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Tar Heels News 8/24/16: Volunteer assistant coach Tim Beckman causes controversy

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Fox Sports | Zach Dillard: The Tar Heels look poised to defend their Coastal Division title, but questions will have to be answered about Mitch Trubisky, the defense, and Elijah Hood first.

Inside Carolina | Greg Barnes: The Tar Heels will have to be without wide receiver Mack Hollins for the first half of the team’s season opener because of the targeting foul he received in December’s Russell Athletic Bowl.

Burlington Free Press | Alex Abrami: The University of Vermont women’s basketball team has cancelled their non-conference game against North Carolina because of the state’s HB2 law. This law has sure been costing North Carolina.

Tarheel Illustrated | Andrew Jones: After bringing in former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman as a volunteer assistant coach, Larry Fedora had to deal with the controversy. Beckman was fired last year for reportedly forcing his players to play hurt, so you can understand the questioning from the media.