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Top 10 QBs in college football through week 4

10. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina Tar Heels Tabbed by PFF in the preseason as a potential breakout candidate based on his per-snap grading as a backup last season, Trubisky is starting to establish himself as one of the nation’s best QBs. (Pro Football Focus)

Video: Marcus Paige 1-on-1

Marcus Paige recently sat down with Taylor Vippolis to talk about his UNC legacy and adjusting to life in the NBA. View Video...

Ryan Switzer becomes UNC’s best receiver in the Larry Fedora era

Ryan Switzer is on a 12-game pace to notch 99 receptions for 1,287 yards and six touchdowns, and that’s not even including numbers he could put up if UNC plays in a bowl or the ACC title game. To put that in context, since Larry Fedora was hired before the 2012 season, UNC has not had a receiver surpass 62 receptions or 973 receiving yards in a season. (Today's U)

College basketball's top 20 breakout players for the 2016-17 season

North Carolina's Isaiah Hicks will be required to be a breakout player, essentially. The Tar Heels lose Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson, the latter of which was valued as the most important all-around player in college basketball last year, according to KenPom.com. Hicks, now a senior, should bring in at least 12 points and eight boards per game. (CBS Sports)

Audio: Harrison Barnes explains choosing UNC over Duke

Former UNC basketball star Harrison Barnes joined the David Glenn Show to discuss his college recruitment, relationship with Coach K, winning gold at the Olympics, his deal with the Dallas Mavericks and learning from Dirk Nowitzki. “I didn’t expect for (choosing UNC over Duke) to come back around the way it did when I made the Olympic team,” Barnes said. (ACC Sports Journal)

UNC ranks 3rd among public universities in new measure of graduate success, student learning

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ranked third among U.S. public universities and tied for 30th overall in a new list based on graduate success and student learning published by The Wall Street Journal and the London-based Times Higher Education. The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017 were posted Wednesday. (UNC.edu)

Lucas: Justin Jackson Shoots For Consistency

Developing a more consistent shot was one of four areas Roy Williams highlighted to Justin Jackson (the other three were getting stronger and bigger, developing more explosiveness, and becoming a better rebounder). After submitting his name for NBA Draft consideration, Jackson elected to return to school. One of his first priorities: refine his shot. (GoHeels.com)

Former Tar Heel, Justice-Era Kicker Bob Cox Passes Away

Bob Cox, 90, a kicker on the famed Charlie Justice Carolina teams of the late 1940s, died peacefully on Monday following a stroke. After serving in the Marines during WWII, Bob attended UNC where he was a member of the storied Tar Heel football team that included Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice as a teammate. He also was a member of UNC’s golf team. (GoHeels.com)

Nick Weiler Named A Campbell Trophy Finalist

The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the 156 semifinalists for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy. The award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation. UNC place-kicker Nick Weiler, a third-team All-ACC selection in 2015, is one of the semfinalists. (GoHeels.com)

Larry Fedora Live: Two-Point Conversions

Larry Fedora is a fan of splash plays on special teams, and that includes point-after attempts, where his assortment of formations is designed to keep the opponent engaged after UNC scores a touchdown. In most situations, the checks are not available for the holder to attempt the two-point try, although Joey Mangili saw what he needed to see in UNC’s win over Pittsburgh. (Inside Carolina)

Florida State-North Carolina: By the advanced metrics

The Florida State defense will have their hands full with North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who has yet to throw an interception through four games this season. Trubisky is second in the nation in completion percentage (74.5), eighth in passer rating (178.62), ninth in passing yards per attempt (9.5), tenth in touchdowns (10), and tenth in passing yards (1,306). (Tallahassee Democrat)

UNC Basketball Coaches Clinic To Be Held Oct. 7-8

The 2016 Roy Williams North Carolina Basketball Coaches Clinic will be held on Saturday October 8 in the Smith Center in Chapel Hill. Clinic attendees also will have the opportunity to attend the UNC practice on the afternoon of Friday October 7. Don't miss this opportunity to see two early practices of the 2016-17 season for the 2016 NCAA finalists. (GoHeels.com)

UNC Wide Receiver Austin Proehl Embraces His Father’s Legacy

Facing a crucial 4th-and-6 during UNC’s game-winning march down the field against Pitt last Saturday, UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky found wide receiver Austin Proehl for a first down on a perfectly-executed comeback route. The play capped a career day for the speedy pass catcher who has embraced the pressure of following in his father’s footsteps. (Chapelboro.com)

ACC a confident collective as conference play heats up

Mitch Trubisky has pushed his way into the conversation about the super signal callers of the ACC. Trubisky over two games, completed 30 straight passes. Saturday he hit four consecutive throws on fourth down, passed for 453 yards and five touchdowns. He is the only quarterback in the ACC who has not thrown an interception this season. (WRAL Sports Fan)

20 College Football Quarterbacks Who Had a Breakout September

Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: Trubisky started the year with a tough matchup against Georgia but has been on a tear over North Carolina’s last three matchups. The junior has tossed 10 touchdowns with no interceptions and ranks second nationally by completing 74.5 percent of his passes. (Athlon Sports)

Video: UNC vs. FSU - Fedora and Fisher Ready For The Challenge

The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Tallahassee for a Saturday battle with the Florida State Seminoles. The Heels will need to slow down Dalvin Cook while the Noles will have their defensive sights set on Mitch Trubisky and the explosive Carolina offense. View Video...

Lennie Rosenbluth Tribute Event Scheduled for Oct. 12 in Charlotte

The evening includes food catered by Leroy Fox restaurant, craft beer from Sugar Creek Brewing Co and the highlight will be former Tar Heel player David Chadwick interviewing Lennie Rosenbluth. In addition, former Tar Heel player Richard Vinroot will speak about Lennie's impact on the UNC program. At 83 years young, Lennie is full of stories about his basketball career. (Eventbrite)

Ryan Switzer named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

Ryan Switzer, a senior wide receiver at UNC, was named to the Biletnikoff Award watch list, presented to college football’s outstanding receiver. Switzer is coming off a stellar performance in a 37-36 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday in which he tied a UNC and ACC single-game record with 16 catches, and went for 208 yards with one touchdown. (Charleston Gazette)

Nils Bruening Selected ACC Men's Soccer Player Of The Week

North Carolina’s Nils Bruening has been named the ACC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week. Bruening scored four goals, one shy of the school record and the most by a North Carolina men’s soccer player in 14 years, in a 5-0 shutout of No. 16 Boston College on Friday night to keep the Tar Heels a perfect 3-0 in ACC play. (GoHeels.com)

Florida State Update: Harrison suspended, injury report

Florida State wide receiver Ja’Vonn Harrison has been indefinitely suspended for a violation of team rules. Head coach Jimbo Fisher would not disclose what the violation was when he was asked after Tuesday’s practice. Florida State safety Trey Marshall was seen with a boot on walking out of practice. Cornerback Levonta Taylor was not dressed out as well. (Tallahassee Democrat)


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