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Fedora says time running out for UNC
North Carolina’s crushing loss to Miami 10 days ago lasted a little too long for Tar Heels wide receiver Ryan Switzer. UNC had won two ACC games in a row to even its record at 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference, with potential for big things to come. But then the Heels lost 47-20 in Miami on Nov. 1, with a bye week giving players and fans extra time to sulk.
Julius Peppers' speech fired up Packers
Every game, coach Mike McCarthy gives one of the captains an opportunity to speak to the team before the game. On Sunday night, it was veteran outside linebacker Julius Peppers' turn. He was the defensive captain against his former team, and several players noted afterward that it made an impact.
Turner's Take: Monday Musings
Two days ago, Carolina football didn’t have a game for the first time since mid-September; they played seven straight Saturdays from September 20 through November 1. The bye week afforded the Tar Heels the opportunity to rest up and get refreshed for the stretch run: the team will play two games in six days before the regular season finale at home against NC State on November 29.
UNC Place Kicker Spot Up For Grabs
Nick Weiler and Thomas Moore spent the bye week battling for the starting placekicker role after struggles by both throughout the season. That competition will continue through Thursday’s practice, according to UNC head coach Larry Fedora. “They’re out there in front of the whole team competing,” Fedora told reporters during his weekly press conference on Monday.
Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - Pittsburgh
Larry Fedora and Ryan Switzer discuss bouncing back from Miami, the kicking competition in practice & preparing for Pittsburgh in this weekly press conference recap.
Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference Quotes
Larry Fedora: “Had a really good practice; got everybody back in. They had a couple days of break after our open week. Feel like we’ve gotten everybody fresh and healthy as we’re going to get it at this point. Raring to go into this next game.” Where do you think the team is mentally after the last game? “I think they’re anxious to get back on the field and play, I really do."
Carolina Rundown: November 10
Tar Heels in the NFL: Bruce Carter had a pretty interception and seven tackles for the Cowboys in London. Da'Norris Searcy had four tackles. Quinton Coples had four tackles, including one for loss. Julius Peppers had four tackles and a sack. Sylvester Williams had a tackle. Kareem Martin had just one tackle, but he made it count, as his sack forced a fumble and led to an Arizona touchdown.
ACC Football Power Rankings: Week 11
10. North Carolina Tar Heels: The Tar Heels had a week off after a disappointing loss to Miami and need to win two of three to get back to a bowl game. First up is Pitt, a huge test for the porous UNC run defense. Duke and NC State await to close out the season.
Happy 90th Birthday, Rameses!
Today the UNC community celebrates the 90th birthday of its mascot Rameses. The UNC website has a feature story on the 1924 origin of Rameses, with a link to a video story, too. Here at A View to Hugh, we can contribute to the anniversary by sharing photographs of Rameses made by Hugh Morton that are included in the online Morton collection.
Video: Jason Brown's Harvest
Former NFL and UNC football player Jason Brown talks about his faith and farming. Brown's first harvest from his farm near Louisburg, N.C. yielded 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes that he gave to charity.
Former UNC football player Michael McAdoo sues University over academic issues
Former University of North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo filed a federal class action alleging the university failed to provide him and others with the education they were promised in return for playing for the school. McAdoo -- not to be confused with James Michael McAdoo, the former UNC basketball player -- and other students took so-called "paper classes" in the African and Afro-American Studies Department (AFAM) at UNC's Chapel Hill campus.
Cayson Collins Emerging for UNC
Cayson Collins’ recent emergence at weakside linebacker is actually rooted in a designed plan that began with the freshman starting the season opener against Liberty on the kickoff coverage team. Collins started the season as the third-team backer at Will, but as September turned to October, his playing time increased on defense.
Conversation with Ryan Switzer
With three regular season games left in the 2014 season, Ryan Switzer sat down with Inside Carolina and gave insight into his sophomore campaign, the mood in the locker room and the players' relationships with the coaching staff. Going back to the beginning, why did you choose to play football at North Carolina?
Jeff Saturday to speak at Kenan-Flagler Business School
Jeff Saturday, (BSBA ’97), former NFL player with Indianapolis Colts, current analyst with ESPN, will deliver a Dean's Speaker lecture. Jeff Saturday has traveled a unique road to Pro-Bowl/All-Pro success in the National Football League. His combination of leadership and teamwork has built a winning framework for the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers resulting in a Super Bowl win and many personal awards.
Happy Birthday, Rameses!
He saw Gio’s punt return. He saw Connor’s kick. He saw Dre’ Bly and Julius Peppers, Chris Keldorf and T.J. Yates, LT, Charlie Justice, Chris Hanburger and William Fuller. He’s been a constant on the sideline at Kenan Stadium. Saturday marks the 90th birthday of Carolina’s beloved ram mascot, Rameses. With a team called the Tar Heels, it might seem strange that a ram is Carolina’s mascot.