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Eagles Rookie Profile: Mack Hollins is a great jump ball target

Mack Hollins is a little weird, but in the best way. He wants to own an aquarium after he's done with football, for example. But he's a consummate teammate and has had zero character problems or even rumblings of discontent. He retweets stuff about his teammates and fellow UNC athletes constantly, and the bond between all the UNC receivers was obvious during his career. (Bleeding Green Nation)

Mitch Trubisky on 1st Bears practice: ‘They wanna see me run the show’

He started with flash cards. In the two weeks after he was selected as the surprise No. 2 draft pick, Mitch Trubisky took the Bears’ playbook and condensed it into 3×5 cards to teach himself formations and phrasing. "Just hours on hours,” he said. “I pretty much don’t stop studying until I feel comfortable. And then I go to bed, wake up and do it again.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

Tre Boston bolts to LA, signs with the Chargers

After making three trips to NFL teams, free-agent safety Tre Boston signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday. After three seasons with the Carolina Panthers, the former North Fort Myers and North Carolina standout is going to a football franchise that will move from San Diego to a 30,000-seat stadium in 2017. (The News-Press)

Mitch Trubisky makes fine showing in Bears rookie minicamp debut

Give credit to John Fox. It's rookie camp. The Bears' next game is four months away. But his sarcastic wit Friday was in regular-season form. Moments after quarterback Mitch Trubisky finished his first pro practice, the first session of the Bears' three-day camp, Fox faced the two dozen reporters that came to Halas Hall to see the future. (Chicago Tribune)

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky's Toyota makes it to Chicago

When Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace met Mitchell Trubisky during the pre-draft process, he was taken back by Trubisky's mode of transportation. Trubisky arrived to his workout with the Bears in North Carolina driving the 1997 Toyota Camry given to him by his grandmother. If drafted by Chicago, Pace wanted Trubisky to bring it to town. (Cleveland.com)

Elijah Hood 'turned heads' at Raiders' rookie minicamp

Want a sleeper coming out of last weekend’s rookie minicamps? Keep an eye on Oakland’s seventh-round pick Elijah Hood, a 232-pound hammer of a tailback who turned the heads of the offensive staff. Marshawn Lynch has impressed the Raiders coaches with the kind of shape he’s kept himself. Between Hood and Lynch, Oakland looks set at running back. (Sports Illustrated)

Why "Fearless" WR Ryan Switzer Will Quickly Become A Fan Favorite In Dallas

Dallas is deep at wide receiver, RyanSwitzer will have to work to earn snaps. What factors in his game are going to stand out and earn those opportunities for him? Speed and grit. Switzer is pretty fearless, and he’s a hard worker. If the difference between making it and failing is whether he’s willing to work, bet on him making it. (Blogging The Boys)

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Gunter Brewer Special

On this week’s show, North Carolina wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer joins the Tar Heel Blog Podcast to talk about his career as a college football coach. We also discuss the Tar Heels who were recently drafted in the NFL Draft, and we will look ahead to next season for the football team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chansky’s Notebook: Proud Part of Procession

Of the 6,010 UNC students who graduate this weekend, about 95 of them will be varsity athletes. That is just under 1.6 percent of the graduating class, but a high percentage of all the senior athletes at UNC – where they graduate on par with, or at a higher percentage than, the overall student body. It is getting better, witness the Tar Heel teams with near-perfect Academic Progress Reports. (Chapelboro.com)

Bears’ Mitch Trubisky reports for work — with hand-me-down car

Mitch Trubisky has already kept one promise. When GM Ryan Pace met with the quarterback in March, he made him vow to drive his tan 1997 Toyota Camry to Halas Hall if the team drafted him. Thursday, he pulled the car with a North Carolina vanity plate — a hand-me-down from his grandmother —into the parking lot. Friday, he’ll have his first pro practice. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Video: Brandon Harris - UNC Dual-Threat QB

The Tar Heels come into this season looking for a new quarterback. A likely contender for the job is LSU transfer QB Brandon Harris. Harris brings 2,756 yards passing and 20 touchdowns with him in hopes that he can be the guy for the Heels. Check out the UNC Dual-Threat QB in this ACC Football Spring Spotlight. View Video...

ACC, Notre Dame Announce Future Football Matchups

As part of the ongoing agreement, Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the five football games that will be played annually between the Fighting Irish and members of the league from 2026 through 2037. 2026: Notre Dame at North Carolina; 2030: North Carolina at Notre Dame; 2031: Notre Dame at North Carolina; 2036: North Carolina at Notre Dame. (The ACC)

New Eagles WR Mack Hollins bringing his snakes with him to Philly

When Eagles' fourth-round pick Mack Hollins drives up to Philadelphia from his hometown Rockville, Maryland, he's going to have two companions. His snakes. Hollins, the UNC receiver, is a big fan of exotic animals. His two snakes — a ball python and a sunglow boa — were sitting by him as he spoke on a conference call with Philly reporters on Saturday afternoon. (CSN Philly)

What NFL scouting reports said about Ryan Switzer: He's small, but has a junkyard dog attitude

All kinds of draft grades and evaluations about NFL prospects have come out since the draft. Here are some tiny snippets of what scouts and media websites were saying about fourth round pick Ryan Switzer prior to the draft. Strengths: Reliable pass catcher with low career drop rate. ... Owns comeback routes by driving hard back to the throw. (Dallas Morning News)

Regardless of his position, Rams need a healthy Robert Quinn

One of the early impressions of new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is that he wants his guys to play fast, to play with confidence, so the instructions are straightforward, a refreshing development for a Los Angeles Rams defense that will convert from a 4-3 to a 3-4. The biggest transition will be by Robert Quinn, the veteran defensive end who is now an outside linebacker. (ESPN.com)

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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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