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Darius Lipford settles in at ‘Mike'
Heading into his senior season, Darius Lipford is again adjusting to a new position. Initially a 'Sam' (strong-side) linebacker in UNC's 4-3 defense under former...

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2014
Larry Fedora has the fifth-best roster coming back to Chapel Hill in 2014 and yet North Carolina is just .500 in ACC play over the...

Butch Davis: I want to coach again
National signing day can be the most stressful day for a coach, but Butch Davis isn’t afraid to say he misses it. The former Miami...

Tar Heels to face familiar defensive coordinator
Cincinnati defensive coordinator Art Kaufman doesn't believe it’s ironic that the Bearcats are playing North Carolina in the Belk Bowl. As Kaufman put it, it’s...

Chansky: What Were They Thinking?
James Moeser says that, if he were still chancellor at the time, he would not have fired Butch Davis. And former Athletic Director Dick Baddour...

Despite being cleared in UNC scandal, Butch Davis still waiting for a gig
Asked how tough it would be for him to never get another head coaching job, Butch Davis paused for a few moments. "I'd be very...

The Evolution Of Marquise Williams
It's ironic that Marquise Williams has found his niche in Carolina's up-tempo spread after first being attracted to Carolina under the Butch Davis/John Shoop regime...

UNC-NCSU winner could reap in-state recruiting benefits
The winner of Saturday’s UNC at N.C. State football (12:30 p.m. WRAL-TV) game could and certainly should get at least somewhat of an in-state recruiting...

Tar Heels still paying price for timing of Butch Davis firing
The timing of Butch Davis’ firing may end up costing UNC not one or two football seasons, but three or more. Former Chancellor Holden Thorp’s...

Mark of Fedora to come after Davis recruits are gone
The high-flying offense new coach Larry Fedora promised upon being hired in 2011 has shown sporadic periods of success but hasn’t been consistently good yet...

Ghost of scandal haunts UNC
Two full seasons have passed since Butch Davis last coached a game at North Carolina. Three seasons have passed since Greg Little and Marvin Austin...

Chansky: Cackle On, Coach!
C’mon, Head Ball Coach, surely winning a Heisman Trophy and a national championship are more impressive accomplishments to cackle over on your way to the...

ACC predictions: Clemson, FSU, then questions
Coastal Division: 2. UNC (5-3, 8-4) - Talent was never Carolina’s problem under Butch Davis, it was motivation. Larry Fedora already has proven he can...

2013 North Carolina football's 10 things to know
UNC has weathered an NCAA storm and won 39 games in the last five years. Life is better for the Heels than it was when...

Kareem Martin is UNC's last link to Butch Davis’ D-line
Kareem Martin hopes to be next in one line, the parade of North Carolina defensive linemen through the first round of the draft. No matter...

North Carolina 2013 football preview
North Carolina has had 16 players selected in the past three drafts, including four first-rounders and five second-rounders. That's an offshoot of former coach Butch...

"Beast of the Hill" Returns Friday
North Carolina's football program has been hosting the Beast of the Hill seven-on-seven event going back to the Butch Davis era, and Larry Fedora and...

NFL Draft Notes: Butch Davis' recruiting mojo
Perhaps the most amazing thing that I heard Thursday night came from NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, who relayed something that Butch Davis told...

Ranking the ACC Head Football Coaches for 2013
5. Larry Fedora, North Carolina: Fedora landed at a North Carolina program still reeling from the aftermath of the Butch Davis era. He led the...

Dick Baddour defends UNC's protection of student-athlete records
In a panel discussion Monday about public records, Dick Baddour, former UNC director of athletics, and Jon Sasser, attorney for former UNC football coach Butch...

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