Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
Who has the best QB group in the ACC?
Marquise Williams has been as dynamic as any quarterback in the ACC, and he’s still getting better. What sets North Carolina’s situation apart, however, is the guy behind the starter. Mitch Trubisky showed enough in practice last fall that he was getting routine playing time early in the year. His upside as a dual-threat QB is probably higher than Williams’
UNC-South Carolina in Charlotte ‘good for our program,’ Fedora says
Less than a month remains before North Carolina begins the season against South Carolina in Charlotte in the Belk College Kickoff, and if the game’s organizers and UNC coach Larry Fedora have their way the Tar Heels and Gamecocks will be back in years to come. The schools are discussing a possible rematch in Charlotte at the start of the 2019 season.
T.J. Logan's Evolving Offensive Role
In North Carolina’s opening day of training camp, T.J. Logan started the session by working into drills with the wide receiving corps and not his traditional running back crew. “(The coaches) are trying to stretch us a little bit,” Logan said. “Take some pressure off Ryan Switzer in the A-Back position.” Logan also lined up in the slot with Mitch Trubisky at quarterback during one particular team drill.
Fight for Starting Linebacker Spot Continues
UNC head coach Larry Fedora does not mind waiting until the last moment to announce a starter. Now with a new defense, we'll have to wait and see who the trio of starting linebackers in this 4-3 scheme will be. The first two spots have been locked down by seniors Jeff Schoettmer and Shakeel Rashad. Junior Joe Jackson and sophomore Cayson Collins are vying for the third starting spot.
Who has the best offensive line in the ACC?
If you’re of the belief that continuity breeds cohesion and eventually success along the offensive line, then North Carolina, with its 100 combined starts, would be the choice for the conference’s best offensive line this preseason. Granted there will be changes along an offensive front that does return five starters, but those adjustments will improve the Tar Heels.
Top ACC football players: Nos. 11-15
13. Marquise Williams, North Carolina (QB, R-Sr.): Despite splitting time at quarterback early last season, Williams still set 18 school records, including single-season records for total offense (3,856 yards), most plays (621), touchdowns (34) rushing yards by a quarterback (788) and rushing TDs by a quarterback (13).
Moving on from 2014, UNC is excited, confident and ready
After practice on Monday, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora said that his team is already "running out of time." While there is an urgency to prepare in all aspects of the game, UNC's players seem as confident and ready as ever heading into the September 3rd matchup against South Carolina. The game is just 29 games away. North Carolina's defense is the area of most concern.
Quinshad Davis Working His Way Back
Quinshad Davis is back, well almost. The senior wide receiver is back with the Tar Heels practicing like the rest of the team's healthy players. He's doing what the others are - running, pushing, learning and refining, and he's also sweating. Actually, Davis might be sweating a bit more than usual.
Brian Chacos Interview Part 2 - Life After Football
Brian Chacos is a former offensive lineman for UNC, playing for the Heels between 2001 and 2006. Chacos is currently the Director of Ticket Sales and Fan Development for the Ram's Club. Brian sat down with CarolinaBlue to provide insight on his career at Carolina, life after football working in the NFL and NHL, coming back home to Chapel Hill, and his expectations for the 2015 Tar Heels.
Tar Heels already running out of time, Fedora says
With just four weeks until the Tar Heels meet the Gamecocks in Charlotte, Larry Fedora has plenty to worry about: There’s a defense that must be fixed if UNC is to make any sort of noise this season, and there’s an offense that needs to gel after several starters missed spring ball. Then there’s the chemistry issue that junior receiver Ryan Switzer spoke out about after UNC’s bowl loss to Rutgers.
Eric Ebron more 'discipline, professional, motivated'
Eric Ebron had a brashness about him as a rookie that rubbed some people the wrong way, but after a humbling rookie season, the Detroit Lions' second-year tight end has become more pragmatic about his ways. "I see a lot more discipline, professional, motivated, realistic guy than what I saw last year," general manager Martin Mayhew said after Day 2 of training camp.
ACC Football Superlatives
Best College Town: Chapel Hill, N.C. - Chapel Hill has just about everything one could possibly want in a college town, from great weather to great food to great entertainment. The city is most well-known for its many delicious food options, but the bar scene is great as well. UNC has a large influence on the town it calls home, which makes sense as students make up over half of the population.
UNC 2015 Fall Camp Preview and Key Position Battles
North Carolina really struggled stopping the run last season, ranking 117th by coughing up 240.5 rushing yards per game. The defensive linemen have pretty good size and have some talent; it’s all about learning their assignments this August. The Heels only had 22 sacks last year, but ends Jessie Rogers and Dajuan Drennon should improve that number this season.
Focused, matured Williams a leader for UNC
This UNC team is linked. It has to be after last season’s splintered locker room led to a 6-7 record, according to several Tar Heels. They bonded during the offseason, and so far, so good in practice, Landon Turner said. “It’s a night-and-day difference from last year as far as attitude and maturity level.” Marquise Williams, especially, could be the poster child for attitude adjustments, Turner suggested.
Ryan Switzer All Grown Up
“My main focus this summer was to stay focused,” Ryan Switzer said on Monday. “That’s something that I’ve been living by for the past couple of months. Try to stay out of news headlines and get back to what I did in high school, which is just grind and work on myself.” Switzer attributes the change to growing up and maturing. As a result, he says he feels more at peace entering his junior season.