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Shakeel Rashad making the uphill climb to the NFL

Being an NFL prospect produces a lot of highs and lows. It's the nature of the business. After spending three or four years practicing tackling technique and working out plays on a chalk board, prospects are asked to put those habits on hold for several months. In turn, they are pushed to make the move from college football players to track and field novices in hopes of impressing NFL scouts. For Episcopal School of Jacksonville alum, Shakeel Rashad, it's been an eye-opening experience. (First Coast News)

ACC offseason quarterback rankings

2. Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina On Friday, UNC head coach Larry Fedora confirmed what was obvious throughout the spring: Trubisky will be the Tar Heels’ starting quarterback this season. Even last year, when he was backing up second-team All-ACC selection Marquise Williams, Trubisky left reason to believe he should have been the starter. (Today's U)

NFL Draft: UNC among top talent producers

T6. North Carolina: 5 First Round NFL Draft Picks Since 2011 - Jonathan Cooper headlines the group with a No. 7 selection in 2013 followed by Eric Ebron at No. 10 in 2014. Also, Robert Quinn, who is considered one of the better young pass rushers in the NFL, was selected at No. 14 in 2011. (Rivals.com)

3 new coaches adds twist to topsy-turvy ACC Coastal Division

The ACC's Coastal Division has been unpredictable for years. And it's not looking like they'll be much difference next season. UNC is breaking in a new starting quarterback as it tries to repeat as champion in a division that always has turnover at the top. Three of the other six division teams have new coaches and spent the spring focused on installing new schemes. (Associated Press)

Catfishing the Banner Chasers

In the course of just over two weeks, an anonymous person tweeting from a brand new, unverified Twitter account, worked his way into the inner circle of those at the center of trying to bring UNC down based on little more than an apparent knowledge of NCAA bylaws and speaking the language a certain group of rabid fans wanted to hear. (Tar Heel Blog)

Extra Points: Bunting, Ten Years Later

It’s been 45 years since John Bunting co-captained Carolina’s 1971 ACC championship team. It’s been 15 since he coached his Tar Heel squad to one of the school’s most memorable wins ever—that 41-9 shellacking of Florida State in the home opener in 2001. And this fall it will be one decade since his tenure as Carolina’s head coach came to an end. (GoHeels.com)

Why the Green Bay Packers will win Super Bowl 51: Julius Peppers

But with some luck, good coaching and the development of young players, this team could make a statement. And one of the most important cogs in the wheel of success in 2015 for the Green Bay Packers will be the defense led by Julius Peppers. Could there be a better linebacker in the entire league? (Lombardi Avenue)

Mitch Trubisky ready to take over as UNC QB

Considering the way North Carolina ran through the ACC Coastal Division last year with Marquise Williams at quarterback, it’s easy to forget that early on in the season many Tar Heels fans were calling for Mitch Trubisky to start. This year they’ll find out if the junior can live up to the standards Williams set as Trubisky was officially named UNC's starter this week. (Today's U)

UNC Football: Tar Heels participate in ‘Running Man Challenge’

The “Running Man Challenge” is taking over the nation as several teams and athletes are participating in the craze....Now the football team is getting in the fun. Wide receiver Taylor Vippolis posted a video of some football players doing the dance in the locker room, saying its “our turn." (Keeping It Heel)

Video: 2016 NFL Draft Prospects - Quinshad Davis, WR, North Carolina

Watch college highlights from NFL draft prospect Quinshad Davis, a wide receiver from North Carolina. (New England Patriots)

Video: Former UNC Receiver Taylor Vippolis Throws Out First Pitch w/ Zac Gallen

Former North Carolina wide receiver Taylor Vippolis throws out the first pitch at a Tar Heels baseball game after receiving help from the Diamond Heels Ace Pitcher, Zac Gallen View Video...

North Carolina Athletics Tar Heel Yard Sale

The UNC Athletic Department will hold a surplus equipment Yard Sale on Saturday, May 14, from 7 a.m.-noon at the Eddie Smith Field House. More than 12,000 items will be on sale, including more than 500 football jerseys in Carolina Blue, white, black and navy, and at least 100 pairs of Jordan Brand basketball shoes. Women’s basketball game uniforms and Louisville Slugger baseball bats are also included. (GoHeels.com)

Mitch Trubisky Named UNC's Starting Quarterback

UNC coach Larry Fedora has officially named Mitch Trubisky the starting quarterback for the Tar Heels season opener vs Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game on Sept 3. A junior from Mentor, Ohio, Trubisky won the battle this spring to replace record-setting signal caller Marquise Williams who graduated in December. "He worked extremely hard and earned it," said Fedora. (GoHeels.com)

Starting role sits at linebacker for Zach Brown

Linebacker Zach Brown was one signing that has the potential to start in the front seven in Rex Ryan’s defense. The Buffalo Bills lost two linebackers this offseason to free agency. They also released Tony Steward leaving Brown with a big role to fill at inside linebacker and high expectations for a second wave free agent signing. (Buffalo Bills)

NFL player-turned-farmer Jason Brown challenges ACC's brightest to change world

As a senior at UNC, Jason Brown was among 32 athletes honored for academic excellence at the 14th ACC Postgraduate Scholarship awards luncheon. That was 2005. Brown returned for the 25th annual event last Wednesday, this time as the keynote speaker. He was a football player then, bound for the NFL. He is a self-taught farmer now, bound for greater glory. (Greensboro News & Record)

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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