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Wake Forest's redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Hartman (10) is sacked by UNC's graduate linebacker Chazz Surratt (21) and sophomore defensive lineman Tomari Fox (56) during a game in Kenan Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. UNC beat Wake Forest 59-53.

Analysis: A look at UNC football's up-and-coming defensive line core for 2021

During Mack Brown’s first season in 2019, defensive coordinator Jay Bateman relied heavily upon veterans on the line due to a lack of depth at the position, but the talent level has risen up-front for the Tar Heels over the past two seasons.  It may take some time for this group to gel together and play up to their full potential, but the pieces are there for defensive line coach Tim Cross to take this group to the next level moving forward.

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Rising COVID-19 cases cause concerns as UNC looks to bring back fans at full capacity

As COVID-19 cases increase across the state, UNC Athletics is preparing for a return to full capacity gamedays.  More than 300 cases have occurred among UNC students and employees since August, according to the University's COVID-19 dashboard. Masks are required for indoor sporting events and are strongly encouraged outdoors. There is no vaccine requirement for attendance. 

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