Texans QB T.J. Yates' saga goes from sitting on couch to delivering in clutch

T.J. Yates doesn't even dream like this. A few weeks ago he sat on his sofa in Atlanta, waiting for a phone call and another chance. He had sat for a long, painful two months, trying to stay in shape when he could find receivers to throw to, trying to stay optimistic when he watched others play. (Houston Chronicle)

Quinton Coples tweets goodbye to Jets fans after getting cut

Quinton Coples was waived Monday by the Jets. The move seemed inevitable, even if the midseason timing was a surprise. Head coach Todd Bowles said Coples, a 2012 first-round draft pick, lacked the speed to play outside linebacker in the Jets' scheme. But Bowles also said he thinks Coples could be a fit somewhere else, most likely as a 4-3 defensive end, his more natural position. (

Video: Landon Turner, Elijah Hood Tuesday Post-Practice Interviews

North Carolina guard Landon Turner and running back Elijah Hood talk to the media before the Tar Heels' upcoming matchup against NC State. (View Video...)

Gene Chizik reportedly interested in UCF head coaching job

University of Nevada coach Brian Polian is a possible candidate to become UCF's next head football coach, two sources told the Orlando Sentinel. UCF is considered to be a highly sought-after job. St. Louis Rams quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke, former Florida coach Will Muschamp, and UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik are said to have expressed high interest. (Orlando Sentinel)

Quincy Monk passes away

Former UNC and New York Giants linebacker Quincy Monk passed away Tuesday, the school confirmed on their official Twitter account. He was 36. Monk, a Jacksonville, N.C. native, had a brief battle with adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer. Monk was recently honored by the Tar Heels as a "Kenan Legend" and joined the UNC football captains on the field on Oct. 17 for their game against Wake Forest. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Quinton Coples lands with Miami Dolphins

Quinton Coples ran out of time with the Jets, but he will still be at MetLife Stadium for this Sunday’s game. Coples has been claimed off of waivers by the Dolphins according to multiple reports, which means that he will make the trip back to his old stomping grounds for the Week 12 game between the two AFC East teams. The Dolphins inherit the $7.8 million fifth-year option on his contract. (NBC Sports)

Jordan Chavis spotlights as DJ of UNC athletics

Now in his third season as the official disc jockey of Carolina football, Jordan Chavis has also begun playing at men’s and women’s basketball games. Chavis said his favorite part about DJing the games is being a part of the overall game experience. He said the gig is even more special because his entire family went to UNC. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels To Face Kansas State Tuesday

North Carolina will look to capture the championship of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic when it faces Kansas State on Tuesday night at the Sprint Center in Kansas Center. The Tar Heels advanced to Tuesday’s title game with an 80-69 victory over Northwestern on Monday. Kansas State beat Missouri, 66-42, to advance to face UNC. Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. Eastern Time. (

Stats suggest UNC, NC State in for a competitive contest

While UNC’s offense is top-20 nationally, NC State’s defense is No. 13 in the nation, giving up 312 yards per game. NC State allows just 189 passing yards per game and has 11 interceptions in 11 games. The Pack are also No. 21 in the nation against the rush. The Tar Heels have rarely been slowed down offensively, though, and are shattering school records weekly. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Preview & Prediction: #9 UNC vs Kansas State

The Wildcats are much closer to the Tar Heels' preferred pace of play averaging 71.6 possessions per game. A game played at over 70 possessions usually benefits UNC. After the loss to Northern Iowa, UNC can finish off this three game road trip with a win and with eyes on a Marcus Paige return against Maryland on December 1st. Prediction: UNC 85, Kansas State 70 (Tar Heel Blog)

After leading Texans to two wins, T.J. Yates heads back to bench

Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will return to the starting lineup against the Saints, Bill O'Brien said Monday. T.J. Yates replaced Hoyer during the third quarter in Week 10 against the Bengals and scored the only touchdown of the game, putting his team ahead for good in a 10-6 win. (Sporting News)

UNC Basketball Game and Team Notes

Joel Berry II has scored in double figures in four of five games this season. As a freshman he scored in double figures one time. Nate Britt is 10 for 20 from three-point range this season. Theo Pinson made seven three-pointers last season but is 6 for 14 from beyond the arc this season. Brice Johnson has four double-doubles in five games this season and 14 in his career. (Carolina Blue)

Previewing Kansas State

No. 1 North Carolina looks to add the CBE Hall of Fame Classic trophy to its resume when it plays Kansas State in the title game on Tuesday. Tip-off at the is at 10 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN2. Kansas State enters Tuesday’s contest with a 4-0 record. The Wildcats have won all four of their games by double digits. (Inside Carolina)

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