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Q&A with new UNC defensive line coach Tray Scott

After his first practice as a member of the Tar Heel staff, new defensive line coach Tray Scott spoke to reporters for the first time. “It has been going extremely fast, so I have just been trying to really work on multi-tasking, catching up with the recruits and getting guys caught up with the type of technique I want them to play. So far it has been good though.” (Inside Carolina)

Extra Points: Love The Grind

Spring break ended for Carolina’s football team at 6 a.m. Monday for a Blue Dawn workout postponed and rescheduled from a snow day in February. Everyone was present and accounted for and on time for 60 minutes of the Larry Fedora early morning winter wonderland of football-less sprinting, squatting, pushing, pulling and grunting. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC Football Player and Local Golf Pro Mike Rubish Passes Away

After World War II, Rubish chose a football scholarship at UNC over playing baseball for Duke. He was a member of the 1946-49 Tar Heels with Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice and was the team’s barefoot kicker. He played for UNC in the 1946 and 1948 Sugar Bowls and the 1949 Cotton Bowl. The 1950 UNC graduate was drafted by and played for the Washington Redskins, once kicking a 40-yard field goal to defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Chapelboro.com)

Intense UNC DBs fired up to improve

It’s only four days into the spring season, but listening to the fiery intensity of UNC junior cornerback Desmond Lawrence, an inconsistent Tar Heels secondary will be refashioned into the Hounds of Hell next season. “We always wanted to win, but this year we’re just trying to be dogs,” Lawrence said Tuesday. Charlton Warren, the defensive backs coach newly arrived from Nebraska, has his players stoked. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Larry Fedora, Tray Scott Post Practice Interviews

The North Carolina football team completed its coaching staff with the addition of defensive line coach Tray Scott. View Video...

Ryan Hoffman Flown Back to UNC

Former UNC football player Ryan Hoffman was flown to the university, on Tuesday, to undergo further evaluation. Carolina sent a private plane to bring Hoffman back from Florida. He will reportedly be going into university outpatient care. (Chapelboro.com)

Tray Scott Hired As UNC Defensive Line Coach

North Carolina completed its coaching staff with the addition of defensive line coach Tray Scott, head coach Larry Fedora announced Tuesday. Scott most recently served two seasons as the defensive line coach at UT Martin, an FCS team in the Ohio Valley Conference. Scott headed an aggressive Skyhawk defense that recorded more than 50 sacks and 160 tackles for loss during his tenure. (GoHeels.com)

Sylvester Williams knows "pressure is on" to reward Broncos' confidence

In a Broncos offseason defined by high-profile defections, Sylvester Williams wasn't going anywhere. New defensive coordinator Wade Phillips boasts a reputation for maximizing talent, and the Broncos believe he and new line coach Bill Kollar can turn Williams into a force. Williams, heading into his third season, is rewarding the coaches' confidence by training at Dove Valley this offseason. (Denver Post)

Russell Bodine third in NFL in performance-based pay

This season, another Bengals player ranked in the top five for performance-based pay. This time it was rookie center Russell Bodine who received $318,612 to lead the team and rank third in the NFL. Bodine's slotted fourth-round rookie contract paid him a base salary of $420K plus a pro-rated signing bonus of $114,114 so the performance bonus equates to a pay bump of 62.7 percent. (Cincinnati.com)

New Titans DB Da'Norris Searcy plans to let play talk

Former North Carolina player Da'Norris Searcy considered several teams before settling on the Titans. His mom, Tracy, is from Chattanooga, and the Titans "are actually my mother's favorite team since I was little," he said. Searcy has an aunt, uncle and cousin in Nashville, and other relatives in the Knoxville area. He also has friends on the team including former college teammate Zach Brown. (Nashville Tennessean)

Da'Norris Searcy Excited to be Back in South with Titans

Da’Norris Searcy entered free agency with the hopes of returning to the south. His hometown of Decatur, Ga. is just a short four-hour drive away from his new football home in Nashville. That’s why when Titans brass reached out, there was immediate mutual interest. (Tennessee Titans)

Conversation with Gene Chizik, Part III

In Part III, which concludes the Q&A, Chizik talks about the types of offenses he’ll face in the Coastal Division and in the ACC. He discusses the importance of “buy-in” from the players and what that will look like. How much of the defense can he install during spring practice? Finally, he discusses how to teach his mantra, “selflessness, toughness, and discipline.” (Inside Carolina)

Tampa Bay signs Bruce Carter to 4-year deal

The Bucs made their first big splash in free agency on Wednesday afternoon, getting former Cowboys linebacker Bruce Carter to sign a four-year deal. He's expected to step in as the team's new middle linebacker, replacing Mason Foster. Carter, 27, had five interceptions with the Cowboys in 2014, with 32 starts in his four years in Dallas. (Tampa Bay Times)

Homeless Former UNC Player Balks at Efforts to Help Him

Ryan Hoffman, the former college football lineman at North Carolina who is now homeless in Florida, is hard to find. I had spent weeks trying to connect with him for a column I wrote last week about his life after football. So when I received an outpouring of offers from people who wanted to help him, I knew it wouldn’t be simple for those people to follow through. (New York Times)

Former UNC LB Jeff Longhany making name for himself in NHRA

You couldn't ask for a much hotter start to a racing season than Jeff Longhany has enjoyed. In three NHRA Southeast Division meets, the Stock racer (and four-year UNC football letterman) has a win and two runners-up. To put it another way, in head-to-head competition this season, Longhany's record is 16-2. And, oh, by the way, he's leading the national points on the strength of that kind of success. (Fayetteville Observer)

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
Charlotte0
at Louisville0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
Tulane0
at Wake Forest0
THU, SEP 1 7:00 PM ET
William & Mary0
at NC State0
THU, SEP 1 7:30 PM ET
Colgate0
at Syracuse0
FRI, SEP 2 7:00 PM ET
Georgia Tech0
at Boston College0
SAT, SEP 3 7:30 AM ET
Liberty0
at Virginia Tech0
SAT, SEP 3 12:30 PM ET
Villanova0
at Pittsburgh0
SAT, SEP 3 1:30 PM ET
Richmond0
at Virginia0
SAT, SEP 3 3:30 PM ET
Georgia0
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
Clemson0
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
Virginia0-00-0
Duke0-00-0
Virginia Tech0-00-0
Miami0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0
Pittsburgh0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson0-00-0
(4) Florida State0-00-0
(19) Louisville0-00-0
Syracuse0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
NC State0-00-0

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