Brian Simmons News Archive

Brian Simmons Named UNC's ACC Football Legend

Consensus All-America linebacker Brian Simmons is North Carolina's honoree among the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Legends class announced on Tuesday. His jersey number (41) is among those displayed in honor at Kenan Stadium. Simmons has worked as a color analyst for the Tar Heel Sports Network football broadcasts the past two seasons.

Tar Heel Greats To Join THSN Football Broadcasts In 2016

Former North Carolina football standouts William Henderson and Brian Simmons will join play-by-play voice Jones Angell and sideline reporter Lee Pace as analysts on Tar Heel Sports Network football broadcasts in 2016. Former Tar Heel Jeff Saturday will return to the THSN broadcasts as a pregame contributor.

Bill Simmons's New Site Has A Name And Some New Hires

Bill Simmons’s new website will be called The Ringer, CNN’s Brian Stelter reported today. It’ll also bring in a bunch of people from Grantland. Simmons’s new venture had already hired a few of his former employees before it settled on a name.

Shift in UNC's DB depth chart

Junior Des Lawrence will continue starting at safety and it's likely that junior Brian Walker and senior Malik Simmons will see time at the other corner spot and at the nickel corner position. Simmons was slotted as a starter after preseason camp before serving a two game suspension at the beginning of the season.

Tim Scott: "I feel we're faster and more athletic this year'

UNC's secondary in 2014 should feature Tim Scott and Dominique Green at safety. Brian Walker and Desmond Lawrence should hold down the two corner spots. Malik Simmons is project to start at Ram. Freshmen Allen Artis and M.J. Stewart are two rookies that could contribute early in the secondary. On Wednesday Scott spoke about what he expects from the 2014 Tar Heel defense.

Turner's Take: Secondary Education

Players like Dominique Green, Desmond Lawrence, Brian Walker and Malik Simmons proved their value with impressive play in 2013, but that doesn’t mean the secondary's depth chart is set by any means. Tim Scott and Walker both pointed to the emergence of walk-on Jeff Battle, a junior who joined the team in 2012.

Video: Catching up with Brian Simmons

After playing for a decade in the NFL, former Tar Heel Brian Simmons became an NFL scout for the Jacksonville Jaguars and returned to Chapel Hill for Pro Day.

Ex-Tar Heel Brian Simmons starting third season as an NFL scout

Brian Simmons played linebacker for 10 seasons in the National Football League. Now he is evaluating the talent. Simmons, a 1993 New Bern High graduate, is entering his third season as a scout for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is the Northeast regional scout for the Jaguars, covering ground from North Carolina through Maine — going to college football games, visiting campuses and attending combines and pro timing days.

Former UNC signee Delvon Simmons signs with Texas Tech

In early March, Delvon Simmons — one of the nation's top defensive tackles in the class of 2011 — requested his release from the letter of intent he signed with North Carolina in February. When North Carolina defensive line coach Brian Baker left for the NFL, it changed how Simmons looked at the program. Tar Heels coach Butch Davis soon granted the McKeesport (Pa.) native his release, and Simmons restarted the recruiting process and this week signed a letter of intent with Texas Tech.

UNC's situation with Delvon Simmons muddled

North Carolina defensive lineman Delvon Simmons has asked to be released from his scholarship, but the circumstances surrounding the request are unclear. Considering the lack of contact between the UNC staff and Delvon Simmons, it's surprising Simmons committed to Carolina in the first place, and it doesn't make sense that his reasoning would be former defensive line coach Brian Baker's departure. Have other programs still been recruiting Simmons since he signed his letter of intent?

Did Dallas Cowboys help Butch Davis sign Delvon Simmons?

While (newly-hired UNC defensive line coach Brian) Baker was wooing (UNC football recruit Delvon) Simmons, he was also in negotiations for a quick return to the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. The club waited until after signing day to announce Baker's departure from UNC. Baker said Thursday he made the move because of the large pay increase and the chance to be with a prominent and promising club. Nothing underhanded. Simmons does not have the same options. He is the victim of a bait-and-switch.

Presbyterian fan defends his actions

A Presbyterian College fan who was ejected from Saturday's game at North Carolina said he was not intoxicated and was sitting in the UNC section because his friends had invited him to sit there. Brian King of Concord was ejected after Carolina coach Roy Williams pointed to him, and security officers escorted him out of his seat. The moment was captured by WRAL photographer Brad Simmons.

Extra Points Archives: Ultimate Defense

The lighting on this late afternoon in November lends a surreal quality to the image that shows Brian Simmons, Kivuusama Mays, Greg Ellis, Vonnie Holliday, Russell Davis, Keith Newman and Omar Brown. The players are bathed in darkness, the sunlight awash on the far grandstand, and no faces are visible, even up close in an enlarged version. Opposing offenses ventured into the dark hole of this defense and never came out alive.

Virginia running back has first two offers

With 10.4 speed in the 100 meter dash, Dejon Simmons terrorized opposing defense to the tune of 1,105 yards and 19 touchdowns a year ago, and now the Green Run (Virginia Beach Va.) star has landed his first two offers from West Virginia and Duke, ESPN's Brian Stumpf reports.

The 5-8, 165 pound speedster also likes Florida, North Carolina and Virginia Tech and is looking forward to showcasing his ability at the Virginia Nike Camp this spring.

Q&A with Butch Davis, Part I

"Coming to Carolina, there’d been enough years where they struggled and the team had been down since the last two or three seasons that Mack Brown was there, when they were as physically gifted as any team in the country. They had great players, Brian Simmons and Julius Peppers. It’s conceivable that we can get back to that, we’ve just got to do a good job recruiting and it’s going to take a couple of years to do."

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