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Lawrence Taylor at 56: ‘Hard to believe’ I’m still alive

Lawrence Taylor spawned a generation of kids and aspiring football players who wanted to wear No. 56 more than any other number, arguably more than No. 12 way back when for Joe Namath. You didn’t even have to be from New York. If you played Pop Warner football, or high school football, or college football, if you played defense, you wanted 56. And Wednesday, No. 56 turned 56. (New York Post)

Lions' Eric Ebron pumped for 2015, says he can dominate

Eric Ebron is ready to dominate. After a rookie season in which high expectations went largely unmet for the 10th overall draft pick, the Lions' tight end said Wednesday he is ready to come out of his shell. With the Super Bowl not even a week in the past, Ebron has begun training for next season. "It's all about getting faster and better and quicker and stronger — to just come out and dominate," he said. (Detroit Free Press)

Chizik sees UNC as another chance at a title

New North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik has earned nods at the highest level of college football as a National Championship head coach at Auburn and the defensive architect of a title team at Texas. "Gene's pedigree speaks for itself,” UNC head coach Larry Fedora said. “All these kids know who he is, they know what he's accomplished. So you get instant credibility." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Audio: Larry Fedora Interview

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora talked with Adam Gold and Joe Ovies of 99.9 The Fan about competing with teams that negatively recruit against UNC. Fedora said, "If you throw enough against the wall, something eventually sticks" (WRAL Sports Fan)

Gene Chizik in Evaluation Mode

Gene Chizik opened his introductory press conference on Wednesday as UNC’s defensive coordinator by waxing poetic about his defensive philosophy. The finer details of how he plans to transform arguably the worst defense in school history are yet to be determined. Chizik has spent the majority of his time as a Tar Heel assistant on the road recruiting leading up to National Signing Day. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Meet UNC's Newest Coaches - Gene Chizik & John Papuchis

Rick Steinbacher sits down with Tar Heel Defensive Coordinator Gene Chizik and defensive assistant John Papuchis at Carolina's 2015 Signing Day Celebration. View Video...

Dan Disch no longer part of UNC Football staff

UNC defensive coordinator/cornerbacks coach Dan Disch will not return for a fourth season in 2015. He was let go on Thursday morning, according to a source familiar with the situation. Disch is the third defensive coach to be removed from head coach Larry Fedora’s staff since the end of the 2014 regular season. Former associate head coach for defense Vic Koenning left the program in early December. (Inside Carolina)

Extra Points: "All In"

Gene Chizik was introduced as the new defensive coordinator for the Tar Heels, joining one more new assistant coach (John Papuchis from Nebraska), nine freshmen already enrolled for spring semester and 10 more high school prospects who that morning signed letters-of-intent to matriculate to the Tar Heels come summertime. (GoHeels.com)

Steelers re-sign Greg Warren

The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed long-snapper Greg Warren to a one-year contract, the team announced. Warren saw action as the team’s long-snapper in 16 regular-season games and one postseason contest in 2014. The 10-year veteran has appeared in 149 regular-season games and 10 postseason games since entering the NFL with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. (Pittsburgh Steelers)

Lions' Eric Ebron knows he 'overhyped' rookie season

Soon after Eric Ebron was picked 10th overall by the Detroit Lions last May, the newbie tight end turned heads by comparing himself to Jimmy Graham. By November, though, Ebron was a shoe-in on our list of the biggest rookie disappointments. (NFL.com)

In-depth with Gene Chizik

Gene Chizik spoke with the media for the first time since being named North Carolina's defensive coordinator: "Very excited to continue to learn about the University of North Carolina. Obviously I've had the job for maybe two or three weeks but maybe been on campus four or five days. The transition up to this point has been phenomenal. The people have been unbelievable." (Carolina Blue)

Fedora Breaks Down 2015 Signing Class

North Carolina coach Larry Fedora spoke with reporters on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the Tar Heels’ 2015 recruiting class. He called it a great day, specifically citing how UNC added a player at every single position to build both depth and competition. It was a quiet National Signing Day, as Fedora said there wasn’t anything that particularly surprised him. (Carolina Blue)

Defense the signature for new Tar Heels

Defense will define North Carolina’s 19 rookies. Of course, not all of those guys will be on the defensive side of the football. In fact, 11 of the young men who signed up to join UNC’s football team for the 2015 season were recruited to play offense. But it took defense to get them to commit. “The negative recruiting this year was at an all-time high,” UNC coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Gene Chizik Meets the Media on National Signing Day

Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik spoke to the media for the first time after being hired as the Tar Heels defensive coordinator. The former Auburn head coach spoke about the reason he decided on Chapel Hill, how he plans to improve the defense and how excited he is to make an impact on the team. View Video...

Live 2015 Football Signing Day Updates

UNC's 2015 football recruiting class became official on National Signing Day. UNC currently has nine early enrollees already on campus, taking classes and preparing for Spring practice. Ten other commitments signed today for a total class of 19 new Tar Heels. Read More...

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