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Mack Hollins Named To Burlsworth List
The Burlsworth Trophy and the Springdale (Ark.) Rotary Club announced Wednesday the 55 players nominated from Division 1 (FBS) schools from across the country for the 2014 Burlsworth Trophy, and UNC sophomore wide receiver Mack Hollins is among the nominees. Hollins, a former walk-on from Rockville, Maryland, leads the Tar Heels with 566 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Next Man Up At Running Back For UNC
Running back was considered North Carolina’s deepest position throughout the offseason and through the midway point of the 2014 slate. That’s no longer the case, due to an injury and a suspension. The sizable expectations that greeted the running backs entering the season have failed to materialize for a variety of reasons, ranging from consistency to injuries to a lack of holes to hit.
Butch Davis explains ‘you should have went to Harvard’ comment
In a call to a Greensboro, NC, radio station Monday, a man claiming to be ex-UNC defensive tackle Tydreke Powell stated that former Tar Heel head coach Butch Davis “came into a meeting one day and he said, ‘If y’all came here for an education, you should have went to Harvard.'” Davis, talked to the online-version of Time magazine to give his side of the story as it relates to Powell’s claims.
Larry Fedora Radio Show Quotes
Larry Fedora on Mitch Trubisky in practice: “We tried to give Marquise some rest as much as we could during the open week and got more reps with Mitch and Kanler [Coker] and Caleb Henderson. Mitch really showed that he has a really good grasp of what we’re doing with the offense and did a really nice job this past week.”
Carolina Rundown: November 12
Horrible news about the father of Wayne Ellington, who was killed in Philadelphia. Big night for Harrison Barnes, with 22 points and eight rebounds. Danny Green had nine points. Vince Carter had six points and three assists. Ed Davis had six points and five rebounds. Brandan Wright had 10 points. P.J. Hairston had eight points.
Matt Merletti And Bryn Renner Discuss Paper Class Scandal (audio)
Former UNC DB Matt Merletti & former UNC QB Bryn Renner preview the matchup against Pitt and defend their Head Coach Butch Davis in the midst of the "Paper Class Scandal" that won't go away for the Tar Heels.
Tar Heels In The NFL – Week 10
Against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Kareem Martin got in on the fun when he sacked Rams quarterback Austin Davis and forced a fumble, which was returned for a touchdown by Antonio Cromartie. Bruce Carter grabbed his second interception of the season for the Dallas Cowboys late in the fourth quarter and also added seven tackles.
Tar Heels Prepping for Pittsburgh
After a slow start, the Pittsburgh offense has finally shown signs of life. Over the past two weeks (both losses), the offense has put up 76 points, which is leagues ahead of where the unit was at the start of the season. Much of that success is predicated on the strength of Pitt’s running game. The backfield is third in the ACC in rushing yards.
Video: Tuesday Football Post-Practice Interviews
Marquise Williams and Khris Francis discuss the bye week, preparing for Pittsburgh and changes in the running game after practice on November 11, 2014.
ACC Upset Watch: Week 12
Pitt (4-5, 2-3) at North Carolina (4-5, 2-3), 12:30 p.m. Line: North Carolina by 2. The Tar Heels have not figured out a way to slow down opposing offenses, and stopping the run has been particularly vexing. In their last game, Miami had 295 yards rushing -- including 177 from Duke Johnson. This week does not present any less of a challenge with James Conner coming to town.
Opponent Preview: Pitt
The Tar Heels will host Pitt for their homecoming game. A win for UNC is crucial if they want to reach the six wins necessary for bowl eligibility. The Panthers are an average ACC team in a year when the conference is somewhat mediocre as a whole, especially in the Coastal Division. Pitt's strength is its rushing attack but its defense has gotten noticeably worse in the past two games.
Austin Proehl: Pedigree and Patience
For freshman receiver Austin Proehl, football isn’t simply a game — it’s the only thing he’s known since he was born. As the son of Ricky Proehl, one of the best wide receivers to ever play in the NFL, Proehl’s been around the game for longer than most players’ entire careers. And that familiarity of the game has given the rookie an advantage that most college freshmen don’t have.
Carolina Rundown: November 11
Not saying NBA players have a lot of free time on their hands, but Kendall Marshall had time to perfect his seated halfcourt shot. Women's soccer received a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host a match this weekend. Carolina remains at No. 8 nationally in the new volleyball poll. Women's basketball won an exhibition, 92-50. Dustin Ackley is hoping for a big 2015.
100 days, 100 players: No. 87 James Hurst
In the 100 days leading up to signing day 2015, RecruitingNation will be looking back at our ESPN recruiting rankings from 2006 to the present and count down the best player of the past 10 years at each ranking position, No. 100 to No. 1. James Hurst, No. 87 in 2010 class Hurst was an interesting prospect coming out of Indianapolis Plainfield High.
Clock's ticking on North Carolina
With just three games left in the season and two wins way from the all-important bowl eligibility, the North Carolina football team is quickly running out of time. The seriousness of the situation is not lost on sophomore wide receiver Ryan Switzer.