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UNC quarterbacks competing for primary role
The final week of spring practice for UNC’s football team arrived and there’s no resolution at quarterback. Nathan Elliott and Chazz Surratt are competing for the primary role after each had starts in 2017. Each player has had areas of emphasis during the spring. Elliott is trying to throw better deep passes. Surratt is concerned with improving his leadership.
Surratt, Elliott Battling for UNC's Starting QB Job
The 2017 season is in the past. The coaching staff has wiped the slate clean as Chazz Surratt and Nathan Elliott find themselves in a quarterback competition once again. The game has slowed down for both players, primarily due to their significant game experience last fall. They both know what to expect under the lights, which was not the case eight months ago.
Larry Fedora On Closing, Crawford, Veal, Being Happy & More
Tuesday was North Carolina’s 13th practice this spring, but with no spring game and the final practice coming up Saturday, this was the final chance to speak with coach Larry Fedora and some of the Tar Heels until the ACC Kickoff in July. Fedora spent time fielding questions about the quarterbacks, other players, and the team’s overall disposition.
Video: Fans celebrate the life of Woody Durham
For a final time, people came out to hear The Voice. For Tar Heel fans, there is only one man referred to by that name, and that is Woody Durham. The iconic broadcaster passed away last month. On Sunday, his family, friends, colleagues and legions of fans turned out for a special celebration of his life. All the fans had their favorite Woody Durham story.
Brewer's Move Opened Opportunity for Protege Luke Paschall
Luke Paschall was a graduate assistant under Gunter Brewer at Oklahoma State and worked with Brewer and Larry Fedora on UNC's offense and special teams for two seasons at UNC from 2012-13. For Fedora, the move to make Paschall the wide receivers coach was a no-brainer given his knowledge of the offense at UNC and Paschall's grasp of the receiver position.
They came to remember Woody
They came to remember Woody on Sunday at Carmichael Arena, in the place where decades ago the North Carolina students would chant his name until he acknowledged the crowd. This was the building where Woody Durham, the longtime radio voice of the North Carolina football and basketball teams, put words to some of Dean Smith’s best teams.
T.J. Logan Ready To Be Unleashed
The Cardinals had several rookies show promise last season, but T.J. Logan was the first. The fifth-round pick shined in the Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys, returning a pair of kickoffs for 71 yards while looking comfortable as a punt returner. But late in the game, Logan dislocated his wrist on a rushing attempt, and a slow recovery kept him out for the season.
Durham Remembered: ‘We Listened to Woody’
A crowd gathered into Carmichael Arena on Sunday for a memorial for the late Woody Durham. The legendary broadcaster who served as the Voice of the Tar Heels for 40 years passed away in early March due to complications with a neurocognitive disorder. Jones Angell succeeded Durham in the broadcast booth and opened Sunday’s ceremony.
Touching Tributes Remember and Honor The Voice of the Tar Heels
Whether it was during the impersonations of his famous calls, the personal tributes from numerous speakers, or the rendition of the James Taylor's "Carolina On My Mind," the goosebumps - or 'cold shivers' as Roy Williams calls them - were aplenty at the memorial service for longtime 'Voice of the Tar Heels' Woody Durham on Sunday in Chapel Hill.
Days with Woody: Favorite memories from the Tar Heel Sports Network
It was great Sunday to see so many of the folks who worked alongside Woody Durham through the years on the Tar Heel Sports Network. The late Bob Quincy was the first, followed by Charlie Justice, the football legend who also left us too soon. Choo Choo teamed with Woody in football at a time my boss and mentor Jim Heavner joined the airwaves in basketball.
Chansky’s Notebook: Woody Durham Stole The Show
All they had to do was play the video. A fantastic celebration of life was held for Woody Durham Sunday in Carmichael, one of the venues where the Voice of the Tar Heels called North Carolina games from 1971 through 2011 – 40 years on the nose. But, as only Woody Durham could do it, he still upstaged every speaker and thrilled the people in attendance.
Woody Durham Provided Memories To Cherish
Woody Durham called nearly 2,000 UNC football and basketball games, including the 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009 national championships, in 40 years as the Tar Heel play-by-play announcer. "But to relegate his impact to just numbers," said Jones Angell, UNC's current play-by-play announcer, at a celebration service Sunday for Durham, "would be a disservice."
Extra Points: The Match Game
Among candidates to provide crunch plays for UNC when needed is junior safety Myles Dorn, who's matured physically and mentally into the player the coaching staff felt he could be when he committed out of Charlotte in 2015. "Give me 20 like him," says first-year safeties coach Tommy Thigpen. "If he stays healthy, he can be as good as anyone in the country."
Tar Heels radio man touched many: Service for Woody Durham brings fond memories
Woody Durham’s impact on University of North Carolina athletics and fans of Tar Heels near and far was often felt by students and athletes in Chapel Hill. It spread for years to follow. That was clearly evident Sunday afternoon as hundreds gathered to celebrate the life of the legendary broadcaster at Carmichael Arena. Durham died March 7 at age of 76.
UNC honors late broadcasting icon Woody Durham
Family and friends of late UNC broadcasting legend Woody Durham gathered in Chapel Hill Sunday afternoon for a celebration of the longtime voice of the Tar Heels. Durham, who did play-by-play for UNC from 1971-2011, died last month at the age of 76. Hundreds came to Carmichael Auditorium Sunday to hear from those closest to Durham.