North Carolina Tar Heels Articles

College Football Top 25 Rankings for 2019
The 2019 college football season officially begins on Saturday, Aug. 24, but it's never too early to start thinking about what might transpire this fall. Each FBS season brings plenty of surprises, disappointments and unexpected teams emerging...
Steven Lassan
4 hours ago
ACC Football 2019 All-Conference Team
Clemson is the overwhelming favorite to win the ACC in 2019, and coach Dabo Swinney's team leads the way on Athlon's 2019 All-ACC squad with 14 selections. The Tigers feature six first-team picks on offense and six overall on defense....
Steven Lassan
2 days ago
ACC Quarterback Rankings 2019
The ACC enters 2019 in a state of transition at the quarterback position. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence is the unquestioned No. 1 signal-caller within the conference, followed by Virginia's Bryce Perkins at No. 2. High expectations surround...
Steven Lassan
1 week ago
Ranking All 130 College Football Coaching Jobs for 2019
Debating the best job among all 130 college football teams or within any conference is always an ongoing discussion. The debate doesn’t start with a small sample size but should take into account more of a long-term (both past and future) in...
Athlon Sports
2 weeks ago
Thomas MacVittie, Kansas Jayhawks Football
Finding or developing a quarterback is no easy task for any college football coach. This position is one of the hardest to evaluate in high school, and as evidenced by the recent wave of departures, quarterbacks often transfer early in their career...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
David Sills, West Virginia Mountaineers Football
With the 2019 NFL Draft officially in the books, it’s time to look back and see which of college football’s biggest stars went undrafted. Whether it was concerns about size, overall talent, how a player will transition from scheme...
Steven Lassan
3 weeks ago
Top 25 ACC 2020 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch
Even though Clemson had six players selected this year, the defending national champions also figure to factor heavily in the ACC's represenation in the 2020 NFL Draft. To the surprise of no one, the Tigers placed three defensive linemen in the...
Mark Ross
3 weeks ago
Early 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Top 50 Rankings
The ink on the 2019 NFL Draft is barely dry but some of the attention has already shifted to next year's event. And while that partly may due to the anticipation of the draft taking place in Las Vegas, the players projected to headline the 2020...
Athlon Sports
3 weeks ago
North Carolina Football: Tar Heels' 2019 Schedule Analysis
Mack Brown knows that building North Carolina is going to be quite a process. The Tar Heels are coming off consecutive nine-loss seasons and the talent level is not ready to compete with the big boys in the ACC. And even if it was, there’s...
Jon Kinne
1 month ago
Which Team Should be the Favorite in the ACC Coastal in 2019?
If there's one word that can be used to describe the ACC Coastal Division it would be parity. Six different teams have won the division in the past six seasons. Virginia is the only team from the Coastal that has not played in the ACC...
Athlon Sports
1 month ago
Auburn Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction: NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Preview
Auburn has proved its run through the SEC Tournament was no fluke. North Carolina has lived up to its billing and dominated as a No. 1 seed. Now the two clash in what could be one of the best Sweet 16 games we see on either Thursday or Friday....
John Coon
1 month ago
5 Reasons Why the North Carolina Tar Heels Will Win it All in 2019
March Madness is finally upon us. And the North Carolina Tar Heels are all set to embark on their quest for a seventh national championship when they take on the Iona Gaels in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Tournament...
Rob McVey
2 months ago
College Football Rankings
With signing day in the books, and rosters largely set for the 2019 season, spring practice is now the focus for all 130 college football teams. And with every program hitting the field for offseason workouts, it’s never too early to...
Steven Lassan
2 months ago
North Carolina Football: Tar Heels' 2019 Spring Preview
In many ways, the North Carolina football program and the current seasonal change are on similar paths. As spring commences, a welcome relief from the cold is taking place, with the warm air giving hope that the winter doldrums will soon be a...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
Ranking the ACC College Football Coaching Jobs 2019
Since 2006, only two conferences - the ACC and SEC - have at least two teams with a national championship. The pieces are in place for both Clemson and Florida State to contend for a national title on a consistent basis, and it's a close...
Athlon Sports
2 months ago
Way-Too-Early Ranking of the Most Intriguing ACC Non-Conference Games of 2019
The calendar is depressing for hard-core college football fans. When four months of continuous activity is completed, it is followed by eight months of anticipation. So what do we do? We look ahead, of course.   Eventually to Aug. 24, the...
Jon Kinne
2 months ago
North Carolina Football: 5 Newcomers to Watch for the Tar Heels
If you are an incoming freshman at North Carolina, be ready. The Tar Heels are coming off a 3-9 season and have a new head coach, with a new system, that has no ties to last year’s team. If Mack Brown likes what he sees in you, even if you...
Jon Kinne
3 months ago
Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide Football
Recruiting is the foundation for winning national championships, competing for CFB Playoff berths or performing at a high level in college football. While recruiting rankings aren’t 100 percent accurate, there is plenty of truth in the...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
KJ Jefferson, Arkansas Razorbacks Football
With National Signing Day in the books, the focus for the 2019 college football season shifts to spring practices, quarterback battles, and upcoming offseason workouts. While most freshmen won’t arrive until the summer, a handful of...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2019
This year will be one of turnover for the ACC's college football programs. Miami, Georgia Tech, Louisville, and North Carolina are all starting over with new head coaches, and productive starting quarterbacks need to be replaced at Florida...
Jon Kinne
3 months ago
College Football Rankings: Top 50 Players
The 2019 college football season is still months away, but the start of spring practice is inching closer for all 130 teams (some have already begun), so it’s never too early to look ahead at the upcoming year and rank some of the top players...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon Ducks Football
College football’s 2019 National Signing Day is officially in the books. Every FBS program inked recruits to a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday or in the early period in December, which means coaching staffs should have a good...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago
North Carolina Football: 3 Reasons for Optimism About the Tar Heels in 2019
Hope and change are often intertwined. When things aren't going right, the only way to sell the masses on hope is to make a change.   That is exactly what happened at North Carolina. Larry Fedora may very well be a good head coach, but...
Jon Kinne
3 months ago
Where Did College Football Teams Find Their Starting Quarterbacks for 2019?
If one word could be used to describe the college football quarterback landscape it would be — change. The annual quarterback churn is in full effect as the combination of graduations, early departures by underclassmen, and a rash of...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
College Football Rankings: Justin Herbert, Oregon Ducks Football
College football’s 2019 season won't get underway until late August, but it's never too early to look ahead and predict which teams are poised for a significant leap in the rankings or win column next year. The 2019 version...
Steven Lassan
3 months ago

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