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Video: Mitch Trubisky NFL Combine Press Interview

Former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, the possible No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, speaks with the media on Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine. View Video...

NFL Combine Interviews: UNC RBs Elijah Hood & T.J. Logan

Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan are at the NFL Combine this week, auditioning on the field and in the interview room. And when not being asked about teammate Mitch Trubisky, they discussed their pro outlook. How did UNC prepare you for this opportunity? T.J. Logan: "Really with hard work. I feel like that was instilled in me there and it’s been carrying on." (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football to Wear Jordan Brand in 2017

The North Carolina football team will move to Jordan Brand uniforms for the 2017 season, sources close to the football program confirmed to Inside Carolina on Friday. An announcement from the school is expected in the near future. Jordan Brand is a business unit of Nike, Inc., and UNC’s current Nike contract was signed in May 2009. (Inside Carolina)

Ageless Julius Peppers remains 'valuable asset'

He once thought Super Bowl trips would be routine in his career, and it was hard to blame him. In his first NFL season, Julius Peppers reached those hallowed 60 minutes. If not for New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri’s field goal inside the final 10 seconds that beat the Carolina Panthers 32-29 in Super Bowl XXVIII, Peppers might’ve walked away with a ring. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Elijah Hood says he’ll run angry in NFL after early exit from UNC

Former UNC running back Elijah Hood was all smiles Thursday when he met with the media at the NFL scouting combine. But Hood’s mood did not mesh with how he described his running style. “The way I run the football is angry,” Hood said. Hood, who checked in at 6-feet, 232 pounds, powered his way to 2,580 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns in three seasons at UNC. (Charlotte Observer)

DeAndre Smith Hired As UNC Running Backs Coach

DeAndre Smith has joined the UNC football staff as running backs coach, head coach Larry Fedora announced Thursday. Smith, who played collegiately at Southwest Missouri State with UNC offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic, was hired from UNLV where he had spent the last three months as the Rebels’ running backs coach. He served as Purdue’s running backs coach in 2016. (

Cleveland Browns strongly considering Mitch Trubisky No. 1 overall, sources say

The Cleveland Browns are strongly considering drafting hometown boy Mitch Trubisky No. 1 overall, league sources tell Trubisky, the Mentor, Ohio native, checked off a major box Thursday when he measured 6-2 1/8 at the NFL Combine. Scouts had hinted that Trubisky would be closer to 6-1 than the 6-3 he's listed at in his North Carolina bio. (

Mitch Trubisky measures in at 6-foot-2 and change, exhale now

Well thank God we’ve cleared that up. Answering one of the burning questions of the lead-up to the Scouting Combine, we now know exactly how tall North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Trubisky measured in this morning at 6-foot-2-1/8 inches. (NBC Sports)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2017 Spring Football Preview

Larry Fedora will be trying to rebuild his team after suffering some major personnel losses following an 8-5 campaign that ended with a loss to Stanford in the Sun Bowl. Here are five things to watch: 1. Quarterback Battle: North Carolina will have a new starting quarterback...again. Fedora will look at several options including Chaz Surratt, Nathan Elliott and Logan Byrd. (Athlon Sports)

A year late, 2016's top signees ready for breakthrough

Tomon Fox checked in at No. 194 on ESPN’s top 300 rankings, and he was expected to have a big role in 2016 on the Tar Heels’ defense. An early injury sidetracked that progress, however, and Fox ended up playing just two games. In 2017, however, he’ll be expected to step into a major role at defensive end, a position where UNC’s defense needs a playmaker. (

UNC Spring Football: News & Notes

North Carolina spring football practice began Tuesday under warm temperatures at Navy field, a marked difference from the previous two seasons when cold weather and occasionally snow and ice were on the ground. The weather was just one of many differences from last spring as the Tar Heels took to the field with several new faces set to take over major roles. (

Giovani Bernard rehabbing great; Bengals may spend high draft pick on running back

The Bengals have some decisions to make at running back this offseason. One thing that will factor into those choices will be the health of Giovani Bernard. Bernard is coming off a torn ACL suffered in Week 11, the first major injury he’s suffered in his four-year NFL career. Even so, that’s a brutal injury for any player to come back from, let alone a running back. (Cincy Jungle)

Eric Ebron enjoys Dubai trip, meets Roger Federer

It isn't quite sliding down a volcano or wing-walking or even Matthew Stafford skydiving on his honeymoon in 2015, but Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron has been having an adventure the past couple of weeks. And he has been posting about it on Instagram and Twitter. Ebron has been in Dubai and seems to be enjoying himself traveling with Lions receiver Andre Roberts. (

Miami home of Julius Peppers, Claudia Sampedro lists for $6.45M

He smashed quarterbacks for the Green Bay Packers, but now Julius Peppers is eager to sack a buyer for his Coral Gables, FL, estate. The posh place is available for $6.45 million. Peppers is no stranger to the real estate game. In 2015, he listed his Chicago-area home for $2.5 million. Then in 2016, Peppers put up his North Carolina mansion for $2,995,000. (

Mitch Trubisky faces some challenges with his NFL transition

Some people believe North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky could be selected as high as second overall to the San Francisco 49ers, although there’s a lot of time before the draft for the 49ers to evaluate quarterbacks. Here’s what the 49ers (or any other team that looks at Trubisky in the draft) will have to evaluate: Trubisky will have a big learning curve. (Yahoo! Sports)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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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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