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2017 Jaguars rookie minicamp: Nick Weiler’s ‘leg strength’ is what sets him apart

The Jacksonville Jaguars will begin their rookie minicamp on Friday and that means 64 draft picks, undrafted free agents, and workout players will be at EverBank Field today trying to make an impression. One such player is North Carolina kicker Nicholas Weiler, the only placekicker at camp and a guy who has a real shot at making it to training camp. (Big Cat Country)

ACC football coaches balk at added spring visit for recruits

A hot topic at the ACC meetings in Florida this week is new recruiting rules that create a December signing day and add the opportunity for juniors to make an official visit during the spring. UNC football coach Larry Fedora said it could lead to even longer days. "How important is it going to be to practice, fly to see a kid, get back at two in the morning and prepare practice for the next day?" (WRAL Sports Fan)

2017 College football coach rankings

26. Larry Fedora (35): Fedora's team went from 11 wins to eight wins last season, but he climbs nine spots anyway. Why? Well, my guess is that we were all still a bit skeptical following one really strong season in Chapel Hill, but last season showed that while 11 wins might be a bit much, Fedora's Tar Heels are still going to be a team to be reckoned with in the ACC. (CBS Sports)

Multiple routes for Mitch Trubisky to Bears starting QB

Rookie minicamp ended Sunday for the Bears but now a measure of franchise intrigue around Mitch Trubisky starts to build behind the curtain of closed practices. Because the ultimate question about the rookie quarterback now shifts from “how’d he look?” to, with apologies to Mark Sanchez, “who’s better, Mike Glennon or The Kid?” (CSN Chicago)

Arizona Cardinals sign rookie free agent Mikey Bart

The Arizona Cardinals tweaked their roster a bit on Wednesday, as they signed defensive end/linebacker Mikey Bart. The 6-foot-3, 263-pound Bart appeared in 48 games for the University of North Carolina, starting 29. In all, he amassed 83 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss, 12.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a Tar Heel. (Arizona Sports)

Mitch Trubisky had highest QB grade in last 6 years per scouts

According to John Mullin of CSN Chicago, two AFC scouts told him they had the highest grade on Mitch Trubisky than any other quarterback in the last six years. That means they had Trubisky higher established quarterbacks such as Jameis Winston, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson and even Andrew Luck. One scout went even further with his assessment. (247 Sports)

Video: Larry Fedora at ACC spring meetings

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks about offseason topics at the 2017 ACC spring meetings being held this week in Florida. View Video...

Encounter with gas station stranger leads Tre Boston to Chargers

Recently released by the Carolina Panthers, Tre Boston had three suitors in the Chargers, the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers. After visiting all three teams, Boston said he prayed for clarity as traveled back home to Charlotte, North Carolina, to make his decision. That's when he stopped by the local gas station, even though he had a half a tank. (ESPN.com)

Ranking the ACC's College Football Coaches for 2017

8. Larry Fedora, UNC: Fedora and the Tar Heels need to reload after the best two-year stretch in program history since 1996-97. However, Fedora’s acumen on offense should prevent a major drop off on that side of the ball. While UNC is likely to slightly regress in the win column with several new faces on offense, Fedora is piecing together a solid tenure in Chapel Hill. (Athlon Sports)

Why Tre Boston Decided to Become a Bolt

Tre Boston had a decision to make. Surprisingly released after starting 10 games for the Carolina Panthers in 2016, the 24-year old safety was a hot commodity coveted by numerous teams. After some time he whittled his list down to three choices – the Pittsburgh Steelers, Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Chargers. Still, one made more sense above the rest. (San Diego Chargers)

Barry Switzer actually called Ryan Switzer's family to find out if they were related

All kidding -- and Barry Switzer tweets -- aside, the former coach of the Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners is not related to fourth round pick Ryan Switzer. But the two do have something of a relationship. After the Cowboys took Ryan Switzer in the fourth round of last month's draft, the coach tweeted, "congratulations to my cousin.'' (Dallas Morning News)

Nazair Jones: From thinking he may never walk again to Seahawks rookie

After just two days around the Seahawks, Tammy Jones is all in. “I love the Seahawks family already. I feel like I’m leaving him in good hands,” the mother of remarkable third-round draft choice Nazair Jones said Saturday. She was standing off the edge of the team’s practice field, here from her North Carolina home for Seattle’s first two practices of rookie minicamp. (Tacoma News Tribune)

John Fox: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky had ‘great camp’

John Fox said No. 2 overall pick Mitch Trubisky had a “great camp” in his first stint with the Bears — three days of rookie practices at Halas Hall. The Bears coach then defined Trubisky’s offseason goals. The Bears will hold OTAs for veterans and rookies later this month and mandatory minicamp in the middle of June. “You’ve got to get him up to speed in your offense.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

UNC athlete-agent case headed to trial

A former UNC athlete accused of helping funnel money to Tar Heel football players back in 2010 will go to trial later this year. Christopher Hawkins pleaded not guilty to four charges Monday – including athlete-agent inducement. Hawkins was arrested in May 2015 for providing former player Robert Quinn thousands of dollars and helping him sell game-used equipment in 2010. (WNCN)

In ACC's QB-challenged Coastal, Heels' Harris could make a quick difference

Assuming Brandon Harris can win the starting quarterback job at UNC, the former LSU starter will have an opportunity to make a big impact on the ACC Coastal Division race. Even though he didn’t go through spring drills at UNC and even though he lost the starting job at LSU, Harris still has as much or more college experience as the other Coastal quarterbacks. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 23
Stanford: 25
Fri, Dec 30 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Cal
Sat, Sep 2, TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, TBD

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(16) Virginia Tech6-310-4
North Carolina5-38-5
(20) Miami5-39-4
Pittsburgh5-38-5
Georgia Tech4-49-4
Virginia1-72-10
Duke1-74-8

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8
Boston College2-67-6

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