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Expert Poll: Ranking the Best Towns in College Football
9. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Sure, the rolling North Carolina hills are gorgeous and the campus is exemplary, but the food! Chapel Hill prides itself on its farmers, chefs and Southern flavor. This town has a taste for everyone. Just stroll up and down Franklin Street for all of the above, music, movies and much more. It’s beautiful, it’s cultural and it’s uniquely American.
UNC Football’s 10-Win Repeat Chances
In attempting to reconcile UNC’s 11-win season in 2015 with projections in the 8-win range for 2016, it’s important to understand the difficulty in winning 10 games in a season. Only seven elite programs have managed to average 10 wins over the past decade – Ohio State, Alabama, Oregon, Oklahoma, LSU, TCU and Boise State. Twenty-nine teams won 10 or more games in 2015.
UNC boasts one of the top WR corps in college football
When UNC kicks off its 2016 campaign, there’s going to be a lot of “he’s still there?” commentary when it comes to the team’s receiving corps. The Tar Heels enter this fall with a veteran group of receivers made up of players who made their presence felt often over the last four years. Ryan Switzer, Mack Hollins and Bug Howard fill out the starting spots.
Video: ICTV Austin Proehl Interview (Pt.3)
Inside Carolina caches with North Carolina junior wide receiver Austin Proehl as he shares his thoughts during the summer. In this segment, Proehl discusses UNC's defensive players who have impressed him and the key to competing nationally.
Elijah Hood, Ryan Switzer Named Athlon Sports All-Americans
North Carolina running back Elijah Hood and wide receiver/punt returner Ryan Switzer were named to the Athlon Sports 2016 College Football All-American Team on Wednesday. Hood was honored as a third-team All-American running back, while Switzer was named as a fourth-team specialist.
Georgia and North Carolina Share A Long Football Rivalry
Georgia and UNC have met 30 times on the gridiron, with the Bulldogs holding a 16-12-2 advantage. The first game was played in Atlanta in 1895. Fifteen hundred fans witnessed the first forward pass in football history, when out of desperation, the ball was thrown by the Tar Heel quarterback instead of punted and caught by a UNC player for the game's lone score.
Jonathan Cooper: Since breaking leg, things not where I wanted them to be
When New England Patriots offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper looks back on the first three years of his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals, the turning point is obvious -- his broken leg sustained in the 2013 preseason months after he was selected No. 7 overall in the draft. “Things since I broke my leg haven’t quite been where I wanted them to be,” Cooper said.
UNC settles with former WR involved in alleged hazing incident
UNC has reached a settlement in a case involving the alleged hazing of former Tar Heels walk-on wide receiver Jackson Boyer. Boyer was involved in an alleged physical confrontation with teammates in the Chapel Hill hotel the team stayed in during preseason camp on Aug. 4, 2014. Boyer reportedly suffered a concussion in the alleged incident and received a $795,000 settlement from UNC.
Georgia RB Nick Chubb says he'll be back for opener against UNC
Georgia running back Nick Chubb expects to be on the field when his team opens the 2016 season against North Carolina on Sept. 3. Chubb, who missed the last half of the 2015 season due to a torn PCL in his knee, has vowed to "be ready to play in Atlanta" on Labor Day Weekend. Despite Chubb's confidence, head coach Kirby Smart remains noncommittal.
Video: ICTV Austin Proehl Interview (Pt.1)
Catching up with junior wide receiver Austin Proehl as he shares his thoughts during the summer. In this first of two segments, Proehl discusses preparation during the summer and his relationship with his father, former Wake Forest and Carolina Panthers star receiver Ricky Proehl.
Video: ICTV Austin Proehl Interview (Pt.2)
UNC junior receiver Austin Proehl finished the 2015 season with 12 receptions for 225 yards, including a 32-yard reception for a first down in the final regular-season victory at Virginia Tech and two receptions for 94 yards in the victory over Wake Forest. Proehl discusses transitioning to Mitch Trubisky as quarterback and what excites him about the offense.
Ranking All 128 College Football Head Coaches for 2016
36. Larry Fedora delivered a breakout year in his fourth season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels finished 11-3, won the Coastal Division and finished No. 15 nationally in the Associated Press poll. The 11-win season was a huge boost for Fedora after 6-7 mark in 2014. Fedora has a solid 32-20 record over the last four years and has never finished below .500 in ACC play.
Most Revered Name in Kenan Stadium History?
Charlie Justice was the most loved. Lawrence Taylor and Julius Peppers were the most feared. Dré Bly had the knack, Eric Ebron the smile and the stride and Chris Hanburger the scowl and the clothesline tackle. But behind the scenes, the most revered name in football over half a century in Chapel Hill was that of Morris Mason.
Gene Chizik having fun again coaching football
There are two things immediately apparent about Gene Chizik when you visit him in his Carolina blue surroundings at UNC’s Kenan Football Complex. One, this is clearly a man who is relaxed and content with his current situation. And, two, he doesn’t mind telling it like it is. Both are likely a byproduct of the two years he spent outside the game he loves.
Shaun Draughn Enjoying Newfound Stability with San Francisco 49ers
Eight different clubs appear on Shaun Draughn’s NFL transaction log. The focus for the running back is to make the most of his opportunity at destination No. 8 with the San Francisco 49ers. After joining the team on Nov. 2, Draughn rushed for 269 yards and totaled 175 receiving yards in seven games. “I think it was definitely a revitalization of my career."