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Video: UNC Football Spring Scrimmage Highlights & Interviews

The Tar Heels capped off spring practice with the final scrimmage of the spring at Rocky River high school in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, April 12th. Both head coach Larry Fedora and senior linebacker Jeff Schoettmer are pleased with the progress the defense has made so far installing the new 4-3 scheme. View Video...

Fedora: QB, defense both on the mend

Both UNC quarterback Marquise Williams and his team’s defense are on the mend, UNC coach Larry Fedora said Saturday after the Tar Heels wrapped up spring practices with a scrimmage at Rocky River High School here near Charlotte. The scrimmage had the Tar Heels in various down-and-distance situations as opposed to it resembling a game. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC Defense Buckles Down In Spring Scrimmage

North Carolina closed its spring practice season at Rocky River High School on Saturday, and it was the defense that won the day in the third and final scrimmage opportunity. UNC’s defense, which has been tasked with learning Gene Chizik’s new 4-3 scheme, delivered hard hits, sure-handed tackles and physical pass breakups in holding the offense to just one touchdown in its first 10 situational possessions. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Defense Shows Improvement in Spring Scrimmage

North Carolina’s football spring scrimmage Saturday at Rocky Creek High featured a surprisingly solid effort by the Tar Heels’ defense. “I felt like early on our defense was playing well,” UNC head coach Larry Fedora said. “Our guys are getting very comfortable with the base defense that the fundamentals. You can see every day guys getting rid of old, bad habits and adopting new ones.” (Carolina Blue)

Video: 2015 UNC Football Spring Game Highlights

Over 20 UNC football players returned home as the Tar Heels held a spring scrimmage in Charlotte, NC. Mitch Trubisky took center stage to show off his arm as senior quarterback Marquise Williams spent the game on the sideline recovering from a hip injury. Running back Elijah Hood looked sharp for UNC as he is ready to begin his sophomore season. View Video...

At Beach bash, they'll relive golden era of UNC football

That August day in 1973 was blistering hot, and it was about to get hotter. A new class of freshman football players was on the UNC practice field, scrimmaging against the first-team defense. And the frosh were getting manhandled. Football was especially rough and tumble under coach Bill Dooley. His teams played run-it-up-the-gut football that was more about attrition than artistry. (The Virginian-Pilot)

Tar Heels work to overhaul struggling defense in spring

John Papuchis hasn't watched one clip of film from North Carolina's miserable defensive showing last season. Instead, Papuchis and three other new defensive coaches — including ex-Auburn coach Gene Chizik as defensive coordinator — have spent spring practices installing the foundation of a new 4-3 scheme to reverse some of those struggles. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Spring games abound in ACC

Gene Chizik has shaken up the UNC defense. His arrival has inspired a new attitude for a unit that lacked consistency last season. UNC has been without quarterback Marquise Williams, but that might be a blessing as it’s forced Mitch Trubisky to take first-team reps and given the running backs more to do. At left tackle, Bentley Spain appears to have an edge for the starting job, too. (ESPN.com)

UNC Quarterbacks Learning via Different Methods

After spending spring practice and training camp last year battling it out for UNC’s starting quarterback job, Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky haven taken different roads to personal growth this spring. For Williams, it’s been a spring of mental testing. The Charlotte, N.C. native had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip in February. He’s expected to be cleared to return to football activities in early June. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina Tar Heels 2015 Football Schedule and Analysis

Larry Fedora is entering a critical season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are 13-11 in ACC play in Fedora's three seasons and it’s a big reason why he made a switch on defense. Gene Chizik is now running the unit. The bad news is the schedule isn’t easy and the defense needs fixing. The good news is nine of UNC’s 12 games will come inside the state and the Tar Heels have one of the more talented rosters in the ACC. (Athlon Sports)

Turner's Take: Raising the Standards

Carolina football wraps up spring practice with a scrimmage Saturday at Charlotte’s Rocky River High School. It won’t be a typical spring game, but a controlled scrimmage with the coaching staff taking the opportunity to get in good work in the team’s final practice before fall camp. In its first season under new coordinator Gene Chizik, the Tar Heel defense is taking advantage of every practice. (GoHeels.com)

Extra Points: Full of Bull

Kendrick Singleton quickly became a juggernaut in the weight room. He’d won a state championship in high school weight-lifting and displayed a degree of intensity and passion about lifting and pushing iron plates around. At 205 pounds, his ability to bench press 405 pounds, squat 545 squat and power clean 352 make him the strongest player on the team in the pound-for-pound measurements tallied by strength and conditioning coach Lou Hernandez. (GoHeels.com)

NFL's Greg Little Eviction War Over Hollywood Mansion

NFL wide receiver Greg Little has a big problem -- his landlords are trying to evict him from his Hollywood Hills bachelor pad, but Little says he's the one being wronged. Here's what we know. back in January, the 25-year-old free agent began renting the insane 3 bedroom crib for $15,000 per month. And things seemed to be fine until Greg missed a payment. (TMZ.com)

UNC's Linebackers Adapting

Despite learning a new defensive scheme, North Carolina’s rebuilt linebacking corps has shown signs of progress this spring. UNC fielded the worst defense in the ACC in 2014. Under former associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning, the Tar Heels allowed 39 points, 497.8 total yards, 240.5 rushing yards and 257.4 passing yards per game, all of which ranked dead last in the conference. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC football player Dwight Jones charged with starving dog

A former star football player for the University of North Carolina and Cummings High School was charged Monday after allegedly starving his dog to death. Dwight Kenneth Jones Jr., 26, of 1311 Kennedy Court, Burlington, was arrested by the Burlington Police Department and charged with felony killing an animal by starvation. His bond was set at $5,000. (Burlington Times-News)

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 Tickets

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN Tickets

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
at Louisville0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
at Wake Forest0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
William & Mary0
at NC State0
THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET
at Syracuse0
FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET
Georgia Tech0
at Boston College0
SAT, SEP 3 7:30 AM ET
at Virginia Tech0
SAT, SEP 3 12:30 PM ET
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, SEP 3 1:30 PM ET
at Virginia0
SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET
at North Carolina0
SAT, SEP 3 5:30 PM ET
North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
Florida A&M0
at Miami0
SAT, SEP 3 6:00 PM ET
at Auburn0
SAT, SEP 3 9:00 PM ET
Ole Miss0
at Florida State0
MON, SEP 5 8:00 PM ET
Live scores provided via data feed and may be delayed by a couple of minutes

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(22) North Carolina0-00-0
Virginia Tech0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson0-00-0
(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
NC State0-00-0

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