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Mitch Trubisky Named UNC's Starting Quarterback
UNC coach Larry Fedora has officially named Mitch Trubisky the starting quarterback for the Tar Heels season opener vs Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept 3. A junior from Mentor, Ohio, Trubisky won the battle this spring to replace record-setting signal caller Marquise Williams who graduated in December. "He worked extremely hard and earned it," said Fedora.
Starting role sits at linebacker for Zach Brown
Linebacker Zach Brown was one signing that has the potential to start in the front seven in Rex Ryan’s defense. The Buffalo Bills lost two linebackers this offseason to free agency. They also released Tony Steward leaving Brown with a big role to fill at inside linebacker and high expectations for a second wave free agent signing.
NFL player-turned-farmer Jason Brown challenges ACC's brightest to change world
As a senior at UNC, Jason Brown was among 32 athletes honored for academic excellence at the 14th ACC Postgraduate Scholarship awards luncheon. That was 2005. Brown returned for the 25th annual event last Wednesday, this time as the keynote speaker. He was a football player then, bound for the NFL. He is a self-taught farmer now, bound for greater glory.
UNC's early enrollees impress Fedora
The buzz around spring football practice always surrounds the new guys. Sure there is competition at a few positions, but with a veteran team returning many of the spots are decided no matter how much Coach Larry Fedora insists there is a battle going on.
Fedora Talks Heels In Spring Teleconference
UNC football coach Larry Fedora participated in the annual ACC football coaches spring teleconference Wednesday afternoon. Here is what the fifth-year Tar Heels coach had to say.
Larry Fedora discusses offensive line battles
Senior John Ferranto started at right guard in North Carolina's Spring Game on Saturday. The versatile offensive lineman has started both as a tackle and a guard during his UNC career. Based on CarolinaBlue's sources, Ferranto will be competing for the open right guard spot with Brad Henson and Will Dancy as the Tar Heels enter preseason camp.
Eric Ebron presents gift to military family from Operation Homefront
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron got out of the conditioning room Tuesday to participate in a surprise presentation for a Michigan military family. Ebron had the honor of presenting a gift of free groceries for one year from Eckrich for Jeffrey and Kristine James. Eckrich partnered with Operation Homefront to thank, honor and support military families.
Larry Fedora: New Coaches Make ACC Coastal 'A Lot Stronger'
North Carolina had its run of the ACC Coastal Division last season, finishing 6-0 in division play and earning way to a spot in the conference championship game against Clemson. Head coach Larry Fedora says that trek will be more difficult this season. “I don't think there is any doubt about it,” Fedora said during Wednesday's ACC coaches teleconference.
UNC Football Preparing For Tough Season
When it comes to repeating as Coastal Division champions this season, Larry Fedora and the UNC football team will have their work cut out for them. On top of facing perennial ACC powerhouse Florida State at Tallahassee and traveling to Athens to take on Georgia, the Tar Heels will also have to deal with the rejuvenated Miami and Virginia Tech programs.
UNC's Fedora can't be sure what he'll get from UGA offense
There are still four and half months for UNC football coach Larry Fedora to prepare for the 2016 season opener against Georgia, but there remain a lot of unknowns about the Bulldogs' offense. “I think one of the biggest factors is the unknown of the coaching staff,” Fedora said on Wednesday. The teams meet Sept. 3 in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game.
Former UNC Football Players & Their Worthy Venture
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Video: Bad Lip Reading - Tar Heel Coaches Edition
It's Bad Lip Reading, North Carolina coaches style! Originally shown at the 2016 Rammys on Monday, April 18 2016.
UNC's Freshmen Make Most of First Spring
Eight player skipped their final semesters in high school to enroll in January to jumpstart their collegiate careers, and more than a few made their presence felt on Saturday. Running back Jordon Brown led all rushers with 85 yards on 11 carries, while linebacker Jonathan Smith and defensive backs Myles Dorn and Myles Wolfolk were factors on defense.
Cayson Collins discusses linebackers, improvements on defense
Outside linebacker Cayson Collins has shown flashes of brilliant play over his two years at UNC. Collins has demonstrated a knack for being in the right place at the right time to deliver a big hit or force and recover a fumble. Mostly a reserve in the previous two seasons, the 6-1, 235-pound Charlotte native will be counted to be a big time player in 2016.
Chansky’s Notebook: No. 10’s No. 1!
C’mon, Coach, we know No. 10 is your starting quarterback. Dear Larry Fedora, I know all coaches like to keep the competition for positions open, but Mitch Trubisky is your starter at quarterback by a half mile. Heck, half the fans wanted him to start, or at least play more, last season. Marquise was great, but he had his moments when he needed to be on the sideline standing next to you.