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Quinton Coples agrees to 2-year contract with Los Angeles Rams

Quinton Coples has agreed to a two-year deal to join the Los Angeles Rams. The deal has a base value of $6.5 million, with a max value of $9.75 million, according to a source familiar with the deal. The New York Jets cut the former No. 16 overall pick of the 2012 draft last November. Coples then spent six games with the Miami Dolphins. (NFL.com)

Kyle Ralph is one of America's top high school football coaches

A two-time All-ACC offensive lineman at North Carolina, Kyle Ralph gave up an opportunity to pursue an NFL career to do this coaching thing. Dating back to his time on the prep level as a three-year starter for national powerhouse Cincinnati (Ohio) St. Xavier (a 2002 graduate) it was obvious he was going to be a coach. (247 Sports)

Jonathan Cooper Traded to New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have traded Pro Bowl defensive end Chandler Jones to the Arizona Cardinals for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round draft pick, sources told ESPN. Cooper was a first-round pick in 2014 and figures to improve a Patriots offensive line that struggled to protect Tom Brady in this year's AFC Championship Game loss to the Denver Broncos. (ESPN.com)

Q&A: North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky

Mitch Trubisky is expected to be the North Carolina starting quarterback, though coach Larry Fedora has yet to make any formal announcement. Still, Trubisky goes into the spring atop the depth chart, taking over an offense that returns depth and talent across the board. Here is a little of what he had to say about the opportunity that awaits. (ESPN.com)

UNC Spring Football: Leaders emerging on defense

Cayson Collins, Cole Holcolmb and Dan Mastromatteo were seen taking first-team reps at linebacker on Tuesday. One interesting scenario is what junior college transfer J.B. Copeland can do. He will be eligible to play in the Fall and has two years of college football under his belt. Larry Fedora is unsure of his potential at this point in Spring practice. (Carolina Blue)

State of the program: UNC Football

Larry Fedora has recruited well, and the Tar Heels have one of the better rosters in the ACC. Only Clemson, Florida State and Miami have signed more blue-chip players over the past four classes. The offense loses quarterback Marquise Williams, but fourth-year junior Mitch Trubisky is already being hyped as a dark horse ACC Player of the Year candidate. (ESPN.com)

College Football's Pre-Spring 1-128 Team Rankings for 2016

18. North Carolina: The Tar Heels are the defending champs of the Coastal Division. Mitch Trubisky is a rising star and should have no trouble replacing Marquise Williams at quarterback. Running back Elijah Hood returns, and four starters are back on the offensive line. The defense took a step forward under new coordinator Gene Chizik last season. (Athlon Sports)

UNC Wide Receiver Corps Deep & Talented

The North Carolina wide receiving corps consists of three returning lettermen who will lead the team in their senior year: Mack Hollins, Ryan Switzer and Bug Howard. The trio combined to catch 114 passes for 1,930 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2015. According to head coach Larry Fedora, they’ve also picked up where last year’s senior leaders left off. (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky plans to become ‘the guy’

The feeling is that redshirt sophomore quarterback Mitch Trubisky will be the man under center when the Tar Heels take on Georgia in Atlanta on Sept. 3. He seems like the obvious choice. Since the start of the 2014 season, Trubisky has appeared in 19 games, completing 82-of-125 passes (65.6 percent) for 1,014 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. (Daily Tar Heel)

Spring Football Notebook

North Carolina held its second spring practice on Tuesday at the Navy practice fields. Like all schools, the Tar Heels are allowed 15 practice dates during the spring. The 2016 Spring Football Game is Saturday, April 16 at 3 p.m. and is open to the public. Admission is free. QB Bryn Renner is back with the Tar Heels, serving as a volunteer assistant this spring. (GoHeels.com)

UNC DE Junior Gnonkonde Moving On

Defensive end Junior Gnonkonde will not play his senior season at UNC, Larry Fedora confirmed on Tuesday. “He graduates in May and won’t be with us in the fall,” Fedora said after UNC’s second spring practice. Gnonkonde, a native of the Ivory Coast, appeared in 11 games in 2015 and finished with 34 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 3.5 sacks. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Football Player Who Ended Up Homeless Had CTE

For so long, Ryan Hoffman had the same explanation for his inability to get his life on track. “Something is wrong with my brain,” said Hoffman, a former offensive lineman at UNC who ended up a panhandler, homeless, penniless and dependent on drugs and alcohol. Last week, his family learned that Hoffman, who was 41 when he died in November, was right. (New York Times)

Video: Fedora, Trubisky Tuesday Post-Spring Practice Interview

North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora and quarterback Mitch Trubisky talk about spring practices, team leaders, and earning starting positions. View Video...

Kenan Stadium: What to Leave In, What to Leave Out

As soon as Kenan Stadium opened in 1927, officials from the universities of Georgia and Alabama traveled to Chapel Hill to tour the facility, and soon each hired Atwood and Nash, the Chapel Hill-based architectural and engineering firm for the structure, to design what would become Sanford and Denny Stadiums, respectively. (Kenan Journal)

Spring Football Preview - Storylines Part 2

UNC's run defense can be cited as the one major weakness for the Tar Heels in 2015. According to reports, defensive end Junior Gnonkonde will not be back after graduating and Jeremiah Clark is not enrolled at UNC this spring (his potential return is unknown). The Tar Heels still have players with a wealth of experience who will look to step it up in 2016. (Carolina Blue)

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, TBD

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, TBD

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

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

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