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The Carolina receiving corps is as deep as any unit across the country. UNC has had seven different players lead a game in receiving yards. That's part of the reason wideout coach Gunter Brewer calls his group "The Freaks." Although, the coach has been using the nickname for his players ever since he coached a certain hall of famer at Marshall. (Carolina Blue)

The top 10 best uniforms/helmets in college football

8. North Carolina Tar Heels Carolina blue is one of the best shades in all of college sports. So that alone makes UNC football’s uniforms great. But this year’s small addition of argyle to the Tar Heels’ jerseys, helmet, and pants was brilliant. (USA Today)

UNC-Miami Preview: Canes Building Momentum

Miami (6-3, 3-2 ACC) comes to Chapel Hill with the most momentum it's had all season, reeling off two straight wins under interim head coach Larry Scott after the firing of Al Golden. Miami also remains in the hunt for the ACC Coastal Division title. A win Saturday would move the Hurricanes within one game of the division-leading Tar Heels while owning the head-to-head tiebreaker. (Inside Carolina)

Veterans & Football: The Parallels Are Many

Order. Structure. Punctuality. Chain of command. Teamwork. Planning, and execution. Persevering through pain, discomfort and difficult circumstances. The parallels are significant between the military and a football team. “We had a saying in the Seals, ‘Seal training is easy, all you do is never quit,’” says three-decade Navy Seal Mike Argo, a letterman on UNC's defensive line in 1978-79. (

Mack Hollins catches his opportunities

You’d think teams would know better by now. But on Saturday, against Duke, there went Mack Hollins again, streaking by the defense for another long touchdown. Week after week, Hollins has torched UNC opponents, with seven touchdowns in his past six games. The junior receiver is tied for second in the nation in yards-per-catch with 26.3. Almost every time he catches the ball, it’s a huge play. (Daily Tar Heel)

Shakeel Rashad: "Find a way to get the ball back to the offense"

By now everything has been written about North Carolina's offensive masterpiece against Duke. The Tar Heels scored nine touchdowns on the way to a 66-31 demolishing of the Blue Devils. In speaking with Tar Heel defenders after Saturday's game, it was clear the defense has main one goal: get the ball back to the offense. (Carolina Blue)

Texans QB T.J. Yates has fond memories of playing the Bengals

In the delirious postgame locker room, then-Texans coach Gary Kubiak shouted praise for "the kid" and what he had done to lead the Houston Texans to their first playoff win in franchise history. That "kid" was T.J. Yates, then a rookie quarterback for the Texans who was playing in relief of Matt Schaub. (

Bubba Cunningham asks for ‘largest and loudest’ crowd in final home game

North Carolina hasn’t lost since September, has won eight consecutive games, just dominated a rival in a 35-point victory against Duke and yet, still, there are thousands of tickets remaining for the Tar Heels’ final home game, which comes on Saturday against Miami. (Charlotte Observer)

UNC on verge of Coastal title, but can Tar Heels close the deal?

After watching the Tar Heels beat themselves on that late summer evening against South Carolina, who could have dreamed that Larry Fedora’s team might actually have a chance at bookending its season on the same field against the Gamecocks’ rival Clemson with the ACC championship on the line? But eight straight wins later and that seemingly remote chance is on the verge of becoming reality. (Wilmington Star News)

Canes passed on North Carolina’s record-setting quarterback Williams

On Saturday, Marquise Williams, a senior, will play his last game at UNC’s Kenan Memorial Stadium against the team he once referred to as “my Canes.” As a senior at Charlotte’s Mallard Creek High, Williams' coaches stumped for him, but Miami coach Randy Shannon never extended an offer. The Hurricanes, who signed Stephen Morris in 2010, did not sign a quarterback in Williams’ class. (Palm Beach Post)

'Canes bracing for a fast-paced, big-play Tar Heel offense

After a pair of ACC wins, the Hurricanes are still in the hunt for their long-stated goal of winning the conference's Coastal Division. There is no more room for error, though, and it's with that in mind that Miami (6-3, 3-2) has begun preparing for a North Carolina team that has won eight straight and sits atop the division standings alone, unbeaten in conference play. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

UNC Debuts at #23 in the CFP Top 25

After being conspicuously missing from the College Football Playoff Top 25, North Carolina makes its first ever appearance in the poll at #23. At this point it is clear UNC has to major obstacles to its ability to quickly ascend this poll. The first is the inexplicable loss to South Carolina to open the season. The second is the two FCS teams on UNC's schedule. (Tar Heel Blog)

Williams Named O'Brien National Quarterback Of The Week

UNC senior Marquise Williams' school-record setting performance has earned him Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week accolades for week 10. Williams, the ACC Offensive Back of the Week, established school records in both passing yards (494) and total yards (524) in the Tar Heels' 66-31 win over Duke. In addition, he accounted for five touchdowns, including four through the air. (

UNC football continuing to gain national praise

North Carolina is 8-1, undefeated in the ACC, and No. 17 in both the Coaches and AP Poll. During last Saturday's game against Duke and into this week, the national praise for the Tar Heels has started to increase. (Carolina Blue)

Photos: UNC over Duke celebration

Celebration photos during and after the Tar Heels beat down of the Blue Devils. (Carolina Blue)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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UNC vs. Louisville
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UNC @ Old Dominion
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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