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ACC football coaches criticize early signing period, recruiting rule changes

ACC coaches aren’t laughing about the impact a new early signing period from Dec. 20-22 has on their schedules. UNC's Larry Fedora added, “From my understanding, the ACC and SEC were the only ones to vote no on the package. The other conferences did even though I’ve talked with numerous coaches from those conferences that were totally against it.” (Orlando Sentinel)

3 things to know about Mitchell Trubisky after Bears rookie minicamp

By all accounts, Mitch Trubisky impressed coaches and teammates with his ability to quickly process everything that was thrown at him. While it’s dangerous to suggest a player will have success in the NFL after a few padless practices, it’s encouraging that Trubisky’s first series of pro sessions were without any major incident or concern. (USA Today)

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie High on Elijah Hood

Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie shared his breakdown of rookie running back Elijah Hood: “So far he’s done extremely well. The young man is extremely tough. He’s a physical runner. He’s definitely more of a between-the-tackles banger than he is a receiving threat or an outside runner, but he has enough speed to bounce it outside.” (Oakland Raiders)

The Seahawks Show Podcast with Guest Nazair Jones

On this episode of The Seahawks Show, hosts Ted Hicks and Kevin Daggett and Lee Vowell talk with the Seahawks’ Naz Jones, recently drafted out of the University of North Carolina. Jones is a defensive lineman who could help fill the role of interior run-stopper and also attack the opposing quarterback. (12th Man Rising)

Turner's Take: Facilities Transformation Beginning

The new indoor practice facility will provide the football team with a 120-yard synthetic turf field that head coach Larry Fedora plans to use throughout the year regardless of the weather. This will allow other sports to continue to train simultaneously in Eddie Smith. A pair of outdoor 120-yard practice fields will be built adjacent to the indoor facility and Ridge Road.” (GoHeels.com)

How a visit to Chapel Hill solidified the Bears' conviction in Mitch Trubisky

Admittedly, it was a small task. But in the pre-draft process, every minute detail counts. So on March 16, Bears general manager Ryan Pace found himself curious to see how Mitch Trubisky would handle a routine assignment. A quintet of key Bears talent evaluators was headed to Chapel Hill, N.C., to visit Trubisky, the promising University of North Carolina quarterback. (Chicago Tribune)

Pittsburgh Steelers release 12-year veteran Greg Warren

The Steelers released one of their longest-tenured players Thursday when they waived long snapper Greg Warren, with the designation of failed physical. Warren, who was signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina in 2005, was a part of three Super Bowls teams, including playing on the Super Bowl XL and Super Bowl XLIII championship teams. (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Cardinals’ T.J. Logan a late-round rookie who will exceed expectations

The Cardinals selected North Carolina running back T.J. Logan in the fifth round in large part to help with their special teams, which last season struggled in the return game. In 2016, the Cardinals averaged 21.8 yards per return. That number ranked 16th in the NFL, while Arizona’s 544 total return yards on 25 attempts ranked 24th. That’s where Logan comes in. (Arizona Sports)

2017 Jaguars rookie minicamp: Nick Weiler’s ‘leg strength’ is what sets him apart

The Jacksonville Jaguars will begin their rookie minicamp on Friday and that means 64 draft picks, undrafted free agents, and workout players will be at EverBank Field today trying to make an impression. One such player is North Carolina kicker Nicholas Weiler, the only placekicker at camp and a guy who has a real shot at making it to training camp. (Big Cat Country)

ACC football coaches balk at added spring visit for recruits

A hot topic at the ACC meetings in Florida this week is new recruiting rules that create a December signing day and add the opportunity for juniors to make an official visit during the spring. UNC football coach Larry Fedora said it could lead to even longer days. "How important is it going to be to practice, fly to see a kid, get back at two in the morning and prepare practice for the next day?" (WRAL Sports Fan)

2017 College football coach rankings

26. Larry Fedora (35): Fedora's team went from 11 wins to eight wins last season, but he climbs nine spots anyway. Why? Well, my guess is that we were all still a bit skeptical following one really strong season in Chapel Hill, but last season showed that while 11 wins might be a bit much, Fedora's Tar Heels are still going to be a team to be reckoned with in the ACC. (CBS Sports)

Multiple routes for Mitch Trubisky to Bears starting QB

Rookie minicamp ended Sunday for the Bears but now a measure of franchise intrigue around Mitch Trubisky starts to build behind the curtain of closed practices. Because the ultimate question about the rookie quarterback now shifts from “how’d he look?” to, with apologies to Mark Sanchez, “who’s better, Mike Glennon or The Kid?” (CSN Chicago)

Arizona Cardinals sign rookie free agent Mikey Bart

The Arizona Cardinals tweaked their roster a bit on Wednesday, as they signed defensive end/linebacker Mikey Bart. The 6-foot-3, 263-pound Bart appeared in 48 games for the University of North Carolina, starting 29. In all, he amassed 83 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a Tar Heel. (Arizona Sports)

Mitch Trubisky had highest QB grade in last 6 years per scouts

According to John Mullin of CSN Chicago, two AFC scouts told him they had the highest grade on Mitch Trubisky than any other quarterback in the last six years. That means they had Trubisky higher established quarterbacks such as Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson and even Andrew Luck. One scout went even further with his assessment. (247 Sports)

Video: Larry Fedora at ACC spring meetings

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks about offseason topics at the 2017 ACC spring meetings being held this week in Florida. View Video...

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North Carolina: 23
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6


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