Mitch Trubisky

Mitch Trubisky to Appear on Jon Gruden’s QB Camp

Back for its eighth season on ESPN, Jon Gruden’s “QB Camp” series will have a Tar Heel in the room for the first time this year. UNC quarterback Mitch Trubisky will join a group of seven top NFL Draft prospects at the position–including Clemson’s Deshaun Watson–who will each sit down one-on-one with the former Super Bowl-winning head coach. In an effort to showcase the nation’s top college quarterbacks, Gruden invites the players to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando. He then spends time grilling them with questions, both on the field and in the film room. The...

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Seven UNC Football Players Invited to NFL Draft Combine

The road to the NFL Draft began not long after the college season ended for many Tar Heel football players, but only seven of them will have the opportunity to show their progress on the big stage at this year’s NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky–widely expected to be among the first players selected in the draft–headlines a group that includes Elijah Hood and TJ Logan, his top two running backs, and three of his wide receivers: Ryan Switzer, Bug Howard and Mack Hollins. Defensive tackle Nazair Jones was the only player from the Tar Heel defense...

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Mitch Trubisky Declares for NFL Draft

It’s official now. The UNC football team will undergo an enormous makeover before next season, as junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky announced early on Monday that he will forego his senior year and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. “This has been the most difficult decision of my life because of the unbelievable people and experiences I’ve had at the University of North Carolina,” Trubisky said, in a statement released by the school. “It’s hard to leave a special place like UNC, which has had such a huge impact on my life and helped make me into the man I am...

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Stanford Stifles Trubisky and the Tar Heels, Holds On to Win Sun Bowl

With Friday’s Sun Bowl in El Paso seemingly viewed as an NFL Draft audition for UNC junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky, Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas and safety Dallas Lloyd decided they might as well steal some of the spotlight for themselves. Lloyd forced Trubisky into three turnovers in the No. 18 Cardinal’s 25-23 victory–while Thomas sacked the Ohio native on a potential game-tying two-point conversion with less than 30 seconds remaining. Head coach Larry Fedora made a controversial decision to punt with his team trailing late in the fourth quarter, but he was rewarded with a three-and-out by the...

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Sun Bowl Presents UNC Football A Chance to Change Recent Postseason History

In each of the last two years, the UNC football team has allowed late-season losses to bleed over into postseason play—leading to back-to-back embarrassing failures in bowl competition. After November losses to Duke and NC State derailed the Tar Heels’ ACC Championship hopes in 2016, quarterback Mitch Trubisky and company are hoping to rewrite the team’s recent history in Friday’s Sun Bowl against No. 18 Stanford. When UNC head coach Larry Fedora laid out the goals he had for his team this season, they were almost identical to last year’s. Fedora wanted the Tar Heels to repeat as ACC...

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Draft Decision Looms Over UNC QB Mitch Trubisky at Sun Bowl

As the UNC football team prepares itself in El Paso ahead of its Sun Bowl matchup against No. 18 Stanford, junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky faces one of the most important decisions of his young life. Should he stay or should he go? After spending three years on head coach Larry Fedora’s bench, patiently waiting his turn to become the starter behind center, Trubisky surpassed all expectations in 2016. The state of Ohio’s “Mr. Football” as a high-schooler back in 2012 produced one of the most prolific passing seasons in UNC history—having thrown for nearly 3,500 yards so far, to...

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UNC Football Focused on NC State, with ACC Coastal Chances Still Alive

When the UNC football team welcomes its bitter rival—the NC State Wolfpack—into Kenan Stadium on Friday, the Tar Heels will have one final opportunity to try and play their way into the ACC Championship Game. Needing a win against State and a loss from Virginia Tech to do so, however, head coach Larry Fedora said he believes UNC is focused on the task at hand. The list of distractions the Tar Heels could face against NC State is enough to cause any team to fall into a trap scenario. There’s the obvious fact that they don’t control their own...

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Rejuvenated UNC Football Team Demolishes The Citadel 41-7

Having had over a week to process its disappointing loss at Duke last Thursday, the UNC football team found release valve for all of its anger on Saturday in the form of The Citadel. Although the Bulldogs arrived at Kenan Stadium as one of just two undefeated teams in the lower-tier FCS, the clearly motivated Tar Heels sent them back to Charleston with a crushing 41-7 loss. It was the second time in a three-week span UNC faced a school with a triple-option offensive attack, after defeating Georgia Tech two weeks ago. While the Yellow Jackets were able to...

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UNC Football Left to Pick Up the Pieces After Upset Loss to Duke Last Week

A week removed from a 28-27 upset loss at Duke—a team that had been winless in the ACC–in a game it led by 14 points early on, the UNC football team has spent plenty of time trying to diagnose what went wrong as it prepares for the season’s home stretch. After scoring on their first two drives last Thursday, the Tar Heels appeared to hit a wall that slowed them down the rest of the night. Duke responded with three consecutive touchdown drives of its own and UNC never quite looked like the team that had consistently found ways...

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Mitch Trubisky a Semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award

The honors continue to roll in for UNC junior quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who is in the midst of one of the most efficient and prolific passing seasons in school history. Just a week after being named one of five finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Trubisky was announced Thursday as one of 18 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award. While both awards honor the nation’s top college quarterback, the O’Brien Award has no restrictions on which quarterbacks can qualify–unlike the Unitas Award, which states that a player must be in his fourth year of college. The semifinalists...

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