Video: Larry Fedora Media Day Press ConferenceNorth Carolina head coach Larry Fedora answers a variety of questions from reporters during his press conference at Media Day on August 12, 2015.
UNC Offensive Line Striving for ConsistencyOn the first day of North Carolina’s training camp, offensive guard Landon Turner stressed the importance of an even-keeled approach up front, a consistent effort to prevent the peaks and valleys that plagued the unit in 2014. A week into camp, there is still plenty of work to be done in that respect, according to the fifth-year senior. “I think we could be even better as a group, myself included,” Turner said. (Inside Carolina)
Video: Marquise Williams Media Day Press ConferenceNorth Carolina senior QB Marquise Williams discusses entering his final season and his role as a leader on the team during Media Day on August 12, 2015.
WRs Quinshad Davis, Bug Howard discuss UNC offenseSenior WR Quinshad Davis: Is there anything that, because of the injury, you can’t do this year that you could last year? "No, I can do pretty much everything I could do last year and probably a little bit better. Everything is fine and I feel 100 percent. I feel good, my shins don’t hurt. I just have to get back into running and cutting and getting reps in. That is basically the main thing I have to get back into." (Carolina Blue)
Video: Gene Chizik Media Day Press ConferenceNew Tar Heel defensive coordinator Gene Chizik fields questions from reporters at 2015 Media Day on August 12, 2015.
ACC's 5 Most Intriguing Non-Conference Matchups for 2015North Carolina vs. South Carolina, Sept. 3 (Thursday, Charlotte, N.C.): What better way to kick off the 2015 season than with a border battle between the flagship universities of the Tar Heel and Palmetto states? Unfortunately, both programs have been spinning their wheels the past few seasons; South Carolina slipped from 11-2, a Capital One Bowl win, and a No. 4 final ranking in 2013 to just 7-6 last season. (Athlon Sports)
Ravens Camp Report: Who is Bryn Renner?With Matt Schaub continuing an underwhelming final act of his career, there is always the possibility of him not making the final roster. If so, who would be the backup quarterback? The answer to that question is Bryn Renner, a 2nd-year player out of North Carolina. Peter King commented on the feasibility of Renner winning the backup QB spot following his visit to the Ravens training camp. (Baltimore Beatdown)
ICTV: Tar Heels Go Deep at Wide ReceiverThere is no shortage of talented wide receivers on UNC's roster. The Tar Heels return their top four wideouts in Ryan Switzer, Bug Howard, Quinshad Davis and Mack Hollins, plus several reserve contributors from last season, and welcome a class of redshirt freshman and true freshmen that appear capable of stepping in. "This is one of the deepest depth charts we've had at wide receiver," said Hollins. (Inside Carolina)
Packers to be smarter with usage of Julius PeppersIn order to maximize their remaining time with Julius Peppers, the Green Bay Packers will start to wise up when it comes to snap counts and situational usage. "It's a tough call," Peppers said. "As a player, I don't want to come off the field. But when I'm out there and if I'm playing less and I could save a little energy certain times of the game, maybe I could be more productive and more efficient." (NFL.com)
ICTV: Marquise Williams InterviewMarquise Williams is healthy. After sitting out the spring to allow a two-year-old hip injury to heal, North Carolina's fifth-year senior quarterback is physically raring to go. "I haven't been healthy in maybe two years," Williams said after practice. "I feel much faster now. I feel like I can get my hips down and drive the football." Marquise Williams is excited. (Inside Carolina)
Tar Heels seek to bury last season’s bad team chemistryUNC’s defensive line has been the most impressive position group during training camp, Larry Fedora said. That’s saying something, too, because those young men have been going up against an offensive line returning five starters from last season. Marquise Williams said his blockers looked good during the scrimmage. Running back T.J. Logan toted the ball for at least 200 yards, Williams said. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Quincy Monk "Fighting and Keeping His Spirits Up"More than a hundred former Tar Heel players and coaches have been contacted by friends and teammates of Quincy Monk in the last 10 days and have been among more than 300 individuals to make contributions to Monk’s GoFundMe page to help defray expenses in his battle with cancer. Monk was admitted back to Duke Medical Center Tuesday. (UNC Lettermen)
Coach Kap: "We have to be better"UNC offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic: How did the scrimmage go on Sunday? "We had a good day yesterday with the scrimmage. Physically and mentally we were really strong. The guys came out with a purpose and a mentality, I think that shows some maturity in understanding the task at hand...I have been really impressed with the young guys that have joined the team." (Carolina Blue)
The fantastic problem of where to put Giovani BernardThe emergence of Jeremy Hill has been fun to witness for Cincinnati Bengals fans. Last year, the Bengals running back rushed for 1,124 yards on 222 carries. He led not only all rookies, but all running backs in yards gained on the ground in the second half of the 2014 season. However, his emergence leaves Giovani Bernard, another superb talent on the Bengals' offense, with new questions – the best kind of questions a team can have. (Cincy Jungle)
UNC Training Camp: Receivers Expected to be Loud–On and Off the FieldFresh off its first full-team scrimmage on Sunday, the UNC football team resumed training camp Monday morning with a clearer picture starting to develop of this year’s Tar Heel roster. And if there’s one thing that can be said for certain about this year’s team just six days into practice–it’s that the deep stable of wide receivers will be making noise in many different ways. (Chapelboro.com)
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