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On the creation of the Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice statue

Shortly after Charlie Justice’s death on October 17, 2003, teammate Joe Neikirk approached Hugh Morton with an idea for a statue. Morton, who had worked with his friend Sculptor Johnpaul Harris on other projects like the Mildred and cubs statue and the deer habitat at Grandfather Mountain, immediately called his friend to see if he would be interested in a football statue. (A View to Hugh)

Extra Points: Back East

So what are the odds that two defensive coaches travel 1,200 miles from Lincoln, Neb., to Chapel Hill within two weeks of one another to join the coaching staff of the Tar Heels? First John Papuchis joins Larry Fedora’s staff in February as linebackers coach from his previous stint as Nebraska’s defensive coordinator, then Charlton Warren vacates as the Cornhuskers’ secondary coach to take the same job with the Tar Heels. (GoHeels.com)

UNC football opens up spring practice

It's early for the UNC football team — it has completed just two spring practices so far — but there has been an aura of optimism and excitement around Navy Practice Fields over the past few days. With the defense adjusting to a new system, as well as the coaches that have come along to implement it, players and coaches are hopeful of what's to come for the Tar Heel football program. (Daily Tar Heel)

New coaches aim to improve UNC defense

If North Carolina’s defensive backs start feeling a bit bored during spring practices, then new coach Charlton Warren is doing his job. For Warren, drilling in the fundamentals and basic defensive set is the first priority he has to tackle in during the spring season. “We’re taking it slow,” said Warren, who previously coached at Nebraska and Air Force before landing in Chapel Hill. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Fedora, Chizik & Warren Post Practice Interviews

Larry Fedora along with UNC defensive coordinator Gene Chizik and defensive backs coach Charlton Warren spoke about the Tar Heels acclimation to the 4-3 defense. View Video...

Jesse Holley calls out MMA champ Ronda Rousey

A former NFL player says he's found the one person who could beat Ronda Rousey in an MMA fight -- himself -- saying if the two got in the octagon, Rousey wouldn't stand a chance. The man talking the smack is Jesse Holley -- who played WR for North Carolina and then the Dallas Cowboys after winning a tryout with the team on Michael Irvin's 2009 reality show "4th and Long." (TMZ.com)

Charlton Warren Officially Tabbed As UNC Defensive Backs Coach

UNC head coach Larry Fedora announced Monday that Charlton Warren has been hired as UNC’s defensive backs coach. Warren comes to Chapel Hill from Nebraska where he worked with recently-hired UNC defensive assistant John Papuchis. Before his time at Nebraska, Warren spent nine seasons working with the secondary at Air Force, including serving as the Falcons’ defensive coordinator. (GoHeels.com)

ACC Football 2015 Spring Preview and Power Rankings

3. North Carolina: If UNC can improve on defense in 2015, this team can contend in the Coastal Division. The good news is coach Larry Fedora hired a good defensive staff, headlined by coordinator Gene Chizik. Additionally, six starters are back from a unit that also has plenty of young players returning after garnering valuable experience last year. (Athlon Sports)

UNC Spring Practice Notes

The Tar Heels are looking for a defensive line coach after the departure of Keith Gilmore to Notre Dame. For now, graduate assistant Ryan Sims and director of high school relations Jason Tudryn are working with the line. Here's how the other coaching responsibilities break down under new coordinator Gene Chizik: Charlton Warren is the secondary coach, John Papuchis has linebackers. (Carolina Blue)

UNC quarterback Marquise Williams out for spring

North Carolina starting quarterback Marquise Williams will miss spring practice with a hip injury, the school announced. Williams was listed as out in a practice report released Sunday after the team hit the field for the first time this spring. Backup Mitch Trubisky is set to handle first-team reps, though Williams is expected to be healthy come fall practice and resume his starting duties. (ESPN.com)

Storylines to Watch for UNC Football Spring Practice

There are many storylines to watch this spring season, but there are two, overarching major storylines to follow: 1) What impact will Gene Chizik have on UNC's defense? and 2) What are the implications of Marquise Williams sitting out this spring with a hip injury? Let’s dive into those storylines and more: (Keeping It Heel)

Video: UNC Football - 1st Day of Spring Practice 2015

There was still plenty of snow on the ground but the Tar Heels took to the practice field for the first day of spring practice on March 1st, 2015. View Video...

Extra Points: Springing Forward

The conditions Sunday afternoon in no way spoke to anything resembling springtime—35 degrees, gray skies, mounds of snow piled to the extremities of the Navy Field practice turf, some cold mist and drizzle the second hour. Nonetheless, Tar Heel coach Larry Fedora convened his team for the inauguration of spring football 2014. (GoHeels.com)

Spring Football Begins

The first step towards the 2015 football season starts today at Navy Field when North Carolina starts spring football practice. Larry Fedora's fourth team will look to improve on the 6-7 mark of the 2014 squad, which ended on a two-game losing streak - at home to rival North Carolina State, 35-7, and in the Quick Lane Bowl to Rutgers, 40-21. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

UNC QB Marquise Williams to miss spring practice

No spring ball for North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams; he’s got a hip injury. The Tar Heels begin spring practices Sunday at Navy Field. UNC’s spring drills will culminate during an open scrimmage at Rocky River High School in Charlotte at 1 p.m. April 11. UNC normally plays its spring football games in Kenan Stadium, but the field has been ripped apart to replace an old stormwater drainpipe. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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
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