

Like retired quarterback Peyton Manning before them, three active players linked to the use of PEDs in an Al Jazeera America report have been cleared by the NFL of any wrongdoing. On Wednesday, the league issued a statement that it could find no credible evidence that any of the three players – who have been selected to a combined 20 Pro Bowls – have violated the NFL-NFLPA PED policy.

UNC vs UGA: Fox Sports Preview & Prediction

With a win, North Carolina becomes a team that could be in the top 10 when they take on Florida State in Tallahassee on Oct. 1. A loss doesn’t do much — they were already darkhorses. A loss for Georgia would set off alarms all over Athens. The Dawgs return a lot of talent, but Kirby Smart has no room for error in his first season. Prediction: UNC 34, Georgia 27

How the UNC defense will bolster the Tar Heels in Atlanta

With all the talk about UNC’s inability to stop the run during last season’s Baylor game, it is important for the defense to come prepared. Linebacker Andre Smith said that much of the team’s preparations for Georgia revolved around stopping the run. Smith said that all the defensive adjustments would translate into big plays and decisive wins throughout the 2016 season.

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1 TBD
UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8 TBD
Sat, Sep 15 TBD

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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