Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
Don’t be surprised if UNC-Fedora marriage lasts a few more years
Prior to UNC’s late-season collapse, Larry Fedora’s name was being thrown around as a candidate for a variety of high-profile coaching jobs, including LSU and Texas. Fast forward to the end of November, however, and the Tigers and Longhorns have filled their respective positions. Insiders close to the UNC head coach insist that he’s not considering leaving Chapel Hill.
QB Malik Zaire granted release from Notre Dame, with conditions
Notre Dame has granted quarterback Malik Zaire his release from the school, blocking him from all but one school on the Fighting Irish's 2017 schedule. Zaire told ESPN he cannot transfer to teams on Notre Dame's upcoming schedule, with the exception of North Carolina. Zaire is on track to graduate in December and will be eligible immediately next season.
Video: Mitch Trubisky's Historic Season
Mitch Trubisky has set single season passing records in his junior season. Football analyst Taylor Vippolis talks about what makes Trubisky a potential franchise quarterback at the next level.
Ideal NFL Landing Spots For UNC’s Top 3 Draft Prospects
Arizona would be the perfect landing spot for UNC redshirt junior Mitch Trubisky. You’re going into a situation where you’re not expected to start right away and can develop behind Carson Palmer. Cardinals’ Head Coach Bruce Arians was Peyton Manning’s first quarterback coach in Indy and won two Super Bowls with Big Ben in Pittsburgh.
Larry Fedora Live: Juniors Receiving NFL Feedback
Third-year players are eligible for early entry into the NFL Draft. Several Tar Heel juniors, including quarterback Mitch Trubisky, running back Elijah Hood and defensive tackle Nazair Jones, are potential candidates to make the jump to the next level. Larry Fedora did not specify which Tar Heels were involved in the meetings.
Super fan sparkles at UNC football games
Alex Koszeghy sat at a table near the Pit wearing a sweater, yoga pants and a smile. Out of those three, the smile is the only one of those things Koszeghy wears for a Carolina football game. Most UNC fans content themselves with a logo shirt or hat or a Carolina blue piece of clothing. For Koszeghy, paint and glitter will do.
Quick look: UNC's 2017 football opponents
The 2016 UNC football season is over. A bowl game and bowl opponent is not know yet. We'll know that after Sunday. We do know North Carolina opponents for the 2017 season.
Film review: Why the UNC offense has regressed this season
The regular season has ended for the 2016 North Carolina football team. UNC finished with a record of 8-4, including impressive triumphs over Pittsburgh and Florida State and bad losses against Duke and N.C. State to end the season. Eight wins feels like a letdown, even if it's enough to earn a quality bowl bid.
Video: Inspiring America - Jason Brown Traded Football Field for Farm Field
Former North Carolina and NFL player Jason Brown was earning millions of dollars on the gridiron but, at the height of his career, he left it all behind to pursue a wildly-different life on the farm.
Chansky’s Notebook: Is Mitch Trubisky Gone? Maybe
Mitch Trubisky has until January 16 to declare he is leaving school after his fourth academic year at UNC, but only one fall as a full-time starter. That last fact is the one reason Mitch might opt to return as a fifth year senior after red-shirting as a freshman. Despite his gaudy numbers, Trubisky has had only that one full season playing college quarterback.
Way-too-early look at 2017 NFL draft: Decision looms for Mitch Trubisky
Todd McShay has taken Mitch Trubisky out of his top 32, but draft expert Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com said Trubisky would be a top-10 pick if he declares and has him going third overall in his mock draft to Chicago. Brugler has Trubisky ranked fourth overall among draftable players. If Trubisky truly is a top-10 pick, he'd be wise to declare.
Julius Peppers moves to sixth on all-time sack list
Julius Peppers is having another solid season for the Green Bay Packers and on Sunday he was able to recorded one sack against the Washington Redskins. Peppers now has 140.5 career sacks which puts him sixth on the all-time list. He is one sack behind Michael Strahan who is fifth and 10 sacks behind Chris Doleman who is fourth.
Ryan Switzer accepts Senior Bowl invitation
Ryan Switzer will have at least one more chance to showcase his talents following the end of the University of North Carolina’s 2016 season. Switzer was among the first dozen college football players to accept invitations to the Reese’s Senior Bowl. That game will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
Tre Boston finding momentum at key moment in Panthers season
Tre Boston needed it. Bad. The third-year Carolina Panthers safety has, all season, been “earning his spot” on the field according to coach Ron Rivera, and his time on the field has fluctuated between starter (six games) and backup. So when Boston pulled down a deep ball intended for Kansas City receiver Tyreek Hill, it made the work worth it.
Ryan Switzer moves further into the UNC record books
Hidden in North Carolina's Friday 28-21 loss to N.C. State was an incredible game by senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer. It was his last game in Kenan Stadium and he left it all out on the field. Switzer Switzer had 13 receptions for 171 yards and a touchdown. He became UNC’s single-season leader in receptions with 91.