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A.J. Blue’s route to the NFL hasn’t been the most direct one

A back injury left A.J. Blue in tears while down on the field. It was Blue’s lowest point because after all he had overcome – the death of his older brother, being ruled academically ineligible coming out of high school, destroying his left knee in his freshman year, switching from quarterback to running back – he finally had his NFL goals in his sight. And he had to start over. (Charlotte Observer)

Video: UNC Football Pro Day Standouts

Larry Fedora and NFL Network Analyst Mike Mayock breakdown several standouts from the Tar Heels Pro Day including Eric Ebron, Kareem Martin, Bryn Renner and James Hurst. View Video...

UNC TE Eric Ebron's pro day included some dropped passes

UNC's Eric Ebron is considered by most to be the best tight end available in the draft, but his pro day workout Tuesday was marred by some dropped passes. Ebron weighed in at 253 pounds, 3 more than at last month's NFL Scouting Combine. He stood on his combine 40 time of 4.60 seconds. Ebron, who is 6-foot-4, has said his size/speed combination "should be illegal." (NFL.com)

Video: Deunta Williams, Mary Willingham Speak Out on UNC Academic Scandal

North Carolina whistleblower Mary Willingham and former football player Deunta Williams discuss the "paper" classes that student-athletes were allegedly encouraged to take in order to maintain eligibility to play. (ESPN.com)

Ebron Headlines UNC's Pro Day

All 32 NFL teams were represented at Navy Fields on Tuesday as more than a dozen Tar Heels participated in North Carolina’s Pro Day. Eric Ebron, Bryn Renner and Kareem Martin headlined a group of players from last fall’s UNC squad while former players such as Jhay Boyd and Curtis Byrd were also on hand. (Inside Carolina)

HBO's "Real Sports" Latest to Swing at UNC Pinata

And the hits just keep on coming. The latest media outlet to sink its teeth into the academic mess at UNC is HBO's award-winning "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." Specifically, the portion of the piece on UNC includes commentary by Mary Willingham and also contains interviews with two former UNC football players, Michael McAdoo and Bryon Bishop. (Tar Heel Blog)

NFL Pro Timing Day in Chapel Hill

14 North Carolina football players will participate in the annual NFL Pro Timing Day in Chapel Hill on Tuesday, March 25. GoHeels.com will have updates throughout the day and a wrap up with interviews from the participants this afternoon. (GoHeels.com)

Ryan Switzer ready for bigger role in UNC offense

Ryan Switzer has heard the talk, even from his own coach, who warned him of the frustrations likely in store as UNC’s All-American punt returner prepares for his follow-up campaign in 2014. Sure, Switzer admits, he won’t be sneaking up on anyone this season as he did as a freshman. He expects opponents will do all they can to keep the ball out of his hands on special teams. (ESPN.com)

UNC Football Building Relationships with Coaches Clinic

Larry Fedora and the North Carolina coaching staff had its doors completely ajar on Thursday and Friday for its 2014 Coaches Clinic. The event included a dozen speakers, as well as “chalk talk” and the chance to watch Friday afternoon’s practice. A fortuitous byproduct of the clinic is the relationships that flourish throughout the two days. (Inside Carolina)

Spring Practice In Charlotte Set For March 28

UNC will hold the first of two out-of-town football scrimmages on Friday, March 28, at 7 p.m. at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte. The event is free and open to the public. "This is an opportunity for the fans in the Charlotte area to come out and get their first glimpse of the 2014 Tar Heels," said head coach Larry Fedora. "Charlotte is an important area for us. (GoHeels.com)

UNC offensive line a work in progress

The Tar Heels are cobbling together an offensive line with just a handful of bodies, many of whom have virtually no gameday experience. “It’s tough,” Larry Fedora said. “Some tackles are playing in at the guard position and it’s making it tough. It’s not their normal position. The continuity of those five guys up front is pretty chaotic right now.” The left tackle spot is perhaps the most glaring vacancy. (ESPN.com)

Fedora Instilling Competitive Nature in UNC Spring Practice

Larry Fedora says nearly all the starting positions are up for grabs. He wants his players to earn their starting spots. And that applies to the battle between Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky for the leading quarterback position. "They’re both competing. They’re both getting a lot of reps. They’re both getting after it. They’re helping each other and trying to make us better." (Chapelboro.com)

Video: Mitch Trubisky Interview

The quarterback talks about competing for the starting spot, lessons he learned during his redshirt year, and what he needs to do to prove he's a starter. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Catching up with Ryan Taylor

Former UNC tight end and current Green Bay Packer Ryan Taylor spoke with GoHeelsTV's Nelson Hurst during a return visit to Chapel Hill. View Video...

Turner's Take: Golden Receivers

The Tar Heel passing game took a hit with Eric Ebron decided to take his game to the NFL, but this young but talented group looks ready to fill the void. Many of the Tar Heel wideouts spent the period between the end of the Belk Bowl and the beginning of spring practice working on their route running, attempting to nail the playbook so that they can be where their quarterback expects them to be. (GoHeels.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Georgia Tech: 31
Sat, Oct 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Wake Forest
Sat, Oct 17, 7:00 ET RSN Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia
Sat, Oct 24, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Oct 29, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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