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Be warned: Robert Quinn believes he can improve

Forget for a moment the freakish athleticism. Put aside the elite speed. Don't acknowledge the explosive ability to transition from quickness to power. All of those things combine to form the pass rushing terror that is St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn. Now consider Quinn just turned 24 in May and members of his coaching staff still believe him to be something of a pass rushing neophyte. (ESPN.com)

Video: Caleb Pressley Hosts 2014 UNC Football Ladies Clinic

Caleb Pressley interviews Shakeel Rashad, Travis Hughes, Jackson Boyer, and Alex Bales during Player Panel at 2014 UNC Football Ladies Clinic. View Video...

Four Tar Heels No Longer On Football Team

Four scholarship players are no longer with the Tar Heel football team, a UNC spokesperson confirmed to Inside Carolina on Wednesday. Defensive tackles Shawn Underwood and Greg Webb, offensive guard J.J. Patterson and linebacker Clint Heaven will not be with the team when it holds its first training camp session on Friday morning. (Inside Carolina)

UNC wants Willingham case moved to federal court

The University of North Carolina Wednesday asked to have a civil suit filed by a former academic adviser heard in federal court rather than at the county level. Mary Willingham, who claims that the university put player eligibility above academic integrity for years, filed the suit in Wake County, alleging that UNC retaliated against her for speaking about the academic performance of revenue-sport athletes. (WRAL.com)

Jeff Schoettmer Stabilizing the Middle

Jeff Schoettmer arrived in Chapel Hill three years ago as an unheralded walk-on from Dallas, Tex. The 6-foot-2, 233-pound middle linebacker now enters his fourth season as UNC’s leading returning tackler. Following the Tar Heels’ 2013 spring practice, associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning highlighted Schoettmer, who played ram in 2012, as a strong candidate for playing time at linebacker. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC Ladies Football Clinic

The 2014 Ladies Football Clinic included coaching demonstrations, a players panel, and running out of the tunnel onto Kenan Stadium Field. View Video...

Top ACC Football Players: Numbers 11-15

13. Ryan Switzer, UNC: It speaks volumes about a player's game-breaking ability when he ranks No. 13 on the list following a season with just 32 catches and 341 yards receiving. But Switzer is dynamic on special teams. He returned 25 punts last season and he took five back for touchdowns, tying an NCAA record. Scoring on 20 percent of your punt returns is an unheard of number. (ESPN.com)

Football Schedule Preview: Duke

2013 season marked the first ever time in the history of the BCS that Duke finished in the final BCS rankings (No. 24). Head coach David Cutcliffe, who has an SEC pedigree having served as a longtime assistant at Tennessee and head coach at Ole Miss., seems to have finally made this program relevant in the ACC. (Inside Carolina)

Women's Soccer Team Featured In Sports Dynasties Magazine

North Carolina's women's soccer program, producers of 22 national collegiate championships since 1981, has been named the sixth greatest team of all-time in Beckett Entertainment's Sports Dynasties Magazine released this month. (GoHeels.com)

UNC optimistic on defensive front

The defensive front was an area of concern in 2013 that lost its biggest star, and yet Larry Fedora still thinks there’s cause for optimism. “We have quite a few guys we feel comfortable with in the rotation.” That list starts with Norkeithus Otis, who returns at UNC’s bandit position as the team’s most fearsome pass rusher. Behind Otis, Fedora believes Shakeel Rashad is ready to blossom. (ESPN.com)

Mariners move hot-hitting Dustin Ackley to leadoff spot

In 11 games since the All-Star break, Ackley is hitting .444 (20 for 45) with seven doubles and one triple. Ackley says he won’t change anything — he’ has done it enough to know that you can’t do that and hit leadoff. He won’t be trying to channel Rickey Henderson. “In Triple A, when I started leading off, I think it was kind of getting those thoughts out of your head,” he said. (Seattle Times)

Fedora, Doeren & Cutcliffe compare their six packs

Following last week's "Kickoff" event in Greensboro, various coaches from the conference went through the ESPN carwash. While Florida State's Jimbo Fisher was clearly the belle of the ball in Bristol, never underestimate the power of shirtless beach photos to steal some of the spotlight and go viral. North Carolina's Larry Fedora did exactly that when ESPN's Brett McMurphy highlighted one of his daughter's beach photos on Twitter. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Football Still Shaping Mike Morton

Former UNC linebacker Mike Morton made 214 tackles for A.L. Brown high school as a senior in ‘89, an extraordinary performance that would put him on the road toward a Super Bowl ring. The 42-year-old Morton’s life isn’t all football — he was a very good baseball player, he’s a devoted family man, and he’s a successful Kannapolis dentist — but it was football that shaped what’s happened to him and for him. (Salisbury Post)

UNC Switch Shooter Nate Britt Relishing Summer Preparations

Nate Britt’s shooting background is interesting to say the least. But he’s changed his mind on his shooting hand after struggling with his accuracy from the field last season. But Britt says it wasn’t his decision alone to make the switch. It was a group call made by his father and coaches. Britt acknowledges that the news may come as a shock to most of the public, but he says it’s no big deal for him personally. (Chapelboro.com)

Malik Simmons Models Swagger After Deion Sanders

UNC cornerback Malik Simmons says confidence is crucial for the cornerback position in particular. "It's usually a lot of one-on-one," said Simmons. "So if you feel like the man in front of you is better than you, then usually he'll beat you." Simmons had 47 tackles in 13 games at UNC last season. He says he models his game, and his swagger after Deion Sanders. (WINK News)

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