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Tar Heels Football Adopts a Winning Pattern (It Has Diamonds)

The North Carolina football team won 11 of 12 regular-season games and made it to the ACC championship game this year, all while wearing uniforms that include the argyle pattern made famous by the UNC men’s basketball team. “I’m lucky in that the first year the football team has worn argyle, we’re killing them,” said fashion designer and UNC alumnus Alexander Julian. (New York Times)

Video: 2015 North Carolina Tar Heels #GotYourBack

The UNC Football Video Office gives us another outstanding highlight package with a look at how the Tar Heels made it to the ACC Championship game, inspired by the #GotYourBack mantra. View Video...

Three Clemson players to watch

One of the leading Heisman candidates, Clemson sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson is a game changer with 3,223 yards and 27 touchdowns passing this season and only ten picks. The Georgia native can do damage with his legs, too. He’s an elusive, speedy runner who's accounted for 756 yards on the ground and nine touchdowns this season. (Carolina Blue)

UNC vs. Clemson Preview

UNC's defensive line will tasked with preventing Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson from scrambling. Cornerbacks M.J. Stewart and Des Lawrence will be essential in containing the Tigers’ wide receivers. On the other side of the ball, more excellent matchups are created. UNC has plenty of dangerous receivers in Quinshad Davis, Mack Hollins and Ryan Switzer. (Carolina Blue)

Inside the Game: No. 1 Clemson vs. No. 8 North Carolina

North Carolina has a strong secondary and a decent defensive line, but the middle of the field seemed to be available on a regular basis against most of its ACC Coastal Division opponents. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is smart enough to dissect defenses and exploit their weaknesses, so look for tight end Jordan Leggett to move the chains when necessary. (Charleston Post and Courier)

All on the line when Clemson clashes with North Carolina in ACC title game

It would only be natural. The euphoria of reaching the No. 1 ranking, finally taking down Florida State and earning this, a trip to the ACC Championship Game, was followed by the formality of just-good-enough football for most of November. As soon as the buses rolled in from Columbia after a 37-32 victory over South Carolina a week ago, the Tigers’ next opponent grabbed their attention. (Charleston Post and Courier)

Charlotte’s a winner with dream matchup of Clemson-UNC in ACC championship

It is, quite simply, the most anticipated college football game in Charlotte history. When No. 1 Clemson and No. 8 North Carolina square off at 8 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium Saturday night, there will be more than 70,000 people filling the sold-out stadium. I think they could sell 150,000 tickets for this one, though, given all the people who wanted tickets but didn't get them. (Charlotte Observer)

Tar Heels come full circle, seek ACC championship

North Carolina’s football team returns to the scene of its opening game with hopes of a better result and with much more at stake. Saturday’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship game against top-ranked and undefeated Clemson is a chance for redemption at the same Charlotte venue where the season began with a loss to South Carolina. (Burlington Times News)

Five keys for UNC to win against Clemson

No. 1 - Do not turn the ball over: The Tar Heels will need to play error-free football to have a chance against the Tigers. North Carolina's only loss came to South Carolina, a game where the Heels had three turnovers. One of which included a Marquise Williams' interception in the end zone that could have won the game. No. 2 - Limit Clemson's running attack. (Carolina Blue)

Time to Embrace the Spotlight

It’s time to bask in the attention and glory that is Tar Heel football. Saturday night’s ACC Championship Game represents the largest stage any North Carolina football team has played on. Carolina has played in big bowl games in the past but never in this modern era with all the attention and coverage that comes with college football these days. (Thrown Away To Worthy)

ACC Championship Preview & Prediction: #10 UNC vs #1 Clemson

In some ways, North Carolina is playing with house money and there would no shame in losing to #1 Clemson after winning 11 games and going 8-0 in ACC play. Given UNC's history, reaching this level of success is never a guarantee. Or as best summed up by Larry Fedora, UNC has "come too far to only come this far." Prediction: UNC 45, Clemson 35 (Tar Heel Blog)

Source: North Texas tabs UNC's Seth Littrell as new coach

North Carolina offensive coordinator Seth Littrell will be named coach at North Texas, a source told ESPN on Saturday. Littrell and the Tar Heels are in their first ACC title game Saturday against Clemson. Littrell, 37, has been at UNC the past two years. Before joining the Tar Heels, he was an offensive coordinator at Indiana (2012-13) and Arizona (2009-11). (

Keys to the ACC Championship Game

Clemson's basically a better version of UNC. Their QB is a little bit better and their defense, in my opinion is significantly better. #1 in the country on third down as Larry Fedora referenced Friday. I actually think the Tar Heels have a few more home run threats though. (ABC 11)

Zach Brown tries to impress in limited role with Titans

Titans linebacker Zach Brown is trying to take advantage of limited opportunities as he looks ahead to an uncertain future. A second-round draft pick of the Titans in 2012, Brown was a starter for most of his career until losing the job in October. With starting linebackers Avery Williamson and Wesley Woodyard both playing well, Brown has had a hard time getting on the field. (Nashville Tennessean)

UNC secondary presents challenge to Clemson

North Carolina in its present form (11-1 record, ACC Coastal Division champions) looks much different than anticipated after suffering an unsettling loss to a Steve Spurrier-led South Carolina team to kick off the college football season. Despite the head-scratching start, Gene Chizik’s first year on the defensive side of the football in Chapel Hill has been impressive for the Tar Heel football program. (Pro Football Focus)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
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UNC vs. Louisville
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UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16 3:30 ET

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Presbyterian College0
at Wake Forest0
Thursday 6:30 PM

Central Connecticut0
at Syracuse0
Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
at Northern Illinois0
Friday 9:30 PM

Kent State0
at #5 Clemson0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at #18 Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
at Pittsburgh0
Saturday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
Saturday 6:00 PM

#17 Louisville0
at Purdue0
Saturday 7:30 PM

#3 Florida State0
at #1 Alabama0
Saturday 8:00 PM

#20 West Virginia0
at #22 Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

#24 Tennessee0
at Georgia Tech0
Monday 8:00 PM

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ACC Football Standings
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(21) Virginia Tech0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0
North Carolina0-00-0

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(5) Clemson0-00-0
(16) Louisville0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
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