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Zach Brown made a Pro Bowl, so now he wants defensive MVP

Back in April, then-free agent Zach Brown sat down with Redskins coach Jay Gruden and immediately felt comfortable. Brown has big goals. A Pro Bowl season in 2016 didn’t result in a long-term payday for the inside linebacker, who is playing on a one-year contract worth up to $2.55 million, in Washington. To Brown, that means it’s time to do even more. (Washington Times)

Forget waiting, Mitch Trubisky should see the field this season

OK, play the kid. Not at the start. Let older quarterback Mike Glennon have ‘‘my year’’ and see how far he gets with that. But when Glennon screws up or gets hurt — and both likely will happen, such is the life of NFL quarterbacks — then let rookie Mitch Trubisky try to lead the Bears. But bad stuff happens in the NFL. And if it does, yeah, let’s see what you got, Mitch. (Chicago Sun-Times)

UNC football reveals Jumpman wall

Jordan sneaker fever has completely taken over North Carolina athletics. The UNC basketball team has been with the Jordan Brand forever, but now Tar Heel football program has made the switch. The move was announced on March 4th. UNC football has now revealed the new Jumpman wall inside Kenan Football Center. (Carolina Blue)

Top 50 College Football Players of the Past 50 Years

28. Lawrence Taylor LB, UNC, 1977-80: LT helped establish Tar Heel football during a dominant college career. Taylor, who didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school, was a terrifying combination of size, speed and aggression. In 1980, Taylor posted 16 sacks and was an All-American and ACC Player of the Year before redefining the outside linebacker position in the NFL. (Athlon Sports)

Video: Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky featured in first installment of "Meet the Rookies"

Since late April, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has been the talk of the town, and understandably so as he was the Bears’ first No. 2 overall draft pick since 1951. The Bears, who are putting together a series titled “Meet The Rookies,” published their first entry Monday morning that features Trubisky. (USA Today)

Former Starting OL Jared Cohen Rejoining UNC

Jared Cohen is rejoining UNC's football team as a walk-on, according to sources. Cohen, an offensive lineman from Owings Mills (Md.) McDonough School, signed a National Letter-of-Intent with UNC as part of the 2014 class. He went on to appear in all 13 games as a true freshman. The subsequent summer, Cohen took an indefinite personal leave of absence. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Meet the Rookies - Chicago Bears QB Mitch Trubisky

Hear from Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky on his ascent from Ohio high school star to first-round NFL Draft pick. Family members and a former coach help illustrate how football isn’t just a game to Trubisky, it’s a way of life. View Video...

Will Mitch Trubisky have to be saved from Bears coach John Fox?

The one thing that came out of the Bears’ offseason workouts is the same thing that was there before any of them started: Don’t play Mitch Trubisky this season. This is true not because he looked bad in shorts and helmet at any of the be-there-or-else practices, but because there is very little in it for the franchise for him to take a snap in 2017. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Video: Ricky Proehl taking father time

After 20 years as an NFL player and coach, Ricky Proehl decided to walk away from the game to spend time with something he loves more...his family. ESPN's Marty Smith sits down with Ricky and his two sons Austin and Blake to discuss his decision. View Video...

Every college football team ranked 1-130 for 2017

42. North Carolina: UNC’s 19 wins over the last two seasons are the most in a two-year span for this program since recording 21 from 1996-97. Maintaining that momentum won’t be easy for coach Larry Fedora. For starters, the Tar Heels have to replace quarterback Mitch Trubisky, running back Elijah Hood and a couple of key receivers, including Ryan Switzer. (Athlon Sports)

Reviews of Mitchell Trubisky mostly positive at Bears minicamp

Chicago Bears starting quarterback Mike Glennon had nothing but positive stuff to say about understudy Mitchell Trubisky, who's been running the second team since Mark Sanchez suffered a knee injury during OTAs. Only time will tell if Trubisky takes any meaningful snaps in the regular season. (ESPN.com)

On Larry ‘2 Chainz’ Fedora’s attempts to be hip, and UNC football’s ‘Freak Show’ recruiting night

On the eve of UNC football’s most important recruiting event, coach Larry Fedora released a parody video where he pokes fun at himself, showing just how “hip” he is. Fedora’s dry delivery is funny. “One of the hardest things about recruiting these days is being relatable to these young kids. I’m lucky because I’ve got a great group of guys that keep me up to do date and hip.” (Charlotte Observer)

'Tru' Papa Bear: How Dave Trubisky helped Mitch become man Bears had to have

Sometime in the afternoon Aug. 10, as Soldier Field sits quiet and ready to have its first game of a new season, Mitch Trubisky's phone will ding. He has gotten the text from his dad dozens of times. Just do what you do. It might sound cliche, but it sparks a fire. Football has connected Dave Trubisky and his son since Mitch was old enough to pick up a ball. (Chicago Tribune)

Saints' Landon Turner applies lessons learned to second season

New Orleans Saints guard Landon Turner gained valuable experience during his rookie season in 2016. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound Turner, who signed as an undrafted free agent out North Carolina, appeared in seven games with one start. The live repetitions were essential for his development, but Turner especially coveted the opportunity to absorb knowledge from veteran guard Jahri Evans. (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

A Tim Tebow-type package for Mitch Trubisky? QB development front and center

The Bears are not going to compare Mitch Trubisky to Tim Tebow but the latter’s name came up when coach John Fox was asked about designing a package to get his first-round draft pick on the field. Fox was the head coach in Denver when the Broncos originally designed a Tebow-specific package to get him on the field before the team eventually turned to him as their starter. (Chicago Tribune)

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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