Larry Fedora, hired as North Carolina’s football coach in January 2012, comes to UNC after four years as head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi and hopes to revive a program reeling from NCAA sanctions. He replaces interim head coach Everett Withers, who took over the Tar Heels after Butch Davis was fired in September 2011 in connection with a NCAA investigation into the football program.
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Many may have forgotten about Sam Smiley.
Mitch Trubisky stood in the elevator and waited, because that’s all he can do now.
He sat in the Kenan Stadium locker room and waited.
A typical Tuesday, Marquise Williams counted down the minutes until practice.
But little did he know, his day, his football career, his life was about to change. A new clock was about to start ticking.
Eric Ebron confidently approached Williams.
“You ready?” the tight end and Williams’ best friend asked.
Williams questioned what Ebron was talking about, letting out a smug laugh.
“It’s your time,” Ebron said.
Marquise Williams is not North Carolina’s starting quarterback. Not according to Mitch Trubisky. Not yet.
A.J. Blue remembers skipping class for it.
The late-season surge is now a distant memory. The departure of veteran leadership is now set in stone. And the Belk Bowl victory is now just crystal in a trophy case.
Eric Ebron, a former North Carolina tight end, participated in the NFL Combine last week. Ebron is ranked by many draft experts as one of the nation’s top tight ends and looks to be taken in the first round.
Seth Littrell didn’t have much time to get acclimated when he was announced as North Carolina’s offensive coordinator Jan. 24. He explored Chapel Hill that weekend with his wife, and three days later he was back on the recruiting trail — this time as a Tar Heel, not an Indiana Hoosier.
Fresh names and faces graced the big screen at Kenan Stadium for the first time on Wednesday.
The UNC football team has hired Indiana’s Seth Littrell as its new offensive coordinator, the University announced Friday.
Tre Boston stood just outside of the North Carolina locker room — the last collegiate football he’d ever intercept still in his hands. Barely an hour had passed since UNC’s Belk Bowl Championship win against Cincinnati Dec. 28, and Boston already had the future on his mind.
In the underbelly of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, 5-foot-10 Ryan Switzer stood at the postgame podium, a North Carolina Belk Bowl championship hat on his head. He spoke about how he blessed he was to not only win a bowl game, but to be the game’s MVP.
North Carolina tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Walt Bell will join Arkansas State’s coaching staff as offensive coordinator, Bell announced Monday via Twitter.
CHARLOTTE — Two days before North Carolina’s 39-17 win against Cincinnati in the Belk Bowl, ESPN’s SportsCenter challenged freshman Ryan Switzer.
CHARLOTTE — Tre Boston saw Brendon Kay’s pass sail well over its mark and steer course directly toward Dominique Green. He saw the ball deflect off of the North Carolina freshman’s fingertips, and he saw it as a sign from God — a blessing — that the ball suddenly floated toward him.
At Friday morning’s Belk Bowl media day, junior tight end Eric Ebron repeated over and over that Saturday’s matchup with Cincinnati is just another game.
CHARLOTTE — A ride at the Charlotte Motor Speedway, a Belk Shopping spree, a reception at the NASCAR Hall of Fame — Marquise Williams has enjoyed those Belk Bowl festivities, but nothing has compared to his first steps on the Mallard Creek High School football field for bowl practice Tuesday.
North Carolina offensive coordinator Blake Anderson saw the Facebook posts, the emails and the tweets that declared him Arkansas State’s new head coach. He heard Arkansas State Athletic Director Terry Mohajir’s 5-year-old son say a week ago, “That’s your guy.”
North Carolina offensive coordinator Blake Anderson will be the next head coach at Arkansas State, according to a tweet from Arkansas State Athletic Director Terry Mohajir.
The North Carolina football team accepted a bid to the Belk Bowl for the first time since 2009 to play Cincinnati on Dec. 28, the ACC announced Sunday night.