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Mitch Trubisky among Pro Football Focus' 10 breakout quarterbacks
The Tar Heels are looking to compete in the ACC once again this season, but their biggest hurdle is losing quarterback Marquise Williams to graduation. However, junior Mitch Trubisky looks to take over for the team and have a big year. Pro Football Focus certainly seems to believe in Trubisky as they recently listed ten breakout quarterbacks for the 2015 season.
Big Travis Bond Set to Make His Winnipeg Blue Bombers Debut
Travis Bond will make his debut for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Thursday. The Bombers signed Bond as a free agent in March and from the moment they saw him in training camp, they were impressed. The large graduate of North Carolina was a 7th round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2013. He has also been with Carolina and St. Louis.
Repeating in Coastal won’t be a ‘day at the beach’ for UNC
Instead of taking in the latest summer blockbusters or sitting around the beach house, Larry Fedora spent his evenings scouting teams that aren’t even on the Tar Heels’ schedule this season. That’s how it goes when you’re the favorite to repeat as Coastal Division champion and the first three teams you play in the fall have new coaches.
Five from N.C. who could challenge for ACC player of the year
UNC's Elijah Hood was third in the projections for ACC player of the year, so voters recognize Hood’s contribution of 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns as the Tar Heels’ feature back. Hood averaged 15.6 carries per game, and made the most of them. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky has waited his turn, but in the past two seasons he has shown flashes of brilliance.
Georgia RB Nick Chubb more likely to start season than Sony Michel
If you’re into the whole gambling thing, the web site Bovada has set optimistic odds for this season on Nick Chubb: The over-under for his total rushing yards is 1,300.5, and for rushing touchdowns it’s 12.5. And that’s with Chubb still not officially cleared to play in the season opener against North Carolina.
Roommate Switzer knows waiting for his chance at UNC wasn’t easy for Trubisky
There probably is no North Carolina player who knows what quarterback Mitch Trubisky has gone through in the last three years better than wide receiver Ryan Switzer, his roommate and one of his many talented passing targets. The two met during the recruiting process and, once Trubisky committed to UNC, they decided to room together.
Larry Fedora on facing seven new head coaches in 2016
A common question for UNC's Larry Fedora during last week's ACC Kickoff was the fact that the Tar Heels will take on seven teams with new head coaches. Georgia, Illinois, James Madison, Virginia Tech, Miami, Virginia, and The Citadel will all be breaking-in new head men. What goes into preparing for a team with a coach you have not faced before?
By the Numbers: Elijah Hood is an elite running back
UNC running back Elijah Hood hasn't received the same hype as other big-time running backs, but Hood's numbers clearly show he is one of the games' elite. Hood rushed for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns last season. His 17 touchdowns ranked sixth among players from power five conferences. Hood found the end zone about every 13 carries, on average.
UNC Football Notebook
Des Lawrence is light years removed from an incident that occurred during fall camp in 2014. He was one of several Tar Heels involved in a hazing incident that drew negative attention to the program giving it another black eye at a time when it hadn’t yet climbed out from under the clouds of an elongated NCAA investigation that has finally moved on.
UNC football has struggled on opening weekend under Larry Fedora
In the first four years since Larry Fedora took over in Chapel Hill, North Carolina has been up-and-down during college football’s opening week. Against mediocre, smaller schools, the Tar Heels have been just fine, coming away with comfortable wins on the back of explosive offensives.
L.A. Rams pass rusher Robert Quinn buys a decked-out home in Agoura Hills
Robert Quinn, the Pro Bowl pass rusher for the Los Angeles Rams, has locked down a spot away from the field, buying a newly-built house in a gated Agoura Hills enclave for $4.25 million. The modern Mediterranean-style home is amped up with amenities. There’s a saltwater swimming pool and spa, a custom theater with soundproof walls and a 770-bottle wine vault.
Video: Larry Fedora discusses 'Naked and Afraid,' that beard and more with his daughter
North Carolina Tar Heels' football coach Larry Fedora talks about 'Naked and Afraid,' the truth behind that beard, and more. Who else better to get the Tar Heels coach to open up, than his daughter, Sydney?
Tar Heels prepare to meet high expectations
The last time the UNC football program had this much preseason hype, the Tar Heels found themselves in the crosshairs of the NCAA and playing for an interim coach in the season opener in the Georgia Dome. Six seasons later, the Tar Heels will begin their season in the Georgia Dome on Sept. 3, against Georgia this time, and the expectations will be even higher.
Video: Elijah Hood Rushes To Greatness For UNC Football
UNC RB Elijah Hood has emerged as not only one of the great rushers in the ACC, but the nation as well. As part of the Havoline Football Saturdays series brought to you by Raycom Sports, find out how Hood's experience in high school and as a Boy Scout paved his way to success.
UNC's front seven ready to atone for last season's efforts
Last season, 12 different defensive lineman averaged at least .9 tackles per game for UNC. Nine of them return. While there were problems with consistent rotations and remaining healthy last year, this UNC D-line may provide Larry Fedora with the most experience and depth during his tenure. Which is weird when you consider there is only one senior on the D-line this season.