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Where Are They Now? Checking in on Cam Holland
After two brief stints in the NFL, Cam Holland started substitute teaching to pay bills and before long, got a full-time offer. Holland enjoyed sharing his love for science but couldn’t forget about his dream. He quit his job at the end of the year to take a post-baccalaureate program at UNC-G, which he finished with a 4.1 GPA, and enrolled in the Medical Education Development program at UNC.
Former UNC LB Quincy Monk improving, supporters say
Former UNC linebacker Quincy Monk’s battle with cancer has trended upward. He’s been too weak for chemotherapy, but that situation is changing, and he may be able to start those treatments early this week, according to Kory Bailey, Monk’s former UNC teammate. After bouncing back from a stroke in June, Monk was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer.
Tar Heels trust QB to keep senses
Keeping quarterback Marquise Williams’ confidence in check is one thing the North Carolina coaching staff will be monitoring this season. “Confidence never really leaves me,” Williams said. And because of that, coach Larry Fedora also recognizes the need for Williams to make more calculated decisions, especially when it comes to his physical preservation.
QB Bryn Renner Reacts To His Dramatic Finish
Bryn Renner had never taken an NFL snap before Thursday’s preseason opener against the Saints. And he couldn’t have written a better script for how it ended. The Ravens’ third-string quarterback orchestrated a 14-play, 80-yard drive in the final two minutes to give the Ravens a thrilling 30-27 comeback victory. Renner was swarmed by teammates and coaches as he ran to the sidelines.
North Carolina needs a leap on defense
The Tar Heels have done no better than a split of their first four games in any of Fedora's three seasons, and had to scramble to become bowl-eligible after starting 1-5 in 2013 and 2-4 last season. With two FCS opponents and a visit from Illinois in September, Carolina should be no worse than 3-1 in the season's first month. But it also has to get seven victories to qualify for the postseason.
New Orleans Saints tight end Jack Tabb has torn ACL, source says
New Orleans Saints rookie tight end Jack Tabb had surgery to repair a torn ACL, according to a source. Tabb, 23, was carted off from practice last Thursday after injuring his knee while trying to make a play in the end zone. He was placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers last week. The 6-3, 250 pound Tabb was signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of North Carolina
UNC offensive tackle RJ Prince cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession
North Carolina redshirt sophomore offensive tackle R.J. Prince will face misdemeanor charges after being cited for marijuana possession up to half an ounce, according to Orange County court records. He will appear in court on Oct. 27. He has already served his punishment and has been reinstated on the team, according to a UNC team spokesman.
Bryn Renner needed short memory to get to memorable game-winning touchdown
It was a moment Bryn Renner will admit he shouldn’t have been in — his team down 27-23, after the Saints turned an interception he threw into the would-be game-winning touchdown. But in his NFL debut, the Ravens’ third-string quarterback orchestrated a 14-play, 80-yard drive capped by a diving bootleg into the end-zone with nine seconds to play that gave them a 30-27 win.
Chizik ‘tackles’ difficult task of improving UNC defense with new scheme, attitude
The UNC football team has a new defensive coordinator and a new, less-complicated defensive scheme. But before the Tar Heels can become a new and improved defensive unit, it must first learn to master one familiar old concept. “For us to see some dynamic change, we’ve got to be just light years above where we were last year in terms of tackling,” said Gene Chizik.
Brandon Tate adding value on special teams
In addition to having a strong training camp as a receiver, Brandon Tate is adding value to his role on special teams. Not only is he working as a kicker returner, he's also working as a gunner. "Wednesday, during a joint practice with the Giants, Tate put on a clinic during a drill that pitted one team's gunners against punt-return blockers from the other team."
Robert Quinn featured on Sports Illustrated cover
The Rams defense has received its fair share of attention this offseason. Now Robert Quinn is getting some individual attention. He was one of four players featured on regional covers for the Sports Illustrated fantasy football preview. After the news was released, the Rams had a little fun and asked for reaction from teammates on Quinn gracing the cover of Sports Illustrated.
Suspended CB Jabari Price Turning Mistakes Into Lessons
Jabari Price prides himself on learning from mistakes. Whether that's getting beat on a double move in Sunday's exhibition opener in Canton, Ohio, or what he said was his first-ever arrest after the 2014 season finale. Price was charged with a misdemeanor DUI and ultimately pleaded guilty to careless driving this spring. "That won't happen again," Price promised.
Video: Gunter Brewer Mic'd Up at Training Camp
Wide receiver coach Gunter Brewer received the Mic'd Up treatment from GoHeels at the morning training camp practice on Thursday August 13, 2015.
T.J. Thorpe suffers broken clavicle in UVa scrimmage
Virginia wide receiver T.J. Thorpe will be out 10 weeks after breaking his right clavicle during a scrimmage Wednesday afternoon, the school announced. Thorpe transferred to Virginia in the spring semester after playing three seasons at North Carolina. He has 42 career receptions for 574 yards and five touchdowns, though he missed the 2012 season with a broken foot.
Video: The Long & Winding Road to Becoming an ACC Coach
"17 moves in 27 years of marriage." That's how UNC football coach Larry Fedora summed up the long and winding road to where he is today. Watch as many of the ACC coaches list off every move they've made to climb the coaching ladder.