Colts Recall Fondest Jeff Saturday Memories Before Ring of Honor InductionFive current Colts were teammates in Indianapolis with former center Jeff Saturday, who will be inducted into the Colts Ring of Honor Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium - kicker Adam Vinatieri, punter Pat McAfee, outside linebacker Robert Mathis, tackle Anthony Castonzo, and guard/tackle Joe Reitz. “To me, he’s one of those all-time Colts guys. You put him up there with anybody,” said Reitz Friday. “Esp (Indianapolis Colts)
Video: UNC Football Game Day Experience - IllinoisGo behind the scenes on Carolina Gameday to experience the sights and sounds of UNC Tailgating, Tar Heel Town, Victory Walk, big plays, and locker room celebration.
Hens hoping to 'step up' to challenge of UNCUniversity of Delaware head football coach Dave Brock is hoping his offense cuts down on 'self-inflicted mistakes' as they move up a level to battle ACC member North Carolina this Saturday. The Hens battled hard but fell 28-21 at Villanova Saturday in a game they led 21-20 in the 4th quarter. Brock said his defense's inability to get off the field on 4th down ended up being critical in the loss. (WDEL.com)
Video: Quinshad Davis Sets All Time UNC TD Receptions RecordQuinshad Davis set a new UNC record for touchdown receptions in a career with 22 when he added a score against Illinois. The senior from South Carolina passed Hakeem Nicks on the all-time list.
Tar Heels Staying Fresh on Georgia TechSunday is corrections day at Navy Fields, a practice session in which the North Carolina coaching staff works through miscues from the previous day’s game. It also provides an opportunity for a brief period dedicated to Georgia Tech’s multifaceted rushing offense. UNC travels to Atlanta for its ACC opener against the Yellow Jackets on Oct. 3. (Inside Carolina)
Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - DelawareNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora, quarterback Marquise Williams, and cornerback Des Lawrence reflect on last week's win over Illinois and preparing for the Delaware Blue Hens to visit Kenan Stadium.
UNC will go as far as the offense allowsThe 48-14 win over Illinois at home was thorough, and as good an effort as North Carolina has had against a Power 5 team in awhile. With an improved offensive line and a fifth-year senior quarterback – plus plenty of weapons – this team is going to go as far as its offense can take it. And so it was big that quarterback Marquise Williams looked much better than he had all season. (WRAL Sports Fan)
UNC's Switzer, Turner honored by ACC for Week 3 performancesAn 85-yard punt return for a touchdown and a school record 168 return yards were enough for North Carolina’s Ryan Switzer to earn ACC Special Teams Player of the Week. UNC senior lineman Landon Turner was also honored by the conference Monday as the Offensive Lineman of the Week. It is the second time Turner has earned the honor in three weeks. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Heels' offense, defense, special teams add up to a Fedora hat trickLarry Fedora, UNC, Grade: A. It’s been a long time since the Tar Heels had a more impressive performance in a game against an Autonomy-5 non-league opponent than the 48-14 rout of Illinois. After struggling on the game’s first drive, the defense recovered effectively. Marquise Williams was an offensive catalyst throughout and the special teams were out of sight. (WRAL Sports Fan)
Star defensive backs discuss Saturday's winIn just three games Donnie Miles and M.J. Stewart have become standouts in the 2015 North Carolina secondary. Miles, a redshirt sophomore from Florida, is leading the team in tackles from the strong safety position. After the Illinois win "Donnie Buckets" has 28 total tackles. Stewart, a 5-foot-11, 200 pound cornerback from Virginia has 11 total tackles, two interceptions, and three pass-breakups. (Carolina Blue)
Undrafted to the Ring of Honor for former Colts center Jeff SaturdayJeff Saturday will be at the center position again on Monday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. But rather than handing the ball off to Peyton Manning, the former Indianapolis Colts center and current ESPN NFL analyst will be center stage as he’ll be inducted into the team’s Ring of Honor at halftime of their game against the New York Jets. “I honestly believe my career has been much better than I deserved,” Saturday said. (ESPN.com)
Ryan Switzer Named To Hornung Honor RollThree offensive skill players and one defensive back combined for almost 800 all-purpose yards and scored TDs three different ways – receiving, punt return and passing – to earn the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll exemplifying their versatility on the field. Wide receivers Jakeen Grant (Texas Tech), Ryan Switzer (UNC) and running back Christian McCaffrey (Stanford) are newcomers to the Honor Roll. (GoHeels.com)
Extra Points: Jump StartsIt’s been 38 years since the Tar Heels so thoroughly dominated an opponent from the Big Ten, SEC, Big 12 or Pac-12 conferences as they did in their 48-14 destruction of Illinois Saturday in Kenan Stadium. A Bill Dooley-coached team traveled to Northwestern in 1977 and, with a freshman named Amos Lawrence gaining 101 yards on 10 carries in his third game, hammered the Wildcats 41-7. (GoHeels.com)
Giovani Bernard bursts out of shadows to carry CincyEnter Giovani Bernard, the 5-9, 205-pound, third-year speedster out of North Carolina who, of late, had been operating in Hill's shadow. Against San Diego, however, he kept popping out of the shadow and around Chargers tacklers. By day's end, Bernard had gained 123 yards on 20 carries. He had five runs for double-digit yardage. He caught three passes for 16 yards. (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Jeff Saturday: From pumping gas to the Colts Ring of HonorAfter every last one of the scouts at Jeff Saturday's North Carolina pro day told him he was too small and too slow, that his arms were too short, that he'd never sniff a single down in the NFL, he hopped in his car and headed to his afternoon shift at the Eastgate BP. That's where the All-ACC center worked in the summers, where he pumped gas, cleaned bathrooms and plugged tires. (Indianapolis Star)
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