Video: Coach Kapilovic with Lee Pace on National Signing DayNorth Carolina offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic talks about the Tar Heels signing five offensive linemen in the 2017 recruiting class.
UNC Football 2017 Signing Day UpdatesNational Signing Day live updates for UNC's 2017 football recruiting class as undecided recruits make their final decisions, Letters of Intent roll in, and the newest crop of Tar Heels takes shape.
Three UNC Receivers Invited to NFL CombineAt least four North Carolina football players have been invited to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine that takes place in Indianapolis from Feb 28 through March 6. UNC becomes the first school in ACC history, and 8th school overall, to have three wide receivers invited to the Combine. Receivers Ryan Switzer, Bug Howard and Mack Hollins all received invitations. (Keeping It Heel)
Video: Larry Fedora National Signing Day Morning InterviewVisit with UNC football coach Larry Fedora in the early hours of National Signing Day as he discusses the early enrollees already on campus and the excitement to come later in the day.
Report: Mitch Trubisky's listed height called into questionAccording to NFL Network's Mike Mayock, some NFL evaluators believe QB Mitch Trubisky will measure closer to 6-foot-1 than 6-foot-3, the height at which he was listed at UNC. While being 6-foot-1 won't make or break Trubisky's career, it could affect his draft stock. Only two quarterbacks over the last 15 years measuring 6-foot-1 or shorter have been drafted in the first round. (Roto World)
Breakdown: UNC's 2017 football scheduleThere are no cupcakes to open the 2017 season. The Tar Heels host Cal out of the Pac-12 to kick off the season. They follow that with a challenging contest against Louisville. Both games are in Kenan Stadium. The Golden Bears went 5-7 last season and have brought in new head Justin Wilcox (former Wisconsin defensive coordinator) to lead the team. (Carolina Blue)
Carolina Insider Podcast: Football Schedule, UNC-Miami BasketballReview the newly-released 2017 football schedule and recap North Carolina men's basketball loss at Miami in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast. Hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas break down the 2017 schedule, including seven home games. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas. (GoHeels.com)
Draft Profile: DE Mikey BartBart emerged as one Carolina's better pass rushers this season with four sacks on the year to go along with his 6.5 in 2015. More importantly, three of those sacks came in games against Georgia, Florida State, and Miami. (Carolina Blue)
Ronnie McGill Thriving as Scout for New England PatriotsRonnie McGill thought he had a good work ethic. He was a standout running back at North Carolina, a Doak Walker Award candidate his senior year. He impressed as an intern with the Tennessee Titans after graduation. But when he accepted a scouting assistant job with the New England Patriots back in 2010, his standard for hard work changed. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Ryan Switzer at Senior BowlCover32/Ravens caught up with Ryan Switzer at the Senior Bowl for a few get-to-know questions. The confident UNC WR/PR talks about his perspective and confidence. Also, here is an exclusive look at Switzer going through some of his practice reps. (Cover 32)
Path to the Pros: Ryan SwitzerAt Carolina, the Parade All-American immediately made a mark, returning 5 kicks for touchdowns during his freshman year, an ACC record. He wound up just one shy of tying the NCAA record for return TDs, which is held by Wes Welker and Antonio Perkins. Consider that he had 5 returns called back for various, if not dubitable, penalties. He easily could have had the record. (Cover 32)
Will Julius Peppers return to Carolina Panthers in 2017?I think Julius Peppers, who at age 37 is about to become a free agent again, will consider coming back to the Panthers to end his career with his original team during the free-agency period in March. That’s assuming the Panthers want him, that Peppers will offer his services at a very reasonable price and that “Pep” doesn’t suddenly decide to retire. (Charlotte Observer)
Mack Hollins may be drafted before teammate Ryan SwitzerDraft Analyst's Tony Pauline reports that "many" at the Senior Bowl feel that North Carolina WR Mack Hollins will be drafted ahead of teammate Ryan Switzer. Switzer has drawn praise for his work early on at Senior Bowl practices, but Hollins may be more valued by the NFL at the moment. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Hollins is the type of size/speed prospect that makes scouts salivate. (Rotoworld)
Ryan Switzer wouldn't mind landing in the same place as his college roommate, Mitch TrubiskyAsk former North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer if there's a part of him that wants to follow his former teammate, quarterback Mitch Trubisky, to the same NFL team, and he's not shy. "What? There's not a part of me. There's a whole me," Switzer said. "I would love to play with Mitch at the next level. I'm not shy about saying that would be nice." (Cleveland.com)
Report: Miami Dolphins meet with Ryan SwitzerThe Miami Dolphins continue their round of interviews at the Senior Bowl. Team officials recently met with North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer, according to WalterFootball.com. The 5-foot-9 wideout was named an All-American twice after finishing with seven punt returns for touchdowns, one score off the NCAA record. (247 Sports)
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