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UNC's defensive improvements: fluke or for real?
The who, what, where and when are all falling into place as the Tar Heels continue to improve their defense. But it's that fifth 'W,'...

Cayson Collins discusses UNC's defense
With the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game eight days away, the pressure is on for the Tar Heels to start the season out on a high note...

The ACC's most crucial position battles for 2016
North Carolina - Linebacker: Sophomore Andre Smith and junior Cayson Collins are the only returning linebackers with at least 20 tackles in 2015 -- they...

Cayson Collins discusses linebackers, improvements on defense
Outside linebacker Cayson Collins has shown flashes of brilliant play over his two years at UNC. Collins has demonstrated a knack for being in the...

UNC LB Cayson Collins Up to Speed
A steep learning curve hampered Cayson Collins’ production during his first two seasons at UNC. The junior linebacker is now up to speed and ready...

UNC Spring Football: Leaders emerging on defense
Cayson Collins, Cole Holcolmb and Dan Mastromatteo were seen taking first-team reps at linebacker on Tuesday. One interesting scenario is what junior college transfer J.B...

Gene Chizik on UNC's Defensive Personnel for 2016
What does the early spring depth chart look like at linebacker? Gene Chizik: We’re going to start out with the guys who have been here...

Cayson Collins delivers against Georgia Tech
The light seems to have turned on for sophomore Cayson Collins. “He’s finally understanding what kind of impact he can make based on how he...

UNC Targets Takeaways in Win Over A&T
In Saturday’s 53-14 drubbing of North Carolina A&T, the Tar Heel defense gave defensive coordinator Gene Chizik three turnovers in the span of 12 plays...

Video: Defensive Players & Coaches Thursday Post Practice Interviews
Defensive line coach Tray Scott, linebacker Cayson Collins and cornerback Des Lawrence talk on the nuances of the team's new defense on August 20, 2015...

Sophomore linebacker Cayson Collins makes his case for a starting position
With 17 days until the Tar Heels’ season opener against South Carolina, sophomore Cayson Collins is battling junior Joe Jackson for the final starting outside...

UNC's Weakside Linebacker Spot Up For Grabs
On a defense entering the season filled with question marks, the biggest mystery may be who starts at weakside linebacker. Sophomore Cayson Collins and junior...

Video: Defensive Players Post-Training Camp Day 4 Interviews
North Carolina defensive players Jeff Schoettmer, Shakeel Rashad, Justin Thomason, Cayson Collins, and Des Lawrence discuss the transition to a 4-3 base defense on August...

Fight for Starting Linebacker Spot Continues
UNC head coach Larry Fedora does not mind waiting until the last moment to announce a starter. Now with a new defense, we'll have to...

UNC freshman linebacker Cayson Collins makes promise
North Carolina freshman linebacker Cayson Collins sent out two powerful messages after the Tar Heels's 40-21 defeat at the hands of Rutgers on Friday. In...

UNC's defense looks for answers in bowl game
For impressive freshmen like Nazair Jones, Dajuan Drennon and Cayson Collins, they were dropped into the deep end this year. Bowl practices are a valuable...

Cayson Collins Emerging for UNC
Cayson Collins’ recent emergence at weakside linebacker is actually rooted in a designed plan that began with the freshman starting the season opener against Liberty...

Video: Wednesday Football Post Practice Interviews
Larry Fedora and Cayson Collins discuss potential changes in the kicking game, intensity at practice, and improving tackling after practice on November 5, 2014...

UNC LB Cayson Collins expanding role, production
North Carolina true freshman Cayson Collins is becoming a name all Tar Heel fans should know. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker has become an impact player...

Postgame Chalkboard from UNC-Miami
Miami’s huge offensive line and 260-pound tight ends bullied the UNC defensive front, while gap control problems and poor angles continued to plague the defense...

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