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Freshman DT Aaron Crawford crushing in the weight room
Interior defensive line depth is one area of concern for UNC football heading to the 2015 season. Tar Heel freshman defensive tackle Aaron Crawford, who has been enrolled for less than two weeks, might be an option to help out on the defensive front.
UNC Football Freshmen Jersey Numbers, Heights, Weights
North Carolina's true freshmen football players all have numbers and their first official heights and weights are also out for public consumption. THI has compiled only the newcomers for you to absorb. Each player's name is followed by their position, height and weight:
Former Tar Heel Stu Holt Joins Appalachian State Coaching Staff
South Florida special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Stu Holt is no longer on the South Florida Bulls’ coaching staff and is expected to join the Appalachian State staff, according to a source. After playing as a long snapper for North Carolina from 1991 to ’95, Holt joined the coaching ranks in ’96 as the linebackers and special teams coach at Norwich University in Vermont.
Film Room: Elijah Hood
The Inside Carolina staff convened to review and discuss the film from UNC's final spring football scrimmage. In this segment, beat writer Greg Barnes and Xs and Os analyst Jason Staples discuss a play by running back Elijah Hood.
Meet The Heels Set For August 8th
The 2015 North Carolina football team will host the annual "Meet The Heels" day on Saturday, August 8, at the Eddie Smith Field House from 4-6 p.m. As in the past, the team will be divided into two different time slots with the offensive and defensive players splitting time equally. More details, including a Carolina Kids Club event, and other details about parking, concessions and other activities at Meet The Heels will be available in the next few weeks.
My Carolina Experience: Greg Ellis
Through the 1996 season, Greg Ellis’s junior year as a All-ACC and All-America defensive end, the Tar Heels were 35-8-1 in Kenan Stadium in the 1990s, including 5-0 in ’96. They would win five of six at home in 1997 and notch back-to-back Top 10 finishes in 1996-97. The defense that Ellis was a part of limited opponents to an average of 217 yards and 11.5 points a game over two seasons.
Former UNC DE Greg Ellis focused on the big screen
For two decades, football was life for former UNC defensive end Greg Ellis. "That's the challenge when you get off football," said Ellis. "All of a sudden, it's over." Always wanting to inspire, Ellis believed the best way to motivate was through entertainment. That led to his next venture, CEO of Play Now Enterprises and perhaps his biggest undertaking, a major motion picture.
CFL fans, players react to Darian Durant season-ending injury
On June 27, Saskatchewan Roughriders fans filled Mosaic Stadium to celebrate a new CFL season. By the end of the night, a feeling of utter disbelief started to sink in. Riders quarterback Darian Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and will miss the rest of the season. While the news was hard to digest, it didn't take long for fans and CFL players to share their feelings on Durant's injury.
UNC Seeking Volunteer Football Ushers For 2015
The UNC Department of Athletics is currently recruiting volunteer football ushers for the 2015 football season. Volunteer football ushers serve as ambassadors for the Department of Athletics and are critical to creating a safe and welcoming environment in Kenan Stadium on game days. All ushers should be reliable, dedicated, observant, and possess strong communication skills.
Darian Durant, Roughriders QB, out for season
Darian Durant who missed a key portion of last year's season with the Saskatchewan Roughriders was forced to leave the Blue Bombers-Roughriders game Saturday with an Achilles injury. Durant came up limping after a passing attempt in the second quarter. He seemed to favour his leg and knelt down before the Roughrider medical team came out onto the field.
Kevin Reddick hosting his second annual football camp in New Bern
Kevin Reddick wants to give youngsters hope. When he was their age, the former New Bern High football star had aspirations to play in the NFL. Now playing for the Carolina Panthers, Reddick enjoys encouraging the youth. Reddick, for the second straight summer, will host his “Kevin Reddick Defense and Combine Training Camp” for kids between the ages of 6-18.
A Decade of Darian: Durant to begin 10th season with Saskatchewan Roughriders
Darian Durant's tenure has reached 10 years. The Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback is poised to begin his 10th regular season with the CFL team - and his seventh as the unrivalled starter. "It's amazing,' marvels Durant, who turns 33 on Aug. 19. "Time absolutely flies. I can remember 2006, when I first got here, like it was yesterday."
Top Five UNC Football Game Day Traditions
Saturdays in the fall mean one thing for Tar Heel Fans: North Carolina football. Kenan Stadium is beneath towering pine trees --encompassed by beautiful Carolina Blue skies, smells of delicious game day food, and a rich history of more than 100 years of Carolina football. In a place where fans can enjoy a game with 60,000 of their Tar Heel football best friends, UNC football traditions provide the perfect environment for supporting the Heels.
Darian Durant reflects on tragedy in South Carolina
Saskatchewan Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant may be in the spotlight as the CFL season begins, but the South Carolina product doesn't forget his roots. His home state is the focus of many headlines since nine black people were killed by a white shooter at a historic Charleston church on June 17. For Durant, emotions about the Charleston massacre and every day life in that state are very real.
Extra Points: Batter Up
Subscribing to the dictum that “Chance favors the prepared mind,” Shakeel Rashad and Joey Mangili staged a reconnaissance mission Wednesday at the Anderson Softball Stadium in Chapel Hill. Their team, the Kamikaze Cheesecake Assassins, would be competing against seven other squads of Tar Heel football players in the Home Run Derby chapter of the Summer Team Challenge Series.