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Monday UNC Football Preseason Camp Tidbits - Day 13

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora went full coach speak when discussing UNC's quarterback situation: "I think we got four guys who are still competing. Nobody has separated themselves. We still got to get a lot better at the position to be successful." Fedora also says that sophomore wide receiver Juval Mollette has done some nice thing on special teams. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Monday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora met with the media following the Tar Heels' practice on Monday to give an update on the team's recent scrimmage, the quarterback competition, and building depth. Read More...

The Ups and Downs of Camp

Beyond cutting down on the loafs, Larry Fedora said that there was a lot of improvement from one scrimmage to the next. "We got a lot of the mistakes that were made in the first game (cleaned up), and a lot of the guys that were thinking and not playing fast, there was a lot more energy, because the guys didn't have to think," the head coach said. (Argyle Report)

UNC's Offensive Line Battling Injuries, Attrition

The grind of August has arrived with plenty of adversity for UNC assistant coach coach Chris Kapilovic’s offensive line crew, which lost USC grad transfer Khaliel Rodgers to retirement shortly after camp began. Expected starters at left tackle (Bentley Spain) and left guard (Tommy Hatton) have also missed practice time due to injuries, according to team sources. (Inside Carolina)

Big Plays Define UNC's Second Football Scrimmage

When the North Carolina coaching staff moved Kayne Roberts from linebacker to tailback shortly after the beginning of fall camp, it was unknown how quickly he'd become a factor in the running back rotation. But if Roberts' performance through UNC's first two scrimmages is any indication, his role could become more defined sooner rather than later. (GoHeels.com)

Pressure mounting for Mike Glennon as Mitch Trubisky continues to stand out

Rookie Mitch Trubisky outperformed Mike Glennon in the two-minute drill during practice Sunday. Yes, Trubisky was working against the second-team defense with Mark Sanchez resting an ankle injury, but he was also working with the second offense. Coach John Fox is inventing new ways to talk in circles about his quarterbacks with pressure mounting for Glennon. (Chicago Tribune)

Dillard, Spain Set to Lead UNC Offensive Line

On Monday Larry Fedora essentially named senior Bentley Spain and grad transfer Cam Dillard the starters at left tackle and center, respectively. The fact that Dillard has secured the center spot is huge given the importance of that position for the unity and chemistry of the group. With Spain locking down the left tackle spot, it puts to bed any rumors of a move inside. (Inside Carolina)

Has Bears rookie Mitch Trubisky arrived earlier than expected?

Deonte Thompson's eyes bulged. The Bears receiver knew what he had seen. Sure, it was only one play in one exhibition game, one flash of brilliance during one August snapshot of Mitch Trubisky's rookie development. But man … Third-and-18 from the Broncos 44. Out of the shotgun, Trubisky dropped and set. Trubisky's dart arrived on time and on the money. (Chicago Tribune)

UNC's M.J. Stewart Among Todd McShay's Top Corners

The 2017 college football season hasn't even started but it's never too early to start looking at the next NFL Draft. ESPN NFL Draft Analysis Todd McShay has released his top 10 at each position and a Tar Heel is one of his top cornerback prospects. UNC senior M.J. Stewart is No. 2 on McShay's cornerback list. (Inside Carolina)

Ravens move James Hurst inside to left guard after Alex Lewis is lost for season

James Hurst learned in his first three seasons with the Ravens that he needs to be prepared for everything. As a reserve offensive tackle, he understood that at any moment, he could be summoned from the sideline and asked to block one of the NFL’s top pass rushers. So the transition he is now making — moving from right tackle to left guard — isn’t all that daunting. (Baltimore Sun)

Healthy & Happy, Dajuan Drennon Has High Expectations For The DL

This month, in Dajuan Drennon's last time through fall camp as a Tar Heel, the 6-4, 245-pound senior from Clemontown, NJ, is healthy, happy and excited. “It’s been great. It’s totally different,” he said. “Now, I’m more in tune with what’s going on, I can actually run through the reps with the guys. It’s not as much just watching film, I can see myself making the plays.” (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Ditka, Urlacher weigh in on Trubisky as the Bears’ starting QB

All it took was one good preseason game from a rookie backup quarterback and one bad one from the starter to get Chicago talking. Like many Bears fans, several of the team’s alumni shared their thoughts about Mitch Trubisky’s debut Thursday against the Broncos. ‘‘What I saw out of Trubisky, for a rookie in his first game, I thought was outstanding," said Mike Ditka. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Why a state title will be an uphill battle for UNC football

Although UNC has been the state’s most consistent team over the last 10 years, it doesn’t look like the best heading into 2017. Duke and NC State are the only in-state FBS teams on UNC’s schedule this fall. At least at this point, neither has the look of a “gimme” opponent. For the first time ever, the Tar Heels and Blue Devils will meet in the month of September. (FanRag Sports)

Linebacker Bruce Carter Having Great Camp, Feasting On Jets’ Raw Offense

The pass came down the middle, was tipped by a Jets defender and then linebacker Bruce Carter tried to corral it. The ball hit the turf and Carter pounded the ground. A few plays later, a running back swept to the outside, only to find Carter standing his ground and ruining the play. It was that kind of practice Thursday for the seven-year veteran. He was everywhere. (CBS New York)

With all three starters penciled in, linebacking corps offers North Carolina some stability

Amid a training camp full of new faces, UNC’s linebacking corps is arguably the most stable part of the team. Much of the offense is still under construction, and while there’s a lot of depth along the defensive line and in the secondary, there are still questions that remain. But Larry Fedora knows this: Andre Smith, Cayson Collins and Cole Holcomb will be his linebackers. (Daily Tar Heel)

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