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From Down Under: Tar Heels might look up at punts

In his search for a punter, North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora found a friend. “He calls me ‘Mate,’ ” Fedora said. He’s referring to Tom Sheldon, who has joined the punting competition with the Tar Heels this summer. He’s an Australian with no experience doing what the team might request of him. “Tom hasn’t played American football,” Fedora said. (Burlington Times News)

Familiar Ground for UNC Tight End Brandon Fritts

It’s been four years since Brandon Fritts and Mitch Trubisky paired up as one of the top high school quarterback-receiver options in Ohio. The location has since changed, as well as Fritts’s position, although the familiarity and chemistry remain. When Trubisky was winning Ohio’s Mr. Football honors in the fall of 2012, his favorite target was Fritts. (Inside Carolina)

UNC football needs to win the turnover battle again in 2016

The tremendous offense. The much improved defense. More week-to-week consistency against weaker teams. All of these are reasons as to why North Carolina improved so much from 2014 to 2015, becoming one of the best and most promising football programs in the whole ACC. One other important aspect that needs to be replicated for another successful season? (Tar Heel Blog)

Where is UNC football ranked in preseason polls?

North Carolina enters the 2016 season with high expectations following a 11-3, ACC Coastal Division-winning 2015 campaign. But with a stacked offense and a talented, young defense are the Tar Heels still being overlooked by the National media? Let's examine where the Tar Heels are slotted in many of the 2016 preseason college football polls: (Carolina Blue)

Could WR Quinshad Davis win a Detroit Lions roster spot?

Undrafted rookie Quinshad Davis is 6-feet-3, 218 pounds and the biggest receiver on the Detroit Lions. He got some run with the second-team in last week's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he continues to make plays in practice. "He’s one of those guys that has the body type that you like," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said. (Detroit Free Press)

M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 2)

Part two of CarolinaBlue's conversation with North Carolina junior cornerback M.J. Stewart at the Tar Heels' media day. Stewart, who is one part of the ACC's most talented corner duo, discusses the attention UNC's secondary is getting, North Carolina's linebackers, and freshman standouts. (Carolina Blue)

UNC's receivers are among the best in the country

When Larry Fedora brought the up-tempo spread offense to Chapel Hill, it was only a matter of time until the wide receiver position became one of focus. Coming off of a record-setting year, Fedora may have his most experienced and talented receiving group yet. Let’s take a look at some of the key members expected to make a jump in 2016. (Tar Heel Blog)

The “Rude Boyz” Lead a Much-Improved UNC Defense Into 2016

The NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos—two of the last three Super Bowl Champions—won titles largely because of their fearsome pass defenses, known as the Legion of Boom and the No Fly Zone. Meanwhile in Chapel Hill, UNC hopes its talented secondary—the Rude Boyz—can help elevate the Tar Heels to the top of the ACC in 2016. (

Coin toss for UGA-UNC set for Vince Dooley, sons of Bill Dooley

The coin toss before Georgia and North Carolina play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Sept. 3 was set to involve former Bulldog coach Vince Dooley and former Tar Heels coach Bill Dooley. Now, the 45th anniversary of the brothers’ coaching meeting in the Gator Bowl will be a time to remember Bill Dooley, who died Aug. 9 at his home in Wilmington, N.C. at the age of 82. (Online Athens)

Ranking the ACC Running Back Tandems for 2016

3. North Carolina – Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan: Hood was one of the ACC’s breakout stars last season, recording 1,463 yards and 17 scores. The junior should increase his workload this year behind one of the ACC’s top offensive lines and is an Athlon Sports third-team All-American. The Tar Heels are in great shape with T.J. Logan handling the No. 2 role. (Athlon Sports)

Video: How Jason Brown Found His Dream in Doing Service

Jason Brown set aside a successful pro football career after a personal tragedy inspired him to dedicate his life to helping others. (People)

2016 season preview: No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels

UNC returns seven starters on both offense and defense, most notably RB Elijah Hood (1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns), and four players from my second-best offensive line. Mitch Trubisky steps in at quarterback after completing 40 of 47 passes last season. UNC won't match last year's 11 regular-season wins, but it could be favored in as many as nine games. (

Coaches, numbers suggest Tar Heels' offense could be better

After setting numerous records in 2015, the North Carolina offense could be even better this season. Much better, according to UNC coach Larry Fedora, who felt like the Tar Heels left too many points on the field last season, despite finishing ninth nationally in scoring average at 40.7 points. “You realize how many points we left on the table last year?" Fedora asked. (Greensboro News & Record)

Robert Quinn gets excused to watch sister in Olympics

Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn was excused from practice so he could watch his sister compete at the Summer Olympics in Rio. Quinn's sister is Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who took first in her heat in the opening round of the 100-meter hurdles on Tuesday. That automatically qualified her for the semifinals on Wednesday night. (

Cole Holcomb's trip from walk-on to starting LB

There were no college scholarship offers for Cole Holcomb, at least none worthy of remembrance years later. Throughout most of spring practice in 2015, Holcomb was still a little-known walk-on. Opportunities for significant playing time in practice remained scarce. That led to a second-string position a season ago, and now, a starting position entering the season. (

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Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

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(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
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