Monday marked the final day of fall camp, and players and coaches alike on the North Carolina football team are staying on their grind as the team's 2017 season debut inches closer. Depth chart questions and other storylines were addressed after Monday's practice.
The offensive line is set to experience big changes this year. Khaliel Rodgers, a graduate transfer from Southern California, officially rejoined the team less than a week ago after announcing his retirement from football on Aug. 5.
Rodgers started 11 games during his three seasons at USC, and he certainly adds to the experience of the offense. Offensive line coach Chris Kapilovic said it will take some time for him to get back into game speed and game shape after missing those weeks before returning to the team.
“It was shocking and the first thing in my mind is did this team want him,” Kapilovic said. “So we talked to our leadership council and the guys in the room and they were willing to take him back. He had to pay a price, but they were willing to take him back and so we’re all squared.”
UNC's starting QB is still TBD
The race for the starting quarterback job is still very much “neck and neck,” according to Kapilovic. Graduate transfer Brandon Harris, redshirt first-year Chazz Surratt and redshirt sophomore Nathan Elliott appear to be the front-runners for the job right now.