QB Kanler Coker Joins UNC Basketball
An injury ended UNC quarterback Kanler Coker's football career, but it has enabled him to realize his dream of becoming a Tar Heel basketball player. The school announced on Tuesday that Coker, a junior, had been added to the roster for the 2015-16 season. He played with the team throughout the summer and has been participating in preseason conditioning.
Week 1 ACC Upset Watch
North Carolina vs. South Carolina, Thursday, 6 p.m., ESPN. Line: South Carolina by 2.5. The last time these two teams met, South Carolina won easily. But headed into this game, all signs are pointing to UNC. The Tar Heels return 99.5 percent of their total offense from a year ago. That includes quarterback Marquise Williams, the only returning quarterback in the ACC with 35 total touchdowns last year.
UNC's Twist on Will Linebacker
Gene Chizik’s 4-3 scheme and his teaching philosophy have been praised by the Tar Heels throughout the offseason for the simplicity involved. One confusing positional element, at least for fans and media, took until the last week of training camp to figure out. Linebackers coach John Papuchis explained the terminology involved in an effort to eliminate the confusion.
UNC Men's Basketball Roster Moves
The University of North Carolina men’s basketball team has placed senior guard Justin Coleman on an athletics grant-in-aid and added junior guard Kanler Coker to the roster for the 2015-16 season. Coleman, a native of Raleigh, played in 10 games last season and had three assists. He attended Broughton High School and played on the UNC junior varsity team in 2012-13 and 2013-14.
Tar Heels’ Quinshad Davis has no hard feelings toward Gamecocks
Following his junior year of high school, Quinshad Davis thought he would play college football for South Carolina. Instead, the former Gaffney star is set to face the Gamecocks as a member of the North Carolina football team for the second time. Davis was set to commit to USC, but before he did the Gamecocks received commitments from wide receivers Jody Fuller, Kwinton Smith and Shaq Roland.
Gene Chizik forces Gamecocks to expect the unexpected
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier can study film from Central Florida and Texas. He can dissect schemes from Iowa State and Auburn. He can analyze all the packages and formations from Gene Chizik’s previous stops. He will uncover some hints. He will decipher some tendencies. Yet, even the strongest threads weaving through Chizik’s career may not tie into his new strategy.
2017 Recruiting: Fedora Follows Recruits on Twitter
UNC head coach Larry Fedora went on a twitter following spree the last few days. The accounts he followed: Class of 2017 high school recruits. Tuesday, Sept. 1st is the first day colleges can start contacting prospects through twitter. Based on Fedora's twitter, UNC has identified many of their top targets and are laying the groundwork for the recruitment period. Check out some of the names that Fedora has followed in the last couple of days:
Opponent Preview: South Carolina
This season sees Carolina once more opens their season against an SEC team as the Heels will travel to Charlotte to play South Carolina in Bank of America Stadium. South Carolina had a disappointing season last year, going 7-6, including only 3-5 in the SEC. The Wild Chickens will look to start their season off with a win against the Heels.
South Carolina Defense Knows It Has Something To Prove
On paper, it looks like a terrible matchup. Abu Lamin sees it as something else entirely. “This is an opportunity to make everybody know that South Carolina is ready to play,” the Gamecocks’ junior defensive tackle said of Thursday’s season opener against North Carolina in Charlotte. “This is a different team. We’re ready to show the world this is not the same Carolina.”
UNC In The WNBA Update
The 2015 WNBA regular season has less than two weeks remaining. Let’s check in with UNC’s six former standouts in the league. Camille Little has started all 30 games in her first season with the Connecticut Sun, and is averaging 8.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Little scored a season-high 22 points against Atlanta on Aug. 23.
Video: Quinshad Davis 1-on-1 with Jones Angell in Kenan Stadium
Senior wide receiver Quinshad Davis takes to the field at Kenan Stadium to talk with GoHeels' Jones Angell about his offseason injury recovery, impending touchdown record and season expectations.
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13. Marquise Williams, North Carolina: North Carolina’s defense has been an issue in recent years, but the offense should be among the best in the ACC once again. Williams slightly averaged under 300 total yards (296.6) a game in 2014 and recorded 34 overall scores.
New minister of defense: Chizik preaches physicality, schemes for Tar Heels
Gene Chizik, former head coach of a national championship team at Auburn, is orchestrating an overhaul of one of the most porous defenses in college football. The alignments have changed. The attitude has been altered. And most importantly to the Tar Heels, the results must be upgraded. “I know we’re not there yet. We started at Square A and we’re trying to get to Z,” Chizik said.
UNC Looks To Limit Catastrophic Plays
UNC’s defense understands that big plays are a part of the game of football. It’s the catastrophic plays that they look to eliminate. “There’s big plays, which are like, 14-to-16-yard plays, and then there’s catastrophic plays, which are your 60-70-80-yard plays,” linebacker Shakeel Rashad explained. Eliminating catastrophic plays has been a focal point of the Tar Heels.
Video: Indi Cowie's Crazy "Three Revolution" Soccer Trick
Check out this crazy soccer trick from Indi Cowie as she nails the "three revolution" juggle move with the soccer ball. Cowie was a former player and assistant coach for the North Carolina women's soccer team.