The Tar Heels opened their 2014 fall training camp in helmets and shorts over the first weekend of August with 105 players total vying to find a niche and role on this year’s team.
“We’re really pleased with the way the guys moved around, their energy and excitement,” coach Larry Fedora said. “Everyone’s hopes are high, everyone’s flying around. I was pleased with the recall from the spring. They know what to do, where to be. The older kids have done a good job with the freshmen who got here in July. The freshmen have picked up a lot. But we’ve got a long, long way to go.”
There are plenty of storylines this fall—How are quarterbacks Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky shaping up? Who will fill the offensive line voids left by James Hurst and Russell Bodine? Can Ryan Switzer match his five touchdowns via punt returns from 2013? Has a defensive front of Junior Gnonkonde, Jason Thomason and Jesse Rogers, all of them in their third years in the program, grown physically and mentally enough to form a solid group?
Tar Heel Lettermen are invited to come see for themselves Saturday August 9 as the Tar Heels practice on Navy Field beginning at 8:30 a.m. Lunch with players and coaches will be held around Noon in the Blue Zone in Kenan Stadium at a nominal charge of $10 per person. Parking is free in the Bell Tower lot (outside the west end of the stadium) and for $1.50 hour in the Rams Head lot (at the east end).
To register or for more information, contact Teresa Vanderford in the UNC Football Office at 919-962-9144 or Tvanderford@uncaa.unc.edu by Monday.