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Giovani Bernard ready to take the next step in training camp

One particular player who had an impressive season was running back Giovani Bernard, who finished with the most yards per run of any running back with at least 150 touches on the season (4.7). Heading into training camp, there are a few things that the Bengals really need to focus on in order to improve upon a very exciting 2015 season. (Cincy Jungle)

UNC Football: Early Opponent Preview Florida State

Last season UNC was essentially penalized for its football schedule. Due to a rotating ACC schedule, Carolina avoided the top three teams in the Atlantic division. That won’t be the case this season. In fact, by the time the game against Florida State rolls around in October, both teams could be ranked in the top ten with playoff implications riding on the outcome. (Keeping It Heel)

Big Quinshad Davis hopes to fill void in Lions’ WR group

When he arrived for rookie minicamp, Quinshad Davis struggled more than some of the other receivers with the acclimation process, but with each practice, he’s looking more comfortable with what the Detroit coaching staff has put on his plate. Davis has leaned on former UNC teammate, tight end Eric Ebron, to accelerate that understanding of the playbook. (Detroit News)

Video: Coach Chad Scott is back on the Hill

After starring at running back during his playing days at North Carolina, Chad Scott is back as the Tar Heels' new tight ends/hybrids coach. View Video...

ACC 2016 Preseason Quarterback Rankings

4. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: The junior is one of the nation’s rising stars under center and steps into the No. 1 role after completing 40 of 47 passes for 555 yards and six touchdowns in 2015. Trubisky is surrounded by a standout supporting cast, including one of the nation’s top running backs (Elijah Hood) and a deep receiving corps. (Athlon Sports)

North Carolina looks to repeat as Coastal champ

North Carolina no longer boasts standout quarterback Marquise Williams, but his departure has not diminished the team’s preseason expectations. Seven offensive starters and six defensive starters are back from a squad that won 11 games and the ACC’s Coastal Division crown last season. Mitch Trubisky, a junior, will succeed Williams at quarterback. (Roanoke Times)

5 sleepers that could crash the 2016 College Football Playoff

North Carolina: For the Tar Heels, their whole season likely comes down to two things: How does QB Mitch Trubisky handle the adjustment after taking over for Marquise Williams? And can they defeat Georgia in their season opener or Florida State on Oct. 1 to set up what could be a "win-and-you're-in" playoff scenario in the ACC Championship game? (FOX Sports)

Size Doesn't Matter: How a speedster from West Virginia turned Chapel Hill into “Switzer”land

Son. Brother. Teammate. There are a lot of adjectives to describe Ryan Switzer. But above all, winner and humble should be at the top. So to my fellow West Virginians, I have a message for you. Regardless if you bleed blue and gold or green and white (or garnet and gold like this scribe does), let’s all root for Ryan Switzer. He is a great Mountain State ambassador. (Whoa Nellie Sports)

Panthers safety Tre Boston: NFL players will fear me one day

Tre Boston’s speech began to crescendo. The third-year safety, having earned the Week 1 job for the first time in his career, had something more to say. “It’s what I’ve always wanted and now it’s time to take off with it. I don’t see it as, ‘Oh this is your first year starting.’ No, I see it as it’s my first time to make plays. Really be somebody the league fears." (Charlotte Observer)

Ryan Switzer on the changing UNC football culture

Times are changing, people are buzzing and UNC Football is no joke, especially after a successful 2015 season. "We had the season that Carolina football needed to have last year," Ryan Switzer said. Winning the ACC Coastal Division and making it to the ACC Championship changed the mindset for Switzer and the Heels and increased the hype surrounding Carolina football. (Carolina Blue)

ICTV: UNC Football Equipment Manager Jason Freeman Interview

UNC football begins practice for the 2016 season later this week, and the equipment staff is hard at work in preparation. Jason Freeman has been with the program since 1995 and was promoted to head manager earlier this year. Freeman sat down with Inside Carolina to share some insight into what goes on behind the scenes before the players take the field. (Inside Carolina)

Fedora: "You feel better that the things you are doing are right"

Nothing will change in how Larry Fedora and his staff approach the 2016 season. With camp kicking off on Thursday, UNC's mentality won't change despite following one of the best seasons in program history and the Tar Heels' first ACC Championship appearance. "It's no different for us. No different approach," Fedora explained. (Carolina Blue)

ACC's top 25 football players of 2016: Nos. 20-16

17. North Carolina receiver/returner Ryan Switzer: Outside of Christian McCaffrey, there might not be a better all-purpose player in the country than Switzer. He has developed as a receiver, but he’s taking aim at the record book as a returner. His five punt return scores in 2013 tied an NCAA record, and he’s one punt return touchdown shy of tying the NCAA's career mark. (

Georgia's Kirby Smart gives update on Nick Chubb, Sony Michel

Georgia running back Nick Chubb hit the field Monday, wearing a brace on his surgically repaired left knee, but did everything in a non-contact practice. "For the last three months Nick has been doing everything everyone has been doing and he will continue to do that," Georgia coach Kirby Smart said during his preseason press conference, per (

College Football Top 25 Breakout Players of 2016

17. Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina: Trubisky will likely put up huge numbers in an offense with a loaded receiving corps and one of the nation’s best running backs in Elijah Hood. Trubisky showed the accuracy needed to excel in UNC’s system as he completed 40-of-47 passes, averaging 11.8 yards per attempt to go with six touchdowns and no interceptions. (Pro Football Focus)

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North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(11) Miami7-210-2
(22) Virginia Tech5-39-3
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-112-1
NC State6-28-4
Wake Forest4-47-5
Boston College4-47-5
Florida State3-56-6

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