Bug Howard Waived by Cleveland BrownsBug Howard was waived by the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Howard went undrafted out of UNC in 2017 and was signed by Cleveland after playing limited preseason snaps with the Colts. After spending 2017 as an emergency WR with the Browns and failing to make his NFL debut, Howard will spend the offseason competing for a depth role elsewhere. (CBS Sports)
Video: UNC LB Cole Holcomb Spring Practice InterviewNorth Carolina linebacker Cole Holcomb speaks with reporters following the Tar Heels' spring practice earlier this week as the team prepares for fall practice and the opening game at California on September 1.
UNC still working with state on concerns over agent conductNorth Carolina is still working with state authorities to notify investigators when agents improperly contact athletes or potentially violate the state's sports agents law. In emails released Friday, UNC notified the Secretary of State's office in 2014, 2016 and 2017 about five NFL agents improperly contacting athletes directly without going through the school. (Associated Press)
Video: M.J. Stewart NFL Draft TapeNorth Carolina's M.J. Stewart is a physical cornerback who will have his name called in the 2018 NFL Draft. Stewart is a playmaker in the passing game with 47 career pass breakups, ranking 1st all-time in UNC history, along with 6 interceptions. For his career, Stewart had 199 tackles, 11.5 tackles-for-loss, and 3 sacks.
Video: Anthony Ratliff-Williams Post-Spring Practice InterviewNorth Carolina wide receiver Anthony Ratliff-Williams speaks with reporters following the Tar Heels' spring football practice earlier this week at Kenan Stadium. Ratliff-Williams addresses his early-career transition from quarterback to receiver and how former teammates helped him develop his game.
Podcast: Mike Ingersoll on Replacing Starters, UNC's Offensive LineFormer North Carolina offensive lineman Mike Ingersoll breaks down several aspects of UNC's offensive line, including replacing multiple starters, implementing proper blocking techniques, and blocking for different types of running backs in this edition of Inside Carolina's podcast. (Audioboom)
Aaron Crawford's Effort on Display“If I had to pick one guy that has probably had the best spring, it would be A.C,” Larry Fedora told reporters. “For a 315-pounder, he’s making tackles 30 yards downfield and doing what it takes to be a great player.” Aaron Crawford, who at 6-foot-1 and square is your prototypical nose guard, enters his junior season in Chapel Hill with 22 career starts. (Inside Carolina)
Lawrence Taylor Heads List of NFL's Top 25 Linebackers of All TimeLawrence Taylor could hit like a freight train, but it was his finesse and football IQ that helped L.T. revolutionize the linebacker position. He's not only the greatest linebacker in NFL history, he's one of the game’s greatest players period. Taylor is one of only two defensive players in NFL history to be named NFL MVP. He is the only linebacker to ever take the honor. (Athlon Sports)
William Sweet Receives Inaugural McKissick Sr. AwardThe Floyd B. McKissick Sr. Award was created to be given annually to an African-American male student who's advocated on behalf of other students and the Carolina community. And at the 2018 Hayden B. Renwick Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony, held Saturday at the Student Union, William Sweet became the inaugural recipient. (GoHeels.com)
Audio: Larry Fedora on the David Glenn ShowUNC football coach Larry Fedora joined the David Glenn Show to discuss spring practice, bouncing back from his worst season as a head coach, and the Tar Heels’ depth chart. Other topics included the extent of Fedora’s pop culture knowledge, his luck on the links, and SECU Family House’s upcoming 10th anniversary party and golf tournament. (ACC Sports Journal)
Charlie Heck Taking Confident Step into Leadership RoleCharlie Heck is your stereotypical offensive tackle. He favors coach-speak, but is smart, friendly, and massive. Heck has grown from the 6-7, 250-pound tight end that arrived in Chapel Hill to a 6-8, 300-pound-plus behemoth. Heck wasn't a big-time recruit, but with starting experience under his belt, the junior is now tasked with helping lead UNC's young offensive line. (Inside Carolina)
Chazz Surratt Talks About Being Vocal, Developing & MoreNorth Carolina quarterback Chazz Surratt was made available to the media Tuesday and fielded questions about last season, his interesting trip to California last month, how his game has grown, and battling Nathan Elliott for the starting job. Last season, Surratt got off to a very good start, but then struggled before suffering several injuries, including a concussion. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
North Carolina Tar Heels 2018 Football Schedule and AnalysisThe North Carolina football team will be road warriors this year with six games away from Kenan Stadium including the first two of the season. But it is more the length of their travel this coming fall that makes their schedule so daunting. By the end of the season, the Heels will have seen the west coast and the northeast as well their usual stops in ACC country. (Athlon Sports)
Podcast: UNC's ACC basketball schedule, spring footballInside Carolina's Greg Barnes and Ross Martin join host Tommy Ashley for a quick dive into the newly-released ACC Basketball schedule plan before going in depth on the last week of North Carolina Football's spring practice. (Audioboom)
UNC QB Nathan Elliott Discusses Improvement, Competition & MoreUNC quarterback Nathan Elliott was made available to the media Tuesday and fielded questions about last season, how his game grew, this spring and battling Chazz Surratt for the starting job. Elliott, a 6-1, 215-pound rising junior from Celina, TX, started the final three games last fall and played the majority of UNC’s ninth contest, a narrow home loss to Miami. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
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