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Dre Bly, William Fuller on 2014 College Football HOF Ballot
The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced today the names on the 2014 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame: Dre Bly, North Carolina-Defensive Back-Three-time First Team All-American, twice earning consensus honors. Three-time All-ACC pick. William Fuller, North Carolina-Defensive Tackle-Two-time First Team All-American, earning consensus honors in 1983.
Tim Scott Adjusting to Safety
The first 32 starts of Tim Scott’s career at North Carolina came at cornerback. After moving to free safety for the Belk Bowl, it’s quite possible the senior could start at that new position over his final dozen – or more – appearances. Scott finished with six tackles and a sack in UNC’s 39-17 victory. The Fredericksburg, Va. product played so well at free safety, that it appears as though he’s not moving back.
Fedora touches on spring topics
Following UNC's practice Wednesday---the first of the new spring season for the 2014 Tar Heels---head coach Larry Fedora engaged in a customary press gathering. Fedora, well-known as a high-energy coach, was excited about getting back on the field and starting the transition from the high of the end of the 2013 season into getting ready for the new season later this year.
UNC opens spring football drills hoping to build on momentum
North Carolina held its first spring practice Wednesday, hoping to keep the momentum from last season’s 6-1 finish that including a Belk Bowl win over Cincinnati. The Tar Heels return at least seven starters on each side of the ball, including their starting quarterback (Marquise Williams), leading running back (T.J. Logan), leading wide receiver (Quinshad Davis) and returner Ryan Switzer.
Fedora challenging UNC players to step up
First time back on the football field since bowl week, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora was looking for the same enthusiasm that he saw in December. “We were playing our best football as the year went on at the end of the year and so we challenged them to be at that level when we stepped out here today,” said Fedora. One benefit for UNC, they have an experienced quarterback heading into spring.
Marquise Williams Ready for QB Battle
Marquise Williams entered North Carolina’s opening spring practice on Wednesday as the frontrunner for the starting quarterback job. The junior signal caller is well aware, however, that he has to win the job to earn the final nod. Williams’s primary challenger is red-shirt freshman Mitch Trubisky, while sophomore Kanler Coker is also in the mix.
Video: Larry Fedora, Players Post-First Spring Practice Interviews
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and several players spoke about how excited they were to get back on the practice fields for the first day of spring football.
Q&A with UNC coach Larry Fedora
North Carolina was an enigma in 2013, opening the season 1-5 before finishing as one of the nation’s hottest teams. The Tar Heels look to keep that momentum going as they open spring practice Wednesday. We talked with head coach Larry Fedora about what’s in store for North Carolina as the players return to the practice field for 2014.
UNC Football Springs Forward
The Tar Heel football team hits the field Wednesday for spring number three under Larry Fedora. The Heels will practice 15 times this spring, culminating in the annual spring scrimmage on April 15 at 3 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. The head coach can’t wait to get started to try to continue the momentum from a team that finished 2013 by winning six of their final seven games.
North Carolina Tar Heels 2014 Spring Football Preview
Despite being one of the few quarterbacks in the ACC that returns with any starting experience, there is no guarantee that Marquise Williams will get the call for the season opener against Liberty. Even though Williams helped spark his team to a strong finish last fall, the junior finds himself in a battle this spring with sophomore Kanler Coker and redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky.
UNC Offseason Report: Defense
UNC associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning, not known as one who easily sings the praises of his charges, was upbeat about the potential for a good offseason on defense. In particular he was excited about increased depth across the board, enough bodies so that the Tar Heels should be able to practice “sub packages” during the spring.
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.