FOOTBALL PREVIEW 2015


UNC cornerback Brian Walker reacts after a Clemson touchdown. 

UNC cornerback: We need to be 'rude boys' again

With two new defensive coaches in charge, the “rude boys” were in for a rude awakening. The North Carolina defensive backs, who have maintained the self-appointed moniker since the late 1990s, prided themselves on physical play and dominant defensive coverage.


North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler (24) makes a field goal attempt. He is fighting for a starting spot.

Beleaguered kicking game vows to improve

According to Coach Larry Fedora, junior Nick Weiler is guaranteed to handle kicking duties this season. Kick-off duty, to be more specific. But that’s where the promises end for the specialists.