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Swofford isn’t worried about realignment, but should he be?

Amid widespread reports of at least one ACC school in negotiations to leave and join the SEC, commissioner John Swofford issued a statement Friday saying that all is well. “As I’ve said previously, we’ll continue to be mindful of the collegiate landscape and what’s best for the ACC and its member institutions,” Swofford said. (Wilmington Star News)

Supplemental draft it is for Michael McAdoo

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday that former North Carolina defensive Mike McAdoo will be part of the NFL Supplemental Draft on August 17th. McAdoo joins Georgia running back Caleb King, Northern Illinois safety Tracy Wilson, Western Carolina cornerback Torez Jones and Lindenwood defensive end Keenan Mace in the draft. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Former UNC RB Hunter Furr transferring to ECU

Former UNC running back Hunter Furr has transferred to East Carolina. Furr will be added to the roster tomorrow, but will have to sit a season due to NCAA transfer rules. Last week, Furr became the first Tar Heel player to transfer following the firing of Butch Davis the week prior. He asked interim head coach Everett Wither for his release on Aug. 3, saying that he was seeking more playing time. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Hall of Famers Hanburger, Otto highlight 2011 ACC Legends

Two NFL Hall of Famers, the ACC’s all-time sacks leader, a two-time league Player of the Year and a record-setting place kicker headline this year’s class of ACC Football Legends. The group will be honored at a banquet and again at halftime of the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte on Dec. 2-3. Leading the class are UNC’s Chris Hanburger and Miami’s Jim Otto, both of whom went on to Hall of Fame professional careers. (Wilmington Star News)

Chuck Pagano takes over as Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator

Chuck Pagano knows he has a lot to live up to as he takes over as the Ravens defensive coordinator. So one of the first things Pagano did post-lockout was send the message to his players that they're all in the same boat he is. Chuck Pagano was elevated to defensive coordinator after serving as the Ravens secondary coach from 2008-10. (NFL.com)

ACC Announces 2011 Football Championship Game Legends Class

Led by two members of the Professional Football Hall of Fame in former North Carolina linebacker Chris Hanburger and former Miami center Jim Otto and two-time ACC Player of the Year Ben Bennett of Duke, the ACC Tuesday announced its Class of 2011 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Legends. (The ACC)

Michael McAdoo one of three possible players in NFL supplemental draft

The 2011 NFL supplemental draft will be held on Aug. 17. Unlike the televised April draft, the supplemental draft is carried out via email. The teams, slotted into three groups based on their winning percentage the previous season, contact the league with a list of the players they'd draft and the round in which they'd take them. (One) player rumored to be considering making the jump is North Carolina defensive end Michael McAdoo. (CBS Sports)

Mike Paulus' Tar Heel Sympathy

William and Mary quarterback Mike Paulus has been an interested observer in the drama surrounding the UNC football program. Paulus spent three seasons in Chapel Hill before transferring to W&M in the spring of 2010. He was as surprised as anyone at the timing of head coach Butch Davis' firing -- just days before the start of practice. He wrote Davis a letter shortly after his dismissal. (Daily Press)

Reluctant Star

Chris Hanburger is and always will be a reluctant star. As a Tar Heel, the versatile Hanburger was twice named First-Team All-Conference as a center, while also playing linebacker on defense. During 14 seasons as middle linebacker for the Washington Redskins, Hanburger played in the Pro Bowl nine times. The Fort Bragg native was recently elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and as a member of the Class of 2011, with an August induction. (Inside Carolina)

Former UNC strength coach critical of Butch Davis

"One of the things that I think is important is discipline. I've been through some situations where I felt like it should have been emphasized more. We're going to make sure that's taken care of here (at ECU)." The last statement from (former UNC Strength & Conditioning coach Jeff) Connors sounds like a reference to Butch Davis. Connors is on record saying that he questioned the former Tar Heels coach's degree of commitment to conditioning during the season. (Bonesville.net)

Could Mack Brown be the man to rescue UNC?

Mack Brown returning to North Carolina makes sense in some ways because of his previous ties there. He coached UNC from 1988 to 1997 and took the football program out of basketball's shadow. At Carolina, Brown could be the athletic director and hand-pick his football coach. Or he could serve both roles while grooming a coach-in-waiting. As an athletic director, Brown would be a tireless administrator and a brilliant fund-raiser. (Fox Sports Southwest)

Video: Highlights of Chris Hanburger Hall of Fame Speech

Footage of Chris Hanburger's induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Hanburger played for the Tar Heels before joining the Washington Redskins. (NFL.com)

Johnny White signs up for fatherhood

It's been quite the memorable time for Bills rookie running back Johnny White -- one of the early surprises during training camp -- who on the night he signed his first professional contract also became a father for the first time. As White and his agent were working out the final details of his contract July 29, White received a call that his girlfriend, Margaret Batts, was about to give birth. (Buffalo News)

Chris Hanburger: 2011 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

"It's been a tremendous thrill for me," Hanburger said Saturday in his North Carolina drawl. "… I've never had a chance to meet members of the Hall of Fame like this. It's a great honor. ... This is one of the greatest moments of my life and I mean that from my heart." Hanburger's son, also named Chris, presented his father for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. (CBS Sports)

Chris Hanburger’s reluctant moment in the spotlight

Chris Hanburger’s wife hands him the hotel room phone. Congratulations, he is told. What an honor to share with so many great players and thousands of people. “Thanks, but I pretty much like being alone,” the old linebacker says. He says he has a cellphone, but Hanburger left it at home in South Carolina. “Didn’t want to be bothered.” (Washington Post)

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