Report: Packers LB Julius Peppers ‘appears to be done in Green Bay’Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers lined up for only 56.9 percent of the team’s defensive snaps in 2016, according to Football Outsiders, perhaps signaling the nine-time Pro Bowler will be allowed to test free agency this March. At least that’s the sense Rob Demovsky for ESPN.com is getting, writing Peppers “appears to be done in Green Bay” on Thursday. (All 22)
ACC football schedule review: North Carolina Tar HeelsLarry Fedora has turned North Carolina into a power player over the past two seasons, but 2017 represents a changing of the guard. Virtually every skill player who contributed on the offense is gone, as are Nazair Jones, Des Lawrence and defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. So, can the rebuilt Tar Heels of 2017 make some noise in the Coastal? (ESPN.com)
Nick Weiler Among 2017 NFL Combine's Biggest Snubs10. Nick Weiler, K, North Carolina: You might remember Weiler for his tomahawk chop celebration after drilling a 54-yarder to beat Florida State. He did not build on that moment with a great season (15 of 21 on field goals), but he was 7 of 10 from beyond 40 yards (3 of 5 from 50-plus). Four kickers, five punters and two long snappers are headed to the combine. (Sports Illustrated)
Video: UNC Football - Blue Dawn, Day 5North Carolina football's players and coaches were hard at work on the practice field before the sun rose on Monday as they participate in their offseason "Blue Dawn" workouts ahead of Spring practice and the 2017 college football season.
North Carolina And Appalachian State Agree To Football SeriesNorth Carolina and Appalachian State have agreed to a three-game football series to be played in 2019, 2022 and 2023. UNC will host the Mountaineers on Saturday, September 21, in 2019 in Chapel Hill. In 2022, UNC will play in Boone, N.C., on September 3. The following year, the Tar Heels will host Appalachian State on September 9, 2023, in Chapel Hill. (GoHeels.com)
Ranking the ACC's Football-Basketball Coaching Duos for 20173. North Carolina: The Roy Williams critics point out that he’s been a head coach at Kansas and North Carolina — two schools where it’s hard NOT to win — but the fact remains that he’s averaged a staggering 28 wins in 28 seasons. Larry Fedora’s career has been highlighted by two very good seasons. He’s averaged an ordinary 7.2 wins in his other seven seasons. (Athlon Sports)
Video: Blue Dawn - Day 4North Carolina football players and coaches were back on the practice field before sunrise again on Friday participating in their annual offseason "Blue Dawn" workouts in preparation for Spring practice and the upcoming college football season.
Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Adam Lucas SpecialGoHeels.com contributor and co-host of the Carolina Insider podcast, Adam Lucas, joins me on the show to talk about his career and what got him interested in writing about the Tar Heels. We also discuss his current endeavor of co-hosting a weekly podcast with Jones Angell. Finally, we discuss some various topics on Carolina football and basketball. (Tar Heel Blog)
Massive overhaul on offense puts UNC in unique positionThe sky is falling in Chapel Hill. That’s an easy way to look at the situation anyway. In the past two months, the Tar Heels lost a bowl game, waved goodbye to three important underclassmen (along with a host of talented seniors), endured rumors that head coach Larry Fedora wanted out and, most recently, had defensive coordinator Gene Chizik step down. (ESPN.com)
NFL scout compares Mitch Trubisky to Carson WentzNorth Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky started just one season in Chapel Hill, but his excellent play vaulted him into the discussion as potentially the top signal-caller in the 2017 NFL Draft. One AFC scout recently shared his thoughts on Trubisky as a prospect, comparing him to Carson Wentz, who was selected No. 2 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in last year's NFL Draft. (Carolina Blue)
Video: UNC Football - Blue Dawn, Day 3North Carolina football players and coaches were on the practice field before the sun came up on Thursday, continuing their competitive "Blue Dawn" offseason training program in preparation for Spring practice and the upcoming college football season.
Gene Chizik goes in-depth on his decision to step away from coachingGene Chizik has decided to step away from coaching. The 55-year-old Chizik has spent the past two seasons at North Carolina as the team’s defensive coordinator. So what made a relatively young coach who has had a lot of success as both a defensive coordinator and head coach step away from the profession altogether? In the end, it’s all about family. (FOX Sports)
The Book on Mitch Trubisky: Scouting polarizing UNC QBAfter finishing with the fifth-highest completion rate in the FBS and shattering several North Carolina passing records in 2016, Mitch Trubisky is poised to make a meteoric rise from being a backup quarterback in 2015 to a top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The third-team All ACC selection displayed a polished game that is ideally suited for the NFL. (NFL.com)
Seven Tar Heels Selected for NFL CombineThe NFL on Wednesday released the list of 330 players who will attend the Scouting Combine. The Combine will be held Feb. 28 through March 6 in Indianapolis. The NFL Draft will be held April 27 through April 29 in Philadelphia. UNC (7): WR Mack Hollins, RB Elijah Hood, WR Bug Howard, DL Nazair Jones, RB T.J. Logan, WR Ryan Switzer, QB Mitch Trubisky. (Scout.com)
Carolina Insider Podcast: UNC Basketball vs. NCSU, Gene ChizikThe North Carolina men's basketball rematch with North Carolina State is upon us, and in the latest episode of the Carolina Insider podcast, hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas preview Wednesday night's game in Raleigh. The pair also look back at the loss at Duke and examine the resignation of football defensive coordinator Gene Chizik. (GoHeels.com)
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