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Video: Larry Fedora Tuesday Post-Practice Interview

UNC head football coach Larry Fedora spoke to the media Tuesday about the Tar Heels' spring standouts as the team heads into the upcoming scrimmage in Charlotte. View Video...

UNC's Defense Gets Back to the Basics

North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik is building his foundation from the ground level after schematic confusion undermined the Tar Heels’ effectiveness in recent years. As UNC concludes spring ball this week, Chizik and his defensive staff have taken a bare bones approach that has stressed concepts before scheme and fundamentals before anything else. (Inside Carolina)

Video: UNC DL Coach Tray Scott Mic'd Up at Spring Practice

Go behind the scenes and get to know new North Carolina defensive line coach Tray Scott as he gets mic'd up at spring practice. View Video...

O-line shuffle

The big news of the spring –other than an injury forcing quarterback Marquise Williams to miss the practice period– is at left tackle. Sophomore Bentley Spain has been promoted to the first team, ahead of incumbent starter junior John Ferranto. It’s a close race, and Fedora has been looking for this kind of competition at every position since his arrival in 2012. (GoHeels.com)

Panthers get it right picking Julius Peppers in 2002 draft

It wasn't long after Julius Peppers arrived that he began having a positive impact. As a rookie, he registered 12 sacks, forced five fumbles and had an interception despite playing in only 12 games. Jordan Gross, an offensive tackle who was Carolina's first-round pick in 2003, remembers an eye-opening introduction to Peppers when he first tried to block the defensive end in training camp. (Carolina Panthers)

Experienced Offensive Line Making Strides

Heading into 2015, UNC returns all five starters along the offensive line as well as the most starts along the line in the ACC (106). The Tar Heels’ starting five last fall – left tackle John Ferranto, left guard Caleb Peterson, center Lucas Crowley, right guard Landon Turner and right tackle Jon Heck – played intact and remained relatively healthy, missing just seven of a potential 65 starts due to injury. (Inside Carolina)

UNC sophomore R.J. Prince switches from offensive line to defensive line

On Tuesday, UNC rising redshirt sophomore R.J. Prince tweeted out "New opportunity! It starts now... #94TrenchMob". Digging deeper it was revealed that Prince would give the defensive line position at shot. "Trench Mob" is nickname given to UNC's defensive line by new position coach Tray Scott. (Carolina Blue)

Q&A: North Carolina RB T.J. Logan

T.J. Logan led the North Carolina running backs with 582 yards last season, but his rushing touchdowns and yards per carry dropped from his freshman year. Logan is eager to change all that. In the middle of a productive spring, he has his sights set on a 1,000-yard season and getting the entire running back unit back on track. He had plenty more to say in a recent phone conversation. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heel Football Coming Alive This Spring

Spring has finally sprung in Chapel Hill and with it; the Tar Heel football team has kicked its practices into overdrive at Navy Field. Armed with a bevy of talent returning to campus this fall, UNC head coach Larry Fedora has his sights set on an ACC title. (Chapelboro.com)

Bengals Re-Sign WR Brandon Tate

The Cincinnati Bengals today re-signed WR Brandon Tate. Tate’s contract had expired this past March 10, making him an unrestricted free agent. Tate (6-1, 195; North Carolina) is a seventh-year NFL player for 2015. He has not missed a game in the last five years, including four with the Bengals. Tate ranks third all-time on the Bengals in both total kickoff returns (127) and punt returns (126). (Cincinnati Bengals)

Top NCAA football-basketball coaching combos

5. Dean Smith and Mack Brown; School: North Carolina; Overlap: 1988-97; Smith coached Michael Jordan on the court and fought for racial equality off of it. Albeit in Smith's shadow, Brown turned UNC's football fortunes around and then solidified his inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame with his run at Texas. Brown and Smith both departed their posts at UNC within two months of each other. (ESPN.com)

Extra Points: O-Line Chemistry

Offensive lines are defined by their midriff girth, thick facial hair, amiable demeanors off the field and flat-lined egos. The good ones are marked by their age and maturity as well. Continuity is another bedrock. Five returning starters are on the field this spring for UNC, and two freshmen from last year are good enough to be barging down the door for more playing time. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels push forward in productive spring practice

Sophomore quarterback Mitch Trubisky had to think twice and study some game film to figure out he had a good day in UNC’s scrimmage over the weekend. “I felt kind of iffy–iffy about it afterwards, and then I went back to watch it and I graded out really well,” said the 6-3, 215-pounder, who’s getting a lot of spring practice reps with Marquise Williams still on the mend. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Gene Chizik Returns to UNC Football Practice

UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik returned to practice on Tuesday following a leave of absence to tend to a private family matter. Chizik’s absence, which lasted nearly two weeks, spanned four spring practices and two scrimmages. The value in UNC head coach Larry Fedora’s offseason defensive staff acquisitions was apparent during Chizik’s leave due to the level of experience of the position coaches. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Tuesday Post-Practice Interview

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora talks about the Tar Heels learning new defensive schemes, depth along the offensive line, and getting young players reps after practice on March 31, 2015. View Video...

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
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Baylor: 49
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