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    Larry Fedora Points To Positives Despite Back-to-Back Defeats

    September 29, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Despite the defeat, Coach Fedora was happy with his team’s fight, energy and improved play on defense last weekend.

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    UNC Defense Still Struggling To Find Its Form

    September 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    The UNC defense improved against the run Saturday night at Clemson, but the big plays down the field engineered by freshman Tiger quarterback Deshaun Watson doomed the Tar Heels.

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    Clemson Clobbers Carolina 50-35

    September 28, 2014 at 12:15 am

    The North Carolina football team fell behind 17-0 early and couldn’t recover in a 50-35 loss at Clemson Saturday night and dropped to 2-2 on the season.

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    Breakin’ It Down: Clemson

    September 26, 2014 at 8:07 am

    North Carolina will travel down to Death Valley Saturday looking for their first win on the road at Clemson since 2001. The Tigers sit at 1-2 on the season, but are coming off a respectable overtime loss at Tallahassee against the defending national champion Florida State Seminoles. The Tar Heels, meanwhile, are coming off a […]

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    Tar Heels Hoping To Tame Tigers In Death Valley

    September 25, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    The 2-1 North Carolina football team will open its ACC schedule with a trip down to Death Valley to face the 1-2 Clemson Tigers Saturday night for a nationally-televised 7 p.m. kickoff.

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    Scouting Report: A Chat with Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney

    September 25, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    WCHL’s Matt Oakes caught up with Tiger head coach Dabo Swinney as his squad prepares to host the Tar Heels Saturday night.

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    The Grid: Week 6

    September 25, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Week six of high school football on WCHL features a highly-anticipated showdown between two undefeated Big 8 conference schools. The collision between the 4-0 Northwood Chargers and the 4-0 Orange Panthers promises to be an absolute slugfest.

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    Switzer, Tar Heels Still Searching For Spark

    September 23, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    The main sparkplug, Switzer, isn’t overly concerned with the lack of a special teams score in 2014. He says it will come.

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    Coach Fedora Challenging Soul-Searching Tar Heels

    September 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    UNC head football coach Larry Fedora says the Tar Heels were definitely feeling down following their frustrating 70-41 defeat at East Carolina Saturday, but Coach Fedora says it’s through adversity that the true character of a team is revealed.

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    Breakin’ It Down: ECU

    September 19, 2014 at 10:52 am

    The No. 25 Tar Heels will strive to improve to 3-0 for the first time under head coach Larry Fedora when they travel down to Greenville to take on the battle-tested ECU Pirates, fresh off a 28-21 upset victory at then-No.17 Virginia Tech. UNC leads the all-time series 12-3-1, but the Pirates smashed the Tar […]

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