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Notre Dame Presents Challenging Opportunity

Larry Fedora said the Tar Heels need to do a better job of handling whatever is thrown their way early on. UNC has given up an opening drive touchdown in each of its last three games, and it took Virginia Tech, Clemson and ECU less than seven plays combined to get those early points. So UNC knows that it will be crucial to handle those early possessions against Notre Dame.

An Oral History: UNC vs. UCONN, 2008

In the fall of 2008, after enduring three straight losing seasons, the North Carolina Tar Heel football team raced to a 4-1 start in Butch Davis’ second year at the helm, setting up a night game showdown with the #24 ranked UConn Huskies — a game that turned out to be one of the most unique Tar Heel football experiences in recent memory.

Despite loss, UNC defense shows improvement

Last week, North Carolina lost yet another game by more than 15 points – their third consecutive blowout loss. Yet, this one had a different feeling. Instead of the UNC defense being the one to blame for another poor result, it was the offense that did not carry their end of the bargain. Quietly, it was the best game the much-maligned defense had played all season.

Elijah Hood says goodbye to Fighting Irish and hello to Tar Heels

Elijah Hood, the five-star recruit, and No. 1 player in the state out of Charlotte Catholic, originally committed to Notre Dame in lieu of reigning national champion Florida State, Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and a slew of other programs. Now, the 6-foot, 220-pound freshman running back is in Chapel Hill after he decommitted from the Fighting Irish and later deemed himself a Tar Heel.

Looking at the Numbers Behind the UNC QB Rotation

Questions are mounting about Larry Fedora's use of his quarterbacks. But is the quarterback rotation actually having a negative impact on the Carolina offense? The stats and data are inconclusive at best. Mitch Trubisky's back-breaking pick-six against Virginia Tech has brought the topic of the UNC quarterback rotation with Marquise Williams from the minds of fans to the lips of the local media.

Tar Heels Scheming to Contain Golson

North Carolina’s defensive success against No. 5 Notre Dame on Saturday will be determined by its ability to limit quarterback Everett Golson's effectiveness with the ball in his hand. Golson, the Myrtle Beach, S.C. talent who committed to UNC prior to signing with the Irish in 2011, has inserted himself in the Heisman Trophy conversation after leading Notre Dame to a 5-0 start.

Video: Wednesday Football Post-Practice Interviews

Larry Fedora and Ryan Mangum discuss intensity in practice, focusing on the details, and preparing for Notre Dame on October 8, 2014.

Extra Points: Wake Up This Echo

The image is one of the most revered in the annuals of Tar Heel football and comes from the lens of photographer Bob Donnan on a gray day in Kenan Stadium in 2008. Quarterback Cam Sexton is leaping over a diving and would-be Notre Dame tackler at the goal line. Another Fighting Irish defender comes from the right— too little, too late.

Checking In With Junior Gnonkonde

Junior Gnonkonde isn’t your typical college football player. He’s billed from Lakeland, Ga., but that’s only part of the story. Gnonkonde came to the United States from Côte d’Ivoire in 2008, but he also displayed the athleticism to succeed in track and field and basketball. He was part of Larry Fedora’s first recruiting class at UNC and is now used at bandit on base and money packages.

I'm A Tar Heel: Landon Turner

Dear Tar Heel Fans, As we prepare to take on Notre Dame, I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you. As we continue to battle in this season, we want to reach out to let you know how appreciative we are of your incredible support...We couldn't be here without you and your continued enthusiasm will elevate us to great heights this season. Sincerely, Landon Turner

Julius Peppers wins NFC defensive player of the week

The fact Julius Peppers is playing outside linebacker in Green Bay makes this different from his previous stops. But he’s still producing at a high level. Peppers was named the NFC defensive player of the week after last week’s outburst against the Vikings. Peppers had a half a sack, but more impressive was his interception and 49-yard touchdown return, outrunning a Vikings running back in the process.

UNC Offensive Line Under Fire

While there are quarterback issues in play, the root of the problem begins up front. Marquise Williams was sacked five times in Saturday’s loss to Virginia Tech and assistant head coach for offense Seth Littrell scrapped the traditional ground game – UNC’s running backs totaled 15 yards on nine carries – to rely on Williams’ scrambling ability.

Caleb Pressley's rise in popularity

The University of North Carolina's Supervisor of Morale Caleb Pressley has had an interesting autumn as he has seen his popularity rise from a local legend to a regional star and now a nationwide phenomenon. Pressley is technically a student manager who serves in a leadership role on the football team as a resource for players.

Breakin’ It Down: Notre Dame

UNC hits the road to South Bend this weekend for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff at Notre Dame. The Tar Heels will face an undefeated Fighting Irish squad that is 5-0 and coming off a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback win over Stanford. UNC and Notre Dame will meet for the 19th time in a series that dates back to 1949. The Tar Heels trail the all-time series, only managing to emerge victorious on two occasions.

Baltimore Ravens Claim Ryan Taylor Off Waivers

The Ravens were awarded tight end Ryan Taylor off waivers from the Green Bay Packers and have cut tight end Phillip Supernaw from their roster to make room. Taylor was cut Monday by Green Bay. The 6-foot-3, 254-pounder played in 50 games for the Packers after being drafted in the seventh round in 2011 out of North Carolina. He's primarily regarded as a blocking tight end.

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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 TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10 TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17 TBD

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

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

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