Video: UNC Football - Blue Dawn, Day 3North Carolina football players and coaches were on the practice field before the sun came up on Thursday, continuing their competitive "Blue Dawn" offseason training program in preparation for Spring practice and the upcoming college football season.
Gene Chizik goes in-depth on his decision to step away from coachingGene Chizik has decided to step away from coaching. The 55-year-old Chizik has spent the past two seasons at North Carolina as the team’s defensive coordinator. So what made a relatively young coach who has had a lot of success as both a defensive coordinator and head coach step away from the profession altogether? In the end, it’s all about family. (FOX Sports)
The Book on Mitch Trubisky: Scouting polarizing UNC QBAfter finishing with the fifth-highest completion rate in the FBS and shattering several North Carolina passing records in 2016, Mitch Trubisky is poised to make a meteoric rise from being a backup quarterback in 2015 to a top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The third-team All ACC selection displayed a polished game that is ideally suited for the NFL. (NFL.com)
Seven Tar Heels Selected for NFL CombineThe NFL on Wednesday released the list of 330 players who will attend the Scouting Combine. The Combine will be held Feb. 28 through March 6 in Indianapolis. The NFL Draft will be held April 27 through April 29 in Philadelphia. UNC (7): WR Mack Hollins, RB Elijah Hood, WR Bug Howard, DL Nazair Jones, RB T.J. Logan, WR Ryan Switzer, QB Mitch Trubisky. (Scout.com)
Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC Basketball vs. NCSU, Gene ChizikThe North Carolina men's basketball rematch with North Carolina State is upon us, and in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas preview Wednesday night's game in Raleigh. The pair also look back at the loss at Duke and examine the resignation of football defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Football Blue Dawn - Day 2North Carolina football players and coaches hit the practice field before sunrise on Tuesday for the second day of their Blue Dawn workouts as they prepare for Spring practice and the 2017 college football season.
Carolina Panthers’ Tre Boston Returns Home to Chat with StudentsNorth Fort Myers High School product, Tre Boston, set aside the day to speak with students at Patriot Elementary and Challenger Middle School in Cape Coral. Emphasizing the importance of listening to parents and surrounding oneself with positive people, Boston reminded students of the need for consistent effort both on the road to and while traveling the road of success. (Lee Herald)
Pre-combine rankings: QuarterbacksMitch Trubisky committed to North Carolina over Tennessee, Michigan State, Ohio State, and others shortly after a visit to Chapel Hill before his senior season. He threw for 3,748 yards and 30 touchdowns against only six picks last season. What I like is that he picked a school, was patient in the system and is being rewarded with a first-round grade. (Rivals.com)
Video: Blue Dawn 2017 - Day OneA Blue Dawn rose over Chapel Hill on Monday morning at the North Carolina football team began its pre-dawn off-season workouts in preparation for Spring football practice and the upcoming season.
App State, UNC moving closer to deal for future football seriesAnother high-profile, in-state football series involving Appalachian State is in the works. App State and North Carolina have been moving closer to an agreement, with a series between the Mountaineers and Tar Heels likely featuring three games, including one in Boone, according to sources. (Winston-Salem Journal)
Three years later, Lions TE Eric Ebron continues to polarize NFLEric Ebron polarized fans and analysts alike when then-Lions GM Martin Mayhew made him the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. Some things, it seems, never change. Just in the last week, Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw slammed Ebron for dropping too many passes, and especially easy passes, like the one in the playoff loss against Seattle. (MLive.com)
Draft Profile: WR Bug HowardHoward just locked up an invitation to the NFL Combine which means he is already on some scouts' radars. The rangy, athletic wideout can be a reliable option as a possession receiver or deep threat. He especially excels in one-on-one matchups in short yardage or goal-line situations. (Carolina Blue)
NFL Scout: UNC's Mitch Trubisky is 'top two or three' draft pickUNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky's lack of experience is concerning for NFL scouts, but it might not be enough to keep him from being the first quarterback selected in the NFL draft. In fact, an AFC scout believes Trubisky's draft stock will rise such that he could be selected No. 2 or 3 overall. "He's the guy, a Top 2 or 3 pick. A lot of teams like him up there." (NFL.com)
Report: UNC RB Coach Larry Porter Leaves for AuburnPer a source, Auburn has hired North Carolina running backs coach Larry Porter as an offensive assistant. Porter coached at UNC since 2014. There he developed Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan into two of the top backs in the ACC. Porter is known as one of the nation’s elite recruiters. He was twice, in 2007 and 2009, named as the National Recruiter of the Year by Rivals.com (247 Sports)
Will Julius Peppers leave Packers for Panthers?Julius Peppers is not sure what he's going to do. He will hit the free agency market in March as he has finished the final year of his three-year contract. And with him recently turning 37 years old, Peppers is contemplating retirement. However, if he does not retire, there's a good chance he does not finish his career with the Packers. (247 Sports)
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