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2016 Schedule
0-0, 1st in ACC - Coastal

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

11 of 19 ACC players with at least 5 sacks last year are gone for 2016. Top returners: Ejuan Price, 11.5* Devonte Fields, 11 Demarcus Walker, 10.5* Micah Kiser, 7.5 Matt Milano, 6.5 Mikey Bart, 6.5* Bradley Chubb, 5.5* Matt Galambos, 5 *Only 4 are tradition defensive ends

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UNC betting preview, win projection and title odds

Phil Steele, "Stanford Steve" Coughlin and Chris Fallica give their take on the North Carolina Tar Heels. What is the best bet for their title odds, season win total and more?

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Right move by Beckman to leave UNC? (1:21)
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3dAndrea Adelson

Beckman leaves UNC, says he was 'distraction'

Saying he doesn't want to be a "distraction" to the UNC football team, former Illinois coach Tim Beckman said Thursday that he will no longer serve as a volunteer coach for the Tar Heels.

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3dJohn Wilmhoff

Countdown to college football: 7 days

With seven days left until the first full week of college football, we salute UNC's Ryan Switzer for his seven career punt returns for touchdowns.

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UNC QB Trubisky wins Herbie's welcome to the party award (0:47)
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Elijah Hood is Herbie's best kept secret (0:56)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Larry Fedora on the different running styles of current QB Mitch Trubisky and former QB Marquise Williams: "If you ran them in a race, Mitch would probably win a flat-out foot race, but I don't anticipate him being that physical style of runner that Marquise was." North Carolina has 2,914 non-sack rushing yards from its QB the last 3 years, fourth-most in Power 5.

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Coughlin on expectations for North Carolina

ESPN's Steve Coughlin covers the expectations for North Carolina, the outlook for San Diego State, opponents that could give Michigan State trouble, Michigan's schedule and his CFP picks.

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4dMatt Fortuna

UNC's Fedora defends hiring of fired Beckman

Fired Illinois coach Tim Beckman has joined North Carolina as a volunteer coach, with Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora describing the decision as helping a friend while gaining Beckman's expertise.

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4dKirk Herbstreit

Handing out the 2016 Herbie Awards

Kirk Herbstreit reveals the candidates and winners of his 2016 Herbie Awards and makes his playoff picks.

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4dSharon Katz and Mark Schlabach

Man vs. metric: Two views on each top 25 team's toughest game

What matters more: What you see on the field or what you see in the analytics? Mark Schlabach and Sharon Katz discuss each top 25 team's toughest game of the year through those two lenses.

Beware of UNC's high expectations

North Carolina is No. 22 in the preseason AP Poll. The last four times the Tar Heels have been ranked in the preseason (1998, 2009, 2010 and 2014), they finished the year unranked. UNC finished last season at No. 15 after starting the season unranked. AP Top 25

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Mitch Trubisky expected to star for UNC

Trubisky came off the bench against Delaware last season and threw for four touchdowns to bail out the Tar Heels. In 2016, head coach Larry Fedora hands the offense over to the talented junior quarterback full time. Top breakthrough players for 2016: 10-1 (Insider)

Team Stats

Passing Yards264.034th
Rushing Yards222.922nd
Points For40.911th
Points Against22.635th

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