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Mitch Trubisky embracing rookie growth curve: 'It's what I was born to do'

At the end of Tuesday's practice at Halas Hall, Mitch Trubisky bounded off the field with the same demeanor he had on draft weekend in April. His eagerness was obvious. The rookie quarterback was asked how he was feeling these days, all of 22 with the hopes of a franchise and a success-starved city on his shoulders. Trubisky grinned. (Chicago Tribune)

Jonathan Cooper Pleased To Be Honing Skills With Cowboys' Vaunted O-Line

In talking to Jonathan Cooper, who is entering his fifth year in the NFL, the expertise of both the Cowboys’ coaching staff and their offensive linemen was a topic of continued discussion. Plenty of praise is heaped on this team’s front five from the outside, but Cooper learned quickly that the praise is justified. “These guys aren’t just hype. They work hard,” he said. (Dallas Cowboys)

Ranking the college football quarterback transfers in 2017

8. Brandon Harris, UNC: LSU's former starter, Harris will have a second opportunity at North Carolina where he'll attempt to replace No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky. Harris lost his job a year ago because of his inconsistent play. Larry Fedora is as good a QB developer as they come in college football, and he'll give Harris a much better chance for success than he ever had in Baton Rouge. (247 Sports)

Philadelphia Eagles' Mack Hollins explains how he, other rookies learn 'massive' playbook

Last month, Mack Hollins, the 6-foot-4 speedster began the task of learning an Eagles playbook twice as large as the one his coaches used at North Carolina. Hollins said he was taken aback at the size of Philly's playbook when he first got his hands on it, but coaches have eased the rookie class into the NFL by installing offensive formations and plays at a steady rate. (Penn Live)

UNC-Old Dominion Set For 3:30 Kickoff

The non-conference game between North Carolina and Old Dominion on Sept. 16 in Norfolk, Virginia, will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will be televised by the newly formed Stadium network, Conference USA officials announced Wednesday. The game will be the first in the series to be played at ODU's 20,118-seat Foreman Field. (

Why UNC football is the toughest team to predict in ACC Coastal

UNC’s depth will be put to the test this season, which might not be a bad thing for the program given its recruiting success in recent years. Either way, the smart money is on...well...neither betting for nor against this team. It’s true that every team in the ACC’s Coastal Division has at least one substantial question mark for 2017. However, most have more answers than UNC. (FanRag Sports)

Hard work is paying off for Mitch Trubisky

Chicago Bears first-round draft pick Mitch Trubisky is pleased with the strides he's made since participating in his first NFL practice May 12 at the outset of rookie minicamp. Asked what has surprised him most, Trubisky said: "The realization of how much time you actually have to put in to be an NFL quarterback, taking care of your body, studying all day, all night." (Chicago Bears)

Arizona Cardinals waive Mikey Bart

The Arizona Cardinals have waived linebacker Mikey Bart and have signed linebacker Alex Bazzie, cornerback Daniel Gray and wide receiver Chris Hubert. Bart, who played his college football at UNC, signed with the Cardinals as a free agent on May 17. He played four seasons with the Tar Heels at defensive end, becoming a full-time player during his junior season in 2015. (FanRag Sports)

Former Tar Heel Gene Robinson named head football coach at Memphis high school

Gene Robinson has been on one side of the one football's most passionate neighborhood rivalries. And now he'll be getting a chance to view it from the other. Robinson — who starred at linebacker at Whitehaven before going on to a successful career at North Carolina — was recently named head coach at Fairley. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)

Raiders RB Elijah Hood: 'I was praying I got sent to this team'

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie recognized that he had two scat running backs on his roster to pair with an aging Marshawn Lynch and decided to be proactive in selecting burly Raiders rookie running back Elijah Hood in the seventh round. Hood will bring a tough and tenacious running style to Oakland. “I hate being tackled,” he said. (USA Today)

Rookie receiver Mack Hollins looks to continue success story for Eagles

You know that annoying feeling when you just get out of the shower and your phone rings? It happened to Mack Hollins, except it was a call he’ll never forget. The call came from the Philadelphia Eagles to inform Hollins, the wide receiver from UNC, he was their fourth-round draft pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. “I had just gotten out of the shower,’’ Hollins said with a laugh. (

Dallas' Secret Weapon? Ryan Switzer could change offense

The Dallas Cowboys' selection of Ryan Switzer with the 133rd overall pick barely registered a blip on the radar over draft weekend, but the 5-foot-8, 181-pound pass catcher out of North Carolina could be the final piece to the team's championship puzzle. According to those who cover the team, Switzer has been nothing short of sensational during OTAs. (

ACC Football 2017 Predictions

North Carolina was one of the toughest teams to get a read on this offseason. In addition to all of the roster turnover, UNC plays at NC State and catches Louisville in crossover play. The Tar Heels also have road trips to Georgia Tech and Pitt – two key swing games. That’s a lot of question marks for Larry Fedora’s team, pushing UNC to fifth in our Coastal picks. (Athlon Sports)

Life in the NFL can be challenging. That’s where Dwight Hollier comes in

Dwight Hollier has been a crucial part of the NFL’s emphasis on social responsibility in the wake of the Ray Rice situation in 2014. Much of Hollier’s early professional training and experience came at a family violence center, and for the last three years Hollier has made presentations to players, coaches, and NFL employees about domestic violence and sexual assault awareness. (Boston Globe)

Eric Ebron’s attitude is elite

Eric Ebron may not be a superstar yet, but the guy already has the superstar attitude. He owns up to his mistakes, trying to improve in every way. He knows the things that are being said about him, goes out on Sunday to let his game do the talking and they still don’t go away. He knows how much pressure is placed on him, but doesn’t crumble. (Sidelion Report)

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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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