Turner's Take: Monday MusingsTwo days ago, Carolina football didn’t have a game for the first time since mid-September; they played seven straight Saturdays from September 20 through November 1. The bye week afforded the Tar Heels the opportunity to rest up and get refreshed for the stretch run: the team will play two games in six days before the regular season finale at home against NC State on November 29. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Place Kicker Spot Up For GrabsNick Weiler and Thomas Moore spent the bye week battling for the starting placekicker role after struggles by both throughout the season. That competition will continue through Thursday’s practice, according to UNC head coach Larry Fedora. “They’re out there in front of the whole team competing,” Fedora told reporters during his weekly press conference on Monday. (Inside Carolina)
Video: UNC Football Weekly Press Conference Recap - PittsburghLarry Fedora and Ryan Switzer discuss bouncing back from Miami, the kicking competition in practice & preparing for Pittsburgh in this weekly press conference recap.
Larry Fedora Monday Press Conference QuotesLarry Fedora: “Had a really good practice; got everybody back in. They had a couple days of break after our open week. Feel like we’ve gotten everybody fresh and healthy as we’re going to get it at this point. Raring to go into this next game.” Where do you think the team is mentally after the last game? “I think they’re anxious to get back on the field and play, I really do." (Inside Carolina)
Carolina Rundown: November 10Tar Heels in the NFL: Bruce Carter had a pretty interception and seven tackles for the Cowboys in London. Da'Norris Searcy had four tackles. Quinton Coples had four tackles, including one for loss. Julius Peppers had four tackles and a sack. Sylvester Williams had a tackle. Kareem Martin had just one tackle, but he made it count, as his sack forced a fumble and led to an Arizona touchdown. (GoHeels.com)
ACC Football Power Rankings: Week 1110. North Carolina Tar Heels: The Tar Heels had a week off after a disappointing loss to Miami and need to win two of three to get back to a bowl game. First up is Pitt, a huge test for the porous UNC run defense. Duke and NC State await to close out the season. (ESPN.com)
Happy 90th Birthday, Rameses!Today the UNC community celebrates the 90th birthday of its mascot Rameses. The UNC website has a feature story on the 1924 origin of Rameses, with a link to a video story, too. Here at A View to Hugh, we can contribute to the anniversary by sharing photographs of Rameses made by Hugh Morton that are included in the online Morton collection. (A View to Hugh)
Video: Jason Brown's HarvestFormer NFL and UNC football player Jason Brown talks about his faith and farming. Brown's first harvest from his farm near Louisburg, N.C. yielded 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes that he gave to charity.
Former UNC football player Michael McAdoo sues University over academic issuesFormer University of North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo filed a federal class action alleging the university failed to provide him and others with the education they were promised in return for playing for the school. McAdoo -- not to be confused with James Michael McAdoo, the former UNC basketball player -- and other students took so-called "paper classes" in the African and Afro-American Studies Department (AFAM) at UNC's Chapel Hill campus. (Courthouse News Service)
Cayson Collins Emerging for UNCCayson Collins’ recent emergence at weakside linebacker is actually rooted in a designed plan that began with the freshman starting the season opener against Liberty on the kickoff coverage team. Collins started the season as the third-team backer at Will, but as September turned to October, his playing time increased on defense. (Inside Carolina)
Conversation with Ryan SwitzerWith three regular season games left in the 2014 season, Ryan Switzer sat down with Inside Carolina and gave insight into his sophomore campaign, the mood in the locker room and the players' relationships with the coaching staff. Going back to the beginning, why did you choose to play football at North Carolina? (Inside Carolina)
Jeff Saturday to speak at Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolJeff Saturday, (BSBA ’97), former NFL player with Indianapolis Colts, current analyst with ESPN, will deliver a Dean's Speaker lecture. Jeff Saturday has traveled a unique road to Pro-Bowl/All-Pro success in the National Football League. His combination of leadership and teamwork has built a winning framework for the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packers resulting in a Super Bowl win and many personal awards. (Kenan-Flagler Business School)
Happy Birthday, Rameses!He saw Gio’s punt return. He saw Connor’s kick. He saw Dre’ Bly and Julius Peppers, Chris Keldorf and T.J. Yates, LT, Charlie Justice, Chris Hanburger and William Fuller. He’s been a constant on the sideline at Kenan Stadium. Saturday marks the 90th birthday of Carolina’s beloved ram mascot, Rameses. With a team called the Tar Heels, it might seem strange that a ram is Carolina’s mascot. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Football Invite a Professor to Practice DayMore than 30 UNC faculty members attended Larry Fedora's 'Invite a Professor to Practice Day' which included a 'chalk talk' session, academic round-table meeting and dinner with the team.
Carolina Rundown: November 7The Celtics want to find a bigger role for Tyler Zeller. Danny Green had a rough shooting night but still scored ten for the Spurs. Six points and three boards for Brandan Wright. UNC field hockey had an exciting overtime win over Duke in the ACC quarterfinals. Jamie Loeb and Caroline Price are still alive at the USTA National Indoors. (GoHeels.com)
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