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So long, TarAggie, you left a good mark

Rod Broadway officially retired as head football coach at North Carolina A&T State University this week, and with no apologies, even to soon-to-be NC Sports Hall of Famer Bill Hayes, I’ll go ahead and say it: Next to Eddie Robinson, Broadway may go down as one of the greatest coaches in black college football when looking at his total body of work. (Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald)

Barry Switzer had to check if he was related to Ryan Switzer

Barry Switzer did a Google search, came up with the phone number of Ryan Switzer's father, Michael, and called him to talk to Michael about his son and to determine if there was some distant relation. He was in contact with Ryan soon afterwards. "He actually called me my junior year of college and he said he would claim me because I was good,'' Ryan Switzer said. (Dallas Morning News)

Montreal Alouettes deliver contract ultimatum to quarterback Darian Durant

To the surprise of nobody, it appears the Alouettes have presented quarterback Darian Durant and his agent with a take-it-or-leave-it ultimatum. Now it becomes a question of which side will blink first. General manager Kavis Reed went to great expense a year ago to acquire the veteran, trading two draft picks and then signed Durant to a three-year, $1.25-million contract. (Montreal Gazette)

Dallas Cowboys OL Jonathan Cooper recovering from knee surgery

It took longer than expected after being drafted seventh overall by the Cardinals in the 2013 NFL Draft, but Jonathan Cooper became a regular starter during the 2017 season. Cooper started 13 games at left guard for the Cowboys after joining the team in the offseason, which set him up for unrestricted free agency on a good note. Cooper had knee surgery last week. (NBC Sports)

Former UNC QB Logan Byrd Transferring to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College

It appears Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has its next big-time signal caller. Former UNC quarterback Logan Byrd plans to transfer to MGCCC and play for new coach Jack Wright. “Excited to be continuing my academic and football career at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College,” he tweeted. “Can’t wait to get to work on winning a National Championship!” (Biloxi Sun Herald)

Former UNC Reserve QB John Dunn Named UConn Offensive Coordinator

John Dunn, who has experience coaching in the NFL and previously worked under Randy Edsall during the UConn football coach’s tenure at Maryland, has been named the Huskies’ offensive coordinator. Dunn was a walk-on quarterback at UNC from 2001-03 and a student/graduate assistant there until 2007. He was then an assistant under Les Miles at LSU. (Hartford Courant)

UNC Football: Tar Heels get new custom Air Jordan 3s

A year ago, Jordan Brand made UNC the second football program be sponsored by the company. The announcement came during UNC’s home basketball win over Duke in March, with Michael Jordan himself making it official. Now with a full season under the Jordan Brand, we are starting to see some awesome equipment and shoes. The latest being some exclusive Air Jordan 3s (Keeping It Heel)

Take a bow, Gio

We give Giovani Bernard the clean sweep with the Corey Dillon Offensive Player of the Year and the Tim Krumrie Comeback Player of the Year. How big is this guy’s heart? He added the Ed Block Courage Award this year to his bookshelf that already has the Brian Piccolo Award as the most courageous player in the ACC that he picked up at UNC. (Cincinnati Bengals)

A hit Broadway show

N.C. A&T’s most successful football coach in 84 years is ending an exceptional career on his own terms. After leading his team to a perfect season and a national championship, Rod Broadway is walking away from it all. At age 62, Broadway is retiring with the satisfaction that he took over a tattered program that was running low on hope and warm bodies and rebuilt it from the bottom up. (Greensboro News & Record)

UNC Prioritizing Experience Over Capacity on Football Game Day

UNC’s decision to upgrade Kenan Stadium’s seating at the expense of reducing capacity is rooted in a continuing effort to enhance its fans’ game day experience. In an era of flat-screen TVs, mobile apps, various streaming services and hundreds of televised football games, schools have been tasked with improving their product to entice fans off their couches. (Inside Carolina)

Video: 1977 UNC Reflections with Lawrence Taylor

Former North Carolina linebacker, NFL all-time great, and Pro Football Hall-of-Famer Lawrence Taylor shares his thoughts about the 1977 Tar Heels football team upon his return to Kenan Stadium for a 40-year reunion. View Video...

Former UNC Football Player Bobby Rome Named Virginia University of Lynchburg Head Football Coach

The Virginia University of Lynchburg announced the hiring of new head football coach Bobby Rome. Rome most recently was head coach of the UNC club football program. Prior to that, he was the head coach of Far Eastern Federal University in Russia, where he started the football program. Rome was a four-year starter at UNC, where he played fullback and graduated in 2009. (Lynchburg News & Advance)

Early ACC Football Predictions for 2018

Coastal Division No. 6: North Carolina's offense has to find a spark after averaging only 19.3 points in ACC games. Nathan Elliott and Chazz Surratt will battle for the starting quarterback job after both saw extensive playing time in 2017. Jordan Brown and Michael Carter should form a solid backfield duo, and Anthony Ratliff-Williams is a big-play threat on the outside. (Athlon Sports)

Panthers' Julius Peppers rises to fourth all-time in sacks

Julius Peppers finished with 33 tackles (21 solo), 11 sacks, two fumble recoveries and two fumbles forced in 16 games played this season. Peppers continued to evade father time, as he not only posted his tenth double-digit sack campaign at age 37, but moved into fourth all-time in the category in the process. Peppers can rest assured knowing he's destined for the Hall of Fame. (CBS Sports)

NFL Playoffs 2018: Eagles should consider playing rookie WR Mack Hollins over Torrey Smith

After veteran wide receiver Torrey Smith dropped a catchable pass on 3rd down and 7, and Foles missed Smith on 4th down and 7 from the Cowboys' 39-yard line on the Eagles' first possession on Sunda, it might be time to consider elevating rookie Mack Hollins into a starting role opposite Alshon Jeffery. Hollins has played in 287 of the Eagles' snaps. (NJ.com)

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Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Louisville4-48-5
Florida State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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