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Sunday June 13th

Football



Kenan Stadium played host to 58,500 fans for the home opener against Georgia Tech.

UNC falls to Georgia Tech 30-24

After battling North Carolina to a 24-24 tie at the end of the third quarter, Georgia Tech needed just two field goals in the fourth quarter to get its first ACC win of the season. Scott Blair had two field goals for the Yellow Jackets and the Tar Heels couldn’t possess the ball long enough to get any offense going in the second half.

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Breaking down the Georgia Tech triple option

Georgia Tech is the only opponent on UNC’s schedule that runs a triple option offense. It’s different from most offenses because it’s much more about reading the defense and reacting to it. Below is one example of a triple option play the Yellow Jackets could run on Saturday.

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Football coaching slot filled

On Wednesday, the University of North Carolina football team announced that it hired Charlie Coiner as defensive assistant coach. Even though he does not have the same nominal job title as John Blake, who resigned as defensive line coach last Sunday under speculation about his role in an NCAA investigation, he will serve as Blake’s replacement.

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Student guest passes for football on sale

A new policy announced Monday by the UNC Athletic Ticket Office will allow students to purchase guest passes for football games online. The passes for those games became available for purchase Monday. Passes for the East Carolina University and N.C. State University games will be available beginning the Monday before those games.

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RB Draughn cleared to play vs. Ga. Tech

After picking up just 24 yards in the season opener against Louisiana State, the North Carolina running game has help on the way. The University released a statement Monday announcing that senior tailback Shaun Draughn has been cleared to play Saturday against Georgia Tech at home.

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Tre Boston matures quickly in UNC secondary

If one was to look for a microcosm of the North Carolina defensive effort against Louisiana State, one should look no further than Tre Boston. Boston, a freshman who was pressed into a prominent role after fellow players were suspended, struggled in the first half, but came back to turn in a strong second half.

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	John Blake resigned Sunday as associate head football coach.

Phone records strengthen suspicion of Blake

Former North Carolina associate football coach John Blake called friend and sports agent Gary Wichard 151 times between Nov. 5, 2009 and June 22, 2010. According to phone records from Blake’s university-issued cell phone, the coach communicated with Wichard for three or more minutes via the two men’s cell phones 70 times during that time.

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	John Blake resigned from his recruiting coordinator position Sept. 5.

UNC's Austin, Blake absent from practice Tuesday

The North Carolina football team returned to Navy Practice fields on Tuesday without two of its most prominent members. Defensive tackle Marvin Austin, who was suspended indefinitely last week, and former associate head coach John Blake were noticeably absent from the Tar Heels’ first practice since their 30-24 loss to Louisiana State.

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Quarterback T.J. Yates threw for 412 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday night’s 30-24 loss to LSU. The senior’s best series was a 13-play, 67-yard touchdown drive that brought UNC within six points after trailing by 20 entering the fourth quarter.

Heroic comeback falls short vs. LSU

ATLANTA — The final plays of Saturday’s night game against Louisiana State weren’t exactly stopping N.C. State running back T.A. McLendon at the goal line. North Carolina fans didn’t rush the field like they did after Connor Barth’s field goal downed No. 3 Miami at Kenan Stadium.

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Prominent coach and recruiter John Blake steps down at UNC

North Carolina football’s second-in-command John Blake announced his resignation on Sunday, amid whispers of his involvement in the NCAA investigation. Blake’s sudden resignation, one day after a loss to Louisiana State University, could mean the NCAA investigation is more damning than football officials had previously let on.

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Patrick Peterson returns a kick past UNC linebacker Herman Davidson. The All-American cornerback had 257 return yards in Saturday’s game.

UNC Special teams suffer

ATLANTA — In North Carolina’s 30-24 loss to Louisiana State, an unlikely side effect emerged from the 13 suspensions that left the Tar Heels shorthanded all over the field. UNC’s dramatic comeback fell short in large part because the woefully undermanned special teams units could not contain LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson’s long returns.

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UNC associate coach John Blake resigns

North Carolina associate head football coach John Blake resigned Sunday evening in a prepared statement released by the University. In the press release, which also included statements from Butch Davis and athletic director Dick Baddour, Blake said that he felt his “presence has become a distraction to my family and to this great University, too.”

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The UNC cheerleaders and Marching Tar Heels get the crowd of 68,919 revved up before kickoff.

UNC's comeback falls short, lose 30-24

North Carolina staged the biggest comeback in the 2010 college football season thus far on Saturday night at the Georgia Dome. But 20 points was just too much to overcome. UNC, after trailing Louisiana State by 20, fell to the Tigers 30-24 in one of the greatest games in UNC history.

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Halftime Update: UNC 10, LSU 30

North Carolina began its season opener against Louisiana State as if the Tar Heels didn’t need the 13 ineligible players. Halfway through the second half, it was apparent they did. In a span of five minutes and 38 seconds, the Tigers scored 23 points to take a 30-10 lead against UNC in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. With the help of a UNC fumble in its own territory, LSU struck first with a six-yard pass from Jordan Jefferson to Russell Shepard to go up 7-0 with nearly nine minutes left in the first quarter. But UNC responded with an 82-yard drive capped by Devon Ramsay’s first career touchdown.

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