Pat Narduzzi keeps pointing to NIL as college football's boogeyman, even when there's so sign it's true
Previously, Carolina coach Mack Brown said schools he refused to name had offered Maye “a whole lot of money” to transfer. Soon, social media was full of speculation of a $4 million offer, then a $5 million offer. Maye soon dismissed the story to ESPN and acted bewildered why Narduzzi would weigh in at all. Are there some players who transfer or pick a program due to an offer of more money (usually a moderate amount)? Even Pitt is adding a transfer quarterback for the second consecutive year.wftv.com
Maye leads Tar Heels past Florida A&M 56-24 in first start
“He thinks this is what he’s supposed to be doing,” North Carolina coach Mack Brown said. He’s the first North Carolina player to throw five touchdowns in a season opener and the first to connect for five touchdowns in a first career start. HIS TOWN, FINALLYVeteran North Carolina coach Mack Brown had never defeated a team from Tallahassee, Florida, until this result. North Carolina: The Tar Heels will be happy with what they saw from members of their young offensive backfield. North Carolina: The Tar Heels play at Appalachian State on Saturday.wftv.com
Chandler, Tar Heels rally past No. 10 Demon Deacons, 58-55
Ty Chandler ran for career highs of 213 yards and four touchdowns and North Carolina overcame an 18-point deficit to beat No. 10 Wake Forest 58-55 on Saturday, handing the Demon Deacons their first loss in a nonconference matchup of instate Atlantic Coast Conference teams.
Texas fires Herman after 4 seasons, hires Tide OC Sarkisian
The move comes just a few hours after Texas announced the firing of Tom Herman after four seasons with no Big 12 championships. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)AUSTIN, Texas – Texas was tired of waiting for Tom Herman to deliver a Big 12 title and turn the Longhorns back into national championship contenders. Texas fired Herman on Saturday after four winning seasons, then hours later announced it was giving the job to the Alabama offensive coordinator. He will be Texas’ fourth head coach since the program’s last Big 12 championship in 2009. Of note, Sarkisian was a USC assistant when Texas beat the Trojans for the national championship in the epic 2006 Rose Bowl.
Texas A&M, North Carolina look forward, await Orange Bowl
13 CFP) in the 87th edition of the Orange Bowl. “I always say this: The Orange Bowl is as good as it gets,” Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said Friday. Thing is, neither of those running backs — Michael Carter and Javonte Williams — chose to play in the Orange Bowl. “That’s 4,000 yards worth of offense and our leading tackler on defense and two captains,” North Carolina coach Mack Brown said. With them gone, it means even more pressure will be on North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell.
Snubbed by committee, Texas A&M will face UNC in Orange Bowl
An Orange Bowl spot against North Carolina will be its consolation prize. It will be North Carolina’s first time in the Orange Bowl, and the first meeting between the schools. This will be just the seventh January bowl game for North Carolina. BOWL WINNERSThe Orange Bowl coaches certainly know how to end seasons with victories. WELCOME BACKFor Fisher, it’s a return to a stadium where he’s gone 6-0 — including a pair of Orange Bowl victories.
No. 20 UNC runs wild, rolls past No. 9 Miami 62-26
20 North Carolina embarrassed No. Sam Howell threw for a score, ran for a score and caught a TD pass for the Tar Heels. North Carolina scored on its first six possessions, a streak that was only stopped by the clock getting to halftime. And when those rankings are updated Tuesday night, the Tar Heels will more than likely jump the Hurricanes; Miami was No. 10 in those rankings this past week, seven spots clear of North Carolina.
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Series record: North Carolina leads 12-11. North Carolina would get to eight wins for the first time since 2016 with a victory. North Carolina was one of the schools that tried to land Roche when he left Temple and entered the transfer portal last year. ... Miami coach Manny Diaz was the defensive coordinator for North Carolina coach Mack Brown when Brown was at Texas; Brown fired Diaz in the 2013 season. ... Of the current ACC football members, North Carolina is one of only three schools with an over-.500 head-to-head record against Miami.
Williams, Carter lead No. 14 UNC past No. 23 NC State 48-21
23 North Carolina State 48-21 on Saturday in the first meeting with both rivals ranked in the AP Top 25 since 1993. And it came two weeks after Carter and Williams powered the Tar Heels to 399 yards rushing in a win against Virginia Tech. But N.C. State managed 34 yards rushing and had four turnovers. UNC: The Tar Heels had won six straight games before last weekend’s loss at FSU. UNC: The Tar Heels visit Virginia next Saturday.
Travis helps Florida State beat No. 5 North Carolina 31-28
Jordan Travis ran for two touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to help Florida State build a big first-half lead, and the Seminoles held off No. Travis guided an offensive that generated 434 yards for Florida State (2-3, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), but was shut out in the second half. The Tar Heels (3-1, 3-1) drove into Florida State territory but had drops on third and fourth down in the final seconds to end the comeback bid. Florida State ran for a season-high 241 yards on 36 carries, averaging 6.7 yards per carry. STILL WINLESSUNC coach Mack Brown has never beaten his alma mater in 10 meetings with Florida State.
AP Top 25: LSU drops out of poll for first time since 2017
The Tigers had been ranked in 43 straight polls, dating to Nov. 5, 2017. Following Cam Newton's departure the Tigers spent much of the '11 season outside the Top 25, finishing 8-5 and unranked. POLL POINTSThis is the second straight week that one of college football's traditional powers has fallen from the rankings, with LSU following Oklahoma. 25 Southern California is the latest of the teams still waiting to start their seasons to re-enter the Top 25. RANKED vs. RANKEDThe only game matching ranked teams this week is the most anticipated regular-season game of the year.
Lone Star Sadness: Horns, Aggies form Axis of Underachievers
At the top of USA Today's most recent revenue rankings for college athletic departments are Texas and Texas A&M. Texas and Texas A&M have everything needed to put out a national championship-level football program. The Aggies and Longhorns refuse to play each other but combine to form an Axis of Underachievers in the Lone Star State. In three games against Alabama under Fisher, the Aggies are 0-3 by a combined 144-75. For now, though, Texas and Texas A&M continue to prove the adage that money can't buy happiness.
Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW
FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2019, file photo, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks to reporters during the Pac-12 Conference women's NCAA college basketball media day in San Francisco. The Mountain West is trying to do the same and there even is some movement in the Mid-American Conference toward reconsidering a fall season. “The board has asked for a plan,” Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said. The San Jose Mercury News reported, citing unidentified sources, that the Pac-12’s athletic directors were targeting Oct. 31 to start football season. But some MAC players have followed the lead of their peers in Power Five conferences by pushing for a fall season on social media.