Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
Video: Caleb Pressley at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
On this week's episode of "Coaching with Caleb Pressley", Dr. Justin Yopp takes Caleb on a tour of the Comprehensive Cancer Support Program at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.
Breakin’ It Down: Georgia Tech
The 2-4 North Carolina football team is coming off its fourth straight loss, this time on the road at No. 5 Notre Dame by a 50-43 margin. But this defeat was far more palatable. The Tar Heels surprisingly held the lead heading into the fourth quarter in South Bend, playing with much more energy and aggression.
ACC viewer's guide: Week 8
Georgia Tech at North Carolina, 7:00, ESPNU: The Yellow Jackets lost their first game of the season last week, a delay-filled affair against Duke. But that option attack might still be tough to defend for a UNC defense that cannot seem to get out of its own way. Marquise Williams played a terrific game last week at Notre Dame, giving the Tar Heels a tremendous chance to win.
Video: UNC Football Field Prep
Another loss in the ACC but at least UNC looked good! So how exactly did the stars and stripes end up on the field at Kenan Stadium? A.J. Nwoko has the answer.
Tale of the Tape: Georgia Tech
The most shocking finding in the stats comparison this week is the fact Georgia Tech's defense is actually worse than UNC's in yards per played allowed. The Yellow Jackets have a slightly worse 6.3 yards per play allowed but under 400 yards per game allowed. The key? Ball control on the offensive side. Georgia Tech is 18th in time of possession.
Tar Heels Look To Avoid Habitual Yellow Jacket Sting
The 2-4 North Carolina football team welcomes 5-1 Georgia Tech to Chapel Hill this weekend for a 7 p.m. kickoff Saturday under the lights at Kenan Stadium. The Tar Heels will be searching for their first ACC win of the season. Saturday’s game is a classic contrast in styles. It’s the jumpy, up-tempo UNC offense up against the deliberate, ‘lull you to sleep’ triple-option assault of Georgia Tech.
Butch Davis: UNC should be a top-10 program
The final poll of the 1998 season – that was the last time UNC football was ranked in the AP top 10. Former head coach Butch Davis, who led the Tar Heels out onto the field as a ranked team 11 times in his four-year coaching stint from 2007-10, said there is no reason UNC shouldn’t see the top 10 more often. “I felt like it was an institution that had all the potential to be a top-10, top-5 football program in the country,” Davis said Thursday.
Study Hall: Notre Dame 50, North Carolina 43
And let's go ahead and say it: I was fooled by UNC. I know people get sucked in by the Heels each year, and I usually resist. But I thought offense and special teams would be good enough to overcome mediocre defense, and that UNC would be a solid top-40, or potentially much better, team. Instead, the Heels' defense has been awful, and special teams has been worse.
Video: UNC Coordinator Insight - Georgia Tech
Seth Littrell and Vic Koenning breakdown what they expect to see on defense and offense when Coastal division opponent Georgia Tech comes to Chapel Hill on Saturday night.
Kareem Martin Has Expanded Role Now with Arizona Cardinals
With Darnell Dockett lost for the season, rookie Kareem Martin has a more expanded role now with the Arizona Cardinals. The 3-1 Red Birds drafted the defensive end in the third round of this year's NFL Draft with an eye towards helping their pass rush. Martin has five tackles and one pass defended on his Cardinals resume so far.
Marquise Williams turns to old pal for word on Jackets
UNC quarterback Marquise Williams got some advice on how to beat Georgia Tech this week from an old friend — Duke quarterback Anthony Boone, who helped hand the Yellow Jackets their first loss last Saturday. The Charlotte natives have known each other for almost 10 years and bonded during clinics and camps. The information should come in handy on Saturday.
UNC's Offensive Tempo Adding to Defensive Woes
There’s a laundry list of problems to highlight in trying to explain UNC’s current defensive predicament. The Tar Heels rank 124th in scoring defense (43.3 ppg) and 117th in total defense (508.0 ypg). One aspect that hasn’t gotten much attention, however, is the relationship between Larry Fedora’s uptempo offense and the effects of that increased tempo on the defensive efforts.
Audio: A Chat With GT Coach Paul Johnson
WCHL's Matt Oakes caught up with Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket head coach Paul Johnson to discuss the state of GT football, the parity in the ACC, the triple-option offense and his matchup with the Tar Heels this weekend in Chapel Hill.
One Thing to Watch: Georgia Tech
The dive, the keep, the pitch. Georgia Tech’s flex bone offense doesn’t consist entirely of the triple option play, but it’s the glue that holds everything together. In the week leading up to a game against Paul Johnson’s Georgia Tech team, the talk of UNC's defense is ‘assignment football.’ That means knowing and executing your own assignment and trusting your teammates to know theirs.
In Green Bay, a more mellow Julius Peppers will face Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers’ player reunion tour continues this week when they visit Green Bay and face another of their former Pro Bowlers in Julius Peppers. Peppers has been gone for five years, so his emotions about his exit from Charlotte aren’t as raw as those of Steve Smith, who promised “blood and guts” when his Baltimore Ravens faced Carolina in Week 4.