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Larry Fedora Talks New Kickoff Rules

Earlier this month, the NCAA Football Rules Committee approved several new rules for the upcoming season. Most notably was a change to the kickoff rules. The receiving team can now fair catch a kick inside the 25-yard line and have it result in a touchback. Larry Fedora chairs the NCAA’s Football Rules Committee and played a role in the rule changes. (Inside Carolina)

5 Things to Know: CB M.J. Stewart

Catch up on five things to know about Bucs’ second-round pick M.J. Stewart: Stewart is the all-time pass-breakup leader at UNC after adding 12 to his total his senior year. Over four years in Chapel Hill, he recorded 41 pass breakups, breaking the previous record of 40, set by Robert Williams. His sophomore season in 2015, he tied for the ACC lead with 18 pass breakups. (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

New Facility A Huge Part Of North Carolina's Sales Pitch

A new indoor football facility, which includes a 120-yard synthetic turf field, along with two outdoor 120-yard fields will open around the time of North Carolina’s season-opener at California on Sept. 1, but Larry Fedora and his staff aren’t waiting for the finished product is open for business to sell it to recruits, it is a big part of Carolina’s pitch every day to every recruit. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Video: Larry Fedora on the Game of Golf, UNC Charity

On Tuesday, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora took part in the 2018 Chick-fil-a Challenge, an annual golf fundraising event Reynolds Lake Oconee Resort in Greensboro, Ga. Fedora was joined by Carolina "celebrity" Roy Williams, the Tar Heels's men's basketball coach. Fedora and Williams finished -4 for the day, good for ninth place out of 11 teams. (Inside Carolina)

Injuries, inexperience concerns for UNC offensive line

With William Sweet and Jay Jay McCargo out of UNC's rotation, opportunity was provided this spring to fourth-year junior Mason Veal at right tackle, along with inexperienced players such as redshirt freshman Brian Anderson at center, and walk-on Jonathan Trull at center and guard. The Tar Heels have the benefit of scholarship depth at tackle and guard. (ACC Sports Journal)

Audio: Austin Proehl - Despite long wait in NFL Draft, I can't wait to get to Buffalo

Former North Carolina wide receiver Austin Proehl joins Golic & Wingo to talk about being the second to last pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. (WRAL Sports Fan)

NFL Draft Leaves Austin Proehl Speechless

Late Saturday, Austin Proehl continued to wait. There were 254 picks made and only two remained in the NFL Draft's final round. With the 255th pick, the Buffalo Bills called Proehl's name. A dream had come true. "It was pretty unbelievable. I was speechless for a little while, just the emotions were overwhelming," Proehl told Inside Carolina on Monday. (Inside Carolina)

UNC Loses Two Wide Receivers to Attrition

North Carolina wide receivers Juval Mollette and J.T. Cauthen are no longer with the football program. Mollette played in seven games in 2017 and caught two passes. The Randleman, N.C. native did not participate in spring practice and confirmed his plans to transfer. Cauthen red-shirted last fall and left the program shortly after spring practice concluded. (Inside Carolina)

Former Tar Heels LB Andre Smith says Panthers got 'a steal' drafting him in 7th round

Andre Smith told anyone he ran into at the NFL scouting combine that he would have been one of the top linebackers in the draft if he’d played his entire junior season at UNC. Smith didn’t say whether these conversations took place before or after he popped his hamstring running the 40 in Indianapolis. Not that it matters — Smith’s confidence hasn’t wavered. (Charlotte Observer)

Community still comes first for Arlington NFL draft pick M.J. Stewart

M.J. Stewart was inside the Langston-Brown Community Center near his Hall’s Hill neighborhood the night of April 27 when the Yorktown High School and UNC graduate learned that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had picked him in the second round of the NFL draft. “I am ready,” the 6-foot, 205-pound defensive back and punt returner said as he waited to learn his fate. (Inside NoVa)

Video: Larry Fedora at the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora discusses competing in the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Challenge and answers a rapid-fire Fast Five round of questions. He also participates in a golfing skills competition. Read More...

Where UNC undrafted free agents signed

LB Cayson Collins agreed to a free agent deal with the Miami Dolphins. DB Donnie Miles and OL Cam Dillard agreed to rookie camp invitations with the Atlanta Falcons. OL Bentley Spain agreed to a deal with the New York Jets. OL R.J. Prince agreed to a deal with the Green Bay Packers. And DL Dajaun Drennon accepted a camp invitation from the New York Giants. (Keeping It Heel)

A Handshake and a Promise: Frank Beamer and UNC

Dick Baddour began his answer with a warning. "That is a long story." On the Carolina Insider Podcast, host Jones Angell asked the former UNC athletic director about his pursuit of Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer to take the same position with the Tar Heels. The story gives insight into how truly close Beamer was to becoming UNC's head football coach. (Inside Carolina)

Defensive Lineman Jordon Riley Leaving UNC

Jordon Riley announced his intention to transfer from North Carolina on Sunday. A team source later confirmed the sophomore defensive tackle had already been dismissed from the football program for a violation of team rules. Riley, a 6-foot-6, 305-pound nose tackle from Durham, N.C., played in five games in 2017, totaling six tackles and a quarterback hurry. (Inside Carolina)

Recap: The NFL Draft and UNC Football Free Agents

Three former UNC football players were selected in the 2018 NFL Draft with many more landing with NFL teams through undrafted free agent deals and mini-camp invites. Defensive back M.J. Stewart was the first Tar Heel off the board when the Virginia native was selected No. 53 overall (the 21st pick in the second round) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. (Inside Carolina)

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(13) Miami7-210-3
(24) Virginia Tech5-39-4
Georgia Tech4-45-6
Pittsburgh3-55-7
Virginia3-56-7
Duke3-57-6
North Carolina1-73-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(4) Clemson8-112-2
(23) NC State6-29-4
Wake Forest4-48-5
Boston College4-47-6
Louisville4-48-5
Florida State3-57-6
Syracuse2-64-8


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