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Spring Football Officially Hits For Carolina Amidst High Hopes
With Blue Dawn behind them, the Tar Heels open up spring practice Wednesday at Navy Fields. After a solid recruiting class that seemingly shored up a few holes on the squad and with a bunch of returning athletes, especially on the offensive end, Carolina football appears to be primed for a run at an ACC Championship in 2014.
Larry Fedora to Drive Pace Car for STP 500 at Martinsville
UNC football coach Larry Fedora became a NASCAR fan watching the sport on television. He fell head-over-heels in love with it during a trip to Martinsville Speedway last spring. “Last year at Martinsville was my first short-track race and it was phenomenal,” said Fedora. Fedora will be in the middle of all the Martinsville action as the honorary pace car driver for the STP 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race on March 30.
Q&A with former UNC tight end Eric Ebron
Eric Ebron: As a kid, what you expect out of the NFL is not exactly what you’re getting into. It’s been nothing but a grind just like as if you were still in college. It’s been a journey. It’s been a process — a long process. You have training for combine, then after the combine, you have training for pro day, then you have to train for the NFL season. There’s different things that you have to accomplish.
Offseason spotlight: North Carolina
The quarterback competition is open in Chapel Hill, N.C., but there could be some young faces on the offensive line this fall with even more to prove than quarterback Marquise Williams. For North Carolina, all eyes should be on the offensive line this spring, which could have a true freshman in the starting lineup for the season opener against Liberty.
Eric Ebron Hopes to Be More Than Just an Ordinary NFL Tight End
Being more than ordinary sums up Eric Ebron, who broke North Carolina tight end receiving records in his junior season with 62 catches and 973 receiving yards. If those sound more like receiver numbers than tight end numbers, that's because Ebron was far more like a receiver in head coach Larry Fedora's offense than a traditional (read: ordinary) tight end.
UNC Announces Spring Football Events
With North Carolina's Blue Dawn winter workouts in the rear view mirror, the Tar Heels are set to start spring football practice on Wednesday, March 5. The Tar Heels will conduct 15 spring practices, including open scrimmages in Charlotte (March 28) and Greensboro (April 4) and the annual Spring Game at Kenan Stadium on April 12.
Sticking with Tar Heels paid NFL dividends for Eric Ebron
Eric Ebron’s mother, Gina Jackson, will occasionally ask her son if he has a preference of where he plays professionally. The former North Carolina tight end is a lock for the first round, and he will likely be the first tight end taken in May’s draft. Mock drafts have him going ninth to the Bills, or 12th to the Giants or 17th to the Ravens.
Video: Blue Dawn Day 8
The UNC football team completes the final day of their early-morning Blue Dawn workouts as they prepare for spring practice which begins on Wednesday, March 5th.
Carolina Recognizes Tar Heel Trailblazers
In recognition of Black History Month, UNC honored four African-American pioneers - Courtney Bumpers, Robyn Hadley, Ricky Lanier and Charles Scott - as its inaugural Tar Heel Trailblazers, the first in an ongoing program to celebrate those who have shaped Carolina athletics.
Video: Sights & Sounds on Last Day of Blue Dawn
UNC Co-Offensive Coordinator and Wide Receivers coach Gunter Brewer is mic'd up for the last day of Blue Dawn, and the managers and assistants get in on the tire-tug-of-war.
Video: Blue Dawn Day 7
The Tar Heel football team continues their competitive pre-dawn winter workouts in preparation for spring practice and the 2014 football season.
Eric Ebron Among Top NFL Combine Standouts
9) Eric Ebron, Tight end, North Carolina: Ebron ran well (4.6 40) and did a good job catching the ball. There is still some question about his sturdiness as a blocker, as he looked to be on the thin side; that said, he also looked like he could put on another 20 pounds or so with ease. He might not have boosted his stock much, but he definitely cemented his place as a likely first-round pick.
Top 10 ACC Offensive Linemen of the BCS Era
5. Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina (2009-12): The massive Tar Heels blocker was a three-time All-ACC performer and an Outland Trophy finalist in 2012. The unanimous All-American won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy as the league’s top lineman and eventually was the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Cardinals. He paved the way for the ACC’s top running back (Gio Bernard).
ACC Football Spring Practice and Game Dates
Goodbye, February -- and good riddance. March means spring football, and Miami and Virginia both begin on Saturday -- the same day Duke ends with its annual spring game. It's finally time to see what the 2014 rosters actually look like throughout the ACC. Here's a quick rundown of the start dates and spring games for each school: North Carolina spring start: March 5, Spring game: April 12
Blue Dawn Is On
Welcome to Blue Dawn, the Tar Heels' two-week bridge between a winter of strength training for the players and recruiting for the coaches and the onset of spring practice in March-eight days spread over two weeks, an hour at a time with taping beginning at 5:15 a.m. and first whistle at 6 on Navy Field.