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Tar Heels News 9/1/16: UNC football antsy to get on the field this Saturday

Larry Fedora speaks to the media; FOX Sports predicts a UNC victory this weekend; Georgia prepared for UNC’s tempo

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FOX Sports | Dieter Kurtenbach: A preview of the Tar Heels’ season opener against Georgia. The battle of running backs Elijah Hood and Nick Chubb should be key to the game, and UGA enters as the favorite at -3. The prediction, though? A Carolina win.

Ledger-Enquirer | Jason Butt: Georgia has been preparing to try and ready themselves for the uptempo style of the Tar Heels’ hurry up offense. UNC may like to play fast, but they also have the ability to slow the game down at times, lulling teams to sleep before stepping on the gas again.

Carolina Blue | Ross Martin: Larry Fedora spoke to the media after practice on Wednesday. He said his guys are, predictably, antsy to get on the field already, and he doesn’t believe that one game can totally change a program. While Fedora says he still gets nervous, it sounds like his has his team as prepared as possible for the beginning of the season.

FOX Sports | Dan Graf: In UNC alumni news, Julius Peppers was one of a few NFL players cleared by the league after Al Jazeera America reported a link to performance enhancing drugs. The NFL released a statement that they could find no credible information to back up the report.