ACC Coastal win totals: Can UNC bring stability to the top of the division?
North Carolina has the highest predicted win total, according to Vegas Insider, and Virginia has the lowest but the rest of the ACC's Coastal Division is separated by just 1.5 games. Making any predictions about this division is a fool's game, but I love the chaos too much not to try and predict the unpredictable. UNC, 8.5 (CBS Sports
Los Angeles Rams Sign DL Cam Thomas
The Los Angeles Rams continued a busy offseason on their defensive line Monday by adding veteran Cam Thomas to the mix. The defensive tackle previously visited with the Seahawks this offseason. The Rams also signed former Tar Heel defensive end Quinton Coples as a bookend to Robert Quinn, giving the Rams three Tar Heels on their defensive line. (NBC Sports
Video: Fedora's Freakshow Trailer No. 3
UNC's summer high school football camp season begins today in Chapel Hill, leading up to Larry Fedora's invitation-only "Freak Show" camp later this summer. Get pumped with some classic, freakish UNC football highlights from the UNC Football Video Office.
Rams hope Quinton Coples feels more at home in their scheme
Quinton Coples is 6-foot-6 and 280 pounds and was the 16th pick in the 2012 draft by the New York Jets. If you were to pick out the 11 most-football-looking guys in Rams gear, Coples would probably be one. Yet Coples hasn’t consistently done the things that won so much scout approval when he was at UNC, playing with Rams’ defensive end Robert Quinn. (Orange County Register
Rams DE Robert Quinn aiming to get back to pass-rush dominance
Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn has become something of a forgotten man, lost in equal parts because of the back injury that cost him half of last season and the emergence of teammate Aaron Donald. As Quinn continues to rehabilitate from back surgery, he's not exactly keeping detailed notes on those who have forgotten what he can do. (ESPN.com
Where Are they Now: NFL wide receivers and running backs
The UNC football program has produced plenty of NFL superstars, including nine time pro bowler Julius Peppers and Pro Football Hall of Fame member Lawrence Taylor. Today, more than 30 Tar Heels play in the National Football League. Let's take a look at the wide receivers and running backs on that list in this edition of Where Are they Now. (Carolina Blue
Who will be the ACC's 3,000-yard passers in 2016?
Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina. Trubisky has an opportunity to better what Marquise Williams did through the air for a few reasons. Though this is his first year as a starter, he is a veteran in the system. He can launch the ball. And he has a deep group of receivers and running backs returning, along with a strong offensive line. (ESPN.com
Athlon's ACC Football 2016 Predictions
North Carolina is the pick in the Coastal, with Miami, Virginia Tech and Pitt up next in the second tier. Georgia Tech’s regression to 3-9 last season was a huge surprise, but the Yellow Jackets should rebound back into a bowl game this fall. Duke has made major strides and should challenge for a fifth consecutive trip to the postseason. (Athlon Sports
Julius Peppers keeps climbing the sack charts
It’s practically a given he’s going to get there. His track record says so. Entering his 15th NFL season, Packers’ pass rusher Julius Peppers is a mere half-dozen sacks away from cracking the NFL’s all-time top five. He finished 2015 with 136 career sacks, tying Jared Allen for ninth on the list. In fifth is Michael Strahan at 141½. (Green Bay Packers
UNC Football's Oldest Team Captain Passes Away
The oldest living team captain from Tar Heel football died Saturday in Winston-Salem. Ralph Strayhorn Jr. was 93 years old. Strayhorn played at Carolina in 1941-43, left for the Navy in 1944-45 and returned for a final year in 1946. That team catapulted the Tar Heel program and its “Choo Choo” locomotive into the nation’s football elite. (UNC Lettermen
The toughest players UNC football will face in 2016 - No. 1-5
1: Nick Chubb (RB, Georgia): The Bulldogs are relying on Chubb to get over last season’s knee injury. The 5-10, 220-pound rising junior running had 747 yards and seven touchdowns last season before he was injured while on pace to surpass his impressive freshman year totals of 1,547 yards and 14 touchdowns throughout the 2014 season. (Carolina Blue
The toughest players UNC football will face in 2016-17 - No. 6-10
6: Brad Kaaya (Miami) - Brad Kaaya showed well during the Hurricane’s spring game back on April 16, throwing for 345 yards and three touchdowns on 29-of-49 passing. Kaaya seemed to understand Mark Richt’s new offense, but receivers still have much to learn, as they dropped more than a dozen of Kaaya’s passes during the game. (Carolina Blue
Video: UNC Football, Mitch Trubisky Preparing For Coastal Title Defense
Mitch Trubisky is now the starting QB for the Tar Heels as they embark upon their 2016 campaign. Ryan Switzer and Des Lawrence lead a talented returning roster as the Tar Heels work to defend their 2015 Coastal Division Title.
So This Year of UNC Athletics Turned Out to Be Pretty Good
UNC baseball isn't in the NCAA Tournament but frankly that might be the only real blemish on the current athletic year. Even the heartbreak of the way the men's basketball season ended and the dumpster fire that women's basketball has become wasn't enough to take the shine of one of the more successful seasons in recent memory. Just how good was it? (Tar Heel Blog
Gene Chizik and UNC proving to be an excellent match
The Tar Heels’ defensive staff underwent a complete overhaul after the 2014 campaign, and Gene Chizik — taking on his first gig since getting fired by Auburn in 2012 — was brought on as the new defensive coordinator. To this point, the hire has proved to be a complete success. There was a night-and-day difference between UNC’s 2014 and 2015 defenses. (Today's U