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Looking beyond the stats of Mitch Trubisky

Ohio State didn't want Mitch Trubisky. So he packed his bags and flew to North Carolina hoping to play right away. But he sat behind Bryn Renner and Marquise Williams. In the transfer era of limited patience, Trubisky could have easily left the Tar Heel program but he chose to stick it out. That tells me how committed he is to a goal, to his teammates, and to the process. (WRAL Sports Fan)

NFL Draft Preview: Marquise Williams on Mack Hollins

Another part of CarolinaBlue's pre-draft conversation with former UNC quarterback Marquise Williams focuses on Tar Heel wide receiver Mack Hollins. A deep threat star at UNC, Hollins missed half of the 2016 season with an injury and also missed the majority of the football part of the NFL combine. (Carolina Blue)

Mitch Trubisky Headlines UNC's 2017 NFL Draft Prospects

Mitch Trubisky is primed to become the first UNC quarterback in school history to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Mentor, Ohio native decided to enter the draft a year early after an efficient junior season in which his draft stock skyrocketed. Trubisky ranked fifth nationally in completion percentage, 10th in passing yards and 18th in yards per attempt. (Inside Carolina)

Could Mitch Trubisky be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft?

No Tar Heel football player has ever been selected No. 1 overall and though it looks as if Mitch Trubisky won't be the top pick either, there's still technically a chance. It's amazing to consider, given his Carolina career: Four seasons in Chapel Hill, just one of them as a starter. It's not the typical road, but Trubisky says it's a road that has prepared him for the pros. (ABC 11)

Who Is Mitchell Trubisky? The Draft's Top QB Answers the Question Everyone's Asking

The 22-year-old should at least raise an eyebrow. Twitch. Blink. Give us an emotion, man, any emotion for crying out loud. As he sits at a restaurant on Center Street, with locals all around him, Mitchell Trubisky doesn't show any sign of flinching, though. He just stares blankly ahead as the potential destinations are detailed aloud in dramatic succession. (Bleacher Report)

Mitchell Trubisky’s success buoyed by lifelong friends

The “Mentor Rat Pack” — “that sounds about right,” said Mentor football coach Steve Trivisonno — consisted of Mitchell Trubisky, Conner Krizancic, Brandon Fritts and Kade McClure. They played big at Mentor, won championships and dreamed even bigger. They were also gym rats. “We lived in the gym, lived on the field,” said Fritts. Sports brought them together, but they wanted more. (News-Herald)

Trubisky Debate Has Only Just Begun

In an era when every NFL fan has seemingly become an informed draft scout, Mitchell Trubisky has the type of game that's easily shielded from such takes, at least beyond his lack of extended experience. Trubisky is the mysterious breakout star from UNC who only hardcore football fans knew about before halfway through the 2016 college football season. (Sports on Earth)

Mitch Trubisky can be what Bernie Kosar was to the Browns, says Mentor coach

Mentor High football coach Steve Trivisonno will be one of Mitch Trubisky's 25 guests at the NFL Draft in Philadelphia this week and perhaps the one cheering loudest for the Browns to draft him. "I'm a little biased,'' Trivisonno told cleveland.com in a February phone interview. "I'd love to be able to watch him in person instead of on TV.'' (Cleveland.com)

Ryan Switzer is the rare ‘Wes Welker type’ who actually plays like Wes Welker

Ryan Switzer is the 5’8 firecracker of a wide receiver who made a name for himself by doing one thing exceedingly well while playing at North Carolina. Punt to him. I triple-dog dare ya. Sure, he only ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine, but Switzer’s fast. Anyone who’s ever tried to chase him down on punt returns will attest to that. (SB Nation)

Joey Mangili Receives NFF University Scholar Athlete Award

Former UNC punter Joey Mangili was named the recipient of the University Scholar Athlete award by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., presented at the Bill Dooley Triangle East Chapter of North Carolina annual awards dinner held Monday. Mangili served as the team's holder on place kicks last season and had 28 career punts. (GoHeels.com)

Podcast: Tha Bug's Life, Episode 3 - Tar Heel

Former UNC wide receiver Bug Howard hosts his third podcast episode with teammate and former UNC defensive tackle Naz Jones. The Tar Heel teammates discuss their anticipation of the NFL Draft, NFL teams that have shown interest, and then perform a Tar Heel Mock Draft that you do not want to miss. (chrisbraven.com)

NFL Draft Preview: Marquise Williams on WR Ryan Switzer

Ryan Switzer finished his college football career as UNC's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards, and punt return touchdowns and yards. "That is one of the hardest working guys I have been around. He works non-stop," Marquise Williams said about his former teammate. Switzer and Williams were both key components of UNC's incredible 2015 season. (Carolina Blue)

2017 UNC Pre-NFL Draft Notes

UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky is one of 22 players attending the NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Head coach Larry Fedora is one of 14 college coaches attending the Draft. If selected in the first round, Trubisky would be the 24th first round NFL Draft pick in UNC history – and the eighth since 2008. Trubisky would become the first quarterback in UNC history selected in the first round. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Insider Podcast: Bubba Cunningham

UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham is the guest on the latest edition of the Carolina Insider podcast. The Tar Heel AD visits with hosts Jones Angell and Adam Lucas in a wide-ranging conversation touching on Carolina basketball, football, facilities, Olympic sports and much more. Carolina Insider is a twice-weekly production hosted by Angell and Lucas (GoHeels.com)

Watson: Pick Trubisky before me, 'live with the consequences'

When asked Tuesday on Good Morning Football what he says to those who project the inexperienced Mitchell Trubisky over him in this week's NFL Draft (Thursday-Saturday in Philadelphia), Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson channeled his inner Peyton Manning. "You're gonna have to live with the consequences that come with it. That's how I see it," Watson responded. (NFL.com)

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
Georgia Tech4-49-4

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(1) Clemson8-114-1
(21) Louisville7-19-4
(8) Florida State5-310-3
NC State3-57-6
Wake Forest3-57-6
Boston College2-67-6

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