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Remember me? Four-star football standouts playing at new schools

Stanton Truitt chose Auburn over Kentucky and West Virginia. He quickly saw the field with the Tigers as a wide receiver, but was sidelined by injuries before moving to running back in 2016. After earning his degree, Truitt transferred to UNC, where he will have two years of eligibility remaining after being granted a medical redshirt for his freshman year in 2014. (Rivals.com)

Meet The Jumpman

For decades, the No. 23 has been synonymous with Michael Jordan, prompting millions of athletes to don the number in his honor. Cayson Collins, No. 23 on the UNC football team, could easily be mistaken for one of those million. However, for the Charlotte native, who grew up admiring the Jordan Brand, the number carries a more sentimental meaning. (GoHeels.com)

Tar Heels squeeze in practices

North Carolina’s football team is practicing where it will play this season, an unusual situation in college football. With an indoor practice facility under construction and thus the previous practice site unavailable, the Tar Heels are holding workouts in Kenan Stadium. For coach Larry Fedora and his staff, it has become a logistical jigsaw puzzle because of the limitations. (Burlington Times-News)

Mitch Trubisky making steady progress in Bears camp

Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky has steadily improved throughout training camp, but the second overall pick in the draft remains a work in progress. "The biggest area has been just understanding the offense, understanding what defenses look like, to start to be able to read coverages," said offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. (Chicago Bears)

Malik Carney Talks DE Depth, Lessons, Drennon & More

A lot of people around the program are expecting a big year from junior defensive end Malik Carney. Carney arrived at UNC a linebacker but moved to end last summer and because of injuries and opportunity saw himself on the field more and more. As his confidence grow so did his game. Carney met with members of the media recently to discuss a variety of topics. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Raiders RB Elijah Hood Battles For Roster Spot In Camp

There’s a reason Oakland drafted Elijah Hood in the seventh round. The 5-foot-11, 230-pound former Tar Heel is a banger who fits well with Oakland’s blocking scheme. Patterning himself after Marshawn Lynch, the Raiders need as much power they can get. He isn’t going to make defenders miss often. He’s more apt to lower his shoulder to run through defenders. (Yahoo! Sports)

Video: UNC football ready to Take Flight in Jordan Brand

North Carolina football unveiled its new Jordan Brand uniforms Saturday. The program hopes the partnership with Michael Jordan's namesake brand will help the program reach new heights. View Video...

North Carolina partners with Michael Jordan, unveils Jumpman uniforms

The Tar Heels are up to something. North Carolina unveiled the new Jordan Brand uniforms it will sport during the 2017 season Saturday at its annual "Meet the Tar Heels" fan event Saturday afternoon. The partnership with the Nike subsidiary oversaw by Michael Jordan was a no-brainer with His Airness being the school's most recognizable and renown alum. (Sporting News)

Bigger than football: Khaliel Rodgers retires

Four weeks before the start of the football season, Khaliel Rodgers is putting his health first. That’s what the UNC offensive lineman said in his Facebook post Saturday, when he announced he’s retiring from football four months after joining UNC as a graduate transfer from Southern California. That phrase — “My health comes first” — was eventually taken out of Rodgers’ post. (Argyle Report)

UNC football unveils new Jumpman uniforms by Michael Jordan’s signature brand

North Carolina debuted its new Jordan Brand uniforms Saturday. The Jordan Brand also recently debuted the new Charlotte Hornets’ uniform. With the rest of the NBA going to a Nike uniform, the Hornets are the only NBA team to be wearing the Jumpman logo. As for UNC’s uniform, navy is a major part of the color scheme again. See for yourself. (Charlotte Observer)

Arizona Cardinals' T.J. Logan injures wrist, out for 12 weeks

It's bad news for Cardinals rookie running back T.J. Logan. Coach Bruce Arians said Logan has a dislocated wrist and will need surgery. He will be out for 12 weeks, the team announced. The fifth-round pick out of UNC, who was expected to contribute early as a returner, suffered the injury during Thursday night's loss to the Cowboys in the Hall of Fame Game. (NFL.com)

Extra Points: Mastering The Mundane

The Tar Heels are now headlong into three weeks of training camp before classes start and Larry Fedora and his staff have their players' undivided attention. One of their priorities is instilling in the newcomers and reminding the veterans of the mother lode of reward waiting for those with good habits, attention to detail and the capacity to not get bored. (GoHeels.com)

UNC OL Khaliel Rodgers Retires From Football

Khaliel Rodgers joined UNC's football team as a USC graduate transfer offensive lineman in June of this year. Now the 6-3, 315-pound guard has retired from football. Rodgers broke the news on his personal Facebook page Saturday: "After much thought, I decided to retire from football. My health comes first and the goals I've set for myself are bigger than football." (Inside Carolina)

Report: Cardinals expect T.J. Logan to need wrist surgery

T.J. Logan looked good in his Arizona Cardinals debut Thursday, gaining 24 yards on four carries while amassing 71 yards on two kick returns and another 10 on a punt. Unfortunately, his effort in the Hall of Fame Game was dampened when he left with a wrist injury. The Cardinals are expecting Logan to need surgery on the wrist to repair a dislocated bone. (Arizona Sports)

How you can support Woody Durham, the former ‘Voice of the Tar Heels,’ in his fight against aphasia

It was the phrase that Woody Durham, the longtime voice of UNC’s men’s basketball and football teams, often repeated during a game’s most dramatic moments, one he used to urge Tar Heels fans to practice their most trusted superstition: “Go where you go, and do what you do.” And now you can find it on T-shirts that are being sold to benefit research of aphasia. (Durham Herald-Sun)

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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, 12:20 ET ACCN Tickets

UNC vs. Louisville
Sat, Sep 9, 12:00 ET Tickets

UNC @ Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 16, 3:30 ET

Full UNC Football Schedule

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ACC Football Scoreboard
Presbyterian College0
at Wake Forest0
Thursday 6:30 PM

Central Connecticut0
at Syracuse0
Friday 7:00 PM

Boston College0
at Northern Illinois0
Friday 9:30 PM

Kent State0
at #5 Clemson0
Saturday 12:00 PM

at North Carolina0
Saturday 12:20 PM

at #18 Miami0
Saturday 12:30 PM

Youngstown State0
at Pittsburgh0
Saturday 1:00 PM

NC State0
at South Carolina0
Saturday 3:00 PM

William & Mary0
at Virginia0
Saturday 3:30 PM

North Carolina Central0
at Duke0
Saturday 6:00 PM

#17 Louisville0
at Purdue0
Saturday 7:30 PM

#3 Florida State0
at #1 Alabama0
Saturday 8:00 PM

#20 West Virginia0
at #22 Virginia Tech0
Sunday 7:30 PM

#24 Tennessee0
at Georgia Tech0
Monday 8:00 PM

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ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
(18) Miami0-00-0
(22) Virginia Tech0-00-0
Georgia Tech0-00-0
North Carolina0-00-0

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(3) Florida State0-00-0
(5) Clemson0-00-0
(17) Louisville0-00-0
Wake Forest0-00-0
Boston College0-00-0
NC State0-00-0

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