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Jonathan Cooper works as first-team left guard for Cowboys

Jonathan Cooper has spent most of his time this offseason working at center for the Dallas Cowboys. But he returned to left guard with the first-team on Wednesday. “A little refresher course,” Cooper said. “It’s been a while, so had to knock the rust off. But it felt great to be back there.” Cooper, 27, is considered the favorite to win the starting left guard job in training camp. (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Video: Larry Fedora is Super Hip

One of the toughest aspects of recruiting top-notch high school football talent is the coach's ability to be "hip" enough to relate to the younger generation. Luckily for UNC fans, Tar Heels football coach Larry Fedora is on top of his game. Read More...

John Fox not worried Mitch Trubisky hasn’t signed Bears contract yet

Mitch Trubisky broke minicamp without a contract. Bears coach John Fox, however, said Thursday that he's “not really” concerned the No. 2 overall pick hasn’t signed his rookie deal yet. Under the collective bargaining agreement, rookie salaries are fairly standardized. “I mean, you know in today’s climate — as opposed to say 10 years ago — it’s completely different,” he said. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Riders QB Marquise Williams: Darian Durant 2.0

For fans who may still be stewing over the trading of Darian Durant, the Riders may already have his replacement. In fact, you might call Marquise Williams "Darian Durant 2.0." Williams didn't join the Riders until they were about a week into camp, but Williams is a quick study and an eager student. And the extra work he's put in hasn't gone unnoticed by the right people. (

Kyle Ralph gives area kids lessons in football basics at camp

Like a papa bear watching over his precious cubs, Kyle Ralph stood near the sidelines of the New Palestine Cadet Football League fields and cast his protective gaze over area youngsters learning basic football skills. He knows one day, in the not too distant future, the youths will feed into his New Palestine High School football program. (Greenfield Reporter)

T.J. Yates steals the show at Bills' minicamp practice

Signed this offseason to replace E.J. Manuel as the veteran backup to Tyrod Taylor, T.J. Yates stole the show on the second day of minicamp. By our count, Yates went 16-for-21, tossing a touchdown during goal line work and capping off his two-minute offense rep with a score as well. Yates displayed a veteran poise on the two-minute drill. (The Daily News Online)

UNC's Johnathan Sutton switches from linebacker to running back

UNC redshirt sophomore Johnathon Sutton will make the switch from linebacker to running back for the 2017 season. The move was implemented roughly two weeks ago. Sutton will workout at running back during the offseason and into fall camp. Sutton confirmed the switch to CarolinaBlue. At 6-0, 230-pounds, Sutton was recruited as a linebacker in the 2015 class. (Carolina Blue)

Triangle Pigskin Preview Set For July 20

On July 20, 2017, The 15th Annual Bill Dooley Pigskin Preview will be held at the Embassy Suites in Cary, NC. Registration starts at 11:00am. The Program begins at 11:30am. The luncheon benefit features Duke coach David Cutcliffe, ECU coach Scottie Montgomery, NCCU coach Jerry Mack, NCSU coach Dave Doeren, and UNC coach Larry Fedora. (

Riders QB Marquise Williams impressing coaching staff with work ethic

Marquise Williams got thrown into quite the situation Saturday night when it came to his CFL debut, but he came through. With the Riders down by three late in the game, head coach and general manager Chris Jones decided to let Williams come into the game despite the fact he had limited reps with the team having signed after training camp started. (620 CKRM)

Giovani Bernard may not be ready for Week One

The Bengals drafted running back Joe Mixon in the second round of this year’s draft in a move that’s sure to impact Giovani Bernard’s role on the team moving forward. Bernard is going to have to get healthy before we’ll find out how much that role will change, however. Bernard tore his ACL last season and has not yet been cleared for a full return to football activities. (NBC Sports)

Team security guard mistakens Ryan Switzer for Cowboys’ new kicker

The Cowboys are excited about fourth-round pick Ryan Switzer, expecting to use him all over the field this season. But that doesn’t mean everybody at The Star knows who he is yet. Switzer tweeted he was working out at the team facility Sunday when a security guard misidentified the 5-foot-8, 181-pound receiver. (NBC Sports)

Despite revenue gap, ACC competing nationally like never before

ACC men’s basketball has produced four national semifinalists in the last three seasons, with Duke in 2015 and North Carolina in ’17 cutting down the nets. A record six teams from the league reached the 2016 regional semifinals, the same season in which ACC squads combined to win a record 19 NCAA tournament games. (Daily Press)

UNC Football early opponent preview: NC State Wolfpack

Seven of NC State's upcoming opponents finished last season with a winning record and eight made a bowl game. Under coach Dave Doeren, NC State is 3-23 in games against Power Five teams with a winning record. All three of those wins came last season. State has a much harder nonconference schedule compared to the cupcake slate they normally play. (Keeping It Heel)

Bears' Mitchell Trubisky knew he'd be an NFL quarterback in first grade

Everyone in Mentor, Ohio, knew that Mitchell Trubisky was going to be special. Including young Mitchell. In a segment "Rolling With the Rookies," Trubisky, his family and those in Mentor reflect on the quarterback's path to the NFL. His mother said that Trubisky wrote for a school assignment in first or second grade that he wanted to "play in the NFL and be a football star." (CSN Chicago)

Five With Fedora: Spring Recap

Larry Fedora: "Last spring was different than this spring because we had so many familiar faces at the top of the depth chart. We have that on the defensive side of the ball this year, but on offense we're replacing a lot of guys. This spring I really enjoyed watching the new guys step up to that challenge and work to develop themselves and make this team better." (

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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