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UNC redshirt freshman QB Chazz Surratt completed 16-of-24 passes for 257 yards and a touchdown while rushing for two additional scores in Saturday's 53-23 win over Old Dominion.

Surratt punched in a pair of short rushing scores in the first and second quarters. He would later find Austin Proehl on a 28-yard touchdown toss a few minutes after the start of the second half. The redshirt freshman has accounted for seven total touchdowns in three games. With his 257 yards passing on Saturday, he notched his first game of more than 200 yards through the air this season.
Sep 16 - 7:38 PM

UNC sophomore RB Jordon Brown rushed for 125 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in Saturday's 53-23 win over Old Dominion.

Brown (5'10/180) scored both of his touchdowns in the second quarter, working his way to glory from 15 yards out and five yards out. Fellow running back Michael Carter also rushed for a pair of scores in what was a nice, balanced attack on the ground by the Tar Heels. For his part, this was Brown's best overall showing through three games. He entered the contest having rushed for a modest 77 yards at a 4.1 YPC clip.
Sep 16 - 7:32 PM

UNC redshirt freshman QB Chazz Surratt (undisclosed) went 12-for-14 for 168 yards and two touchdowns before leaving at halftime in Saturday's 47-35 loss to Louisville.

Surratt apparently suffered an undisclosed injury late in the first half -- on one run, he appeared to twist his ankle -- and spent most of the second half pedaling on a stationary bike on the Tar Heels sideline. He played well, but Brandon Harris (17/23, 216, 1/0) was outstanding in relief and probably bought himself another look. We'll update you on Surratt's health status when more is known.
Sep 9 - 3:42 PM

NFL Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline said that North Carolina senior QB Brandon Harris has "the physical skills to play in the NFL but needs a huge amount of work on his game."

Harris (6'3/220) really struggled in his UNC debut, going 7-for-16 with two interceptions before being pulled in the 35-30 upset loss to California. These are the same struggles we saw when he was at LSU, and time is running out for the volatile quarterback to show he has what it takes to succeed at the highest levels.
Sep 7 - 8:29 PM

UNC freshman RB Michael Carter rushed for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries in Saturday's loss to Cal.

Carter outplayed Jordan Brown (13 carries for 54) in making his pitch to be UNC's featured back going forward. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound true freshman was a three-star recruit in this past class who checked in as 247 Sports' No. 6 all-purpose back.
Sep 2 - 4:28 PM

UNC redshirt freshman QB Chazz Surratt went 18-for-28 for 161 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-30 loss to Cal.

Surratt also flashed as a runner, rushing for 66 yards and a score. LSU graduate transfer Brandon Harris started the game, but Surratt soundly outplayed him. We'd expect the Tar Heels to roll with Surratt going forward. As a senior in high school, Surratt was named a Parade All-American and the Parade national player of the year.
Sep 2 - 4:19 PM

North Carolina senior QB Brandon Harris started on Saturday against Cal.

HC Larry Fedora kept this one a secret all the way through kickoff. Chazz Surratt took over for Harris after a few drives. It appears Fedora will platoon the pair until he finds a hot hand. The UNC offense that lost a ton of skill talent over the winter.
Sep 2 - 12:24 PM

UNC head coach Larry Fedora listed three players as the starting QB ahead of Saturday's game against Cal.

Those three names are Brandon Harris, Chazz Surratt and Nathan Elliott. Harris, who has been in college football for 17 seasons, transferred from LSU this offseason. Fedora pointed to Harris' game experience, but Surratt's emergence as a true freshman has stood out.
Aug 31 - 11:41 AM

UNC redshirt sophomore WR Anthony Ratliff-Williams is listed as a starter next to seniors Austin Proehl and Thomas Jackson.

Ratliff-Williams (6'1/205) is a converted quarterback who was rated as the No. 19 dual-threat quarterback in the country by Rivals back in 2015. He appeared in all 13 games last year and caught three passes for 21 yards amidst a crowded receiving depth chart last fall. Ratliff-Williams has a prime opportunity to break out in 2017. "He’s come a long way …" HC Larry Fedora said of Ratliff-Williams. "I kind of relate him to Ryan Switzer. It took Ryan a while to understand the receiver position … now, you’re starting to see Anthony turn that corner on what it means to be a receiver."
Aug 30 - 4:02 PM

North Carolina HC Larry Fedora declined to name a starter for Saturday's opener against Cal.

"I would prefer somebody had separated himself two months ago and we had named a starter and went forward as a starter," Fedora said on Monday, "but that’s just not the way it is in this situation." LSU graduate transfer Brandon Harris was considered the favorite to start when he initially shuffled over in the spring, but has been unable to pull away from redshirt freshman Chazz Surratt after arriving on campus. The darkhorse in the competition is true sophomore Nathan Elliott. We would still place our tentative money on Harris.
Aug 29 - 10:10 PM

UNC sophomore RB Jordan Brown is listed as the Tar Heels' starting running back.

Brown, the only returning running back on the roster who carried the ball for the Tar Heels last year, had 20 attempts for 45 yards last year. The Tar Heels need him to excel quickly with Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan having moved on. Athlon's Mike Bainbridge expects true freshman Michael Carter to overtake Brown at some point later this season.
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Aug 29 - 2:59 PM

North Carolina HC Larry Fedora indicated that he is not ready to name a starting quarterback.

"They’re all competing. That’s what I like. They’re all competing, so we’ve still got a way to go before somebody separates themselves," said HC Larry Fedora. The four quarterbacks in the conversation, here, are LSU transfer Brandon Harris, redshirt freshman Chazz Surratt, redshirt sophomore Logan Byrd and sophomore Nathan Elliott. Harris looked like he had landed in a prime situation for starts with Mitchell Trubisky moving on to the NFL, but either Fedora is playing coy (possible) or Harris actually hasn't done enough to win the job yet.
Aug 22 - 9:01 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline says redshirt junior TE Brandon Fritts "displays skill as both a pass catcher and blocker."

Fritts (6'4/249) was limited to nine games due to injury last year. In seven starts, he had six receptions for 59 yards and a touchdown. UNC lost a ton of receiving talent this offseason, so Fritts is in line for an uptick in touches.
Aug 10 - 3:46 PM

UNC redshirt junior DT Jeremiah Clarke has "tremendous upside," writes Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline," and he "dominates... when he wants to."

"Clarke offers size, athleticism and power. There are times when he destroys double-team blocks to make plays in the backfield or outside the box. Then there are instances when he disappears for stretches," Pauline wrote. Pauline graded Clarke as a third-rounder off 2015 film but was "disappointed he didn’t take his game to another level last season." With Nazair Jones gone, Clarke has a nice opportunity to make good in 2017.
Aug 10 - 1:40 PM

UNC redshirt freshman DL Marlon Dunlap announced his transfer to Florida.

Dunlap will be forced to redshirt the 2017 season. He appeared in seven games in 2016. He was viewed as a three-star high school recruit.
Aug 7 - 10:34 AM


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