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Spring Football Game: What To Look For

North Carolina will hold its annual spring game Saturday at 3 p.m. at Kenan Stadium. A year ago, the team held a scrimmage at Rocky River High School outside of Charlotte because a new drainage system was being installed underneath the field at Kenan. But it wasn’t an actual spring game, so Saturday’s affair will be interesting in that respect, and also because there are plenty of story lines worthy of noting. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Competition a top priority at UNC spring football game

Whether it’s nothing more than a motivational ploy or actual competition, in Larry Fedora’s eyes, everyone on UNC's roster will be playing for a job during Saturday’s annual Spring Game at Kenan Stadium. “I want every guy on our football team to feel like they earned what they’ve got, that nobody gave them anything,” Fedora said after a recent spring practice. (Wilmington Star News)

Video: UNC Football ACC Coastal Championship Ring Day

ACC Coastal Division Champs! Now that has a nice ring to it. Watch the North Carolina football team receive their Coastal Division championship rings at the Kenan Football Center on Friday. View Video...

Trubisky working through spring to seize job as UNC's top QB

Mitch Trubisky has watched from the sideline, taken a handful of key game reps and waited for his chance to take over as UNC's top quarterback. He's getting his first shot to earn that job through spring drills. The rising redshirt junior heads into Saturday's spring game as the front-runner to be the starter in a fast-paced offense that set program records for yards, touchdowns and overall scoring last year. (Associated Press)

North Carolina has questions in the trenches as spring practice wraps up

There’s a new starting quarterback, a new offensive coordinator and a number of new faces in big roles on defense, but as North Carolina winds down spring practice with Saturday’s spring game, the Tar Heels are feeling awfully good about the direction of the program. Here are three things to watch in Saturday’s finale. (ESPN.com)

UNC spring football game returns to Kenan Stadium on Saturday

The 2016 North Carolina spring football game returns to Kenan Stadium after a one-year hiatus on Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m. Admission is free and several events are planned for fans of all ages. Last year, the Tar Heels were unable to play at Kenan while a new storm water drain pipe was installed under the grass surface. (Chatham Journal)

Spring Game Gives Chance for UNC Football’s New Stars to Shine

It may not be exactly the same as it is in the fall—with another team on the opposite sideline ready to do battle—but the UNC football team has plenty of reasons to be excited about Saturday’s spring game. For fans, coaches, and teammates alike, it seems everyone in Chapel Hill is anxious to see the debut of junior Mitch Trubisky as the team’s starting quarterback. (Chapelboro.com)

5 things to watch for in the UNC football spring game

After seeing limited time under center in his first three years at Chapel Hill, redshirt junior Mitch Trubisky is expected to be UNC’s starting quarterback. His first chance to prove he can maintain the Tar Heels’ offensive success following the graduation of Marquise Williams — who led the team to an 11-1 regular season record in 2015 — comes on Saturday. (Daily Tar Heel)

UNC football coach's wives 'superwomen'

None of them knew what they were getting into. Well, that’s not quite true. Mia Heckendorf’s father coached, so she had some inkling of what it meant when Keith Heckendorf, the current quarterbacks coach for North Carolina, asked her to marry him back when he was still just a graduate assistant at Nebraska. She said yes anyway. (Daily Tar Heel)

Trubisky trying to fill role left by Williams with Carolina football team

Mitch Trubisky’s big step in 2016, and one of the biggest steps for UNC, is filling the shoes left behind by quarterback Marquise Williams. Trubisky is the only experienced quarterback Coach Larry Fedora has on his roster. Williams, a three-year starter for UNC, defined the Tar Heels in their rise to a 12-win season in 2015. (Greensboro News & Record)

Video: One-On-One with Robert Quinn

Dani Klupenger catches Robert Quinn in Oxnard, Cali. to talk about the Rams securing the number one overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft. Quinn also recaps his experience sitting court-side at Kobe Bryant's last game. (Los Angeles Rams)

UNC LB Cayson Collins Up to Speed

A steep learning curve hampered Cayson Collins’ production during his first two seasons at UNC. The junior linebacker is now up to speed and ready to contribute in Gene Chizik’s defense. “I feel really good with this being Year Two in the defense,” Collins said. Collins, a 6-foot-1, 235-pound Sam linebacker out of Charlotte, has shown glimpses of his potential during the early part of his career. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2016 Football Schedule and Analysis

Despite ripping off 11 straight wins to end the regular season, many analysts criticized UNC’s 2015 opponents. One of the main knocks on the schedule was that the Tar Heels played two FCS teams. That will remain an issue in 2016, but Carolina plays a bigger SEC brand in its opener and they face a national power in an ACC crossover game. (Athlon Sports)

Audio: Larry Fedora discusses UNC quarterbacks

Larry Fedora dropped by The David Glenn Show on Wednesday to talk about UNC’s upcoming spring game, the attitude within the program and the team’s quarterback situation. Junior Mitch Trubisky entered the spring as the front-runner to win the starting quarterback job, but Fedora says he’s pleased with what he’s seen from all of his quarterbacks. (ACC Sports Journal)

Is Giovani Bernard ready for a bigger role with Bengals?

We would all like to forget Ryan Shazier's vicious hit on Giovani Bernard in the Wild Card game that knocked him out with a concussion. But what happened next was very telling of the love and respect the running back has earned. Jeremy Hill, the man competing with Bernard for carries, confronted four or five Steelers players and repeatedly said, "That's dirty, bro." (Cincy Jungle)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Pittsburgh6-28-4
Miami5-38-5
Duke4-48-5
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Virginia3-54-8
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
Louisville5-38-5
NC State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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