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Recap: Former UNC Players in the NFL - Week 14

Mitch Trubisky (Chicago Bears) played his best game as a pro, leading the Bears to a 33-7 victory over Cincinnati. He completed 25 of 32 passes for 271 yards and a touchdown. Trubisky also ran for five yards and a touchdown. T.J. Yates (Houston Texans) saw his first action of the season against the 49ers. Yates was 14-for-26 for 175 yards and two touchdowns. (Inside Carolina)

Mitch Trubisky gives Bears fans reasons to be encouraged

Rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky turned in his most impressive NFL performance to date in Sunday’s 33-7 laugher over the Cincinnati Bengals. The second-overall pick strung together four quarters of consistent football. Trubisky was on the money. He finished 25-of-32 for 271 yards and one passing touchdown. Trubisky also rushed for a 5-yard touchdown. (ESPN.com)

After career day, Eric Ebron says 'I'll never make this fanbase happy'

Eric Ebron has been among Detroit's most consistent players the last six weeks, and with Detroit's playoff hopes hanging in the balance against Tampa, he was huge. Ebron overcame an early fumble and late drop to catch a career-high 10 passes for 94 yards in the 24-21 win on Sunday. In the six games, Ebron has 27 catches for 285 yards and one touchdown. (MLive.com)

Mitch Trubisky's TD run adds shine to sparkling performance vs. Bengals

Mitch Trubisky sprinted across the goal line, flicked his wrist and the ball fluttered to the ground. A simple celebration for an easy touchdown. Where the heck was this all season? It was tempting to wonder that Sunday as the Bears exploded for a 33-7 win over the Bengals. It was the rookie quarterback’s best game in nine starts. He was accurate, poised, athletic and efficient. (Chicago Tribune)

Chicago Bears' Trubisky still thinking positive as losses pile up

The 3-9 Bears have already lost more games this season than Mentor (Ohio) High School did during Mitch Trubisky's three years as the starting quarterback, when they went 30-8. They've also lost more games than North Carolina did in Trubisky's final two seasons, when the Tar Heels went 19-8. (Chicago Daily Herald)

Chase Rice on ‘Lambs & Lions:’ ‘This Is a Story That I Wanted to Tell’

Chase Rice is hungry for the success he experienced with Ready Set Roll, and he feels he’s created his next celebratory project with Lambs & Lions. Speaking with Taste of Country Nights, Rice reveals that the album is three years in the making and a project he’s proud of. “This is a story that I wanted to tell with this record,” he explains. “It’s been a long time.” (Taste of Country)

A closer look at why Eagles WR Mack Hollins deserves more playing time

Mack Hollins has a future on the Eagles. Perhaps it is nothing more than a role player and key special teamer (he’s 5th on the Eagles in special teams snaps). If so, that’s fine, you need depth in the NFL, and Hollins has so far filled out the role he was drafted for. There’s little downside to seeing what more playing time for Hollins can do for the Eagles offense. (Bleeding Green Nation)

It's time for Bears QB Mitch Trubisky to air it out

The Bears are hopeful their current first-round pick, Mitch Trubisky, has a much different career arc than Grossman, who eventually became a journeyman with a big arm and a penchant for coming off the bench and — what else — cutting it loose. Trubisky was asked if there’s one area he would like to see the offense improve down the stretch. (Chicago Tribune)

Mitch Trubisky knows he must be better than so-called ‘best game’

The clock kept ticking, but Mitch Trubisky was unfazed. His offense hurried to the 2-yard line; the ball was snapped with six seconds left. Trubisky then threw a perfect fade for a touchdown. That’s how the Bears’ rookie quarterback wrapped up one of his best games at UNC. His touchdown pass to Bug Howard resulted in a 37-36 win against Pittsburgh in 2016. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Carl Torbush announces retirement as ETSU head football coach

East Tennessee State announced Friday that head football coach Carl Torbush will retire. Torbush was tasked with restarting the Buccaneer football program in June 2013 and has totaled over 40 years of coaching experience, including head coaching stops at North Carolina and Louisiana Tech. Torbush began coaching at Carter High School in Knoxville in 1974. (ETSUBucs.com)

Video: Interview with Greg Ellis

Greg Ellis, former Tar Heel standout and Dallas Cowboys defensive end, joins the Sports Shop to talk about the upcoming presentation of his "Watch Night" stage play taking place Saturday, Dec. 16 in Raleigh. Ellis also discusses NFL issues, including whether or not the game has become too violent as well as players protesting during the national anthem. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Despite Injury Concerns, Zach Brown Keeps Playing

As long as Zach Brown can run, he’ll continue to play. The Redskins’ starting inside linebacker has managed to start in each of the team’s 12 games, the lone stalwart at a position that has seen its fair share of fluctuation this season. But it’s not like Brown has avoided injuries himself. For the last several games, Brown has fought through Achilles and hamstring injuries. (Washington Redskins)

Chansky’s Notebook: Thank You, Sir, May I...

I hope Western made big bucks for taking two trips down the mountain. Is anyone out there seeing similarities between the two slaughters of Western Carolina in the last 2½ weeks? Sparse crowds at both UNC venues watched an aggregate 169-71 score of the football game on November 18 and the basketball game last night as WCU was thoroughly punished by UNC. (Chapelboro.com)

Pro Football Focus Places M.J. Stewart on First Team All-ACC Defense

Pro Football Focus released its All-Conference teams on Tuesday, with UNC cornerback M.J. Stewart taking a spot on the All-ACC First Team Defense. Stewart was the only Tar Heel included on PFF’s All-ACC rosters. The locker room leader for UNC throughout a difficult 3-9 season, Stewart finished his career as UNC’s all-time leader with 41 pass breakups. (Chapelboro.com)

Auburn working on non-conference football game with UNC in 2020

Auburn is working towards finalizing a football game with North Carolina in Atlanta during the 2020 season, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. As currently proposed, the game would be played as a Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, but it would not be the season opener. Instead, it would be played Week 2 on Sept. 12, 2020. (AL.com)

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 21
NC State: 33
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UNC @ California
Sat, Sep 1, TBD

UNC @ East Carolina
Sat, Sep 8, TBD

Sat, Sep 15, TBD

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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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