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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.
Handicapping the ACC Coastal Division
For North Carolina, in particular, experience up front has been a positive development in recent years. The 2015 season marks the fifth time over the past decade that UNC has returned four or more offensive line starters. Improvement has been made in both sacks allowed and yards-per-carry average in three of those four previous years.
Indianapolis Colts to induct Jeff Saturday into team’s Ring of Honor
Jeff Saturday will become the 12th member to be inducted into the Indianapolis Colts' Ring of Honor during halftime of their September 21st contest against the New York Jets. For 13 seasons (1999-2011), Saturday donned the Horseshoe, earning five Pro Bowl nominations in Indianapolis. Saturday is tied for fifth in team history in games played (197) and third in wins (132).
UNC Football: 5 Reasons The Defense Improves
If it wasn't for California, Texas Tech and Iowa State, UNC would have had the lowest rated defense among teams from Power Five conferences last fall. Somehow, those other three clubs were more charitable than the 2014 Tar Heels....There are reasons for optimism, however. In fact, a significant improvement wouldn't be all that shocking, though a considerable jump from finishing the previous season rated as the No. 117 defense in the nation is what, exactly?
Video: Landon Turner Pre-Season Interview - 2015
Outland Trophy watch list candidate and senior offensive guard Landon Turner spoke with GoHeels reporter Lee Pace about the Tar Heel off-season workouts, team optimism and defensive improvements since the arrival of Gene Chizik.
Barth family set to host annual free kicking clinic at Hoggard
Denver Broncos place kicker and Wilmington native Connor Barth will once again team up with his family to host their annual Barth Kicking Clinic at Hoggard High School on Tuesday, July 14. Now in its third year, the one-day camp is geared at helping athletes of all ages learn more about the ins and outs of kicking or to improve on skills already learned.
Top 10 ACC Non-Conference Games of 2015
North Carolina vs. South Carolina, September 3, Charlotte, NC: The Carolina Bowl has only taken place twice since 1991 with the South side winning both times (2007, 2013). The season opener features two defenses that are in desperate need of improvement if either team has any prayer of competing in their respective divisions.
UNC Football: 5 Reasons The Offense Is Better
North Carolina's offense was at times quite explosive in 2014, and at times it was predictable and stagnant. The perception, however, is that the Tar Heels were a high-octane group that was consistently let down by its defense. The defense was an issue....but the offense, for all of its skillful talents, wasn't exactly a juggernaut, a reason Carolina finished rated as the No. 45 offense in the nation just behind Coastal Division rival Miami and just ahead of Memphis.
NFL's Bruce Carter helps Havelock kids stay active
If there was one message Bruce Carter wanted to deliver to the kids at his free football camp, it was to “stay active.” Carter, a former Havelock standout, put on his first camp for the youth Saturday morning at Havelock High School. More than 100 kids showed up to meet and learn from the NFL player. “It’s great to get the kids out here and have them be active,” Carter said.
HHS coach Eric Gash takes Christian ministry to Cuba
Just mention Eric Gash's name, and you're likely to hear a variety of descriptions from "college football standout" to "NFL free agent" to "Hendersonville High School head football coach and math teacher." But it's Gash's life off the football field that inspires a few other and perhaps not so well-known titles. Those names include husband, father, minister and missionary to Cuba.
Former UNC strength coach Barham still in the game at NCSU
Consider Quinn Barham a trader, not a traitor. He has swapped North Carolina blue for N.C. State red. Last year this time, Barham was a strength-and-conditioning coach for UNC, back when the Wolfpack beat the Heels 35-7 in Chapel Hill. "I was on the sidelines for that game wearing baby blue and cheering for the guys I trained throughout the entire offseason," Barham said.
Country artist Chase Rice’s new video highlights UNC football
When Chase Rice, former football player for UNC, got hurt in his junior season, he took up guitar playing and song writing instead. And that’s how we got “Carolina Can.” Rice was raised in Asheville and was a linebacker at UNC from 2005 to 2008. And as he shows in his new video for “Carolina Can,” released Thursday, Rice has fond memories of his life in North Carolina.