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CHARLOTTE — The Panthers were No. 1 in the league in scoring last year, but even Cam Newton admitted the team’s poor performance on Friday against New England was “eye opening” and shows the team must get better before their season opener against Denver. By Sports Writer Steve Reed. UPCOMING. 600 words by 5 p.m.



CHAPEL HILL — No. 22 North Carolina won’t have Mack Hollins for the first half of Saturday’s opener against No. 18 Georgia due to a targeting penalty from last season’s bowl game. That means the Tar Heels will have to do some shuffling to compensate for the absence of one of its top receivers and special teams captain. By Sports Writer Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 500 words, AP photos by 4 p.m.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – No. 9 Tennessee’s season opener Thursday with Appalachian State could bring back unpleasant memories for two members of the Volunteers’ staff. Offensive coordinator Mike DeBord and defensive line coach Steve Stripling were part of Michigan’s staff in 2007 when the fifth-ranked Wolverines lost 34-32 to Appalachian State in one of the most notable upsets in college football history. By Sports Writer Steve Megargee. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m.


WACO, Texas — The first two months on the job as Baylor’s acting head coach were no fun at all for Jim Grobe while dealing with all the off-the-field matters. Now it’s finally time for Grobe to coach a game for the No. 23 Bears. By Sports Writer Stephen Hawkins. UPCOMING: 550 words by 6 p.m.

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