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Ryan Switzer becomes UNC’s best receiver in the Larry Fedora era
Ryan Switzer is on a 12-game pace to notch 99 receptions for 1,287 yards and six touchdowns, and that’s not even including numbers he could put up if UNC plays in a bowl or the ACC title game. To put that in context, since Larry Fedora was hired before the 2012 season, UNC has not had a receiver surpass 62 receptions or 973 receiving yards in a season.
Former Tar Heel, Justice-Era Kicker Bob Cox Passes Away
Bob Cox, 90, a kicker on the famed Charlie Justice Carolina teams of the late 1940s, died peacefully on Monday following a stroke. After serving in the Marines during WWII, Bob attended UNC where he was a member of the storied Tar Heel football team that included Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice as a teammate. He also was a member of UNC’s golf team.
Nick Weiler Named A Campbell Trophy Finalist
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. UNC place-kicker Nick Weiler, a third-team All-ACC selection in 2015, is one of the semfinalists.
Larry Fedora Live: Two-Point Conversions
Larry Fedora is a fan of splash plays on special teams, and that includes point-after attempts, where his assortment of formations is designed to keep the opponent engaged after UNC scores a touchdown. In most situations, the checks are not available for the holder to attempt the two-point try, although Joey Mangili saw what he needed to see in UNC’s win over Pittsburgh.
Florida State-North Carolina: By the advanced metrics
The Florida State defense will have their hands full with North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who has yet to throw an interception through four games this season. Trubisky is second in the nation in completion percentage (74.5), eighth in passer rating (178.62), ninth in passing yards per attempt (9.5), tenth in touchdowns (10), and tenth in passing yards (1,306).
UNC Wide Receiver Austin Proehl Embraces His Father’s Legacy
Facing a crucial 4th-and-6 during UNC’s game-winning march down the field against Pitt last Saturday, UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky found wide receiver Austin Proehl for a first down on a perfectly-executed comeback route. The play capped a career day for the speedy pass catcher who has embraced the pressure of following in his father’s footsteps.
ACC a confident collective as conference play heats up
Mitch Trubisky has pushed his way into the conversation about the super signal callers of the ACC. Trubisky over two games, completed 30 straight passes. Saturday he hit four consecutive throws on fourth down, passed for 453 yards and five touchdowns. He is the only quarterback in the ACC who has not thrown an interception this season.
20 College Football Quarterbacks Who Had a Breakout September
Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: Trubisky started the year with a tough matchup against Georgia but has been on a tear over North Carolina’s last three matchups. The junior has tossed 10 touchdowns with no interceptions and ranks second nationally by completing 74.5 percent of his passes.
Video: UNC vs. FSU - Fedora and Fisher Ready For The Challenge
The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Tallahassee for a Saturday battle with the Florida State Seminoles. The Heels will need to slow down Dalvin Cook while the Noles will have their defensive sights set on Mitch Trubisky and the explosive Carolina offense.
Ryan Switzer named to Biletnikoff Award watch list
Ryan Switzer, a senior wide receiver at UNC, was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, presented to college football’s outstanding receiver. Switzer is coming off a stellar performance in a 37-36 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday in which he tied a UNC and ACC single-game record with 16 catches, and went for 208 yards with one touchdown.
Florida State Update: Harrison suspended, injury report
Florida State wide receiver Ja’Vonn Harrison has been indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules. Head coach Jimbo Fisher would not disclose what the violation was when he was asked after Tuesday’s practice. Florida State safety Trey Marshall was seen with a boot on walking out of practice. Cornerback Levonta Taylor was not dressed out as well.
Gene Chizik talks defensive development
After the 2015 football season’s defensive struggles, it is important for the Tar Heels to prove that they have learned from these mistakes in order to dominate this year. The first few games of the 2016 season seemed like just more of the same—characterized by missed tackles, an inability to stop the run, lack of energy.
Florida State's Dalvin Cook offers unique challenge for UNC defense
Another week, another game-breaking running back for North Carolina to prepare for. One week after defending Pittsburgh’s James Conner and a month after struggling against Georgia’s Nick Chubb, defensive coordinator Gene Chizik’s unit faces arguably its tallest task yet — containing Florida State’s Dalvin Cook. “Dalvin Cook is amazing,” Chizik said.
FSU's Dalvin Cook Yet Another Test for UNC's Run Defense
Georgia’s Nick Chubb and Pittsburgh’s James Conner often prefer the shortest route from Point A to Point B. The next great running back on North Carolina’s early season gauntlet – Florida State’s Dalvin Cook - is more apt to run past opposing defenses than through them. Cook is second in the ACC in rushing yards this season.
Video: UNC-FSU Pregame Hype
The Tar Heels face their biggest challenge of the season at they travel to Tallahassee on Saturday to take on the No. 12-ranked Florida State Seminoles. Get pumped for the game with this hype video assembled by Noles Productions.