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  • UNC's Mack Brown planning for social distancing upon return to football offices

    ESPN "Mack Brown has had to adjust to more than trying to figure out how to lead a football program in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Brown and his wife, Sally, have had to make their own changes during this new normal. The 68-year-old coach at North Carolina said on..." May 11

  • North Carolina's Odd Football Recruiting Uprising Deserves More Attention

    12 Up "After spending five years on TV with ESPN after his extremely successful 15-year stint at Texas, Mack Brown came out of retirement at age 66 to coach at North Carolina, where he was initially in charge from 1988 to 1997. Rather than get exposed as a football dinosaur who..." April 19

  • Tar Heels land 11th commit from ESPN 300, second best in FBS

    ESPN "When coach Mack Brown said he wanted to keep the best players from the state of North Carolina home, he wasn't playing around. On Friday, Brown and his staff got two commitments from ESPN Junior 300 prospects out of North Carolina, giving the Tar Heels 11 in-state..." April 18

  • Mack Brown does not see college football taking place without fans

    Larry Brown Sports "Mack Brown does not see college football taking place without fans, and he has a pretty simple explanation for his position. Brown was a guest on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Tuesday and said he does not see college football going on without fans. His reason? If it’s..." April 07

  • 4-star athlete DeAndre Boykins has committed to UNC

    Tar Heel Blog "For the second straight day, UNC has received the verbal commitment from a four-star prospect. The program continues to attract top talent at a pace that hasn’t been seen in at least a decade. On Wednesday, in-state cornerback/running back DeAndre Boykins verbally committed to the Tar..." March 19

  • UNC Flips 4-Star Alabama QB Commit and Brother of Former Tar Heels Basketball Star Luke Maye

    12 Up "Mack Brown and the UNC football program continue to make the argument that Chapel Hill is a football town. We kid, of course. After a surprisingly successful first season under Brown and freshman quarterback Sam Howell, North Carolina is making up some serious ground in..." March 07

  • Former Browns TE coach John Lilly set to join North Carolina staff

    Yahoo! Sports "Former Cleveland Browns tight end coach John Lilly is set to join Mack Brown’s coaching staff at the University of North Carolina, according to Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports. " February 12

  • Alabama the favorite to reel in North Carolina transfer TE Carl Tucker

    College Football Talk "In the coming days, it might not just be high school signees who will be bolstering the Alabama Crimson Tide football roster. Earlier this offseason, Carl Tucker took the first step in transferring from North Carolina by placing his name into the NCAA transfer..." January 28

  • Early leaders for 2020 Heisman Trophy race include Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields

    USA Today "Clemson's Trevor Lawrence and Ohio State's Justin Fields were in the same high school class coming out of the same state, Georgia. While Lawrence was an immediate star, Fields didn't blossom until transferring after his freshman season. They met in the Fiesta Bowl, with Lawrence..." January 17

  • Watch: Military Bowl Mascot Race Is Even Wilder Than You Think

    Sportsnaut "While the College Football Playoff gets all of the attention and many are excited for Saturday’s Peach Bowl and Fiesta Bowl, the Military Bowl provided something for everyone to enjoy on Friday – a mascot race that came with big hits. During a break in Friday’s bowl..." December 27

  • UNC quarterback Sam Howell focused on different record for Tar Heels in 2020

    Sporting News "North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell arrived earlier than expected. He broke the FBS true freshman record with 35 passing touchdowns; a total he should add to in the Friday matchup against Temple in the Military Bowl. That was part of a 3,347-yard passing season that saw him..." December 26