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Why Mitchell Trubisky has 'potential to be great'

The Mentor native and Mr. Ohio Football emerged as a premier quarterback last season, guiding the Tar Heels to an 8-5 record. In the process, the first-year starter lit up opposing defenses (68 percent for 3,748 yards, 30 touchdowns and six interceptions) as the NFL Draft buzz around him grew increasingly louder. (Cleveland Browns)

UNC football's Austin Proehl motivated by friend he met during hospital visit

Austin Proehl sat across from Joel Poe, a 60-year-old bone marrow cancer patient he met during a hospital visit with the North Carolina football team, talking about last week’s game. The once barren walls were decorated in Carolina blue pictures and posters — a single UNC blanket draped across the white hospital bed. Framed family pictures adorned the tables. (Daily Tar Heel)

Buffalo Bills host free agent QB T.J. Yates

Buffalo is taking a look at a veteran free agent signal caller. The Bills hosted former UNC quarterback T.J. Yates on Friday. Yates, 29, is a former fifth-round pick of the Houston Texans (2011) and played his first three NFL seasons there. After spending the 2014 season with Atlanta he re-signed with the Texans in 2015 before playing last season with Miami. (Buffalo Bills)

Podcast: A Bug’s Life, Episode 2

Cover32/Ravens presents another installment in the Path 2 the Pros podcast series, “Tha BUG’s Life,” where we take a look into the life of WR Bug Howard from UNC as he prepares to the NFL Draft. This week, Bug talks UNC National Championship in basketball, NFL workouts and how they are run, and about his vision for his family. (Cover 32)

Is Mitchell Trubisky a one-year wonder? UNC teammates say that's an 'unfair' label

Among the dings to Mitchell Trubisky's draft profile is that he only started one year at North Carolina, leaving him without the usual experience found in first-round quarterbacks. Trubisky was outstanding in that one year, though, completing 68 percent of his passes for 3,748 yards with 30 touchdowns and six interceptions. (CSN Chicago)

Five Things To Know About New Redskins LB Zach Brown

The Redskins this week signed Zach Brown to a one-year deal. In high school, Brown won the state title in the 100- and 200-meter dash. The linebacker also competed for the Tar Heels, where he ran the 60- and 200-meter events. Brown is also an accomplished wrestler that went undefeated his senior year of high school and took away the state championship. (Washington Redskins)

UNC Football Spring Game Set For April 8 At Fetzer Field

North Carolina will hold its annual Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 8, at 3 p.m. at Fetzer Field. Admission is free. The game will be held at Fetzer Field due to renovations to the Kenan Stadium playing surface. The 2017 Spring Game will feature a fan fest in the Eddie Smith Field House adjacent to Fetzer Field with activities for Tar Heel fans of all ages. (GoHeels.com)

Giants RB Shaun Draughn spends day telling UNC fans he hasn’t gone over to the Duke side

Shaun Draughn bleeds only two shades of blue: Giants blue and Tar Heel blue. And he won’t tolerate any suggestions that he might go turncoat for the Blue Devils. Draughn caught some playful heat on social media after Duke basketball tweeted a photo from Eli Manning’s offseason workouts showing Draughn, Manning and Giants teammates posing with Coach K. (New York Daily News)

The Safest Player in the NFL Draft: Ryan Switzer

With the lack of receivers who can develop into number one options, it is astonishing that the safest receiver in the class gets no buzz. The term “safest” is normally hyperbole when assigned to a prospect, or it’s reserved for a top 10 pick who has a perceived high floor. But I am willing to make an exception for Ryan Switzer and call him the safest prospect in the draft. (NDT Scouting)

NFL Prospect Naz Jones First Pro Purchase: Getting My Family Out The Projects

Forget the luxury cars and flashy jewelry. NFL prospect Nazair Jones says there's only one big purchase he wants to make when he goes pro -- a new house for his family. Jones' story is incredible. The ex-UNC defensive tackle lost feeling in his legs at age 15 and was diagnosed with the rare complex regional pain syndrome forcing him to slowly learn to walk again. (TMZ.com)

Lawyers: Athlete accused of assault didn't break UNC rules

Lawyers say the University of North Carolina has determined a football player charged with sexual battery didn't violate campus policy in his contact with a female student. Attorneys for Allen Artis and his accuser said Thursday that university officials found no violation of campus policy. A misconduct decision against Artis could have led to his expulsion. (Associated Press)

Jason Brown Goes From Football Player To Farmer

The United Way of Alamance County was looking for a speaker who epitomized community service to represent this year’s Taste of Alamance event. That’s when Julie McAteer discovered Jason Brown. Brown, a former offensive lineman for UNC, the Baltimore Ravens and the St. Louis Rams, decided to leave professional football in 2012 to become a farmer. (Burlington Times News)

UNC's Defensive Line Relying on Depth

UNC lost two defensive line starters from last year’s squad – end Mikey Bart and tackle Nazair Jones – but returns the bulk of its three-deep. Jones and Bart were needed veteran leaders last fall, and Drennon has assumed that role entering his senior season. “I feel like I’m going to step up more as a leader seeing that this is my last season at Carolina,” Drennon said. (Inside Carolina)

Country musician Chase Rice discusses his new music, Florida Georgia Line and ‘Survivor’

Chase Rice has lived several lives already — college football linebacker at North Carolina, runner-up on the reality show “Survivor,” NASCAR pit crew member and co-writer on one of the biggest country radio hits of the decade in “Cruise.” But after a decade where he’s inhabited all of those roles, Rice is ready to settle into his latest gig as a solo country artist. (Peoria Journal Star)

Unable to Walk at 16, UNC Lineman Naz Jones Is About to Get Drafted into the NFL

Nazair Jones suffered from the extremely rare Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). There are torn ACLs, shoulder surgeries and broken limbs. And then there's a kid who loses complete control of those limbs, drops 40 pounds and must learn how to walk again. Somehow, Jones did exactly that, starred at defensive tackle for UNC and is now on the verge of the NFL. (Bleacher Report)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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