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UNC safety Myles Dorn Assuming Leadership Role

Myles Dorn has flashed big-play potential and proven to be a consistent performer for UNC at free safety. Next up for the junior is possibly an even tougher assignment: replacing M.J. Stewart and Donnie Miles as the leader in the secondary. Dorn was arguably UNC’s most productive defensive back a season ago, making 71 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions. (Inside Carolina)

John Bunting encourages young students to reach for their dreams

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker and UNC head football coach John Bunting visited South Topsail Elementary Tuesday to speak with classes about performing their best in the classroom, on the field, and in everything they do. Bunting encouraged the students to reach for their dreams while showing respect to everyone. He even showed the kids his Super Bowl ring. (WWAY)

UNC Football Using 2017 Season as Motivation in Spring Practice

With Spring Practice getting continuing this week for the UNC football team, a sense of extra motivation can be felt throughout Kenan Stadium as the Tar Heels look to put last season’s 3-9 record in the rearview mirror. Coach Larry Fedora told reporters after practice Thursday that last season left a bad taste in the team’s mouths that won’t soon go away. (Chapelboro.com)

Extra Points: Spring Clean

There's a lot to take in with a sweeping, panoramic view of Kenan Stadium here in mid-March. The metal seats are starting to be removed as the 91-year-old venue is undergoing a major overhaul this off-season. In their place when Central Florida comes to Chapel Hill on Sept. 15 will be thousands of Carolina blue individual chairs, complete with pop-up bottoms and arm rests. (GoHeels.com)

Celebration Of Woody Durham's Lilfe Set For April 8

The family of former Tar Heel play-by-play announcer Woody Durham and UNC will hold a Celebration of Woody's Life at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8th, at Carmichael Arena on the UNC campus. Durham, the Voice of the Tar Heels for 40 years from 1971-2011, died at the age of 76 on March 7th. The memorial service is open to the public and is expected to last an hour. (GoHeels.com)

The Life of a Coaching Family – Part 1: Marriage and Coaching (Second half)

Welcome to the second half of Part 1 in our series, The Life of a Coaching Family. The second half picks up where we left off in our conversation with North Carolina Coach Larry Fedora and his wife, Christi. They continue on what marriage has been like in the coaching world. "You’re always worried about how you try to balance your time between work and family." (Under The Headset)

Advanced stats suggest Philadelphia Eagles' Mack Hollins could be an upgrade over Torrey Smith

As the Philadelphia Eagles aim to replace receiver Torrey Smith, there's reason to believe an in-house option can do more than simply match his production. Advance stats from Football Outsiders suggest 2017 fourth-round pick Mack Hollins would represent a clear upgrade over Smith. One of the biggest reasons for Hollins' edge in these metrics is his catch rate. (Penn Live)

Detroit Lions sign Sylvester Williams

Sylvester Williams, a free agent defensive tackle who played last season for the Tennessee Titans, has signed with the Detroit Lions. The 29-year-old Williams was the Broncos’ first-round draft pick in 2013 and spent four years in Denver before going to Tennessee last year. Williams signed a three-year, $16.5 million deal in 2017, but the Titans cut him after one year. (NBC Sports)

Robert Gillespie Joins Carolina Football Staff

Robert Gillespie has joined the UNC football coaching staff, coach Larry Fedora announced Wednesday. Gillespie comes to UNC after five seasons at Tennessee, where he served as assistant head coach, recruiting coordinator, and running backs coach. Prior to his time at UT, Gillespie coached running backs at West Virginia, Oklahoma State and South Carolina. (GoHeels.com)

Ryan Switzer Carved Out A Role For Himself During Rookie Season With Cowboys

Drafted in the fourth round to be a special teams ace and an offensive mismatch, Ryan Switzer offered some interesting glimpses of his ability during his rookie season. Primarily used as a return man, he put together a fairly solid resume. Among 20 punt returners with at least 25 attempts on the year, Switzer’s average of 8.8 yards per return was ninth-best in the NFL. (Dallas Cowboys)

Bears QB Mitch Trubisky talks new coach, offseason training

The scenic photos of California that Mitchell Trubisky has been posting on his Instagram account don't necessarily reflect how the Bears quarterback has been spending his days. During an appearance on the Bears All-Access radio show Tuesday night on WSCR-AM, Trubisky stressed that he's been working extremely hard preparing for his second NFL season. (Chicago Bears)

Life-after-football plans on hold for Julius Peppers

Play a 17th NFL season or start his life after football? We know the answer now. Julius Peppers signed a one-year deal with the Panthers last week. But before he put pen to paper, he spent weeks mulling the decision. “If I decide to retire I don’t want it to be one of those situations where after a couple of months I have the itch to play again,’’ Peppers said. (Carolina Panthers)

San Francisco 49ers Sign G Jonathan Cooper

The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday they have signed guard Jonathan Cooper to a one-year deal. “Having started 27 games in four NFL seasons, Jonathan brings great experience to our offensive line,” said General Manager John Lynch. “We look forward to him competing for a starting job, while also bringing a veteran presence to our locker room.” (San Francisco 49ers)

Buffalo Bills Sign Former UNC Center Russell Bodine

The Buffalo Bills agreed Monday to a two-year, $5 million contract with former UNC center Russell Bodine, who spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals. Bodine was a fourth-round pick in 2014 and has started all 64 games since then for the Bengals–a start streak that ranks second in the entire NFL at the center position. (Chapelboro.com)

Indianapolis Colts Sign Tight End Eric Ebron

The Indianapolis Colts made a major splash in free agency Monday, signing tight end Eric Ebron. The 24-year-old Ebron — who stands at 6-foot-4 and weighs 253 pounds — was a record-setting tight end at the University of North Carolina before entering the NFL Draft following his junior season, when the Detroit Lions made him the 10th-pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. (Indianapolis Colts)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
Sat, Nov 25 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina

Sat, Sep 15, 12:00 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Florida State3-57-6

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