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The most underrated player on each Top 25 team

18. North Carolina Tar Heels: It is easy for a player like Mack Hollins to not be fully appreciated from the outside looking in. But the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Hollins actually led UNC in receiving yards (745) during an 11-3 campaign in 2015 despite being third in catches (30), and he should step into an even bigger role in 2016. (ESPN.com)

North Carolina expects breakout spring from QB Mitch Trubisky

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora isn’t going to hand Mitch Trubisky the starting quarterback job. It doesn’t matter that the fourth-year player nearly started earlier in his career. Fedora knows Trubisky, a redshirt junior from Ohio, has “paid his dues,” however, and expects a breakout spring for the prohibitive favorite to start for the Tar Heels in 2016. (ESPN.com)

25 Greatest Linebackers in NFL History

1. Lawrence Taylor: L.T. could hit like a freight train, but it was his finesse and high football IQ that helped him revolutionize the linebacker position. He is not only the greatest linebacker in NFL history, he is one of the game’s greatest players period. Taylor is one of only two defensive players in the history of the NFL to be named NFL MVP. (Athlon Sports)

College Football's Top 20 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2016

Mitch Trubisky, North Carolina: UNC’s offense won’t miss a beat in 2016 with a new quarterback under center. Trubisky has waited his turn behind Marquise Williams but has played in 19 games over the last two seasons and completed 82 of 125 passes for 1,014 yards in that span. The Ohio native should emerge as one of the ACC’s top quarterbacks. (Athlon Sports)

UNC's NCAA case has outlasted sanctioned football assistant John Blake's ban

If it feels like UNC's NCAA case has been dragging on for years, it's because it has. The last vestiges of the Tar Heels' case won't come to a conclusion until at least April of 2016. Considering this all started in 2010, that's a long time. So long, in fact, that former football assistant John Blake's three-year show-cause penalty has already expired, and he was just hired as the defensive line coach at Lamar. (SB Nation)

Brennan Williams makes his pro wrestling debut

Back in November, we ran a cover feature on former Houston Texans offensive lineman Brennan Williams, a three-year NFL player whose dreams of a football career had gone up in smoke thanks, in large part, to medical misfortune....As outlined in the story, Williams didn't wallow in despair, but instead made a hard left turn and decided to chase his ultimate dream of becoming a professional wrestler. (Houston Press)

UNC, NC State Football Still Looking For Their Lennie Rosenbluth

Larry Fedora is five years into rebuilding North Carolina and Dave Doeren four into his effort at N.C. State, but the state’s top high school talent still leave home to cross the border for more nationally prominent programs....But don’t blame Fedora and Doeren. The person to blame is Lennie Rosenbluth. (Today's U)

From dawn till dusk: Behind the scenes with UNC’s Larry Fedora on signing day

Larry Fedora walked into the Kenan Football Center in Chapel Hill about 6:20 on the morning of national signing day, as ready as he could be for one of the most hectic days of the college football off-season. He reached his office on the fourth floor, set down his bag and walked out to the balcony overlooking the field at Kenan Stadium. (Charlotte Observer)

Charlie Justice’s angel

Following his military obligation, Charlie and Sarah moved back to North Carolina and enrolled at UNC on Valentine’s Day, 1946. Since Charlie was eligible for the GI Bill, Sarah got his football scholarship, thus becoming the first female to attend Carolina on a football scholarship. In Chapel Hill, Charlie’s football heroics became legendary and Sarah was always in the stands cheering him on. (A View to Hugh)

Carolina Union Activities Board announces Chase Rice as Jubilee performer

Chase Rice said that Carolina can — and it did. The Carolina Union Activities Board announced today that Chase Rice, a former UNC linebacker and a Class of 2008 graduate, will be the performer at the 2016 Jubilee concert. The show will be held on April 16 in Carmichael Arena, the same day as the annual Spring Football Game. “We’re pretty excited,” said Merrick Osborne, president of CUAB. (Daily Tar Heel)

Steelers sign long snapper Greg Warren to a 1-year deal

Greg Warren is sticking with the . The club announced Friday it has signed the veteran long snapper to a one-year contract that will bring Warren back for a 12th season in 2016. Warren is one of four Steelers remaining from the team that won the Super Bowl after the 2005 season. Warren hasn't missed a game in six straight years. (USA Today)

Quinton Coples Released By Miami Dolphins

Quinton Coples, a 2012 first-round draft pick that the Miami Dolphins claimed off of waivers late last year, was released by Miami on Friday afternoon. Coples’ release was expected because the Dolphins weren't willing to pay the reserve pass rusher his $7.5 million fifth-year option, which would have become fully guaranteed if he were on the roster in March. (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)

Sixteen Tar Heels Recognized For Earning 4.0 GPAs In Fall

Sixteen UNC student-athletes finished the 2015 fall semester with perfect 4.0 grade point averages, earning A’s in each class. The group is spread among eight different teams and a wide range of majors. All will be recognized as members of the 4.0 Club at the annual Student-Athlete Academic Luncheon at the end of the spring semester. (GoHeels.com)

Tony Gonzalez: Time for Lions' Eric Ebron to make good

Tony Gonzalez doesn't know Eric Ebron, but watching the Detroit Lions tight end from afar, he can tell that there's something amiss. "I don’t know what goes on in that building, but usually when I see guys that are that talented and they’re not performing, that tells me something else is going on," Gonzalez, a 14-time Pro Bowl tight end and current CBS analyst, said. (Detroit Free Press)

Elijah Hood, Nick Weiler Earn Academic All-ACC Honors

North Carolina tailback Elijah Hood and place-kicker Nick Weiler have been named to the 2015 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Football Team, the league announced Wednesday. Hood, an information sciences major from Charlotte, N.C., is one of seven players named to the Academic All-ACC team who also earned first-team All-ACC honors. (GoHeels.com)

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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
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Youngstown State0
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William & Mary0
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North Carolina Central0
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at #1 Alabama0
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#20 West Virginia0
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#24 Tennessee0
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