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Travis Hughes Signs with Cleveland Browns

Travis Hughes had faith that things would work out for him. Hughes starred at North Carolina but wasn't sure if he had done enough to get drafted. Before and during the draft, he heard from several teams. The Cleveland Browns coaching staff told him they liked his competitiveness. "I really started hearing from them over the last couple of weeks," said Hughes, who leaves next Monday for mini-camp. (Virginian-Pilot)

UNC football has 7th-most returning starts among FBS teams in 2015

A favorite saying among college football coaches is, "The best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores." Talent is obviously the biggest component in success on the field, but experience is also a key trait we look at when determining the potential success of a team. The folks at Collegefootballmatrix.com compiled the number of returning starts for all the FBS college football teams heading into the 2015 season. (Carolina Blue)

Titans newcomer Da'Norris Searcy has something to prove in 2015

After four years of playing safety for the Buffalo Bills, Decatur, Ga. native Da'Norris Searcy jumped at the opportunity to sign with the Tennessee Titans this offseason. “I see them as a team on the rise,” Searcy said. “Plus my hometown is three hours away from Tennessee. I’ve got family here in Nashville, so it was an easy transition, an easy choice to move from.” (Columbia Daily Herald)

May the Fourth be with you, Larry Fedora

Last week, we saw Larry Fedora as Wolverine from the X-Men. This week, the Tar Heels present: #MayThe4thBeWithYou, featuring Fedora as Luke Skywalker, athletic director Bubba Cunningham as Obi-Wan Kenobi, defensive coordinator Gene Chizik as Han Solo and receivers coach Gunter Brewer as Yoda in their version of "Tar Wars." (ESPN.com)

NFL Draft Highlights UNC Turmoil, Attrition

The lack of a Tar Heel presence on the NFL draft list highlights the damage the program’s turmoil, ranging from a NCAA investigation that ran from 2010-2012 to a complete coaching staff turnover, has inflicted on its roster. UNC had at least five players selected in three of the previous four drafts and had seven first-round draft picks in the previous seven drafts. (Inside Carolina)

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2015

10. Larry Fedora, UNC: Aside from the regression in the win column, the biggest concern for Fedora has to be fixing a defense that ranked 14th in the ACC in yards per play allowed. The hire of Gene Chizik as the team’s coordinator should address that side of the ball, and UNC has one of the league’s most talented offenses. Could 2015 be the best year of Fedora’s tenure with the Tar Heels? (Athlon Sports)

Post-spring ACC football power rankings

9. North Carolina: It is time to start seeing results from the Tar Heels. This must be the season they deliver, with 17 starters returning -- including a whopping 10 on offense. Quarterback Marquise Williams showed flashes of brilliance last season, but did not get much help from his supporting cast. New coordinator Gene Chizik should improve the defense, but how much improvement can be expected? (ESPN.com)

Time Set For 2015 Belk College Kickoff

The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Monday that Belk, Inc., will be the title sponsor of the 2015 football game between the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and the University of South Carolina Gamecocks in Charlotte, N.C. The 2015 Belk College Kickoff will be held at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, September 3 with the opening kickoff set for 6 p.m. and televised nationally by the ESPN family of networks. (GoHeels.com)

Tim Scott, Jack Tabb Sign NFL Free Agent Deals

North Carolina's Tim Scott and Jack Tabb signed free agent contracts following the completion of the 2015 NFL Draft this weekend. Scott, a three-year starter who played both cornerback and safety, was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. Tabb, a tight end who started every game in 2014, inked a free agent deal with the New Orleans Saints. Scott led the Tar Heels with 78 tackles as a senior in 2014. (GoHeels.com)

A Guide to North Carolina’s College Mascots

North Carolina Tar Heels: Rather than confront the stark difficulty of humanizing a foot, UNC went with Rameses the Ram in 1924, borrowing the nickname of star fullback Jack “Battering Ram” Merrit. The mascot stuck when a kicker hit a game-winning field goal in the presence of a live Rameses the university had ordered. From Texas. (Our State Magazine)

UNC 2015s that could be first-rounders

North Carolina’s 2015 recruiting class features several prospects that could develop into future first-round NFL Draft picks. Here’s a look at the current top three, in order, based on long-term potential and upside. (Carolina Blue)

Jack Tabb Signs with New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints might have overlooked tight end and wide receiver during the NFL draft, but it only took a few minutes for the team to address those positions after the draft. In the mad dash for undrafted free agents, the Saints reached an agreement with tight end Jack Tabb. Tabb played four years at North Carolina, where he caught 26 passes for 257 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. (Baton Rouge Advocate)

Tim Scott Signs with Dallas Cowboys

Defensive back Tim Scott had hoped to be an NFL late-round draft pick after starting for four seasons at UNC, but was not among the 256 players selected in the seven-round draft. Scott accepted an offer from the Dallas Cowboys. He said the Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions were among the teams that contacted his agent after the draft. (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)

Detroit Lions TE Eric Ebron lashes out at critics via Twitter

Haters are going to hate. Eric Ebron is learning that in his first Lions' offseason. Social media makes it easy for fans disappointed with Ebron's play as a rookie tight end to make their feelings known. They are not afraid to display their displeasure in 140 characters or less. (Oakland Press)

Former Colt Jeff Saturday wins 'jock tax' case against Cleveland

Two former NFL players who challenged Cleveland’s tax on their income won refunds after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the way the city calculated their taxes was improper. Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer and former Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday sued the city’s tax board last year challenging payments they made from 2004 to 2006 and 2008, respectively. (Indianapolis Business Journal)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
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UNC @ Illinois
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UNC vs. James Madison
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Full UNC Football Schedule

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