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Charting Success Under Larry Fedora
North Carolina kicks off its 2015 season in seven weeks against South Carolina and the primary talking point between now and then will undoubtedly be new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik’s impact. Immediate improvement is expected following the 2014 defensive debacle, but how much growth and correction is necessary to elevate UNC into contention for the Coastal Division title?
Where Are They Now? UNC Football Edition
After taking off their pads for the last time in Kenan Stadium, many Tar Heels continue their journey playing professionally. While not all experience the fame of Julius Peppers and Lawrence Taylor, their careers are successful. Others take a different approach and become coaches, reality stars, or even farmers. We took a look at five UNC alums and their lives after Carolina football.
Marquise Williams Placed On O'Brien Award Watch List
The Davey O'Brien Foundation announced the 2015 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List Thursday, a group that includes two dozen of the nation's top college quarterbacks, including UNC's Marquise Williams. This year's list was selected based on player performance during the previous year and expectations heading into the 2015 college football season.
Tar Heels football alum aims to set course toward medical school
Arien Smith saw plenty during his time with the UNC football team. He entered the program as a walk-on and left after the 2014 season, deciding to forego a final year of eligibility so he could pursue bigger things. He has graduated from the University and looks forward to transitioning into the medical field. "I wanted to get myself in the best position to get into medical school and to be a doctor."
Five Burning Questions: North Carolina Tar Heels
After winning eight games in Larry Fedora's first season in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels fell to 7-6 in 2013 before posting a 6-7 record, Fedora's first losing season as a head coach, in 2014. Now, with a coaching staff shake-up and loads of returning talent, can the Tar Heels finally break through the school's glass ceiling of eight wins in Year 4 of Fedora's wild ride?
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots
A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom.
Video: Dajaun Drennon Pre-Season Interview - 2015
Sophomore defensive end Dajaun Drennon spoke with GoHeels reporters Lee Pace & Turner Walston and spoke about the 'Trench Mob,' adjusting to a new position coach and what it's going to be like playing for Gene Chizik.
Sports agent's lawsuit against former UNC football players Quinn, Austin dismissed
District Judge Williams Osteen Jr. dismissed a lawsuit filed by sports agent Carl Carey Jr. against former North Carolina football players Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn Wednesday. Carey and his consulting group, Champion Pro Consulting Group, filed the lawsuit in January 2012 expanding on a prior suit against Quinn.
Shakeel Rashad Named To Wuerffel Watch List
The Wuerffel Trophy announced its watch list Wednesday of 80 players from college football’s Football Bowl Subdivision and North Carolina senior linebacker Shakeel Rashad was among those recognized. The Wuerffel Trophy, known as “College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service,” is presented annually by the All Sports Association in Fort Walton Beach Florida.
ACC media days preview: Coastal Division
North Carolina: Has Gene Chizik found answers on defense? It'll be Larry Fedora in the spotlight at ACC kickoff, but odds are the offensive-minded head coach will be answering plenty of questions about the D. He brought in Chizik in the offseason to revamp one of the worst units in the country, but Fedora also has an offense led by Marquise Williams that can put up plenty of points.
Video: UNC's Top 3 Impact Players For 2015 Football Season
UNC head coach Larry Fedora has many of his top weapons back from a year ago and also has defensive coordinator Gene Chizik constructing a brand-new 4-3 defense. Which players will have the biggest impact for UNC this season?
Film Study: The Xs and Os of Greg Ellis
Back here in the early 1990s, Greg Ellis said a few of his buddies showed up at his house in Wendell with new shoes and pockets full of money. They encouraged him to skip classes that day at East Wake High School and roll with them. Ellis went to school. Those guys later went to prison. “I do not remember why I didn’t go with them. But I just didn’t go. And you talk about a fork in the road, brother."
Steve Spurrier will review Auburn tape to prepare for Gene Chizik's defense
Steve Spurrier will wind the clock back a few years to prepare for South Carolina's season opener against North Carolina and new Tar Heels defensive coordinator and former Auburn coach Gene Chizik. With Chizik having not coached in a game since the 2012 Iron Bowl, Spurrier plans to review old Auburn game tape, including the 2010 SEC Championship game, to review Chizik's scheme.
Video: Quinshad Davis Pre-Season Interview - 2015
Senior wide receiver Quinshad Davis sat down with GoHeels reporters Lee Pace & Turner Walston to discuss his recovery from a broken leg suffered in the Quick Lane Bowl game, standout teammates as well as who he patterns his game after in the NFL.
Turner, Peterson Named To Lombardi Watch List
The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee has released the Watch List for the 2015 Lombardi Award Tuesday, and North Carolina offensive linemen Caleb Peterson and Landon Turner were among those recognized. The candidates earned a place on the Watch List by earning All-American honors, being named to their respective all-conference teams, or receiving 2015 pre-season honors.