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UNC football coach's wives 'superwomen'

None of them knew what they were getting into. Well, that’s not quite true. Mia Heckendorf’s father coached, so she had some inkling of what it meant when Keith Heckendorf, the current quarterbacks coach for North Carolina, asked her to marry him back when he was still just a graduate assistant at Nebraska. She said yes anyway. (Daily Tar Heel)

Trubisky trying to fill role left by Williams with Carolina football team

Mitch Trubisky’s big step in 2016, and one of the biggest steps for UNC, is filling the shoes left behind by quarterback Marquise Williams. Trubisky is the only experienced quarterback Coach Larry Fedora has on his roster. Williams, a three-year starter for UNC, defined the Tar Heels in their rise to a 12-win season in 2015. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: One-On-One with Robert Quinn

Dani Klupenger catches Robert Quinn in Oxnard, Cali. to talk about the Rams securing the number one overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Quinn also recaps his experience sitting court-side at Kobe Bryant's last game. (Los Angeles Rams)

UNC LB Cayson Collins Up to Speed

A steep learning curve hampered Cayson Collins’ production during his first two seasons at UNC. The junior linebacker is now up to speed and ready to contribute in Gene Chizik’s defense. “I feel really good with this being Year Two in the defense,” Collins said. Collins, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound Sam linebacker out of Charlotte, has shown glimpses of his potential during the early part of his career. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

Despite ripping off 11 straight wins to end the regular season, many analysts criticized UNC’s 2015 opponents. One of the main knocks on the schedule was that the Tar Heels played two FCS teams. That will remain an issue in 2016, but Carolina plays a bigger SEC brand in its opener and they face a national power in an ACC crossover game. (Athlon Sports)

Audio: Larry Fedora discusses UNC quarterbacks

Larry Fedora dropped by The David Glenn Show on Wednesday to talk about UNC’s upcoming spring game, the attitude within the program and the team’s quarterback situation. Junior Mitch Trubisky entered the spring as the front-runner to win the starting quarterback job, but Fedora says he’s pleased with what he’s seen from all of his quarterbacks. (ACC Sports Journal)

Is Giovani Bernard ready for a bigger role with Bengals?

We would all like to forget Ryan Shazier's vicious hit on Giovani Bernard in the Wild Card game that knocked him out with a concussion. But what happened next was very telling of the love and respect the running back has earned. Jeremy Hill, the man competing with Bernard for carries, confronted four or five Steelers players and repeatedly said, "That's dirty, bro." (Cincy Jungle)

UNC's Elijah Hood confident in Trubisky

Charlotte native and junior UNC running back Elijah Hood had a breakout 2015 season for the Tar Heels. He started every game carrying the ball 219 times for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was the center piece of a Carolina offense that torched the record books and helped the Heels to an 11-3 overall record and an appearance in the ACC Championship. (Carolina Blue)

Scott Stankavage: Hometown Hero

Scott Stankavage is Wednesday’s Hometown Hero. Scott was a quarterback at Carolina back in the early 80’s. He played for three different teams in the NFL. About 3 years ago, Scott was diagnosed with leukemia. Since then, he’s been fighting hard and not only for himself. He’s raising money to help fight the disease in every way he can. (

Fedora, Surhoff To Compete In Chick-fil-A Challenge

Head football coach Larry Fedora and former baseball great B.J. Surhoff will represent North Carolina in the ninth annual Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge charity golf tournament. The duo will compete for a share of a $540,000 total purse, and the team’s winnings will be split between the UNC Children’s Hospital and an endowed scholarship at UNC. (

UNC looking to prove 2015 success was no fluke

A few of the stars from the 2015 squad graduated. Quarterback Marquise Williams, who passed for 7,961 yards and 61 touchdowns while rushing for 2,458 yards and five scores in his career, was the most notable name of that group. But while UNC has some holes to fill, the Tar Heels have enough pieces still in place to be another major player within the ACC. (Today's U)

Ryan Switzer out to prove he's a first-round NFL talent

Last year Ryan Switzer helped UNC tie a school record with 11 wins and reach the ACC title game. As one of several key pieces returning to Chapel Hill this fall, he plans to play a role in elevating the Tar Heels to the next level, and in doing so, dramatically boost his NFL draft stock. "I believe I'm a first-round talent," Switzer says. "I have the opportunity this year to show that." (Campus Rush)

Elijah Hood on the 2016 UNC offensive line

UNC running back Elijah Hood, who spoke with reporters on Thursday, is not worried about what the Tar Heel offensive line will bring this fall. "I think our O-line has taken the challenge personally just because we lost Landon Turner," the Charlotte native said. "I think they really want to go out a prove that it wasn't just Landon opening the holes up." (Carolina Blue)

UNC Football Spring Practice: Defensive Notes

UNC coach Larry Fedora spoke with the media on Thursday. In the heart of spring practice, the conversation touched on a number of topics including the linebacker position, defensive end, creating a team identity, and embracing physicality in practice. "I think we have a bunch of guys that are fighting their butts off and they are competing." (Carolina Blue)

Earning the quarterback job and the respect of teammates

UNC head coach Larry Fedora does this weird thing where he doesn't name a starting quarterback. Sometimes it goes deep into fall camp. With the graduation of starter Marquise Williams, the assumption is that Mitch Trubisky will take the reins of the Tar Heel offense. The fans know it. The media knows it. And the players know it. But Fedora won't admit it. (Carolina Blue)

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Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 17
Duke: 27
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Upcoming Games:
UNC @ Georgia Tech
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UNC vs. Notre Dame
Sat, Oct 7 TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia
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ACC Football Scoreboard
at Boise State23

NC State27
at #11 Florida State21

Kent State3
at #20 Louisville42

at Georgia Tech35

Old Dominion0
at #13 Virginia Tech38

Boston College7
at #2 Clemson34

at #14 Miami52

Wake Forest20
at Appalachian State19

at North Carolina17

at #23 LSU35

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
Georgia Tech1-02-1
(13) Virginia Tech0-04-0
(14) Miami0-02-0
North Carolina0-21-3

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson2-04-0
Wake Forest1-04-0
NC State1-03-1
(19) Louisville1-13-1
(12) Florida State0-10-2
Boston College0-21-3

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