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No layups: Coaching defense with North Carolina’s Jay Bateman

It was fitting that Jay Bateman spoke at the Angelo Football Clinic days after the NBA Finals completed. He runs his defense like every snap is the NBA playoffs: No layups. “If it’s 2nd-and-5, I’m not calling defense to get in 3rd-and-2,” he said. “I’m calling defense to get in 3rd-and-7.” Bateman loves to play cat-and-mouse games on the line of scrimmage. (Football Scoop)

Former UNC QB Manny Miles joining father Les Miles’ Jayhawks as grad transfer

New Kansas head football coach Les Miles will be seeing quite a lot of his son in the coming months. Manny, the former reserve quarterback and holder at North Carolina is joining the Jayhawks as a graduate transfer. confirmed his plans to the Journal-World recently, after graduating from Chapel Hill in May. (KU Sports)

Which First-Year College Football Coach Is in the Best Position to Make an Impact in 2019?

If there is one thing going for after a few years away from the sidelines, it's that he knows exactly who he wants his team at UNC to emulate. In this case, it’s Oklahoma. Brown can motivate the best of them, which could translate into a few wins in Chapel Hill that aren’t expected. Going bowling would translate into a successful season. (Sports Illustrated)

Podcast: UNC's New Defense - Jay Bateman's Turn In Chapel Hill

Jason Staples and Greg Barnes of Inside Carolina join host Tommy Ashley to break down new UNC defensive coordinator Jay Bateman’s philosophy, scheme and approach to defense. Bateman comes to UNC off a successful stint at Army and his first seven months in Chapel Hill have been quite the conversation topic around Carolina Football. (

College Football Top 130 Team Rankings for 2019

68. North Carolina: The Tar Heels return one of the ACC’s top blockers in tackle and a talented tandem ( and ) at running back. True freshman could start right away at quarterback. However, North Carolina’s defense will be a work in progress after giving up 34.5 points per game last fall. (Athlon Sports)

More To Robert Quinn’s Game Than Just Pass Rush

Dallas Cowboys defensive end is back where he’s most comfortable: rushing with his hand on the ground in a 4-3 system. Quinn is one of only 19 players in NFL history to record at least 19.0 sacks in a season. He posted 19 in 2013 with the Rams, and was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America. (Dallas Cowboys)

Why Mitch Trubisky Will Have His Best Season Yet

Last offseason, quarterback 's mission was to learn the basics of the Chicago Bears' offense. Now the plan is to add more wrinkles to the offense, acclimate the newcomers to the playbook, then give defenses more than they can handle and prepare for on game days. And as we saw last year, putting all of that together wasn't a problem. (Athlon Sports)

UNC football player goes public about his battle with depression

June 7 is a day UNC defensive end won't ever forget. It's the day he went public with his years-long battle with depression, posting a deeply personal essay about his struggles since middle school. By letting the world know of his hurt, he's hoping to help others walking the same tightrope. "I wrote it for people like me. I wanted to reach out." (ABC 11)

Greatest former UNC athlete by state (West Virginia): Ryan Switzer

garnered ACC or national honors in each of his four seasons at UNC. Switzer set UNC records for career receptions (244), career receiving yards (2,907), career punt return yards (1,082), career punt return touchdowns (7) and single-season receptions (96 in 2016) and owns the ACC record for most punt returns (seven) for touchdowns. (Tar Heel Illustrated)

Mitch Trubisky’s next step a big one, and he’s ready

Chicago Bears quarterback can’t wait to get started. He’ll take a five-week break from football activity after the conclusion of the veteran minicamp and offseason program Thursday at Halas Hall. But he’s ready for training camp now. If he woke up today, and it was July 22 — his reporting date in Bourbonnais — he’d take it. (Chicago Sun-Times)

Podcast: Lettermen Roundtable - Surviving the First Summer as a College Football Player

In this episode of the Inside Carolina podcast, former North Carolina football players , and join host Jon Seiglie to discuss their first summers as members of the Tar Heel football team, give some advice to the current incoming freshmen, and answer fan questions. (

Video: UNC football player Jake Lawler opens up about his depression

For the better part of eight years, North Carolina Tar Heels football player had battled with his depression alone. Now, though, using writing as a catharsis, he's taking a different path in hopes for a new life. (Rock Hill Herald)
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Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 24
Spring Game: 10
Sat, Apr 13
Upcoming Games:
UNC @ South Carolina
Sat, Aug 31 3:30 ET ESPN Tickets
UNC vs. Miami
Sat, Sep 7 8:00 ET ACC Network Tickets
UNC @ Wake Forest
Fri, Sep 13 6:00 ET ESPN Tickets
ACC Football Standings
Coastal DivisionACCOverall
Georgia Tech5-37-6
Virginia Tech4-46-7
North Carolina1-72-9

Atlantic DivisionACCOverall
(2) Clemson9-015-0
(17) Syracuse6-210-3
NC State5-39-4
Boston College4-47-5
Wake Forest3-57-6
Florida State3-55-7

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