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Spring Football Scrimmage Notebook

UNC’s football scrimmage Saturday morning was punctuated with two big plays on defense in the last 10 minutes—four straight goal-line stops by the first-team unit followed soon after by Ayden Bonilla snagging a Mitch Trubisky pass and taking it to the end zone. “There’s no doubt the defense got the best of them today,” coach Larry Fedora said. (GoHeels.com)

Georgia's 2016 opener in football is ‘not just a great basketball school’

North Carolina has a reputation for being a basketball school. In many ways, it is. That’s just natural when your trophy case includes five national title monuments. But while the football has never won a national championship — or nary an ACC title since 1980 — there is no resentment between the two programs. In fact, the football team put together a wish-’em-luck, hype video on the eve of the title game. (Dawg Nation)

UNC's Elijah Hood Aiming Higher

Despite earning second-team All ACC honors and rushing for 1,463 yards in 2015, junior running back Elijah Hood is still looking for more. “I don’t want to do it again, I want to do better,” Hood said after practice on Thursday. “You did this much this year, you work a little bit harder, you do an extra rep, study a little bit more film, how far can you go?” (Inside Carolina)

UNC defensive end Dajuan Drennon out with broken foot

UNC defensive end Dajaun Drennon suffered a broken foot that required surgery. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound junior will miss the remainder of spring practice and next week’s spring game, but is expected to be at full strength for the start of fall camp. Drennon played in 12 games last season, recording 39 tackles, 5 for losses, with 1.5 sacks and 3 quarterback hurries. (Wilmington Star News)

Landon Turner talks family and football

Over the weekend, Acme Packing Company's Doug Moore got the opportunity to talk to one of the 2016 NFL Draft's top interior offensive line prospects, Landon Turner from the University of North Carolina. Turner spoke about his about his childhood, his time at North Carolina, and his mindset going into the upcoming NFL Draft. (Acme Packing Company)

UNC defense moves beyond simplicity

The attitude at spring practice is undeniably different for North Carolina than a year ago. The bar has been raised. A second year in Gene Chizik’s scheme brings added familiarity, but added expectations. “We did a great job last year winning 11 games,” said redshirt junior defensive tackle Nazair Jones. “But we've got bigger heights to reach next year.” (Daily Tar Heel)

My Carolina Experience: Cam Holland

“At Carolina I learned how to be a role model and how to give back," Cam Holland said. "Even now my pursuit of those things are invaluable to me and I wouldn’t trade that for anything. That same pursuit drives me to bring health care to communities who have been marginalized by society, like minority communities, the mentally and physically disabled, and the underprivileged." (GoHeels.com)

Run Mitch Run

No he may not be Marquise Williams. He may not come close to the astounding rushing numbers set by his predecessor. But Mitch Trubisky can run. And he wants to prove you wrong, if you make the mistake of doubting him. (Carolina Blue)

Ranking the ACC's Toughest Non-Conference College Football Schedules in 2016

6. North Carolina: The opener against the Bulldogs in the Georgia Dome will be a huge test against a team that should vie for the SEC East title. The Tar Heels then travel to face an Illinois team that they should beat, but a Power Five opponent nonetheless. The other two non-conference games, against James Madison and The Citadel, should be relatively easy wins. (Athlon Sports)

North Carolina's defensive line looks for more explosiveness

Gene Chizik plans to let his defense off the leash a bit more, particularly on early downs. A year ago, UNC blitzed just 17 percent of the time on first and second down, the lowest rate in the ACC. This year, that number should climb. “We can be more aggressive,” Chizik said, “and looking back at last year, that probably would have helped us.” (ESPN.com)

Buffalo Bills Sign LB Zach Brown

Linebacker Zach Brown’s visit with the Bills went well on Monday so he’ll be sticking around for a while. Brown reached an agreement with the team on Monday. Brown’s agent Carl Carey confirmed to the Associated Press that his client agreed to a one-year deal in Buffalo. Brown started 27 games for the Titans in his first two seasons after entering the league in 2012. (NBC Sports)

LB Bruce Carter agrees to 1-year deal with New York Jets

The Bruce Carter free agency tour is coming to an end in New York. The ex-Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker is signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets on Saturday, per a source. The 28-year-old Carter visited with the Lions and Bills before settling on the Jets. (NFL.com)

Video: UNC Football Says "We Got Your Back" Carolina Basketball

The North Carolina football team says "We've got your back" as the Tar Heel basketball team prepares for this weekend's Final Four in Houston, Texas. View Video...

Former UNC football player Jared Cohen transferring to UVA

Offensive guard Jared Cohen, who played his first season at North Carolina before leaving the team for personal reasons last year, has announced he will transfer to Virginia for his final three seasons of eligibility. Cohen played 13 games as a true freshman at UNC in 2014, including starts against Clemson and East Carolina. (Wilmington Star News)

Virginia Football Adds UNC Transfer Jared Cohen

Offensive guard Jared Cohen (Owings Mills, Md.) has announced he will transfer to Virginia for his final three years of eligibility. Cohen has signed grant-in-aid paperwork and will enroll at UVA following the spring semester. Cohen played in 13 games as a true freshman at North Carolina in 2014, including starts against Clemson and East Carolina. (NBC 29)

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
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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