Can UNC’s defense take a step forward in 2017?
UNC is losing three defensive starters to graduation — cornerback Des Lawrence, defensive end Mikey Bart and safety Dominquie Green. In addition, defensive tackle Nazair Jones has declared for the NFL Draft. All other starters are returning. That list includes cornerback M.J. Stewart and safety Donnie Miles, who each considered entering the 2017 NFL Draft.
Tar Heels like rate of interception returns
UNC had been the only team in the nation without an interception this season. Dominquie Green ended the drought with a pick that he returned 58 yards for a touchdown. Fedora joked that UNC is the only team that has returned all of its interceptions for touchdowns. He also played off the idea that the Tar Heels felt pressed to pick off a pass.
UNC players react to first interception of the season
In a game with multiple story lines, none may have been bigger than the interception by North Carolina safety Dominquie Green. Green's 58-yard pick six was the team's first interception of the season. The Tar Heels were the last team in the entire NCAA to record a pick.
UNC Postgame Notes vs. The Citadel
UNC safety Dominquie Green picked off a pass and returned it 58 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Carolina entered the game as the only school in any Division of the NCAA (644 teams) without an interception. T.J. Logan set the UNC record with his fourth career kickoff return touchdown. He had two in 2013 and has two this season.
Video: Dominquie Green's Pick-Six vs. The Citadel
Safety Dominquie Green gets North Carolina's first interception of the season and returns it 58 yards for the score in the 41-7 win over The Citadel on November 19, 2016.
Coach Warren on Green, Stewart, and the nickel corner spot
One of the more unique players for North Carolina's secondary is first team senior safety Dominquie Green. A former walk-on who started 13 games as a freshman and nine as a sophomore, Green is a grizzled vet. Not much is know about Green. CarolinaBlue asked Coach Warren about the Scotland County product. "Senior. Leader. Grinder. "
M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 1)
CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC junior cornerback M.J. Stewart. Stewart discussed defensive leaders, the new standard for UNC, and the defense being overlooked. Who are the big vocal leaders on this defense? "I don't think its just one guy. I think its multiple guys. Donnie Miles is big. Dominquie Green, Nazair Jones. Even Andre Smith and Des."
Video: Larry Fedora, Dominquie Green Wednesday Post-Practice Interviews
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and safety Dominquie Green talk how the Tar Heels are preparing for ECU on Saturday.
Walk-ons Playing Key Roles for UNC
It’s difficult to pinpoint where one should start in dissecting UNC’s walk-on (and former walk-on) highlights. There was Mack Hollins’s 33-yard touchdown off a smoke screen. There was Dominquie Green’s trio of fumble recoveries and then there was Jeff Schoettmer’s 19-yard pick-six that allowed the Tar Heels to pull away from Liberty in Saturday’s 56-29 win.
UNC's Dominquie Green named ACC Co-Defensive Back of the week
North Carolina safety Dominquie Green was named the ACC Co-Defensive Back of the Week. Green recovered three fumbles and returned one for 20 yards to set up a touchdown in UNC’s 56-29 win over Liberty. Green’s three fumble recoveries were part of six turnovers the Tar Heels gained in the win (four fumble recoveries, two interceptions). A year ago, Carolina recovered just seven fumbles all season.