Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
Trubisky's eyes and feet as important as his arm
Coming into one of its most anticipated football seasons in decades, the biggest question for North Carolina’s offense was whether Mitch Trubisky’s powerful right arm could take the Tar Heels back to the promised land. Two games in, it’s clear that Trubisky’s eyes and feet will be as important to carrying the UNC to another ACC Coastal Division title
Turner's Take: Comfort Zones
The season-opening swing for Carolina Football, two games away from Kenan Stadium before Saturday's home opener against James Madison, has tested the mettle of the Tar Heels. First, a neutral-site game in Atlanta against Georgia, then the first non-conference home sellout crowd at Illinois in nearly 30 years. The boys in blue are eager to play for their fans.
Robert Quinn Joins National Anthem Protest With Raised Fist
Robert Quinn and his teammate Kenny Britt raised their fists in a silent protest during the national anthem prior to the start of a game between their Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. Quinn, a former North Carolina defensive lineman, explained his choice to reporters after the game:
Trubisky focused on improving from top to bottom
Mitch Trubisky settled into his role as lead signal caller in UNC's 48-23 win against Illinois. The junior showed poise and versatility, tallying zero turnovers and four touchdowns--two through the air and two on the ground. "Eye discipline and footwork were mostly the two things I was fixing this week and I thought I did a better job of it," Trubisky said.
Film review: Read option sparks UNC offense
Though the offense didn’t quite live up to the hype in the first game against Georgia, it showed more of its potential this past Saturday against Illinois — racking up 462 yards of total offense on 7.5 yards a play in a 48-23 victory. The Tar Heels rely heavily on the read option, and when it’s executed as well as it was Saturday, it makes the team almost impossible to defend.
UNC’s decision to go for it reflects Larry Fedora’s boldness
You probably wouldn’t find support for the decision in any coaching textbooks or how-to-call-a-game manuals, if those exist. And immediately, and predictably, North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora became the subject of social media scorn when the move backfired.
Linebacker Andre Smith Producing For UNC
UNC middle linebacker Andre Smith dominated the Illinois offense on Saturday with 14 tackles, taking home the title of ACC Linebacker of the Week. In his press conference on Monday he talked about continuing his productive, aggressive play and improving along the way, as the Tar Heels prepare take on James Madison on Saturday.
Settled Tar Heels prepare for home opener
UNC's new starting quarterback and its maturing defense proved just how much having a week of experience helped in beating Illinois 48-23 Saturday. Now, the Tar Heels prepare for their home opener against James Madison with a settled sense of confidence. For quarterback Mitch Trubisky, improvement in Week 2 came when he relaxed and played like he practices.
UNC RB T.J. Logan Excelling in Senior Season
T.J. Logan started the season off with a bang against Georgia, rushing for 80 yards and a touchdown, while also adding a 95-yard kickoff return for touchdown to open the second half. The Greensboro, N.C. native followed that performance with another impressive outing against Illinois last weekend, rushing for 54 yards and recording a 24-yard touchdown catch.
Rams Club Members Donate Seats For Service
Rams Club members have answered the bell for the Seats for Service Campaign. For $10, fans can purchase tickets for service members and their families to attend a Carolina Football game. Initially, the Rams Club purchased 500 of these tickets while issuing a challenge to members for an additional 2,500.
Detroit Lions' Eric Ebron, on himself: 'We got a great tight end'
Tight end Eric Ebron was emerging as a red-zone threat last season, scoring touchdowns in each of the Detroit Lions' first two games before he injured his knee in a Week 4 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. In Sunday's season opener, Ebron was on the field again after missing a month of the preseason with an ankle injury. And once again, he made plays in the red zone.
UNC Intent to Avoid FCS Surprise
Only nine FCS teams claimed victories over FBS opponents in 2015, two years after the FCS set an all-time record with 16 wins against the FBS. That record appears in danger after two weeks of play. No. 9 Georgia avoided the nation’s biggest upset of 2016 by squeaking past Nicholls State, 26-24, on Saturday. The Tar Heels are well aware of those results.
Video: Elijah Hood - UNC Football's Punishing Runner
UNC RB Elijah Hood has emerged as not only one of the great rushers in the ACC, but in the nation as well. Find out how Hood craves contact on the field and looks forward to breaking tackles for long, punishing runs.
Fedora: Hatton and Powell expected back Tuesday
At Monday's media availability Larry Fedora addressed a question about UNC freshman guard Tommy Hatton and freshman defensive lineman Tyler Powell's status with the team. "I believe that both guys will be with us tomorrow, as far as I know as of today." The two players have not been with the team the last week due to undisclosed personal issues.
Video: Larry Fedora Monday Pre-JMU Press Conference
North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora met with the media for for his weekly press conference this week to further discuss the Tar Heels' 48-23 win at Illinois over the weekend and this week's home opener in Chapel Hill versus James Madison.