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Ryan Switzer Impresses at Dallas Cowboys Rookie Mini-Camp

Ryan Switzer's quickness off the snap is impressive. His burst is noticeable. I also came away impressed with how easily he catches the ball. His ability to adjust back for the ball made me think of a much taller player. For him to be at full speed and reach back is a rare trait. It was interesting to see him being not only used on the inside but outside as well. (Dallas Cowboys)

Bears begin preparing franchise QB Mitch Trubisky ... and it's a process

After work in individual drills with offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains and quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone scrutinizing Mitch Trubisky's footwork, the first-round draft pick moved to practice handoffs. Trubisky crouched, extended his arms, and the first snap was muffed. Ten minutes into the first practice of rookie minicamp, there was a reminder it's a process for Trubisky. (Chicago Tribune)

Why the Lions chose to pick up Eric Ebron's fifth-year option

It was the year-to-year improvement that stood out to coach Jim Caldwell. That's the reason the Lions picked up the fifth-year option for tight end Eric Ebron earlier this month. “Every single year when you look at his output, he’s improved. He’s gotten better,” Caldwell said of Detroit's decision to extend its contract with the former No. 10 pick in the 2014 draft. (ESPN.com)

How Tre Boston impacts Chargers' 2017 depth chart

Safety Tre Boston did indeed bolt to Los Angeles to sign with the Chargers despite visits with the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers. The signing of Boston addresses an area of need for L.A. as they continue to make offseason moves. Look to Boston to have an immediate impact roving as a deep safety as well as coming up in the box against the run. (USA Today)

Mack Hollins stole the spotlight on opening day of Eagles rookie minicamp

The minute Mack Hollins jogged on the field, I couldn’t stop watching him. He caught smoothly, his cut ability was off the chart, and he ran routes like a speedier, smaller wideout. The more I watched him, the more I liked him, the more I wanted to keep watching him. If you didn’t know where and when he was drafted, you would think he was one of these top-10 1st round picks. (Philly Sports Network)

Eagles Rookie Profile: Mack Hollins is a great jump ball target

Mack Hollins is a little weird, but in the best way. He wants to own an aquarium after he's done with football, for example. But he's a consummate teammate and has had zero character problems or even rumblings of discontent. He retweets stuff about his teammates and fellow UNC athletes constantly, and the bond between all the UNC receivers was obvious during his career. (Bleeding Green Nation)

Mitch Trubisky on 1st Bears practice: ‘They wanna see me run the show’

He started with flash cards. In the two weeks after he was selected as the surprise No. 2 draft pick, Mitch Trubisky took the Bears’ playbook and condensed it into 3×5 cards to teach himself formations and phrasing. "Just hours on hours,” he said. “I pretty much don’t stop studying until I feel comfortable. And then I go to bed, wake up and do it again.” (Chicago Sun-Times)

Tre Boston bolts to LA, signs with the Chargers

After making three trips to NFL teams, free-agent safety Tre Boston signed with the Los Angeles Chargers on Friday. After three seasons with the Carolina Panthers, the former North Fort Myers and North Carolina standout is going to a football franchise that will move from San Diego to a 30,000-seat stadium in 2017. (The News-Press)

Mitch Trubisky makes fine showing in Bears rookie minicamp debut

Give credit to John Fox. It's rookie camp. The Bears' next game is four months away. But his sarcastic wit Friday was in regular-season form. Moments after quarterback Mitch Trubisky finished his first pro practice, the first session of the Bears' three-day camp, Fox faced the two dozen reporters that came to Halas Hall to see the future. (Chicago Tribune)

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky's Toyota makes it to Chicago

When Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace met Mitchell Trubisky during the pre-draft process, he was taken back by Trubisky's mode of transportation. Trubisky arrived to his workout with the Bears in North Carolina driving the 1997 Toyota Camry given to him by his grandmother. If drafted by Chicago, Pace wanted Trubisky to bring it to town. (Cleveland.com)

Elijah Hood 'turned heads' at Raiders' rookie minicamp

Want a sleeper coming out of last weekend’s rookie minicamps? Keep an eye on Oakland’s seventh-round pick Elijah Hood, a 232-pound hammer of a tailback who turned the heads of the offensive staff. Marshawn Lynch has impressed the Raiders coaches with the kind of shape he’s kept himself. Between Hood and Lynch, Oakland looks set at running back. (Sports Illustrated)

Why "Fearless" WR Ryan Switzer Will Quickly Become A Fan Favorite In Dallas

Dallas is deep at wide receiver, RyanSwitzer will have to work to earn snaps. What factors in his game are going to stand out and earn those opportunities for him? Speed and grit. Switzer is pretty fearless, and he’s a hard worker. If the difference between making it and failing is whether he’s willing to work, bet on him making it. (Blogging The Boys)

Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Gunter Brewer Special

On this week’s show, North Carolina wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer joins the Tar Heel Blog Podcast to talk about his career as a college football coach. We also discuss the Tar Heels who were recently drafted in the NFL Draft, and we will look ahead to next season for the football team. (Tar Heel Blog)

Chansky’s Notebook: Proud Part of Procession

Of the 6,010 UNC students who graduate this weekend, about 95 of them will be varsity athletes. That is just under 1.6 percent of the graduating class, but a high percentage of all the senior athletes at UNC – where they graduate on par with, or at a higher percentage than, the overall student body. It is getting better, witness the Tar Heel teams with near-perfect Academic Progress Reports. (Chapelboro.com)

Bears’ Mitch Trubisky reports for work — with hand-me-down car

Mitch Trubisky has already kept one promise. When GM Ryan Pace met with the quarterback in March, he made him vow to drive his tan 1997 Toyota Camry to Halas Hall if the team drafted him. Thursday, he pulled the car with a North Carolina vanity plate — a hand-me-down from his grandmother —into the parking lot. Friday, he’ll have his first pro practice. (Chicago Sun-Times)

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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