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All eyes on Tar Heels defense as Carolina clash nears
As the Tar Heels prepare for the first showdown of the season, the anticipation of Gene Chizik's defensive takeover is garnering as much talk as the game itself. "I'm beyond excited," senior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer said. "We're all very excited. Anytime you get a young quarterback, you've got to rattle his cage a little bit, see if he's got the moxie to make plays."
ICTV: Marquise Williams' Homecoming
For senior quarterback Marquise Williams, Thursday's game against South Carolina isn't just the season opener, but a return home. Williams talked about what it means for him to play in his hometown. He also mentioned the large number of talented players that are recruited out of Charlotte. The starting QB said he is especially excited to play on the same field as Carolina Panthers quarterback, Cam Newton.
Chizik in Charge
While UNC’s defense underwent a dramatic transition this offseason, headlined by the parting of ways with Vic Koenning and the welcoming of Gene Chizik, Larry Fedora’s role on that side of the ball has remained unchanged. “I’ve never gone in the defensive room and told them what to run,” the fourth-year UNC head coach told reporters following Monday’s practice.
Larry Fedora Monday Post-Practice Quotes
Larry Fedora on heading into the South Carolina game: "The majority of everything we've done going up until this week was based on ourselves and now it's all been South Carolina. So that's what they are focus is. It's the most important game we got. It's the next game." On the importance of Charlotte to recruiting: "Obviously, there is great high school talent in the Charlotte area..."
Video: Larry Fedora Pre-South Carolina Interview
North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora addresses the media for the last time before the Tar Heels head to Charlotte to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks.
Video: Williams, Schoettmer Pre-South Carolina Interviews
Seniors Marquise Williams and Jeff Schoettmer discuss playing against a Steve Spurrier defense, containing two explosive on the offensive end for the Gamecocks, and more as the Tar Heels prepare for South Carolina.
Michael McAdoo using UNC's own findings in lawsuit against school
Former University of North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo is attempting to use the school's own findings to help his case in his most recent federal lawsuit. McAdoo is the lead plaintiff of a class-action suit filed in U.S. District Court in Charlotte in November claiming he and other scholarship players were steered away from their desired majors.
Chris Hawkins Indicted on Athlete-Agent Inducement Charges
Former UNC defensive back Chris Hawkins was indicted on Monday on felony athlete-agent inducement charges, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Hawkins was arrested in May and charged with violating the state’s sports agent law.
College Football's Top 50 Breakout Players for 2015
48. Nazair Jones, DT, North Carolina: Jones is a key cog in new coordinator Gene Chizik’s efforts to improve North Carolina’s defense in 2015. As a redshirt freshman last season, Jones recorded 35 stops (7.5 for a loss), 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble. With another offseason to develop, look for Jones to make an even bigger impact this fall.
North Carolina scouting report: Storylines, key players, prediction
First one to 100 wins. As bad as South Carolina’s defense was last year (94th in the nation), it wasn’t nearly as bad as North Carolina’s. The Tar Heels were No. 120 in the nation in total defense. Both schools hired new defensive coordinators, and a lot of focus will be on the Gamecocks’ Jon Hoke and Tar Heels’ Gene Chizik.
Video: North Carolina Football Hype Video
The North Carolina Football hype video will get Tar Heel fans ready for the season. Behind a dynamic offense led by QB Marquise Williams and a new-look defense spearheaded by Gene Chizik, Larry Fedora's Tar Heels will look to take the ACC by storm in 2015.
Tar Heel Tailgate Talks featured pre-game this football season
This football season, Carolina will offer Tar Heel fans an inside look at the intersection of academics and athletics. Tar Heel Tailgate Talks are special sessions led by UNC faculty whose research reveals a deeper understanding of sports. Join fellow Tar Heels before home football games to learn more about topics ranging from the invention of commercial sports to the delights of Southern tailgating.
Keys to Improving UNC's Scoring Defense
For all of the fanfare surrounding Gene Chizik, his 4-3 scheme and his change in philosophy, the defense’s improvement in 2015 will be measured by one statistic: scoring defense. The Tar Heels set ACC single-season records for most points allowed (507) and most touchdowns allowed (67) in 2014. UNC allowed 39.8 points per game against FBS opponents and 46.6 points per game in its seven losses.
Video: Larry Fedora Mic'd Up During Mock Game - 2015
The Tar Heel football team ran through numerous in-game scenarios in preparation for the start of the 2015 season. Go inside the mock game with Larry Fedora as the head coach gets Mic'd Up.
2015 Position Breakdown - Offensive Line
The fortune of North Carolina's season lies with the five guys up front. Their ability to protect quarterback Marquise Williams and give him time to find his playmakers is crucial. Even more importantly is how successfully the offensive line can establish the run by opening holes and getting the necessary push up front.