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UNC #15 AP Poll; Big Things Ahead in 2016?

Overall, a No. 15 ranking in the final AP football poll is not a bad place for North Carolina to end up, even after getting trucked by Baylor's running game. It stands to reason UNC will begin 2016 in roughly the same spot in the poll. Unlike previous seasons where UNC wakes up in August sitting in the preseason Top 25, there will be merit to the Tar Heels being ranked. (Tar Heel Blog)

Way-too-early 2016 ACC Football Power Rankings

4. North Carolina. The Tar Heels lose quarterback Marquise Williams, receiver Quinshad Davis and lineman Landon Turner, three of their best offensive players. But receiver Ryan Switzer, running back Elijah Hood and four starters on the offensive line return, along with talented defensive lineman Nazair Jones and the entire secondary. This team will contend again for the Coastal Division title. (

Video: UNC Football January Enrollees Excited to Start in Chapel Hill

Hear from January 2016 enrollees Jordon Brown, Logan Byrd, J.B. Copeland, Jonathan Smith, Garrett Walston and Myles Wolfork about why they chose UNC and what they're looking to get out of enrolling early. View Video...

UNC Football Welcomes Eight Early Enrollees

UNC head coach Larry Fedora announced the enrollment of eight football student-athletes to campus on Monday, the first day of classes in Chapel Hill. Enrolling early are OL Robert Barber, RB Jordon Brown, QB Logan Byrd, DB Myles Dorn, LB Jonathan Smith, TE Garrett Walston, DB Myles Wolfolk, and LB J.B. Copeland. (

Fedora Named FCA Coach Of The Year

Larry Fedora has been named the Grant Teaff National Coach of the Year by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Fedora was presented the award Monday morning at an FCA breakfest held in conjunction with the American Football Coaches Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas. (

UNC defensive tackle Nazair Jones comes home to Roanoke Rapids

Walking down old, familiar hallways of Roanoke Rapids High School, Nazair Jones stands out. That’s what happens when you’re a 6-foot-5, 305-pound defensive tackle for the University of North Carolina, returning to visit your Alma-mater. Former teachers were happy to see him Friday while some current students were awe-struck. (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)

Giovani Bernard And The "Unfortunate Hit" That Knocked Him Out And Enraged The Bengals

Tonight’s already tense Steelers-Bengals Wild Card game turned very ugly after Ryan Shazier knocked out Giovani Bernard and forced a fumble with a devastating hit delivered to Bernard’s skull. (Deadspin)

Will Kenan Poster Boy for Academic, Athletic Marriage

Bradley Bethel’s film Unverified—The Untold Story Behind the UNC Scandal opened Friday at The Varsity Theatre. Bethel, a former academic counselor at Carolina, quit his job a year ago to produce and direct this film that, he hoped, “would set the record straight” on the sensationalized narrative told for five years now on the UNC “paper class” scandal. The film is excellent and does exactly what Bethel promised. (Kenan Journal)

Rams' Robert Quinn on road to recovery after back surgery

St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn has made a career of giving opposing quarterbacks a view of the ceiling. So the irony isn't lost on him that as he recovers from back surgery, Quinn's growing used to that same position. "I’m able to walk so I’m all right," Quinn said. "I guess I’ll just look at the stars and relax, myself...just kick my feet up." (

William Fuller In 2016 Hall Of Fame Class

Former UNC defensive tackle William Fuller is one of 14 members of the 2016 College Football Hall of Fame class, which was announced Friday by the National Football Foundation. Fuller will become the seventh player or coach from UNC and second in the last three years, to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame at the induction ceremony in December. (

Larry Fedora To Participate In ESPN2 Film Room Broadcast

North Carolina's Larry Fedora is one of five head coaches that will appear on ESPN2's Film Room as part of the network's Megacast for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, Jan. 11. Fedora will be joined at 8:30 p.m, by Florida's Jim McElwain, USF's Willie Taggart, Pitt's Pat Narduzzi and South Carolina's Will Muschamp. (

Julius Peppers now ranks among top 10 for career sacks

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers is one of the most accomplished sack masters in the game today. He had 10.5 sacks in 2015, bringing his career total up to 136. Peppers is now tied with Carolina's Jared Allen for the most sacks since they became an official stat in 1982. (FOX Sports)

UNC, State welcome early football enrollees

The start of the New Year means the arrival of football recruits enrolling early to get a head start on their careers both academically and athletically. North Carolina has welcomed eight spring semester enrollees. Although prized quarterback prospect Chazz Surratt isn’t among them, StarNews All-Area Offensive Player of the Year Garrett Walston is. (Wilmington Star News)

UNC Football: Top five areas of improvement for 2016

With many returning starters and almost the entire coaching staff intact (except for offensive coordinator Seth Littrell), the future is bright for North Carolina football. In order for the program to become consistent winners and compete for championships every year, however, they need to build on the success of the 2015 and improve in these five areas: (Carolina Blue)

Everett Withers Named New Texas State Head Coach

Late Wednesday, after being publicly rebuffed by Doug Meacham, Major Applewhite, Houston Nutt and others, Texas State pulled a rabbit out of their hat as Everett Withers was named head football coach. Withers comes to San Marcos from James Madison, where he compiled a 19-7 record in two seasons, going to the NCAA FCS Playoffs both seasons. This past year, Withers led JMU to a 48-45 FCS-over-FBS victory at SMU. (Underdog Dynasty)

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North Carolina: 23
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