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Jonathan Cooper: Since breaking leg, things not where I wanted them to be
When New England Patriots offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper looks back on the first three years of his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals, the turning point is obvious -- his broken leg sustained in the 2013 preseason months after he was selected No. 7 overall in the draft. “Things since I broke my leg haven’t quite been where I wanted them to be,” Cooper said.
UNC settles with former WR involved in alleged hazing incident
UNC has reached a settlement in a case involving the alleged hazing of former Tar Heels walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer. Boyer was involved in an alleged physical confrontation with teammates in the Chapel Hill hotel the team stayed in during preseason camp on Aug. 4, 2014. Boyer reportedly suffered a concussion in the alleged incident and received a $795,000 settlement from UNC.
Georgia RB Nick Chubb says he'll be back for opener against UNC
Georgia running back Nick Chubb expects to be on the field when his team opens the 2016 season against North Carolina on Sept. 3. Chubb, who missed the last half of the 2015 season due to a torn PCL in his knee, has vowed to "be ready to play in Atlanta" on Labor Day Weekend. Despite Chubb's confidence, head coach Kirby Smart remains noncommittal.
Video: ICTV Austin Proehl Interview (Pt.1)
Catching up with junior wide receiver Austin Proehl as he shares his thoughts during the summer. In this first of two segments, Proehl discusses preparation during the summer and his relationship with his father, former Wake Forest and Carolina Panthers star receiver Ricky Proehl.
Video: ICTV Austin Proehl Interview (Pt.2)
UNC junior receiver Austin Proehl finished the 2015 season with 12 receptions for 225 yards, including a 32-yard reception for a first down in the final regular-season victory at Virginia Tech and two receptions for 94 yards in the victory over Wake Forest. Proehl discusses transitioning to Mitch Trubisky as quarterback and what excites him about the offense.
Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016
36. Larry Fedora delivered a breakout year in his fourth season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels finished 11-3, won the Coastal Division and finished No. 15 nationally in the Associated Press poll. The 11-win season was a huge boost for Fedora after 6-7 mark in 2014. Fedora has a solid 32-20 record over the last four years and has never finished below .500 in ACC play.
Most Revered Name in Kenan Stadium History?
Charlie Justice was the most loved. Lawrence Taylor and Julius Peppers were the most feared. Dré Bly had the knack, Eric Ebron the smile and the stride and Chris Hanburger the scowl and the clothesline tackle. But behind the scenes, the most revered name in football over half a century in Chapel Hill was that of Morris Mason.
Gene Chizik having fun again coaching football
There are two things immediately apparent about Gene Chizik when you visit him in his Carolina blue surroundings at UNC’s Kenan Football Complex. One, this is clearly a man who is relaxed and content with his current situation. And, two, he doesn’t mind telling it like it is. Both are likely a byproduct of the two years he spent outside the game he loves.
Shaun Draughn Enjoying Newfound Stability with San Francisco 49ers
Eight different clubs appear on Shaun Draughn’s NFL transaction log. The focus for the running back is to make the most of his opportunity at destination No. 8 with the San Francisco 49ers. After joining the team on Nov. 2, Draughn rushed for 269 yards and totaled 175 receiving yards in seven games. “I think it was definitely a revitalization of my career."
14 ACC Football Stats You Need to Know for 2016
16: Sacks allowed by North Carolina in 2015: Quarterback Marquise Williams is gone, but Mitch Trubisky takes over behind what should be one of the strongest offensive lines in the country. In 14 games last season, the Tar Heels, who return four starters up front, barely allowed over one sack per game.
Laughs and competition: New Bern native Kevin Reddick conducts local camp
Kevin Reddick walked around the football field at New Bern High interacting with kids, coaching them and encouraging. At one point in his life, he was their age with big dreams and aspirations. Reddick uses his platform of playing in the National Football League to show youngsters that those goals can be achieved.
UNC could face depth issues at RB with Williams transferring
The Tar Heels boast one of the best running back units in the ACC. That unit took a hit this week with the news that sophomore ball-carrier Ty’Son Williams is transferring. The impact of Williams’ departure may not be immediate. A year down the road, though, UNC could end up extremely thin at the position, and Williams’ decision to leave could be felt then.
Want to write to Woody Durham? Here’s how
One of the things Woody Durham has enjoyed most after his retirement in 2011 is talking to ACC and UNC fans who remember his broadcasting days. If you would like to either send a card to Woody or email him with some of your own memories, you can do that in one of two ways.
Tar Heels Help Kick Off Summer Reading Program
Student-athletes at the UNC dedicate their summer to more than just summer school and training. On June 10, nearly 20 Tar Heels participated in the Chapel Hill Public Library Summer Challenge where they read to children and shared words of encouragement. M.J. Stewart stated how community outreach opportunities remind him that his role as a UNC student-athlete extends far past the field.
Can UNC back up Marquise Williams' boast? Maybe
There’s something to be said for a little confidence, especially when you’re not in a position of having to back it up. So it’s admirable that now-former UNC quarterback Marquise Williams would go on record predicting big things for the Tar Heels this fall while pumping up his successor Mitch Trubisky. “He’s taking us to the ACC Championship.”