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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)

ICTV: UNC Football Equipment Manager Jason Freeman Interview

UNC football begins practice for the 2016 season later this week, and the equipment staff is hard at work in preparation. Jason Freeman has been with the program since 1995 and was promoted to head manager earlier this year. Freeman sat down with Inside Carolina to share some insight into what goes on behind the scenes before the players take the field. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora: "You feel better that the things you are doing are right"

Nothing will change in how Larry Fedora and his staff approach the 2016 season. With camp kicking off on Thursday, UNC's mentality won't change despite following one of the best seasons in program history and the Tar Heels' first ACC Championship appearance. "It's no different for us. No different approach," Fedora explained. (Carolina Blue)

ACC's top 25 football players of 2016: Nos. 20-16

17. North Carolina receiver/returner Ryan Switzer: Outside of Christian McCaffrey, there might not be a better all-purpose player in the country than Switzer. He has developed as a receiver, but he’s taking aim at the record book as a returner. His five punt return scores in 2013 tied an NCAA record, and he’s one punt return touchdown shy of tying the NCAA's career mark. (ESPN.com)

Georgia's Kirby Smart gives update on Nick Chubb, Sony Michel

Georgia running back Nick Chubb hit the field Monday, wearing a brace on his surgically repaired left knee, but did everything in a non-contact practice. "For the last three months Nick has been doing everything everyone has been doing and he will continue to do that," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said during his preseason press conference, per UGAsports.com. (AL.com)

College Football Top 25 Breakout Players of 2016

17. Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina: Trubisky will likely put up huge numbers in an offense with a loaded receiving corps and one of the nation’s best running backs in Elijah Hood. Trubisky showed the accuracy needed to excel in UNC’s system as he completed 40-of-47 passes, averaging 11.8 yards per attempt to go with six touchdowns and no interceptions. (Pro Football Focus)

Troy adds North Carolina DL Junior Gnonkonde as grad transfer

Less than a week before the start of summer camp, Troy has made a Power Five addition to its roster. Monday afternoon, the Trojans announced that Junior Gnonkonde has joined the squad as a graduate transfer. Gnonkonde graduated from North Carolina in May and opted to transfer from the Tar Heels for unknown reasons. (NBC Sports)

Breaking Down UNC's Scoring Defense Success

North Carolina’s 2015 defense may serve as the ideal poster child for the ever-changing statistical landscape that belongs to college football. Offensive ingenuity in recent decades has prompted the rise of advanced metrics to accurately gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of programs utilizing entirely different schemes to win games. (Inside Carolina)

Country singer Chase Rice wears Sam Foltz jersey during concert in Nebraska

Hours after former Husker punter Sam Foltz was laid to rest Saturday in Grand Island in front of an estimated 1,500 teammates, coaches, friends, family members and loved ones, country singer and songwriter Chase Rice donned Foltz's jersey and paid tribute to the Greeley native during a concert. (KETV)

ACC's top 25 football players of 2016: Nos. 25-21

No. 22: Des Lawrence, CB, North Carolina: Lawrence had a breakout season in 2015 under new coordinator Gene Chizik. He started all 13 games and tied for the ACC lead with 14 pass breakups. His return helps make the secondary the strength of the North Carolina defense, and he should only be better with another year in the system. (ESPN.com)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 65
Western Carolina: 10
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ACC Football Scoreboard
Virginia28
at #2 Miami44
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Delaware State6
at Florida State77
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The Citadel3
at #3 Clemson61
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Pittsburgh14
at Virginia Tech20
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Western Carolina10
at North Carolina65
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Syracuse10
at Louisville56
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Georgia Tech20
at Duke43
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Boston College39
at Connecticut16
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#22 NC State24
at Wake Forest30
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(2) Miami7-010-0
(24) Virginia Tech4-38-3
Georgia Tech4-45-5
Virginia3-46-5
Duke2-55-6
Pittsburgh2-54-7
North Carolina1-63-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson7-110-1
NC State5-27-4
Wake Forest4-37-4
Louisville4-47-4
Boston College3-46-5
Florida State3-54-6
Syracuse2-54-7


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