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Fedora, Tar Heels facing tough decisions heading into final scrimmage

The UNC football team had the day off Wednesday, meaning that its preparations weren’t adversely affected by Larry Fedora’s trip to Nashville and his date before the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions. It’s a good thing, too, because with so many questions remaining, the Tar Heels and their rebuilding offense don’t have much margin for error before their season opener. (North State Journal)

UNC's Secondary Competition Heating Up

With UNC’s front seven loaded with veterans and returning starters, it’s the secondary that will serve as the largest proving ground over the final week of training camp. There are still known commodities in senior cornerback M.J. Stewart and senior strong safety Donnie Miles. The pair has proven over their careers to be a dependable duo and will anchor UNC’s back line. (Inside Carolina)

Could Chazz Surratt be UNC's surprise starter?

Chazz Surratt — a former N.C. high school star who redshirted last season — has led UNC's first-team offense in both of UNC's private scrimmages this month, according to sources. If he starts in Saturday's scrimmage, that would appear to give the redshirt freshman an inside track over senior Brandon Harris, sophomore Nathan Elliott and freshman Logan Byrd. (Argyle Report)

Friday UNC Football Preseason Camp Tidbits

Grad transfer guard Khaliel Rodgers is back on the team and was in full pads on Friday. "He was taking care of some personal business," Fedora said. "When we get him in the scrimmage tomorrow we'll have a better idea of where he is and how much (missing time) hurt him." Per Fedora there has been no change or decisions in the quarterback competition. (Inside Carolina)

UCF adds former UNC cornerback Mike Hughes

UCF has added former UNC cornerback Mike Hughes, multiple team sources tell Knights247. Hughes, who left the Tar Heels after playing as a true freshman, spent last season at Garden City C.C., where he became a first-team JUCO All-American cornerback for the junior college national champions. Hughes will be eligible to play for the Knights this season. (247 Sports)

Video: Get to know UNC defensive backs coach, Terry Joseph.

Get to know North Carolina defensive backs coach Terry Joseph and see how he motivates his "Rude Boyz" as they prepare for the 2017 season. Joseph is entering his first season coaching in Chapel Hill and twelfth as a college coach after spending the past three seasons at Texas A&M. Read More...

Video: Larry Fedora Friday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora meets with the media after practice on Friday to discuss the Tar Heels' defensive personnel ahead of UNC's September 2 season opener against Cal in Kenan Stadium. Read More...

OL Khaliel Rodgers Returns To UNC Football

USC grad transfer Khaliel Rodgers has rejoined the football program less than two weeks after announcing his retirement, a UNC spokesperson confirmed Friday. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound offensive lineman left the team only days into training camp and posted the following explanation on his Facebook account: "After much thought, I decided to retire from football..." (Inside Carolina)

Putting pressure on Mitch Trubisky key to Bears' development

The Chicago Bears are not feeling internal pressure to rush Mitch Trubisky's development — but the team knows that crucial to preparing the rookie is having him face pressure. Trubisky's debut in last week's 24-17 exhibition loss to the Broncos at Soldier Field increased public interest in seeing the No. 2 pick from North Carolina overtake starter Mike Glennon. (Chicago Tribune)

Nazair Jones makes impressive first impression for Seahawks

Third-round pick Nazair Jones made an impression playing both defensive end and tackle for Seattle in its 41-17 win over the Chargers. “Naz played very well,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We were really excited about him. He played end and a little bit inside. He showed good effort. He had a great play chasing the screen down that we really were fired up about.” (

Mitch Trubisky Turns Up Heat in Chicago Bears Quarterback Competition

It’s clear Mitch Trubisky has moved past the remedial stuff. “It’s so much better than Day 1,” he said. “Now I’m in the huddle and I can visualize the play as I’m saying it to the guys. And they can tell by the way I’m saying it that I know what I’m doing. The more reps the better. I’ve been watching a lot of film, working really hard and feel like I’m progressing every day.” (Sports Illustrated)

Video: Introducing UNC Freshman WR Beau Corrales

North Carolina freshman wide receiver Beau Corrales has made an impact for the Tar Heels during preseason camp, and he looks to carry that momentum into the season opener against Cal on September 2, as Taylor Vippolis explains. Read More...

Freeman "Free" Jones

As Freeman Jones lines up for and then makes a 37-yard field goal, a collective yell echoes from both the offensive and defensive sidelines as Sunday's second scrimmage nears its conclusion. "Free!" screams nearly every player as the ball splits the uprights. It's the same reaction he's elicited from his teammates on his other three attempts of the morning – all makes. (

A Tale of Two Kickers

UNC's football roster boasts three kickers for the upcoming season: Freeman Jones, freshman Noah Ruggles — who comes to UNC as a highly-touted recruit — and walk-on-freshman Cooper Graham, who will likely place behind Jones and Ruggles on the depth chart. During the first scrimmage, Jones and Ruggles alternated kicks from beyond 40 yards. Neither missed. (Argyle Report)

College football's rising stars: The 30 Under 30 coach and support staff for 2017

Annie Hanson, North Carolina, Assistant AD Recruiting Operations & External Affairs: Helped UNC sign Top 32 classes in 2016 and 2017 as Director of On-Campus Recruiting. Recently promoted to Assistant AD, where she helps UNC’s 27 other programs with best recruiting practices while serving as liaison for high school coaches, recruits and their families. (247 Sports)

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