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Ryan Switzer goes in-depth on potential of '16 season, punt return record

Expectations are high for a very productive season for both Ryan Switzer and the Tar Heels. Switzer spoke with the media following UNC's Spring Game. Among the topics discussed were preparing for the 2016 season, UNC's final two losses of 2015, the NCAA punt return touchdown record, the potential of UNC's offense, and which early enrollees stood out. (Carolina Blue)

Tim Scott Has Advice For Undrafted Tar Heels

This past weekend didn’t go as planned for some former UNC football players. Landon Turner expected to be selected in the NFL Draft but surprisingly was not taken. No other Tar Heels were drafted, either. But that doesn’t mean the end of their NFL dreams. For some, they are where they’d be even had they been taken, and nobody understands this better than Tim Scott. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Five Tar Heels Sign NFL Contracts

Shortly after NFL Draft, UNC announced that Landon Turner had agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints; a situation that is likely better than being selected late in the draft because the destination becomes the player’s choice rather than being chosen by a team that may not be a good fit. Turner was not the only Tar Heel that agreed to a contract. (Chapelboro.com)

A decade later, John Bunting finds peace in his post-football life

Outside the 3,600-square-foot house John Bunting and his wife had built after he lost the only coaching job he ever really wanted, a breeze rustles the boats in the marina. Inside, Bunting is walking up the stairs, past framed pictures of a lifetime in football – there he is at UNC, and with the Philadelphia Eagles; there’s when he snapped his arm landing on Calvin Hill: his philosophy on life. (Charlotte Observer)

Quinshad Davis agrees to free-agent deal with Detroit Lions

Former Gaffney and UNC football star Quinshad Davis announced Saturday he’d accepted a free agent offer from the Detroit Lions after going undrafted. The 6-foot-4, receiver set UNC career records with both 205 receptions and 25 touchdown catches. He finished second all-time to long-time NFL receiver Hakeem Nicks with 2,614 career receiving yards. (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

Darian Durant is enjoying the ride with the Saskatchewan Roughriders

There wasn’t any celebration Tuesday as quarterback Darian Durant marked the 10th anniversary of his joining the Saskatchewan Roughriders. There should have been some fanfare, however, considering all he has done since April 12, 2006, when the Riders acquired the rights to Durant while trading for the first overall pick in a dispersal draft of players from the defunct Ottawa Renegades. (Regina Leader-Post)

Bengals' OL coach sick of ‘Bodine witch hunt’

Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander walked into Salzano’s barber shop on 4th St., looking for a relaxing haircut at a spot he’d frequented for years developing friendships with the three Italian barbers. Before long, relaxation evaporated. Suddenly he found himself amidst the latest example of what he coined the “witch hunt” of current starting center Russell Bodine. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

UNC’s Turner, Duke’s Cash head list of ACC undrafted free agents

The biggest surprise of the 2016 NFL draft, at least from an ACC perspective, was that stars Jeremy Cash of Duke and Landon Turner of UNC, were passed over by all 32 teams in all seven rounds. As disappointing as the unexpected turn of events might have been for the undrafted stars — and everyone else with NFL aspirations whose names weren’t called — all is not lost. (Wilmington Star News)

NFL destinations for UNC's undrafted free agents

No North Carolina players were selected in the 2016 NFL draft, but many were quickly signed as free agents just as the draft ended. Check out the destinations for many of the former UNC players: All-American offensive guard Landon Turner, who was a four-year starter at UNC, signed with the New Orleans Saints. Running back Romar Morris signed with the New York Jets. (Carolina Blue)

Landon Turner goes undrafted, signs with the New Orleans Saints

After going undrafted over seven rounds in the 2016 NFL draft, offensive guard Landon Turner from North Carolina has signed with the New Orleans Saints. Turner was named First-team All-America (Associated Press), a Second-team All-America (CBS Sports, FWAA), and First-team All-ACC (ACSMA and coaches) as a senior at North Carolina. (247 Sports)

UNC's Landon Turner offers talent, character to lucky NFL franchise

Landon Turner has trained in San Diego for the last two months and worked out for the New Orleans Saints, but as a self-described non-football fan, he's not picky about his next home. "It really doesn't matter at the end of the day because my whole dream has been since I was 6 years old to play in the NFL,” Turner said. If character counts, some franchise may get a steal. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Marquise Williams inspired by Cam Newton

Aspiring NFL quarterback Marquise Williams had a secret weapon to help prepare himself for his UNC Pro Day back in March. He tapped into the same video he always does when he's got a big day ahead: Cam Newton's "Unstoppable" motivational tape. That should come as no great surprise. (Carolina Panthers)

Switzer on Trubisky: "You want to see your friends succeed"

After the spring game on April 16th, North Carolina senior wide receiver Ryan Switzer spoke about Mitch Trubisky and his relationship with the quarterback. "I think he feels like it's his time," the 5-10 West Virginia native said. "I think he feels he comfortable with where he is at and I know he is excited to be out there and to be named the guy." (Carolina Blue)

Larry Fedora Golf Tournament For Volunteers For Youth

The 2016 Larry Fedora Golf Tournament benefiting Volunteers for Youth (VFY) will be held Monday May 16 at Chapel Hill Country Club. Come join us for a fun event at beautiful CHCC for a great cause. All of the proceeds stay in Orange County to help VFY offer various programs to Orange County youth. (GoHeels.com)

Landon Turner awaits NFL fate

NFL dreams began to come true Thursday with the opening round of the NFL Draft. Former Harrisonburg football player Landon Turner will wait anxiously to hear his name. The 6-foot-4-guard is projected to go between the fourth and fifth rounds. Turner played an integral role with the Tar Heels. His former high school coach said he saw the potential in Turner the day he met him. (WHSV.com)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Baylor: 49
Tue, Dec 29 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Georgia
Sat, Sep 3, 5:30 ET ESPN

UNC @ Illinois
Sat, Sep 10, 7:30 ET BTN

UNC vs. James Madison
Sat, Sep 17, 3:30 ET RSN

Full UNC Football Schedule

Radio Affiliates

ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(15) North Carolina8-111-3
Virginia Tech4-47-6
Georgia Tech1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-014-1
(14) Florida State6-210-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest1-73-9
Boston College0-83-9

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