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ACC's top 25 football players of 2016: Nos. 10-6

7. UNC running back Elijah Hood’s emergence as a sophomore in 2015 established the ground game as a strength for UNC. He bulldozed his way through virtually every ACC defense he faced, finishing with 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns. His 6.68 yards-per-carry was sixth-best nationally, and no Power 5 back averaged more yards-per-carry on first down. (ESPN.com)

UNC’s ‘Meet the Heels’ event set for Saturday

The UNC football team will hold its annual “Meet the Heels” fan event on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Eddie Smith Field House. Coach Larry Fedora and his players will be available for autographs between 5-6 p.m. Members of the UNC men’s soccer team will also be signing autographs. In addition to autograph sessions, there will be merchandise sales and food trucks. (Wilmington Star News)

Former UNC safety Tre Boston's swag '1,000' at Panthers training camp

Tre Boston will face a new task heading into his third season in the NFL – starting at free safety for the reining NFC Champion Carolina Panthers. The former North Carolina Tar Heel appeared in all 19 games last season en route to Carolina’s appearance in Super Bowl 50. For his career, Boston has started in six of his 27 career NFL games. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Rams DE Robert Quinn eager to make comeback after back surgery

For more than half a year now, Robert Quinn has relied on the advice of Byron Cunningham. The Rams’ defensive end underwent back surgery last December, finally ending a season that had also been plagued by knee and hip pain. Since then, Quinn has deferred his rehab largely to Cunningham, the team’s physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer. (Los Angeles Daily News)

Ryan Switzer And The Art Of Returning A Punt

Confidence is never an issue with Ryan Switzer. He knows he’s a really good football player and isn’t shy about saying it, though he’s not exactly boastful. He wisely exudes the right balance there. Switzer recognizes the natural gifts he’s been blessed with and is quick to acknowledge that. He’s also happy to give credit where credit is due. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Giovani Bernard ready to take the next step in training camp

One particular player who had an impressive season was running back Giovani Bernard, who finished with the most yards per run of any running back with at least 150 touches on the season (4.7). Heading into training camp, there are a few things that the Bengals really need to focus on in order to improve upon a very exciting 2015 season. (Cincy Jungle)

UNC Football: Early Opponent Preview Florida State

Last season UNC was essentially penalized for its football schedule. Due to a rotating ACC schedule, Carolina avoided the top three teams in the Atlantic division. That won’t be the case this season. In fact, by the time the game against Florida State rolls around in October, both teams could be ranked in the top ten with playoff implications riding on the outcome. (Keeping It Heel)

Big Quinshad Davis hopes to fill void in Lions’ WR group

When he arrived for rookie minicamp, Quinshad Davis struggled more than some of the other receivers with the acclimation process, but with each practice, he’s looking more comfortable with what the Detroit coaching staff has put on his plate. Davis has leaned on former UNC teammate, tight end Eric Ebron, to accelerate that understanding of the playbook. (Detroit News)

Video: Coach Chad Scott is back on the Hill

After starring at running back during his playing days at North Carolina, Chad Scott is back as the Tar Heels' new tight ends/hybrids coach. View Video...

ACC 2016 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

4. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: The junior is one of the nation’s rising stars under center and steps into the No. 1 role after completing 40 of 47 passes for 555 yards and six touchdowns in 2015. Trubisky is surrounded by a standout supporting cast, including one of the nation’s top running backs (Elijah Hood) and a deep receiving corps. (Athlon Sports)

North Carolina looks to repeat as Coastal champ

North Carolina no longer boasts standout quarterback Marquise Williams, but his departure has not diminished the team’s preseason expectations. Seven offensive starters and six defensive starters are back from a squad that won 11 games and the ACC’s Coastal Division crown last season. Mitch Trubisky, a junior, will succeed Williams at quarterback. (Roanoke Times)

5 sleepers that could crash the 2016 College Football Playoff

North Carolina: For the Tar Heels, their whole season likely comes down to two things: How does QB Mitch Trubisky handle the adjustment after taking over for Marquise Williams? And can they defeat Georgia in their season opener or Florida State on Oct. 1 to set up what could be a "win-and-you're-in" playoff scenario in the ACC Championship game? (FOX Sports)

Size Doesn't Matter: How a speedster from West Virginia turned Chapel Hill into “Switzer”land

Son. Brother. Teammate. There are a lot of adjectives to describe Ryan Switzer. But above all, winner and humble should be at the top. So to my fellow West Virginians, I have a message for you. Regardless if you bleed blue and gold or green and white (or garnet and gold like this scribe does), let’s all root for Ryan Switzer. He is a great Mountain State ambassador. (Whoa Nellie Sports)

Panthers safety Tre Boston: NFL players will fear me one day

Tre Boston’s speech began to crescendo. The third-year safety, having earned the Week 1 job for the first time in his career, had something more to say. “It’s what I’ve always wanted and now it’s time to take off with it. I don’t see it as, ‘Oh this is your first year starting.’ No, I see it as it’s my first time to make plays. Really be somebody the league fears." (Charlotte Observer)

Ryan Switzer on the changing UNC football culture

Times are changing, people are buzzing and UNC Football is no joke, especially after a successful 2015 season. "We had the season that Carolina football needed to have last year," Ryan Switzer said. Winning the ACC Coastal Division and making it to the ACC Championship changed the mindset for Switzer and the Heels and increased the hype surrounding Carolina football. (Carolina Blue)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 34
Pittsburgh: 31
Thu, Nov 9 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Western Carolina
Sat, Nov 18 3:00 ET ACCNE

UNC @ NC State
Sat, Nov 25 3:30 ET ESPN2 Tickets

Full Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia7
at #2 Miami0
6:39 IN 1ST

Delaware State0
at Florida State14
8:16 IN 1ST

The Citadel0
at #3 Clemson0
12:20 IN 1ST

Pittsburgh0
at Virginia Tech0
12:57 IN 1ST

Western Carolina0
at North Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

Syracuse0
at Louisville0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Georgia Tech0
at Duke0
Saturday 3:30 PM

Boston College0
at Connecticut0
Saturday 7:00 PM

#22 NC State0
at Wake Forest0
Saturday 7:30 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(2) Miami6-09-0
Georgia Tech4-35-4
Virginia Tech3-37-3
Virginia3-36-4
Pittsburgh2-44-6
Duke1-54-6
North Carolina1-62-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson7-19-1
(25) NC State5-17-3
Wake Forest3-36-4
Louisville3-46-4
Boston College3-45-5
Florida State3-53-6
Syracuse2-44-6


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