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Tar Heels News 10/6/16: UNC football is better positioned this year

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Carolina Blue | Sarah Louise Krawcheck: UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik talks about what he wants to see from the defense against Virginia Tech. He says that there have been a lot of positives to hold onto so far.

Keeping It Heel | Zack Pearson: Watch North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler read mean tweets that were directed at him on Twitter after last week’s game. If you can imagine, FSU fans were not happy with him after he nailed that field goal.

The News & Observer | Andrew Carter: UNC basketball has many questions that need answering as the team begins practice. The Tar Heels must to figure out if Theo Pinson, Isaiah Hicks, and Justin Jackson can help fill the void left by Brice Johnson and Marcus Paige.

ESPN | Jared Shanker: The Tar Heels are on the same course they were on about this time last year, but they are far better positioned to make a real run at the ACC Championship.