Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
Video: Larry Fedora Calls UNC's Opener Versus Georgia A 'Measuring Stick'
How good is North Carolina football in 2016? Larry Fedora knows his Tar Heels will immediately put that question to the test on Sept. 3 against Georgia.
Highlighting the 2016 UNC wide receivers
This year's North Carolina offense is looking to stay on pace with the 2015 squad. Since starting quarterback, Mitch Trubisky, and starting running back, Elijah Hood, will garner most of the attention, we decided to shift the focus to the receiving corps for the Tar Heels. It seems as though this group of guys don’t get the love and attention they deserve.
Video: Larry Fedora vs. Ryan Switzer in Fruit Ninja Virtual Reality
Larry Fedora virtual reality vs. Ryan Switzer in Fruit Ninja: Watch coach take on player in a game of VR Fruit Ninja at the 2016 ACC Kickoff in Charlotte, NC. See who comes out on top, courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
ICTV: Cole Holcomb Interview (Pt.1)
Cole Holcomb joined the UNC football team prior to the 2014 season as a walk-on from New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In 2015 he played primarily on special teams but registered time at linebacker as well. In 2016 he finds himself on the depth chart as a starter. The sophomore sits down to share his thoughts prior to the start of pre-season practice.
UNC Transfer Will Dancy Joins East Carolina Football Team
Offensive lineman Will Dancy will play his final college season for East Carolina after transferring out of North Carolina. Dancy transferred into the ECU program as a graduate student prior to the start of the second summer semester. Dancy missed the 2015 season with a left Achilles injury. He made two starts and played in 23 games for UNC.
What to expect at ACC Kickoff
The Coastal Division side has been difficult to predict. North Carolina went 8-0 in the conference and won the Coastal title by two games last year. The Tar Heels were picked fifth in the preseason. Meanwhile, Georgia Tech, the preseason favorite, finished last in the division. The year before, the Yellow Jackets were picked to finish fifth and won the division.
Three players to watch on UNC football's defense in 2016
Here are three names on North Carolina's defensive side to keep an eye out for in the 2016 season. Defensive tackle Aaron Crawford, linebacker Cole Holcomb, and safety Myles Dorn may not start right away but will see the field a lot as UNC and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik look to develop depth and continue to improve on the defensive end of the field.
UNC Can Calm Coastal Chaos in Preseason Polls
The ACC media will converge on Charlotte on Thursday and Friday to parse the particulars of the 2016 football regular season and offer their prognostications for the best teams and players in the conference. If the recent past is any indication, the media will need plenty of help in accurately forecasting the Coastal Division.
UNC Football: Early Opponent Preview Miami
Last season in Chapel Hill, Miami came in having won two straight. They left with their second blowout loss of the season, 59-21. The year before it was Carolina who was blown out of town on the tail end of two straight wins. Will the trend continue this season in Coral Gables or will the game actually be watchable after halftime?
Ex-UNC RB Ty'Son Williams admitted to South Carolina, plans to walk on
Former UNC RB Ty'Son Williams will return to play football in his home state. The Sumter native was accepted to South Carolina on Tuesday, which should pave the way for him to join the Gamecocks as a walk-on this season. If everything goes according to plan, Williams will redshirt as a transfer and use the GI Bill to pay his way.
How ACC Coastal teams will stack up at season's end
There’s been little rhyme or reason to anything regarding the Coastal Division in recent years, but UNC’s overwhelming talent -- talent that overwhelmed the rest of the division in 2015 -- makes this the closest thing to a safe pick in recent memory. Pitt’s returning pieces will give the Panthers a legitimate shot and I expect Georgia Tech to get back to its steady ways.
Top 100 ACC Football Players
A list of the 100 best players in the ACC this coming season, according to the website Southern Pigskin. Players from UNC: 96. Mack Hollins, 69. Nick Weiler, 64. Nazair Jones, 56. Mitch Trubisky, 53. Lucas Crowley, 49. Des Lawrence, 46. Donnie Miles, 37. Caleb Peterson, 33. Ryan Switzer, 27. John Heck, 26. Elijah Hood, 20. M.J. Stewart.
Larry Fedora grows a beard, people take notice
Sometimes as a North Carolina athletics beat reporter – that is, a reporter assigned to cover one specific organization or entity – you find yourself writing about odd things. Like a head coach’s unique way of speaking. Or a star player’s new hairstyle, which looks a lot like the kind his rivals recently wore. Or, as it turns out, Larry Fedora’s new beard.
North Carolina Tar Heels Football Preview 2016
How effective will new starting QB Mitch Trubisky be? It’s the only serious question for an offense that led the country at 7.3 yards per play a season ago. UNC averaged over 40 points per game in 2015. And not only is the system old hat now in Chapel Hill, but all of the running backs, five of the top six receivers and four starting O-linemen return.
ICTV: Hunter Crafford Interview
In the closing moments of the 2015 ACC Championship football game, the Tar Heels trailed Clemson 45-37. UNC executes an onside kick and Hunter Crafford recovers--only to discover that the play had been flagged. The special teams contributor sits down with Inside Carolina to share his thoughts during the final days of summer workouts.