UNC Football

Broncos Q&A: Marvin Austin's résumé says no longer "a nobody"

Marvin Austin experienced a dizzying spiral. Entering his senior season at North Carolina, he was one of college football's top defensive tackles. Before he could get drafted, he absorbed the first of two punches to his career, adversity that led him to the Broncos. North Carolina dismissed Austin because of his dealings with an agent. "Overnight, I was a nobody," Austin said. (Denver Post)

How The Tar Heels Spent Their Bye Week

After a 2-0 start, the Tar Heel football team had Saturday off. Here's how they spent last week as they prepare to face East Carolina this weekend. “We are getting guys back like Norkeithus Otis. The bye week gives them time to recover and hopefully we’ll have them back for ECU. It also helps us to prepare for ECU more and work on fundamental things.” – Quarterback Marquise Williams (

ACC Upset Watch: Week 4

3. North Carolina (2-0) at East Carolina (2-1), 3:30 p.m., ESPNU. Line: East Carolina by 2. The Pirates are riding high after their win against Virginia Tech, and have something else going for them, too -- they embarrassed North Carolina in Chapel Hill last season. UNC can score with the best of them, and with a week off to prepare, the Tar Heels will be ready. (

Opponent Preview: ECU

The Pirates embarrassed the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill last year and now it's North Carolina's turn to go to Greenville and earn a win. That's easier said than done however, ECU returns starting quarterback Shane Carden one of the best passers in the nation. Carden must be contained for a Heel's win. (Tar Heel Blog)

What Do Blake Anderson, A Prank on Bryn Renner and Fainting Goats Have In Common?

Sounds like the start of a joke. Former UNC offensive coordinator and first year Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson decided to have a little fun during a fake punt against Miami on Saturday. He instructed one of the players to "faint" on the field. As it turns out, Anderson told's Chase Goodbread the inspiration came from his time at UNC. (Tar Heel Blog)

ECU Seeks Second Straight Win Over UNC

Inside Carolina takes an in-depth look at East Carolina, as the Tar Heels will attempt to avenge last season’s blowout loss to the Pirates when they pay a visit to Greenville, N.C. on Saturday (3:30pm/ESPNU). When North Carolina breaks down this Pirates’ offense, it’s a little bit like looking in the mirror. Like UNC, East Carolina runs an up-tempo spread attack. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC players Eric Ebron and Tre Boston's bromantic embrace

Former North Carolina Tar Heel players Eric Ebron and Tre Boston shared a embrace Sunday worthy of long lost friends finally reunited. All-everything tight end Ebron who is now a rookie for the Detroit Lions found Panthers rookie safety Tre Boston on the Bank of American field before Sunday's 1:00 kickoff. The pair played together for three years in Chapel Hill. (Carolina Blue)

UNC preparing for tough bout with ECU

Larry Fedora has faced ECU six times, producing a 2-2 record while serving as head coach at Southern Miss and a 1-1 mark with the Tar Heels. But the Pirates made the most lasting impression on Fedora and the Tar Heels last season when they racked up 603 yards of offense en route to a 55-31 triumph in Chapel Hill. UNC is hoping to redeem itself Saturday in a rematch with the Pirates. (Fayetteville Observer)

ECU loss still haunting Tar Heels

On its bye week, the North Carolina football team got the chance to do what millions of Americans do on Saturdays: sit back and enjoy college football. In reality, the team was only focused on one game. As East Carolina marched into Blacksburg, Va., and knocked off No. 17 Virginia Tech 28-21 at home, every UNC player watching had one thought: they had seen it before. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC ready for revenge match in Greenville

After UNC lost to East Carolina 55-38 on its home field last season, some of the players attributed the loss to a lack of effort, a lack of focus. Some said they just plain didn't take the Pirates as seriously as they should have. That won't happen this season. "I can't imagine someone taking someone lightly after they just beat a ranked opponent and after they wore you out last year," Larry Fedora said. (Carolina Blue)

Fedora Relishing UNC-ECU Rivalry, Chance for Revenge

Game week is back for the North Carolina football team. And with a trip down to Greenville to face East Carolina in Pirate country on tap for Saturday, head coach Larry Fedora and the Tar Heels know they will have to be at their best to emerge with a victory and improve to 3-0 on the season. The open bye week gave the UNC coaching staff the opportunity to go back to the basics and preach fundamentals. (

Lucas: Tar Heels Stand Alone In September

UNC's entire athletic department is now undefeated in head to head matches in the month of September, compiling a 14-0 record this month. The Tar Heels are the only program in the 15-member ACC to have gone unblemished in September. In addition, UNC is the only program among the top twenty 2014 finishers in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup that remains undefeated across the board this month. (

ECU can score, Tar Heels know it

North Carolina didn’t need to watch East Carolina’s 28-21 win at then-No. 17 Virginia Tech last Saturday to know it should take the Pirates seriously. The returning players and coaches on the Tar Heels vividly remember last year’s debacle at Kenan Stadium, when ECU gained 603 yards and won 55-31. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Pirates focused on North Carolina

Every team is different. Every year is different. Our team is different from last year. Larry’s (Fedora) team is different from last year. He’s had some years to get his kids in there at UNC and his team is changing as well. Last week, Coach Beamer has been there for a length of time and he’s been consistent in his message in recruiting. (Hoist The Colours)

Tar Heels hope to improve tackling against Pirates

It's hard for UNC coach Larry Fedora to know exactly what kind of defense he has. On one hand, the Tar Heels were among the nation's best at forcing turnovers through their first two games. On the other, they missed too many tackles in their last outing. Saturday's trip to East Carolina could say a lot about whether the Tar Heels are set for a repeat of the same defensive problems from a year ago. (USA Today)

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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

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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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