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Darian Durant debuts as Montreal Alouettes kick off Florida mini-camp

A sign that a new CFL season is upon us arrived Monday, as Darian Durant and the Montreal Alouettes took the field for their annual mini-camp in Vero Beach, Fla. The Als’ new quarterback and a number of other rookies and veterans were on hand as the camp got under way at Historic Dodgertown. “It felt great,” said Durant, acquired by the Als this off-season. (CFL.ca)

Walkon OL Quiron Johnson earning quality reps for Tar Heels

Four months removed from his Reidsville’s 58-12 victory over Edenton Holmes in the NCHSAA State Championship, Quiron Johnson is making a name for himself as a freshman offensive guard at UNC. Johnson said enrolling early was a great way to gain an advantage as a college student and player and has given him time to bond with teammates. (Greensboro News & Record)

Is the ‘ceiling the roof’ for UNC football?

Truth be told, it could be a long season for North Carolina's football team. Who will take over for star quarterback Mitch Trubisky who elected to declare for the NFL draft as a junior? Trubisky leaves some mighty big shoes to fill. The Tar Heels also lost wide receivers Ryan Switzer, Mack Hollins and Bug Howard as well as running backs T.J. Logan and Elijah Hood. (Greensboro News & Record)

Turner's Take: Catching On, Catching Up

It's a year of new beginnings for UNC football, particularly on offense. Come September, when the Tar Heels take the field against Cal, a new quarterback will lead a huddle comprised of a mostly-new offensive line, with new tailbacks and new receivers. The Tar Heels will have to find new playmakers, and there are many young players eager to step into those roles. (GoHeels.com)

Buffalo Bills sign QB T.J. Yates

On Monday the Buffalo Bills signed free agent QB T.J. Yates. The North Carolina product has served mainly as a backup in his NFL career, but made two starts in the playoffs as a rookie for Houston beating Cincinnati in the Wild Card round (31-10). In his 18 regular season appearances, Yates has thrown for 1,352 yards with six touchdowns and eight interceptions. (Buffalo Bills)

Extra Points: Flip It

For the first time in Larry Fedora’s tenure in Chapel Hill, the Tar Heels are clearly ahead on defense. They are talented, experienced and deep on the defensive line. Two of those adjectives apply to the linebacking corps. Half of the secondary must be replaced, but there are some terrific neophytes ready to stake their claim to playing time. (GoHeels.com)

Former UNC football player bags yams to donate to community

A truckload of sweet potatoes arrived at UNC this weekend to be bagged and donated. The process was part of Yam Jam, a new event sponsored by the North Carolina Study Center that aims to provide locally grown sweet potatoes to organizations and people that need food. First Fruits Farm, owned by former UNC football and NFL player Jason Brown, contributed to the event. (Daily Tar Heel)

Chazz Surratt in musical chairs competition for UNC’s starting QB job

North Carolina’s quarterback competition sounded a bit like a game of musical chairs this spring. All three players vying to replace NFL-bound Mitch Trubisky as the Tar Heels’ quarterback got an equal share of the snaps in UNC’s spring game. Sophomore Nathan Elliott, along redshirt freshmen Chazz Surrattt and Logan Byrd all had their moments. (Gaston Gazette)

Young receiver stands out, but still no QB clarity for UNC

Saturday’s spring football game didn’t provide a lot of clarity to North Carolina’s uncertain quarterback situation, especially with graduate transfer Brandon Harris still yet to arrive. But it may just have identified a potential new pass-catching target for whoever ends up winning the job. Sophomore Juval Mollette staked his claim to a prominent role this fall. (North State Journal)

UNC's Defense Ahead of Offense

Jalen Dalton smiled, but didn’t want to rub it in. Dajaun Drennon did the same, chuckling while dismissing a question about the North Carolina defense winning consistently over the offense in spring ball, much like it did in Saturday’s spring game. Andre Smith, however, is not one to hold back. “It’s always nice to be the winner.” Strange days, indeed. (Inside Carolina)

Spring football a search for new stars at UNC

With the departure of every offensive leader, spring practice at UNC was a time to find some new stars. There wasn’t a lot of clarity about who would take over at quarterback for the NFL-bound Mitchell Trubisky during a spring scrimmage dominated for much of Saturday by the defense. “I wouldn’t say that anybody separated themselves,” UNC coach Larry Fedora said. (Raleigh & Company)

UNC football's defense sends statement in Spring Game on Saturday

North Carolina’s first-team defense jumped out to a quick start in the first half of the spring game, establishing itself as the dominant side of the football Saturday. The defense took advantage of a quarterback rotation that kept the offense from getting into too much of a groove. It swarmed the ball and had a number of deflections. (Daily Tar Heel)

Tar Heels spend spring looking for Trubisky's successor

Mitch Trubisky declared for this month's NFL draft after just one season as the starter. And that left young quarterbacks like sophomore Nathan Elliott, and redshirt freshmen Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd to get heavy work through spring drills, ending with Saturday's intrasquad scrimmage. Coach Larry Fedora said none of them are ready to lead the offense in a game yet. (Associated Press)

North Carolina's Quarterback Battle Wages On

If you’re looking for an answer to UNC’s quarterback questions, you will have to wait a few more months. All four quarterbacks on the roster – junior walk-on Manny Miles, sophomore Nathan Elliott, and redshirt freshmen Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd – were given an opportunity to showcase their talents in UNC’s spring game at Fetzer Field on Saturday. (Inside Carolina)

Video: Larry Fedora Post-Spring Game Press Conference

North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora speaks with reporters following the Tar Heels' annual spring scrimmage on Saturday in Chapel Hill. View Video...

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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