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North Carolina Tar Heels 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

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After last year’s march to the ACC title game, head coach Larry Fedora has put North Carolina in a place where the Tar Heels should start thinking about the possibility of conference championships and major bowl games every season. Part of the equation in achieving those goals is to have the right type of schedule.

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Despite ripping off 11 straight wins to end the regular season, many analysts criticized UNC’s 2015 opponents. One of the main knocks on the schedule was that the Tar Heels played two FCS teams. That will remain an issue in 2016, but Carolina plays a bigger SEC brand in its opener and they face a national power in an ACC crossover game.

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— Written by Jon Kinne, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a college football fanatic. Kinne has been writing about recruiting for the Irish Sports Daily for 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @JonRKinne.