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Hollins' suspension, offensive line raise questions for UNC offense

When Larry Fedora arrived in 2012, he tried to provide answers for a middling UNC offense. Four years later, the focus remains on the offense — but the questions have changed. On Saturday, redshirt junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky will make his first career start when No. 22 UNC takes on No. 18 Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. (Daily Tar Heel)

Scout’s honor: What drives UNC’s Elijah Hood

Elijah Hood keeps the proof in his wallet just in case it comes up in conversation and he wants to show people that, yes, he really is an Eagle Scout. The stories are one thing. Hood, the North Carolina junior running back, can talk about all the merit badges, the boyhood adventures in the woods, or in the water, but his Eagle Scout card is tangible proof. (Charlotte Observer)

Chase Rice Has Major Love for Both Old and New Fans

Connecting with fans is important for any artist, but Chase Rice makes a big point to spread the love out to his supporters as much as he can. While his schedule gets busy with touring and recording, he never forgets the ones who have been there from the start. (Sounds Like Nashville)

College Football's Top 40 Breakout Players for 2016

Which players are primed for a breakout year? Mitch Trubisky, Quarterback, North Carolina: Marquise Williams departs after earning second-team All-ACC honors, but there’s not much concern at quarterback for the Tar Heels. Trubisky has passed for 1,014 yards and 11 scores over 21 career appearances. (Athlon Sports)

UNC's Right Guard & Punter Spots Still in Play

Larry Fedora made it clear on Monday those interested in the right guard and punter positions would have to wait a few more days for resolution. Redshirt freshman Tommy Hatton worked primary with the ones at right guard during the second half of training camp, although Fedora declined to say that anybody had separated from the group at right guard. (Inside Carolina)

Rams release defensive lineman Quinton Coples

Defensive lineman Quinton Coples was released Monday by the Los Angeles Rams, who are trimming their roster from 90 to 75 players. Coples was a first-round pick by the New York Jets in 2012 and was transitioning from defensive end to defensive tackle during training camp. Coples played three-plus seasons with the Jets and about a half-season with the Dolphins. (ESPN.com)

Patriots OL Jonathan Cooper returns to practice for first time since July 30

New England Patriots right guard Jonathan Cooper returned to practice Monday for the first time since being carted off the field in the team's first full-pads practice of training camp on July 30. Cooper took part in warmups before leaving to the lower practice field with other rehabilitating players for conditioning work. (ESPN.com)

UNC Depth Chart Analysis - Defense

On Monday, North Carolina released their week one depth chart. The first thing that stands out is the number of true freshman and redshirt freshman on the defensive two-deep. UNC's defense is young. There are only three seniors on the two-deep. That is great for the future, but makes health so much more important. Experience depth is a huge question mark. (Carolina Blue)

No. 22 UNC prepares to play without Mack Hollins vs. No. 18 Georgia

North Carolina has known all summer it won't have one of its top receivers and special-teams performers for the first half of its opener against No. 18 Georgia. The No. 22 Tar Heels are still tweaking how they'll adjust the lineup with senior Mack Hollins serving a suspension due to a targeting penalty from the bowl loss to end last season. (Associated Press)

UNC Depth Chart Analysis - Offense

On Monday, UNC released their week-one depth chart. This was the first glimpse of the depth chart since before preseason camp started. What stands out is that Tommy Hatton and R.J. Prince were give the "OR" treatment at first team right guard. A source told CarolinaBlue on Monday that Hatton will get the start, but Prince will play. (Carolina Blue)

ICTV: UNC QB Mitch Trubisky Ready to Start Strong

Mitch Trubisky has worked and waited for three years to start his first college football game, and Saturday is finally the day. After a defeat in the 2015 season opener to South Carolina, he says the Tar Heels have learned from the past are more confident and prepared this time around. Watch the junior quarterback's entire game week press conference. (Inside Carolina)

Georgia’s Greyson Lambert seen taking snaps with first team

Over the past two weeks of Georgia practices, the freshman signal caller in Jacob Eason was typically said to be found with the first team. It was even known that Eason had been told he would play the entire Bulldogs’ season-opener. On Monday, however, it was Greyson Lambert, who started 12 games last year, who took first team reps in practice. (Saturday Down South)

Georgia's Nick Chubb 'feels great' heading into UNC matchup

Georgia running back Nick Chubb has been cleared to play in the 18th-ranked Bulldogs' season opener against No. 22 North Carolina at the Georgia Dome on Saturday. "He's been cleared," coach Kirby Smart said Monday. Chubb has been ahead of his rehab schedule for months since he damaged several knee ligaments on his first carry against Tennessee in October. (ESPN.com)

Tar Heel Greats To Join THSN Football Broadcasts In 2016

Former North Carolina football standouts William Henderson and Brian Simmons will join play-by-play voice Jones Angell and sideline reporter Lee Pace as analysts on Tar Heel Sports Network football broadcasts in 2016. Former Tar Heel Jeff Saturday will return to the THSN broadcasts as a pregame contributor. (GoHeels.com)

UNC will miss top WR for first half of season opener

Senior receiver Mack Hollins must sit out the first half due to a penalty he committed in the Tar Heels' Russell Athletic Bowl loss. More of a mystery for the Tar Heels is the status of junior defensive end Dajaun Drennon. Drennon was not listed on the pre-game depth chart released by UNC on Monday and Larry Fedora would not comment when asked about his status. (Fayetteville Observer)

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