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Unlike Urban Meyer, Gene Chizik really is a coach who quit to spend more time with his family

How many times have we rolled our eyes over the years at possessed, obsessed football coaches like Urban Meyer who tell us with straight faces how important it is to spend time with their families? And then, astonishingly, you get a chance to look into the sincere eyes of Gene Chizik — a college coaching lifer who decided to really and truly do something about it. (Orlando Sentinel)

Elijah Hood: "I Couldn't Have Asked For A Better Place To Be"

On the Day Three of 2017 NFL Draft, University of North Carolina running back Elijah Hood gathered his friends and family at his uncle’s gym in Charlotte for what he hoped would be the most important day of his professional life. “Honestly, if I had to pick a team I wanted to go to, it was the Oakland Raiders,” said Hood. (Oakland Raiders)

What does Ryan Switzer bring to the Dallas Cowboys?

The player to whom Ryan Switzer, an almost uncoverable slot receiver at North Carolina, was most commonly compared in the run-up to the NFL Draft, was none other than the Cowboys own slot demon Cole Beasley. So with Beasley already firmly entrenched in the slot for three wide receiver sets, where does Switzer fit in the Cowboys’ plans for 2017? (FanRag Sports)

Five late-round NFL draft picks we think will be stars

Elijah Hood, RB, Raiders (Round 7, pick No. 242 overall) With a 31-year-old Marshawn Lynch as the starter, there’s likely a good deal of carries to be had behind the former Seahawk in Oakland. While his junior season was plagued with injury and likely dropped him to the seventh round, Hood’s 2015 tape is that of an early-round back. (Washington Post)

Predicting Surprise Rookie Starters from 2017 NFL Draft

Ryan Switzer, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Account for Ryan Switzer at least getting into the conversation for dethroning Cole Beasley this offseason, as it's not normal to roster two slot-only receivers. Switzer's potential to return kicks and punts, something Beasley only did four times in all of 2016, could be what keeps Beasley out of the rotation in Dallas. (Bleacher Report)

New York Jets Re-Sign Linebacker Bruce Carter

The New York Jets have re-signed veteran linebacker Bruce Carter. The 29-year-old Carter played in 13 games last season and finished with 13 defensive tackles (10 solos). Carter also tied for fourth on the club with five special teams stops. Entering his seventh pro season, Carter was originally a second-round pick of the Cowboys out of North Carolina in the 2011 NFL Draft. (New York Jets)

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Jones Angell Special

On this week’s show, Jones Angell joins me to talk about his career as the play-by-play announcer for the Tar Heels. Also, we look back at this past year for UNC Athletics and the success that the program has had both on and off the field. Speaking of success, Jones and I discuss his current endeavor co-hosting the Carolina Insider Podcast with Adam Lucas. (Tar Heel Blog)

Elijah Hood is perfect insurance policy for Marshawn Lynch

Elijah Hood, a North Carolina product and one of Oakland's four seventh-round picks in the 2016 NFL Draft, is built just like Marshawn Lynch, making him a perfect insurance policy for Beast Mode. Lynch is thrilled to be playing for his hometown team, and luckily for the Raiders, Hood is just as thrilled to be share a practice field with Lynch. (Raiders 247)

Which redshirt freshmen will make an impact in 2017?

Tomon Fox, Defensive Line, North Carolina: Fox ranked as North Carolina’s No. 3 recruit in its 2016 signing class and appeared on track for a significant role in the line rotation. However, after playing in the first two games of last season, he was sidelined for the rest of the year due to a knee injury. Fox’s emergence would add to the solid foundation in place. (Athlon Sports)

Draft picks, ACC titles, a baseball sweep – UNC athletics has a weekend to remember

North Carolina began April with its men’s basketball team in the Final Four in Phoenix, where the Tar Heels won their sixth NCAA championship with a victory against Gonzaga. The month ended, on Sunday, with three ACC championships and another dramatic baseball victory. Indeed, these are some good times for the Tar Heels. (Charlotte Observer)

In one area, Mitch Trubisky’s transition to NFL offense could be smooth

UNC had Mitch Trubisky process routes and go through progressions, which isn’t always the case for college spread offenses. Bears general manager Ryan Pace pointed to Trubisky’s "ability to process and see the whole field," which is important, seeing as it’s an area in which he may not need as much development as some of the other quarterbacks in this year’s draft. (CSN Chicago)

Top Six Awards Honor Outstanding Service

Six Tar Heel student-athletes or teams were recently announced as this year's winners of ACC Top Six for Service Awards, recognizing outstanding commitment to community service: Leila Evans, Field Hockey; Nazair Jones, Football; Kayla Miles, Women's Lacrosse; Bryana Nguyen, Women's Golf; Mark Rizzo, Men's Lacrosse; UNC Softball Team (GoHeels.com)

Chansky’s Notebook: Tar Heels in the NFL Draft

The UNC logo is all over the post-draft football shows. Besides ESPN showing replay after replay of Carolina’s amazing comeback win over Pitt, when the Tar Heels rallied from 13 points down to beat the Panthers with two seconds remaining, the John Gruden quarterback special with Mitch Trubisky is also getting a lot of play. But it doesn’t end there for the Tar Heels. (Chapelboro.com)

John Fox was right about Julius Peppers. Is he about Mitchell Trubisky?

Chicago Bears coach John Fox drew on past experience to quell concerns about Mitchell Trubisky's readiness to start at the NFL level. “At the end of the day, you’re trying to accumulate really good football players,” Fox said. "We took Julius Peppers No. 2 overall. We got destroyed for not taking Joey Harrington at quarterback. Now flash forward and it’s kind of reversed." (ESPN.com)

Lions' Eric Ebron: Nobody can bring me down

Haters gonna hate, especially when it comes to Eric Ebron. People were hating him the minute the Lions made him the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft. They hated him when he caught 25 passes in a disappointing rookie season. They hated him when he doubled that production in 2015. And they're still hating him, even after he ranked among the NFL's top 10 tight ends in 2017. (MLive.com)

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(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
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