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Can UNC’s defense take a step forward in 2017?
UNC is losing three defensive starters to graduation — cornerback Des Lawrence, defensive end Mikey Bart and safety Dominquie Green. In addition, defensive tackle Nazair...

UNC CB M.J. Stewart Returning for Senior Season
UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart announced Saturday he will return for his senior season in 2017. Stewart had been evaluating the opportunity to forego his final...

Holcomb, Stewart help lead UNC defense
If the Tar Heels are going to be successful against Stanford in this year's Sun Bowl on Friday, the play of linebacker Cole Holcomb and...

Turner's Take: Decisions, Decisions
In addition to Mitch Trubisky, three more juniors –tailback Elijah Hood, cornerback M.J. Stewart and safety Donnie Miles– have all asked the UNC coaching staff...

UNC Player Post-Citadel Interviews
Video interviews with Tar Heel players following North Carolina's 41-7 win over The Citadel in Chapel Hill on Saturday: T.J. Logan, Dominiquie Green, Ryan Switzer,...

M.J. Stewart's competitiveness, instincts, and drive set him apart
How good is UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart? We have heard he is a great talent --- Pro Football Focus raved about Stewart before the season,...

Video: UNC Football - Juniors Leading the Charge
Mitch Trubisky and M.J. Stewart have both had amazing seasons as they look to repeat as Coastal Champions. Taylor Vippolis breaks down their performances against...

Larry Fedora Live: Secondary Lockdown
The success of UNC’s secondary this season has often been overshadowed by the defensive struggles up front. The unit was finally allowed to shine in...

Film review: Cornerback MJ Stewart stands out for UNC secondary
There’s plenty of praise for UNC's defensive line, especially for Jeremiah Clarke and Malik Carney. Defensive tackle Nazair Jones also deserves credit as the leader...

UNC defense comes up big in 20-13 win against Miami
North Carolina turned in its best defensive performance of the season, limiting No. 16 Miami to 13 points. Multiple defenders made big plays for the...

Tar Heels looking to turn around turnover woes vs. Miami
There’s no hiding behind coach speak on this topic. Athletes and coaches often give clichéd answers when asked about specific issues, many times dodging unpleasant...

Ranking the ACC's Top 40 Players for 2016
North Carolina: 8. Elijah Hood, RB, Hood possesses a good blend of size, speed and power and emerged as one of the nation’s top...

M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 2)
Part two of CarolinaBlue's conversation with North Carolina junior cornerback M.J. Stewart at the Tar Heels' media day. Stewart, who is one part of the...

M.J. Stewart Named All-American by Pro Football Focus
Slot cornerback: M.J. Stewart, North Carolina: Stewart broke out last season, finishing with the nation’s sixth-best coverage grade while allowing opposing quarterbacks a passer rating...

M.J. Stewart Q&A (Part 1)
CarolinaBlue spoke with UNC junior cornerback M.J. Stewart. Stewart discussed defensive leaders, the new standard for UNC, and the defense being overlooked. Who are the...

New heart of UNC defense is in its secondary
Larry Fedora is looking to the back of his defense to set the tone this season, where seniors Des Lawrence and Dominique Green have taken...

ICTV: M.J. Stewart Interview
The 2015 All-ACC second team member (ACSMA) and All-ACC honorable mention (Coaches) M.J. Stewart finished last season with 18 passes defended, 14 pass breakups, 62...

UNC could have the best corner duo in the nation
Overlooked in North Carolina’s 11-win season was the performance of the Tar Heels’ secondary. The corners, in particular, are incredibly talented. Senior Des Lawrence and...

Top 100 ACC Football Players
A list of the 100 best players in the ACC this coming season, according to the website Southern Pigskin. Players from UNC: 96. Mack Hollins,...

The ACC's 15 Most Underrated Football Players for 2016
Des Lawrence/M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina: Both Lawrence and Stewart earned a mention on the ACC’s all-conference team last season, but these two players deserve...

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