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Tar Heels In The NFL: Week Nine

Bengals running back Giovani Bernard had one of the most exciting plays in the NFL all year. He's received a lot of praise for a 35-yard TD run with comparisons to Barry Sanders. Two tackles on the stat sheet don't do Quinton Coples justice. One of those tackles was a fourth-and-inches stop in the fourth quarter against New Orleans. He also had 3 QB hits and batted down a Drew Brees pass. (

UNC QB Bryn Renner emotional, reflective after college career ends early

Bryn Renner spoke through tears, his voice cracking at times. He spoke about the first time he walked onto the practice fields at North Carolina, where he stood on Tuesday night, and spoke of playing for three head coaches, of playing through turmoil and injuries, and how he thought he’d play through one more. (Charlotte Observer)

Marquise Williams Q&A

How big of a blow was it to see Bryn Renner’s collegiate career come to an end? Marquise Williams: "It’s tough because it’s somebody I’ve been looking up to since I came to college. I knew he’d never let me down. He always encouraged me to be a leader and to do better. When things aren’t going right, he always encouraged me just to do the right things. This is still Bryn Renner’s team and I’m playing for his team." (Inside Carolina)

Dallas Cowboys waive Marvin Austin

The Dallas Cowboys parted ways Tuesday with defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who was waived/injured. Austin signed with the Cowboys on Oct. 21 and played that weekend against the Lions, finishing with a tackle. He was unable to push through a back injury Sunday against the Vikings that bothered him in practice late in the week. (Dallas Cowboys)

Video: Bryn Renner Discusses Career-Ending Injury

An emotional Bryn Renner spoke after practice Tuesday about the shoulder injury received against N.C. State that has ended his UNC football playing career. Larry Fedora, Marquise Williams, and Blake Anderson give their thoughts on what Renner has meant to the team. (View Video...)

Bryn Renner: Defining Leadership

Displaying the bravery and endurance that he's shown throughout his three years as UNC's signal-caller, Renner actually went back into the game briefly for one play after the injury on Saturday, which led him to believe he'd be fine for this week's game against Virginia in Kenan Stadium. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Bryn Renner To Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

UNC quarterback Bryn Renner will undergo season-ending surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder Wednesday at UNC Hospitals. The surgery is required to repair a detached labrum and fracture in the injured shoulder. The most accurate passer in UNC history with a 66.5 completion percentage, Renner finishes his Carolina career ranked second in passing touchdowns (64), third in passing yards (8,221), third in completions (668) and third in attempts (1,005). (

Injury Ends Bryn Renner's UNC Career

Bryn Renner's season - and UNC career - are over after the record-setting fifth-year senior quarterback suffered a shoulder injury on Saturday against N.C. State, multiple team sources confirmed to Inside Carolina on Tuesday morning. Renner was hit by N.C. State's Monty Nelson after sliding to the ground on a five-yard scramble with 1:27 left in the third quarter. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Football All Access - N.C. State

Go inside the locker room and behind the scenes of the Tar Heels' first win in Raleigh against N.C. State since 2005. (View Video...)

Postgame Chalkboard: Waggle Throwback

I would say this was an ugly win, but no win over a hated rival is ever ugly. It certainly started ugly, however, as early UNC miscues put the Heels down 10-0. From that point, however, Carolina outscored NC State 27-9, a relatively dominant score disparity that belies just how close this game was statistically. (Inside Carolina)

Bruce Carter loses starting spot, comes back to earn praise of head coach

Bruce Carter appeared to get his wakeup call Sunday after he lost his spot in the starting lineup at weakside linebacker. Ernie Sims, the veteran who replaced him, struggled, giving Carter the opportunity to reclaim a bigger role in the Cowboys’ 27-23 victory over Minnesota. Carter finished with six tackles and proved more dependable than Sims. (Dallas Morning News)

Season-ending injury depletes U.Va. secondary against another pass-oriented offense

Virginia coach Mike London announced Monday that cornerback Demetrious Nicholson will miss the remainder of the season with the turf toe that has benched him the past four games. Moreover, London is not optimistic that cornerback Maurice Canady (medical condition) will return from a two-week absence for Saturday's contest at North Carolina. (Daily Press)

Video: Julius Peppers picks Green Bay quarterback Seneca Wallace

Green Bay Packers quarterback Seneca Wallace's pass is deflected and intercepted by Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Pepper for 14 yards to the Packers' 45-yard line. (

When Cam Holland speaks, his kids pay attention

So, how does a coach get his lineman “fired up” and ready to play on game day? For the Glenn Bobcats that challenge has been given to first year line coach Cameron Holland. Coach Holland is a former UNC Tar Heel lineman and not only can he talk the talk, but he has walked the walk. Coach Holland is a teacher and his kids look up to him in his first year as a high school coach. (Triad Sports Coverage)

UNC facing UVa, remembering ECU

UNC has beaten Virginia three straight times by an average of 23 points and is a two-touchdown favorite on Saturday. But the Tar Heels were also supposed to win big over East Carolina at Kenan Stadium earlier this season, and the Pirates wound up with a 55-31 victory. “(Virginia’s) 2-7 but the same thing can happen to us that happened in the ECU game,” senior cornerback Jabari Price said. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Monday Larry Fedora Press Conference Quotes

Do you think the playmaking of the freshmen is due to the “light” coming on or just being put in position to make plays? Larry Fedora: "I think it’s just they’re getting more reps. They’re starting to feel more comfortable. Now they’re just out there just turning loose and playing. They know what to do. They’re not worried about whoa there are a lot of people in the stands." (Inside Carolina)

Turner's Take: Monday Musings

Perhaps quieter on special teams has been the steady excellence of punter Tommy Hibbard. Hibbard averaged 40.9 yards per punt on Saturday, and four of his eight punts were downed at or inside the N.C. State 11. “That is a huge weapon for us,” Larry Fedora said. There’s more to it than Hibbard however; the Tar Heel punt coverage team has done an excellent job getting downfield and getting to the ball. (

Winning streak turns UNC's season around

Suddenly, it doesn't seem all that far-fetched to pencil North Carolina into a bowl game. A two-game winning streak has the Tar Heels (3-5, 2-3 ACC) facing a now-manageable path to the postseason, with slumping Virginia (2-7, 0-5) up next. North Carolina needs three wins in its four remaining games — among the three BCS teams left, only Duke has a winning record — to earn its first bowl trip since 2011. (WRAL Sports Fan)

The Good, Bad, & Ugly Report: NC State

Statistically the game was a wash. UNC led first downs 21-20 and total yardage 427-388. State had a slight lead in time of possession, 30:24 to 29:36 and ran 77 plays to UNC's 76. Both teams were putrid on third down, with Carolina 5-15 and NCSU 6-17. The primary difference is that the Heels kept State out of the end zone. State only scored one touchdown. (Tar Heel Blog)

ACC Football Post-Week 10 Power Rankings

8. North Carolina: Saturday’s victory over NC State didn’t start out according to plan, as North Carolina fell behind 10-0 in the first quarter. But the Tar Heels battled and took the lead for good with just under 10 minutes to go in the second quarter. The Tar Heels’ defense stepped up in the second half, holding NC State to three possessions of three yards or fewer. Next Week: Virginia (Athlon Sports)

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at Pittsburgh0
FRI, NOV 27 12:00 PM ET
at South Carolina0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Virginia Tech0
at Virginia0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Georgia Tech0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
at Kentucky0
SAT, NOV 28 12:00 PM ET
Boston College0
at Syracuse0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
SAT, NOV 28 12:30 PM ET
North Carolina0
at NC State0
SAT, NOV 28 3:30 PM ET
Florida State0
at Florida0
SAT, NOV 28 7:30 PM ET
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) North Carolina7-010-1
Virginia Tech3-45-6
Georgia Tech1-73-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-011-0
(14) Florida State6-29-2
NC State3-47-4
Wake Forest1-63-8
Boston College0-73-8

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