UNC-Wake Forest family affair for Surratt brothers
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Sage Surratt knows it's coming.
At some point Friday night, the Wake Forest receiver will set up for the snap and sneak a peek across the line of scrimmage to...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina quarterback Nathan Elliott is leaving graduate school to become a graduate assistant at Arkansas State.
Past AP prep football player of the year winners for NC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Winners of The Associated Press prep football player of the year awards for North Carolina:
2018_Sam Howell, QB, Indian Trail Sun Valley (offense); Power Echols, LB, Charlotte Vance (defense)
2017_Holton Ahlers, QB, Greenville Conley (offense); Dax Hollifield, LB, Shelby (defense)
2016_Sage Surratt, WR, Lincolnton (offense); Darius Hodge, LB, Wake Forest (defense)
2015_Chazz Surratt, QB, East Lincoln (offense); Dexter Lawrence, DT, Wake Forest (defense)
UNC to start Fortin at QB, gets waiver for Carney to play
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina started true freshman Cade Fortin at quarterback against Virginia Tech on Saturday while defensive lineman Malik Carney will play after receiving a waiver to pause his suspension for selling team-issued shoes.
UNC had started junior Nathan Elliott for the first four games, though the Tar Heels have been hindered by inconsistency at the position. Chazz Surratt, the No. 2 quarterback, is set to have season-ending wrist surgery on Wednesday.
QB questions abound as No. 16 Miami hosts North Carolina
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami's Mark Richt and North Carolina's Larry Fedora fielded plenty of questions this week about their teams' respective quarterback situations.
Several suspended Tar Heels return for game vs No. 16 Miami
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina is nearly back at full strength for its game at No. 16 Miami with the return of several players who were suspended for selling team-issued shoes.
Game Insider: Notre Dame 33, North Carolina 10
Records: North Carolina 0-3, 1-5; Notre Dame 5-1.
Why the Tar Heels lost: Injuries are at least partially responsible, with four wide receivers out, but Carolina’s offense was out of sorts from the start and only briefly found any type of rhythm. Notre Dame was in the backfield all day, sacking quarterback Chazz Surratt twice and hurrying him another 11 times. Carolina managed just seven yards in the first quarter and finished with 265 overall.
Freshman QB Surratt learns at helm of Tar Heels’ offense
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Chazz Surratt has tried to keep things simple as North Carolina's freshman starting quarterback.
Make the right read, he says. Trust what you see. And don't force anything.
"Each play is so critical in college," Surratt said. "Each play can win or lose a game, so it's really being disciplined in your reads and progressions on each play. The biggest thing is, you can't really afford to make a mistake at any time during the game."
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Surratt leads North Carolina past Old Dominion, 53-23
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Chazz Surratt gave North Carolina exactly what it needed — a solid, mistake-free performance that allowed the Tar Heels to take control early and end a season-opening two-game losing streak.
Surratt ran for two touchdowns and threw for one as the Tar Heels dominated Old Dominion 53-23 Saturday.
Tar Heels’ high-scoring attack facing rare uncertainty at QB
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's quarterback uncertainty has extended into the season.
Ex-LSU QB Brandon Harris starts for North Carolina in opener vs. Cal
Former LSU quarterback Brandon Harris took the first snaps as North Carolina's quarterback in the Tar Heels' season opener Saturday against the University of California in Chapel Hill.
UNC coach Larry Fedora split preseason practice reps between four players: Harris, third-year sophomore Nathan Elliott and redshirt freshmen Chazz Surratt and Logan Byrd.
After going 1-for-2 for 2 yards in the first two series, Harris gave way to Surratt.
UNC goes with LSU graduate transfer Harris at QB vs. Cal
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — LSU graduate transfer Brandon Harris started at quarterback for North Carolina in Saturday's opener against California.
Harris was competing with redshirt freshman Chazz Surratt and last year's No. 2 Nathan Elliott through preseason camp, while another redshirt freshman — Logan Byrd — also was in the mix.
Coach Larry Fedora hadn't publicly named a starter, insisting this week he was still waiting for one player to separate from the pack.
QB competition may continue through game week for UNC
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Larry Fedora still isn't ready to pick a starting quarterback.
The Tar Heels on Monday released the depth chart for this week's opener against California, but it didn't answer many of the questions that lingered through preseason camp.
LSU graduate transfer Harris eager for shot at UNC’s QB job
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brandon Harris left LSU looking for a clean start in his final season as a college quarterback. The graduate transfer figures he's found the perfect opportunity at North Carolina, from the open starting job to a fast-paced scheme known for putting up big numbers.
"Anytime you're making a transition like this . you want to make sure you get it right," Harris said, "just because this is the last go-around."
Tar Heels spend spring looking for Trubisky’s successor
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina was supposed to be settled at quarterback with Mitch Trubisky entering his second season as a starter while younger passers prepared in the background.
Instead, the Tar Heels are sorting through their depth chart as they exit spring practices.