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Doing the math on ACC football's final week
A win over State gives Carolina at least a small chance to get back to the ACC Championship Game, and would improve the post-season possibilities, putting the Tar Heels on the same plane as Florida State, which could finish 9-3, and Virginia Tech which could also finish 9-3. The point here is that UNC, like NC State, has a great deal to play for Friday.
Carolina Insider Podcast: Basketball in Maui, UNC-N.C. State Game
Tar Heel fans have a busy Thanksgiving week on their agendas with the holiday and another full helping of Carolina athletics on the way. Jones Angell of the Tar Heel Sports Network and Adam Lucas of GoHeels.com break down the basketball team's Hawai'i trip, the football win over The Citadel last weekend and this Friday's showdown with North Carolina State.
Audio: Larry Fedora comments on future in interview with David Glenn
Larry Fedora was on The David Glenn Show Monday when he was asked what he’d tell Tar Heel fans who are worried he might bolt for another job. “My message to them is, ‘Look, I love being here at Carolina. Don’t worry about a thing; all we need to do is worry about winning on this Friday. If everybody will focus on that alone, we’ll be in good shape.”
Mitch Trubisky addresses draft decision rumors
On Monday, Mitch Trubisky was asked about leaving UNC early for the NFL and if Friday's game against N.C. State could be his last in Kenan Stadium. "I am not thinking about that. This is our last game with these seniors who for sure already know. I don't know my decision, but I know I have a bunch of brothers who it will be their last game so we got to make it count."
Tar Heels Senior Salute: UNC will honor 16 players on Senior Day
College coaches grow accustomed to classes coming and going every four to five years, but North Carolina’s senior class is particularly special to Larry Fedora. Sixteen seniors will be honored at Kenan Stadium on Friday prior to UNC’s regular season finale against N.C. State. “This senior class has done some special things,” Fedora said on Monday.
Pack 'intrinsically motivated' to beat Tar Heels, earn bowl berth
Despite losing five of its last six games, NC State believes it will win the very last one on the schedule in order to earn one more. This 106th meeting between the Tar Heels and Wolfpack looks in some ways similar to the matchup in 2014. North Carolina (8-3, 5-2 ACC) is favored, has had a better season than the Pack (5-6, 2-5 ACC) and hosts.
Video: Weiler, Lawrence, Trubisky discuss N.C. State
North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler, cornerback Des Lawrence, and quarterback Mitch Trubisky speak with the media Monday ahead of Friday's game against NC State in Chapel Hill.
Video: Mitch Trubisky Pre-NC State Press Conference
North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky meets with the media on Monday prior the the Tar Heels' game against NC State on Friday in Chapel Hill.
Video: Larry Fedora Pre-NC State Press Conference
UNC football coach Larry Fedora met with the media Monday to discuss the Tar Heels' upcoming game versus N.C. State, his senior class that will play their final home games at Kenan Stadium, and his program, the culture and where it is right now in the building process.
Ryan Switzer Named ACC Receiver of the Week
UNC receiver Ryan Switzer caught four passes for 93 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown in the second quarter of Saturday’s 41-7 win over previously unbeaten The Citadel. It marked the 11th reception of his career that covered 50-or-more yards. Switzer moved into second place at UNC with 2,651 career yards receiving, 189 yards shy of the school record.
Weekly NC Coaching Grades
Larry Fedora, UNC, A: Give Fedora credit for having his team ready to bounce back fast from the loss at Duke. There’ll be a strange dynamic on both sidelines for the visit from State. The Wolfpack may be playing for Dave Doeren’s job, but the Heels can’t lose track of the fact that they have to win to have any hope of getting back to the conference title game.
Five With Fedora: The Citadel Game
Coaches always seem to look at games like the one you had with The Citadel as scary propositions even with the overwhelming odds in your favor. Do you fall into that camp? Larry Fedora: “Yes, I do. You always get concerned with how your guys are going to approach a game like this. Anybody can beat you on the right day. I don’t take winning for granted."
Chansky’s Notebook: Let’s Go To The Tape!
All Carolina’s football team has to do to determine whether it can lose to N.C. State in Friday’s regular season finale is put on the tape of two years ago in Kenan Stadium. The most embarrassing loss in Larry Fedora’s otherwise exciting career at UNC was that 35-7 wipeout to the Pack, when Jacoby Brissett led his team to a 21-0 halftime lead.
Bengals' Giovani Bernard suffers torn ACL in loss
The Cincinnati Bengals' offense is in dire straits after Sunday's 16-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills. As if All Pro wide receiver A.J. Green's torn hamstring wasn't devastating enough, tailback Giovani Bernard suffered an ACL tear, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Bernard will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the 2016 season.
Defensive end Malik Carney making an impact with UNC
North Carolina defensive end Malik Carney has come on in his redshirt sophomore year, playing a prominent role in all eleven games as opposed to his spotty playing time a season ago. A lingering offseason injury to fellow defensive end Dajaun Drennon opened the door for the Virginia native and he has taken advantage of the increased opportunities.