Jace Ruder Likely Out; Other Injured Tar Heels 'Have a Chance to Play' vs. Virginia
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UNC could get a major boost on Saturday vs. Virginia. "The injured players are practicing," Mack Brown said. "Jace Ruder probably will not play, but...Wednesday October 30, 2019
Three UNC Starters Back in the Mix, Could Play Saturday
Three UNC starters appear poised to return to action, coach Mack Brown confirmed Monday. Offensive lineman Nick Polino, safety Myles Wolfolk, and cornerback Trey Morrison...Monday October 28, 2019
Chazz Surratt Getting In Some Work At Quarterback
With backup quarterback Jace Ruder suffering an injury in Saturday’s loss to Appalachian State, the Tar Heels are likely heading into Saturday’s game against Clemson...
Wednesday September 25, 2019
UNC Injuries Provide Uncertainty Ahead of Clemson Matchup
If quarterback Sam Howell goes down, North Carolina may have to turn to freshman walk-on quarterback Vincent Amendola. Backup Jace Ruder left UNC's 34-31 loss...
Monday September 23, 2019
Jace Ruder hasn't played this season, but his coaching, enthusiasm have been invaluable for UNC
Not only has Sam Howell delivered as a quiet, confident leader at quarterback, but the player he beat for UNC's starting job, Jace Ruder, has...
Tuesday September 10, 2019
Phil Longo press conference highlights: pleased with UNC's focus vs. Miami
How happy have you been with how Jace Ruder has handled not being the starter? "He’s handling it like a professional. He was very energetic...
Monday September 9, 2019
Sam Howell Continues To Impress, But Jace Ruder Could Factor, Too
As of right now, Sam Howell will start at quarterback against South Carolina and it’s likely Jace Ruder also will get some playing time. The...Tuesday August 27, 2019
Howell listed as top QB on first depth chart; Surratt to start at inside linebacker
As expected, true freshman Sam Howell is listed as UNC's starter for the season-opener against South Carolina with Jace Ruder serving as backup. The first...
Monday August 26, 2019
Mondays with Mack: A New Football Season, A Starter at QB, and A Message For Fans
Mack Brown: "Jace Ruder is fighting now to compete and do well, and I’m sure we’re going to need both of these (quarterbacks) because they’re...
Monday August 26, 2019
Chansky’s Notebook: Start With Swagger
Mack Brown says he wants more leadership from his offense and that starts with the quarterback running the huddle and calling the signals. Sam...
Monday August 19, 2019