Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Football.
New Orleans Saints TE Jack Tabb nearing return after injury ended rookie season
Former UNC tight end Jack Tabb isn't participating in New Orleans Saints organized team activities just yet, but he's getting closer and says he expects to be back on the field soon. A year of rehab has increased his strength; now he just needs to do some more on-field work to shake off any rust from the 10-month absence. "I'm in the best shape I've ever been in."
Medical experts unsure about Georgia RB Nick Chubb’s knee for season opener versus UNC
During the 2015 season, Georgia running back Nick Chubb suffered a near career-ending knee injury against the Tennessee Volunteers which prematurely ended his season. Chubb has been hard at work trying to rehab, but while many believe he should be ready and 100 percent this season, some doctors believe it could be a longer road to recovery than expected.
ACC’s most underrated football talents - Ryan Switzer
North Carolina had so many weapons on offense a year ago, Switzer was easily overlooked. He finished with 55 catches, 697 receiving yards and six touchdowns, which doesn’t stand out too much, but he also returned 22 punts for 302 yards and two scores. He averaged 13.7 yards per punt return and his eight total touchdowns were tied for most among Tar Heels receivers.
1-on-1 with UNC coach Larry Fedora: Room for Growth
Larry Fedora: " Even though our offense broke all sorts of records, I think 62 total records this past season, there was still so much room for growth. What we were able to do was break all that down and show the guys, so they were able to see that too. If not, all they will do is just listen to their friends and talk about all the success they had."
UNC DT Jeremiah Clarke Returns; OL Will Dancy Exits
Redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Jeremiah Clarke, who was not enrolled at UNC during the spring semester for undisclosed reasons, is back in Chapel Hill for summer school and is eligible for the fall semester, according to a UNC spokesperson. Will Dancy, a senior interior offensive lineman, is set to graduate from UNC and will transfer for the 2016 season.
Historic breakdown of UNC's football schedule
UNC's football schedule this year features plenty of tough games, starting off against Georgia and Illinois. Then the Heels will have a tough stretch of games in the coastal division and most importantly, UNC will face Florida State on October 1. Let's look at history and see how the Tar Heels have fared against this years' opponents.
Sporting News college football pre-season Top 25
18. North Carolina The Tar Heels were the surprise team in the ACC Coastal Division last season, and Larry Fedora found the right combination on both sides with the help of defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. Mitch Trubisky replaces quarterback Marquise Williams, but handing off to running back Elijah Hood, who rushed for 1,488 yards and 17 TDs last season, should help.
Lions’ Ebron: It’s time to ‘be great’
Despite being 23 years old and having two years NFL experience, Eric Ebron is on the receiving end of a nasty label. Impatient fans didn’t wait long to call Ebron a bust, but Pro Football Focus called him one, too. “It’s a long offseason,” Ebron said when asked about the criticism. “Somebody’s got to make money by selling something."
Panthers safety Tre Boston: 'Trust me, I'm not losing it this year'
Tre Boston is as fun-loving as any member of the Carolina Panthers. Seldom do you see him without that infectious smile or cracking jokes with one of his teammates. This was one of those rare moments. Boston was businesslike, almost defiant, as he proclaimed this year he wouldn’t lose the starting free safety job as he did last season.
Shakeel Rashad on his legacy, future of UNC Football
"I think they are going to continue to get better," Shakeel Rashad told CarolinaBlue about his expectations for UNC football in the near future. "That was the last thing I remember saying, 'if I come back next year for a game and y'all aren't better than last year I am going to be [ticked].' I fully expect them to be better than last year.."
When will the Heels wear Black?
The Tar Heels debuted all-black football uniforms before the 2013-14 season, and it caused quite a stir. Some youngsters thought they were cool and would attract recruits. Others were more bound in their traditions and do not remember black ever being a school color of UNC.
Green Bay Packers sign QB Marquise Williams
Ryan Williams' return to football with the Green Bay Packers lasted only four months. He was released Thursday, when the Packers signed another quarterback, Marquise Williams. Marquise Williams, a 6-2 dual-threat rookie from North Carolina, started 33 career college games and broke more than 20 school records.
1-on-1 with Larry Fedora: The Next Chapter
Larry Fedora sat down with Inside Carolina for a one-on-one interview this week. The UNC head coach discussed how 2016 is a new chapter for both the program and him personally, as they weathered the storm, accomplished a record-setting season, and now aim even higher.
12 College Football Playoff Sleeper Teams for 2016
North Carolina should open 2016 as the favorite in the Coastal, but there are a few roadblocks to a repeat. The schedule is tougher this season, and the Tar Heels still need more improvement out of their defense. While there are question marks, there is reason to believe North Carolina could be a better team in 2016 than it was last year.
Tar Heels confident offense will stay explosive behind new QB
While Georgia fans sit on pins and needles to see how their quarterback competition unfolds before the Bulldogs’ opener against North Carolina in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game, the Tar Heels have essentially known who their starter was going to be all along. And everybody is excited about what the offense might look like with Mitch Trubisky as the full-time starter.