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Eric Ebron clocks second-best 40 time among tight ends

UNC tight end Eric Ebron vowed that he would beat former Tar Heels teammate Gio Bernard's time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he couldn't do it. Bernard was clocked at 4.53 seconds at last year's combine; Ebron turned in a 4.60 clocking Saturday. Ebron apparently suffered an unknown minor injury and didn't participate in the remaining drills. (NFL.com)

Ebron Not Lacking Confidence

Eric Ebron is regarded by many as the top tight end in the NFL draft. He is being pegged as a possible top-15 pick. Ebron isn’t sure what will happen in May, but he certainly doesn’t lack confidence in his abilities. "In my mind, am I the top tight end? I don't know,” Ebron said this week while participating at the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Inside Carolina)

Hakeem Nicks Retains Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports And Creative Artists Agency

Hakeem Nicks has hired Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports to represent him for marketing deals and has retained Creative Artists Agency assist with the negotiation of his future team contracts. The announcement that binds Nicks to Roc Nation Sports was tweeted by Hakeem Nicks. Creative Artists Agency will handle all negotiations concerning contracts with NFL teams. (Forbes)

Brandon Tate looks to impact youth in hometown visit

Cincinnati Bengals receiver and return specialist Brandon Tate said he wants to make a difference in his hometown and that has spawned a youth basketball tournament bearing his name. Tate is back in Burlington this week in advance of the Brandon Tate Black History Month Basketball Tournament on Friday and Saturday at the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. (Burlington Times News)

Bryn Renner Has Something to Prove

UNC’s Bryn Renner gets lost in the media shuffle at the NFL Scouting Combine. There are far more popular quarterbacks, including former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Derek Carr and A.J. McCarron, just to name a few. Renner, at 6-foot-3, 228 pounds, is just thankful he finally will be able to rub elbows with some of college football’s best signal callers. (Inside Carolina)

North Carolina's QB job is wide open

UNC is one of the few schools in the ACC that returns a quarterback with starting experience in 2014 -- and yet there’s no guarantee from coach Larry Fedora that Marquise Williams will be the Tar Heels’ starter when UNC opens the season. “We’ve opened the position up,” Fedora told ESPN.com on Wednesday. “He and Mitch Trubisky and Kanler Coker are going to battle it out this spring.” (ESPN.com)

UNC ailing LT James Hurst to work out at pro day

UNC left tackle James Hurst entered the 2013 season as a projected early-round draft pick, but after suffering a broken leg in the Tar Heels' bowl game, he is rehabbing not only his injury, but also his draft projection. Hurst missed the Senior Bowl due to his broken left fibula and won't be able to work out at the combine this week. However, the battle back has been positive. (CBS Sports)

College Football's Top 10 Quarterbacks on the Rise for 2014

Marquise Williams, North Carolina: Williams was one of the top factors behind UNC's late-season turnaround, taking over starting quarterback duties after Bryn Renner was lost for the year with a shoulder injury. Williams will face competition from redshirt freshman Mitch Trubisky, but all signs point to the junior building off a successful finish to the 2013 season. (Athlon Sports)

ACC players look to impress scouts at NFL Combine

The NFL’s annual Scouting Combine will begin on Wednesday in Indianapolis with 48 ACC players (7 from UNC) scheduled to attend. The players will perform numerous physical drills, along with a battery of medical tests and personal interviews under the watchful eye of general managers and personnel directors representing all 32 NFL teams. (Wilmington Star News)

ACC Football team-by-team attendance numbers

Average attendance in the ACC as a whole remained steady in 2013, but there are issues that administrators across the sport are working on to try to get more fans in the stands. North Carolina: 51,500, up 2 percent. The Thursday night game against Miami drew 56,000 fans, while the regular-season finale against Duke drew 62,000. Kenan Stadium was filled to 82 percent capacity. (ESPN.com)

Thomas Moore, Nathan Staub Named To All-ACC Academic Team

North Carolina place-kicker Thomas Moore and linebacker Nathan Staub were named to the 67-member 2013 All-ACC Academic Football Team, announced Monday. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career. (GoHeels.com)

Video: 2014 Blue Dawn Rises for UNC Football

There was a 'Blue Dawn' this morning as the Tar Heel football team officially kicked off the 2014 season with 6 a.m. workouts. View Video...

Ranking the Best Football-Basketball Coaching Tandems in the ACC

5. North Carolina: Football: Larry Fedora | Basketball: Roy Williams; The coaches have more in common than a Chapel Hill zip code. Both would like their teams to operate at a fast pace, and neither has ever had a losing season as a head coach. Of course, Williams' track record is more impressive with two national titles at UNC and a basketball Hall of Fame induction. (Athlon Sports)

Top 5 2014 NFL Draft prospects by position: Tight ends

1. Eric Ebron, North Carolina: Ultra-athletic playmaker with the size, speed and movement skills to create mismatches at the next level. Scouts view him as a Jimmy Graham-like difference-maker in the passing game. (NFL.com)

Larry Fedora takes subtle jab at Saban in ripping defensive sub proposal

You can add Larry Fedora to the growing chorus of those questioning the rationale behind the proposal.  The North Carolina head coach, who would be one of many impacted by the rule that would call a delay of game (?!?) penalty on any team that snaps the ball before 10 seconds have run off the play clock, said the committee is “questioning our intelligence with trying to push this under player safety.” (NBC Sports)

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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