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Evaluating UNC's Quarterback Trio

As Mitch Trubisky heads to the NFL, UNC will enter spring practice with a trio of scholarship quarterbacks to evaluate. Even if UNC lands a graduate transfer at the position, that player would not arrive until fall camp. What do each of the three players that will compete during the spring bring to the table? Offensive coordinator Chris Kapilovic provided a breakdown. (Inside Carolina)

Top 5 Quarterbacks Entering the NFL Scouting Combine

2. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: In 13 games, Trubisky threw for 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns with just six interceptions. Considered one of the more accurate passers in this draft class, Trubisky will need to continue to improve his footwork. He has the size (6-3, 220) teams are looking for at quarterback, but must overcome concerns about his lack of experience. (Athlon Sports)

John Papuchis Providing Continuity for UNC's Defense

On the last two occasions North Carolina changed defensive coordinators, different schemes came in tow. With John Papuchis stepping into that role for 2017, don’t expect such seismic changes. Expect continuity, with potential tweaks. Even in terms of staff structure, Coach “J.P.” - as he introduces himself - will emulate Gene Chizik’s approach. (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky will do everything at NFL Combine except bench press

Former UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky will participate in everything except the bench press at next week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, according to Trubusky’s father. Though subject to change, it’s noteworthy because some top prospects skip their group’s workout session and instead choose only to throw or fully work out on their own campuses. (NBC Sports)

Larry Fedora: Mitch Trubisky will measure '6-2 or a little taller

UNC coach Larry Fedora laughed when asked if his star quarterback Mitch Trubisky will measure 6-foot-1 at the NFL Combine next week instead of the 6-3 he's listed at in his Tar Heels bio. "I think it's funny,'' Fedora told cleveland.com on Wednesday. "I love this time of the year watching how they just tear every kid apart. I promise you Mitch will be tall enough." (Cleveland.com)

Starting Point for UNC's Offensive Line

Chris Kapilovic knows that UNC’s offense has to retool in 2017. Though “Coach Kap” is the offensive coordinator, he’s also the offensive line coach, and he knows that position will have to account for attrition. Gone are center Lucas Crowley and right tackle Jon Heck, and also Caleb Peterson. What will the starting five look like when spring ball opens next Tuesday? (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky to Take Part in Jon Gruden’s QB Camp

Jon Gruden’s QB Camp series, a signature element of ESPN’s annual pre-NFL Draft coverage, returns for its eighth year this spring. In the coming weeks, Gruden will welcome seven quarterbacks, including former UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky, to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando where he’ll spend time with each prospect in the film room and on the field. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heels Decide on DeAndre Smith for Running Backs Coach

UNC will fill its final football coaching staff vacancy with the hiring of DeAndre Smith for the running backs position, sources have confirmed. Smith, who coached running backs at Purdue last season, replaces Larry Porter, who left UNC earlier this month for Auburn. Prior to Purdue, Smith's stops have included Syracuse New Mexico, Illinois and UNLV. (Inside Carolina)

5 Newcomers to Watch for UNC Football in 2017

Finding a replacement for quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be at the top of UNC coach Larry Fedora's priority list this spring. There will also be openings at wide receiver, running back, and offensive line. Defensively, tackle Nazair Jones opted for the NFL and the secondary will need some new pieces. Here are five newcomers that will push for playing time in 2017. (Athlon Sports)

Larry Fedora on Gene Chizik's departure, future of his defense

When Larry Fedora hired Gene Chizik to fix the UNC defense two years ago, it came with the understanding that it could be a temporary arrangement. Chizik left his family behind at Auburn to take the job, but never felt comfortable being so far away from them for so long. So after this last recruiting cycle ended, Chizik told Fedora he wanted to return home to his family. (ESPN.com)

Report: Packers LB Julius Peppers ‘appears to be done in Green Bay’

Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers lined up for only 56.9 percent of the team’s defensive snaps in 2016, according to Football Outsiders, perhaps signaling the nine-time Pro Bowler will be allowed to test free agency this March. At least that’s the sense Rob Demovsky for ESPN.com is getting, writing Peppers “appears to be done in Green Bay” on Thursday. (All 22)

ACC football schedule review: North Carolina Tar Heels

Larry Fedora has turned North Carolina into a power player over the past two seasons, but 2017 represents a changing of the guard. Virtually every skill player who contributed on the offense is gone, as are Nazair Jones, Des Lawrence and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. So, can the rebuilt Tar Heels of 2017 make some noise in the Coastal? (ESPN.com)

Nick Weiler Among 2017 NFL Combine's Biggest Snubs

10. Nick Weiler, K, North Carolina: You might remember Weiler for his tomahawk chop celebration after drilling a 54-yarder to beat Florida State. He did not build on that moment with a great season (15 of 21 on field goals), but he was 7 of 10 from beyond 40 yards (3 of 5 from 50-plus). Four kickers, five punters and two long snappers are headed to the combine. (Sports Illustrated)

Video: UNC Football - Blue Dawn, Day 5

North Carolina football's players and coaches were hard at work on the practice field before the sun rose on Monday as they participate in their offseason "Blue Dawn" workouts ahead of Spring practice and the 2017 college football season. View Video...

North Carolina And Appalachian State Agree To Football Series

North Carolina and Appalachian State have agreed to a three-game football series to be played in 2019, 2022 and 2023. UNC will host the Mountaineers on Saturday, September 21, in 2019 in Chapel Hill. In 2022, UNC will play in Boone, N.C., on September 3. The following year, the Tar Heels will host Appalachian State on September 9, 2023, in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)

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

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD

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
Georgia Tech4-49-4

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

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