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Jheranie Boyd joins Jacksonville Sharks of Arena League

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that wide receiver Jheranie Boyd has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year rookie contract. The 24-year-old Boyd (6’2”, 200) heads to the Arena Football League after stints with several NFL teams, most recently logging time on the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad during the 2013 season.

Video: UNC Football Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

Marquise Williams and Mack Hollins discuss getting the offense ready for Saturday night's home game against Georgia Tech and improving special teams execution on October 14, 2014.

Notre Dame Recap, Georgia Tech Analysis With Bryn Renner, Matt Merletti, & TJ Yates (audio)

Former UNC QB TJ Yates joins former Heels Bryn Renner & Matt Merletti on the UNC Huddle Report to discuss UNC's narrow loss to Notre Dame, to preview Georgia Tech, & talk about some experiences on and off the field.

Georgia Tech's Triple Option Coming to Town

By now, UNC and its fans are all too familiar with the challenges that are presented when facing Johnson’s version of the triple option attack. In 2012, the Jackets hung 68 points on the Tar Heels in Larry Fedora’s first season at the helm. Last season UNC decreased the scoring gap, but still came up short, losing by a score of 28-20. New season, same rushing attack.

ACC Upset Watch: Week 8

Georgia Tech (5-1, 2-1) at North Carolina (2-4, 0-2), 7 p.m., ESPNU: Georgia Tech should be able to run all day on North Carolina. But if last week is any indication, the Tar Heels might be finding a rhythm on offense. Marquise Williams nearly single-handedly upset Notre Dame on the road. This could become a shootout, and if that happens it could be anyone's game to win.

Greg Little joins Bernard, Tate, Bodine in Cincinnati

With A.J. Green hobbled by a toe injury and Marvin Jones dealing with an ankle problem, the Bengals have brought in a former UNC wideout to help fill the void. Per a league source, the Bengals have signed receiver Greg Little. A second-round pick in 2011, Little was cut after three seasons with the Browns. He was claimed off waivers by the Raiders in May and cut by the Raiders in August.

UNC's Second Half Turnaround Potential

North Carolina reversed its 1-5 start in 2013 over the second half of the regular season to finish at 6-6. The Tar Heels are once again on the wrong side of the win-loss column at 2-4 and need four more wins to become bowl eligible. The shared experience of last season’s bowl run could serve as a foundation for Larry Fedora's current roster, according to Fedora.

UNC Football Turning the Corner À La 2013?

UNC coach Larry Fedora is comparing the Tar Heels’ tough 50-43 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday to last season’s 27-23 defeat to Miami in Chapel Hill. The parallels are plentiful, but will UNC back it up with another dramatic turnaround? Was Saturday the beginning of a transformation reminiscent of the Miami game on Zero Dark Thursday in Kenan Stadium a year ago? The similarities are eerie.

Turner's Take: Monday Musings

Certainly a loss is a loss is a loss, but a close loss in an evenly-played game in the home of a Top 5 opponent feels a lot better than a blowout in just about any other situation. That feeling of being almost there, almost at the point of putting it all together, was a sentiment shared by Elijah Hood’s teammates. “We know that we can play at a high level,” Mack Hollins said on Saturday.

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Report: Notre Dame

Where you go from here depends on whether you are of the half-full or half-empty persuasion. UNC made good things happen on defense, the offense blew up the nation's 4th-ranked scoring defense for 43 points, and the Tar Heels went toe-to-toe with a top-5 team on the road. On the other hand, it's a shame to know your offense scored 43 points and can't win because your defense is giving up 50.

UNC football still plagued by penalties

Larry Fedora stuttered for a second and cited a vague form of positive reinforcement as punishment. Senior defensive tackle Ethan Farmer said sometimes it’s a matter of running a sprint or two. But either way, with the regular season halfway over, it’s still unclear what punishment the UNC football team endures for penalties in practices and games. And six games in, it shows.

Tar Heels Searching For Momentum

At this point last year, North Carolina used a close loss on national television to spur a surprising turnaround. Now UNC (2-4, 0-2 ACC) hopes the positive momentum from its 50-43 loss at No. 5 Notre Dame last Saturday will lead to a similar second-half resurgence. The Tar Heels were 1-5 last year after losing an ESPN Thursday-night game against Miami in the final minute but finished 7-6.

Weekly Report Card: Notre Dame

The Tar Heels went to South Bend and played a respectable game against the Fighting Irish. The Heels submitted their best performance of the season against the #5 team in the nation. Ultimately, North Carolina's efforts were fruitless but this game showed many encouraging signs as UNC moves into the second half of the season. On to the grades:

Video: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate scores on diving touchdown

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon Tate scores a 5-yard touchdown from quarterback Andy Dalton when he dives into the end zone.

UNC looks at past for keys to turnaround

In the preseason, UNC promised this year would be different — the Tar Heels would get off to a fast start and build from there. They vowed that, unlike last season, there would be no four-game slide. Six games into the season, the Tar Heels have lost four games in a row and are perilously close to hitting the first five-game losing streak since John Bunting's last season in 2006.

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17 3:30 ET RSN

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9


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