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ACC's 5 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Matchups for 2015
North Carolina vs. South Carolina, Sept. 3 (Thursday, Charlotte, N.C.): What better way to kick off the 2015 season than with a border battle between the flagship universities of the Tar Heel and Palmetto states? Unfortunately, both programs have been spinning their wheels the past few seasons; South Carolina slipped from 11-2, a Capital One Bowl win, and a No. 4 final ranking in 2013 to just 7-6 last season.
Ravens Camp Report: Who is Bryn Renner?
With Matt Schaub continuing an underwhelming final act of his career, there is always the possibility of him not making the final roster. If so, who would be the backup quarterback? The answer to that question is Bryn Renner, a 2nd-year player out of North Carolina. Peter King commented on the feasibility of Renner winning the backup QB spot following his visit to the Ravens training camp.
ICTV: Tar Heels Go Deep at Wide Receiver
There is no shortage of talented wide receivers on UNC's roster. The Tar Heels return their top four wideouts in Ryan Switzer, Bug Howard, Quinshad Davis and Mack Hollins, plus several reserve contributors from last season, and welcome a class of redshirt freshman and true freshmen that appear capable of stepping in. "This is one of the deepest depth charts we've had at wide receiver," said Hollins.
Packers to be smarter with usage of Julius Peppers
In order to maximize their remaining time with Julius Peppers, the Green Bay Packers will start to wise up when it comes to snap counts and situational usage. "It's a tough call," Peppers said. "As a player, I don't want to come off the field. But when I'm out there and if I'm playing less and I could save a little energy certain times of the game, maybe I could be more productive and more efficient."
ICTV: Marquise Williams Interview
Marquise Williams is healthy. After sitting out the spring to allow a two-year-old hip injury to heal, North Carolina's fifth-year senior quarterback is physically raring to go. "I haven't been healthy in maybe two years," Williams said after practice. "I feel much faster now. I feel like I can get my hips down and drive the football." Marquise Williams is excited.
Tar Heels seek to bury last season’s bad team chemistry
UNC’s defensive line has been the most impressive position group during training camp, Larry Fedora said. That’s saying something, too, because those young men have been going up against an offensive line returning five starters from last season. Marquise Williams said his blockers looked good during the scrimmage. Running back T.J. Logan toted the ball for at least 200 yards, Williams said.
Quincy Monk "Fighting and Keeping His Spirits Up"
More than a hundred former Tar Heel players and coaches have been contacted by friends and teammates of Quincy Monk in the last 10 days and have been among more than 300 individuals to make contributions to Monk’s GoFundMe page to help defray expenses in his battle with cancer. Monk was admitted back to Duke Medical Center Tuesday.
Coach Kap: "We have to be better"
UNC offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic: How did the scrimmage go on Sunday? "We had a good day yesterday with the scrimmage. Physically and mentally we were really strong. The guys came out with a purpose and a mentality, I think that shows some maturity in understanding the task at hand...I have been really impressed with the young guys that have joined the team."
The fantastic problem of where to put Giovani Bernard
The emergence of Jeremy Hill has been fun to witness for Cincinnati Bengals fans. Last year, the Bengals running back rushed for 1,124 yards on 222 carries. He led not only all rookies, but all running backs in yards gained on the ground in the second half of the 2014 season. However, his emergence leaves Giovani Bernard, another superb talent on the Bengals' offense, with new questions – the best kind of questions a team can have.
UNC Training Camp: Receivers Expected to be Loud–On and Off the Field
Fresh off its first full-team scrimmage on Sunday, the UNC football team resumed training camp Monday morning with a clearer picture starting to develop of this year’s Tar Heel roster. And if there’s one thing that can be said for certain about this year’s team just six days into practice–it’s that the deep stable of wide receivers will be making noise in many different ways.
Marquise Williams: "I love to play this game"
UNC quarterback Marquise Williams on how the team has looked so far in camp? "Its going great, both on offense and defense. The defense looks tremendous with the new scheme and Coach Chizik coming in and changing things up, those guys are looking confident. The offense is running the ball well which opens up the passing. Its been good, but we are taking it day by day to get better."
UNC receiver Damien Washington serves as leader at his position
No drops. As the North Carolina football team's practice wound down Monday afternoon, receivers coach Gunter Brewer had one more task for his positional group: 24 catches in a row. The task wouldn’t be too tall for the sure hands of UNC's receivers. Still, as the 24th pass left Brewer’s hand, all eyes were on Damien Washington to finish practice with a snag. And the senior delivered.
ICTV: All Eyes On Marquise
Inside Carolina pointed its camera exclusively on North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams at a recent practice to watch him work on his mechanics. Williams has returned to full health following offseason hip surgery and the benefits should result in better consistency for UNC's record-setting quarterback. “I think it’s been a big difference for him,” quarterbacks coach Keith Heckendorf said.
Countdown To Kickoff: Week 1
As Tar Heel fans everywhere count down the days to the 2015 season opener on September 3 in Charlotte against South Carolina, GoHeels.com is satisfying its football itch with the Countdown to Kickoff campaign. Last November 20, the Tar Heels put together what Larry Fedora called a "complete game" in routing Duke, 45-20, in Durham before a Thursday night national TV audience.
Defensive Line Development For UNC
How's this for a challenge: A team that struggled mightily a year ago employing a defensive scheme that required just three true down linemen now hopes to trust three times that contingent by Sept. 3. Furthermore, they, meaning the Tar Heels, are looking to do this using two true freshmen and a redshirt one, a true sophomore, two redshirt sophomores and a junior playing his third position in as many seasons.