Here's what's happening now as the Tigers prepare for Saturday's game with North Carolina:
• The Tar Heels' defense has lost starting linebacker Ebele Okakpu for disciplinary reasons.
• ESPN's Heather Dinich says the Tigers should get a shot at the national championship. I hope she's right.
• Offensive coordinator Chad Morris says Clemson's offense is only going to get better.
• Clemson's top Heisman candidates? Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins are outsiders right now, says ESPN. Watkins is also on ESPN's Heisman watch list.
• Running back Mike Bellamy has been frustrated by his lack of playing time.
• The Post and Courier has an interesting story about long snappers.
• Recruiting news: Clemson has received another high-profile commitment -- defensive tackle Josh Brown of Aiken, S.C.