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Could WR Quinshad Davis win a Detroit Lions roster spot?
Undrafted rookie Quinshad Davis is 6-feet-3, 218 pounds and the biggest receiver on the Detroit Lions. He got some run with the second-team in last week's preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he continues to make plays in practice. "He’s one of those guys that has the body type that you like," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said.
M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 2)
Part two of CarolinaBlue's conversation with North Carolina junior cornerback M.J. Stewart at the Tar Heels' media day. Stewart, who is one part of the ACC's most talented corner duo, discusses the attention UNC's secondary is getting, North Carolina's linebackers, and freshman standouts.
UNC's receivers are among the best in the country
When Larry Fedora brought the up-tempo spread offense to Chapel Hill, it was only a matter of time until the wide receiver position became one of focus. Coming off of a record-setting year, Fedora may have his most experienced and talented receiving group yet. Let’s take a look at some of the key members expected to make a jump in 2016.
The “Rude Boyz” Lead a Much-Improved UNC Defense Into 2016
The NFL’s Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos—two of the last three Super Bowl Champions—won titles largely because of their fearsome pass defenses, known as the Legion of Boom and the No Fly Zone. Meanwhile in Chapel Hill, UNC hopes its talented secondary—the Rude Boyz—can help elevate the Tar Heels to the top of the ACC in 2016.
Coin toss for UGA-UNC set for Vince Dooley, sons of Bill Dooley
The coin toss before Georgia and North Carolina play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Sept. 3 was set to involve former Bulldog coach Vince Dooley and former Tar Heels coach Bill Dooley. Now, the 45th anniversary of the brothers’ coaching meeting in the Gator Bowl will be a time to remember Bill Dooley, who died Aug. 9 at his home in Wilmington, N.C. at the age of 82.
Ranking the ACC Running Back Tandems for 2016
3. North Carolina – Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan: Hood was one of the ACC’s breakout stars last season, recording 1,463 yards and 17 scores. The junior should increase his workload this year behind one of the ACC’s top offensive lines and is an Athlon Sports third-team All-American. The Tar Heels are in great shape with T.J. Logan handling the No. 2 role.
Video: How Jason Brown Found His Dream in Doing Service
Jason Brown set aside a successful pro football career after a personal tragedy inspired him to dedicate his life to helping others.
2016 season preview: No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels
UNC returns seven starters on both offense and defense, most notably RB Elijah Hood (1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns), and four players from my second-best offensive line. Mitch Trubisky steps in at quarterback after completing 40 of 47 passes last season. UNC won't match last year's 11 regular-season wins, but it could be favored in as many as nine games.
Coaches, numbers suggest Tar Heels' offense could be better
After setting numerous records in 2015, the North Carolina offense could be even better this season. Much better, according to UNC coach Larry Fedora, who felt like the Tar Heels left too many points on the field last season, despite finishing ninth nationally in scoring average at 40.7 points. “You realize how many points we left on the table last year?" Fedora asked.
Robert Quinn gets excused to watch sister in Olympics
Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn was excused from practice so he could watch his sister compete at the Summer Olympics in Rio. Quinn's sister is Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, who took first in her heat in the opening round of the 100-meter hurdles on Tuesday. That automatically qualified her for the semifinals on Wednesday night.
Cole Holcomb's trip from walk-on to starting LB
There were no college scholarship offers for Cole Holcomb, at least none worthy of remembrance years later. Throughout most of spring practice in 2015, Holcomb was still a little-known walk-on. Opportunities for significant playing time in practice remained scarce. That led to a second-string position a season ago, and now, a starting position entering the season.
Larry Fedora Live! Returns Aug. 23
Make plans to attend the Larry Fedora Live! radio show at Top of the Hill restaurant in downtown Chapel Hill. The show, featuring the head coach of the Tar Heels, student-athletes and play-by-play man Jones Angell will kick off another season on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The show starts at 7 p.m. and can be heard on GoHeels.com and on the Tar Heel Sports Radio Network.
M.J. Stewart Named All-American by Pro Football Focus
Slot cornerback: M.J. Stewart, North Carolina: Stewart broke out last season, finishing with the nation’s sixth-best coverage grade while allowing opposing quarterbacks a passer rating of just 38.9 when targeting him. He’s a key cog in a North Carolina defense that returns a number of playmakers as they appear primed to make another run at the College Football Playoff.
Extra Points: Mind Games
Mitch Trubisky certainly has the arm—the power to nail Mack Hollins 60 yards down the field, the touch to dink it off to Ryan Switzer in the flat. He has the stature and the speed—6-3, 225-pound frame with an elusiveness that will surprise opponents this fall. But add the mental to the physical and you have the makings of an outstanding quarterback.
Video: OL/OC Coach Chris Kapilovic Mic'd Up at Training Camp
Get a look inside the North Carolina offense like never before as offensive line coach and offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic gets mic'd up at Tar Heel training camp.