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Marquise Williams relishes the competition for UNC's starting QB job

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The questions about UNC quarterback Marquise Williams' fundamentals have swirled since he took his first snap, and they'll continue to -- but his throwing motion has the endorsement of one person that carries a good bit of weight. "That's Peyton Manning. He's the greatest in the game," Williams said. "When he gave me that talk, I...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Factors to determine UNC's starting QB

As a sophomore Williams was thrust into action when senior quarterback Bryn Renner suffered a season ending injury.  Williams brought an added dimension which lifted a struggling Tar Heel running game.  Where Williams struggled in accuracy he made up for it for lengthening plays with his running ability. The new season is around the corner and North Carolina Coach Larry fedora...
Via SCACC Hoops
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UNC Football: Continued controversy

With spring practice now behind them, North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora spoke with reporters Wednesday during an ACC teleconference. Although Fedora spoke about many topics during his time on the call, there was one thing in particular that stood out – it seems the quarterback controversy is here to stay. Fedora remained non-committal on deciding between redshirt junior...
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Youth, QB battle focus of UNC spring game

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina's Blue Team ran past the White Team 38-17 in the annual spring game, and all analysis past this point should be prefaced with the caveat that this is only a scrimmage and ultimately doesn't mean much in the grand scheme. It also serves to highlight not only some of the reasons there is a lot of optimism surrounding the Tar Heels moving...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Football: Spring practice begins

The University of North Carolina football team has begun spring practice in anticipation for their 2014 regular season. Despite the fact that the Tar Heels will not play their first game until August 29th against Liberty, the practice and reps the players take now will be vital once the season begins. Spring practice will run for the next few weeks, and will end with the annual Blue...
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UNC Football: A closer look into the 2014 season

UNC quarterback Marquise Williams (12) scores a touchdown on October 27, 2013 against Boston College at Kenan Stadium. (Photo credit: Robert Willet/News & Observer) The Tar Heels are coming off of a 7-6 season that ended with a 39-17 bowl win over the Cincinnati Bearcats, which was the first of hopefully many bowl wins under the tenure of second year head coach Larry Fedora....
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams. North Carolina rout Old Dominion 80-20

Marquise Williams threw five first-half touchdown passes and T.J. Logan scored four touchdowns to help North Carolina to a record-setting 80-20 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday. The Tar Heels set all-time records for points and touchdowns by the midpoint of the third quarter, and Williams set the single-game record for total yards on the Tar Heels' fourth snap of the second...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Military Father Surprises Children At Virginia-North Carolina Game

The North Carolina Tar Heels (4-5, 3-3) continued their impressive rally from a 1-5 start to the 2013 season for homecoming on Saturday as they rolled over the Virginia Cavaliers (2-8, 0-6) to the tune of 45-14. The Tar Heels had been thriving as of late with a two-quarterback system, but this was their first game since starting QB Bryn Renner underwent season-ending surgery on his...
Via Gridiron Grit
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

UNC: Can Marquise Williams Have a Mike Thomas Type Ending?

In 1994 Jason Stanicek led the North Carolina football team to a 6-3 record before being injured providing an opportunity for junior quarterback Mike Thomas to finally show North Carolina football fans he had what it took to lead the team.  In Thomas’s two starts he led North Carolina to a 50-0 win over Wake Forest and a thrilling finish at Duke edging the Blue Devils 41-40. Fast...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: Not all is lost in light of Renner’s absence

After North Carolina defeated NC State on Saturday 27-19, I discussed how having two quarterbacks was better than one for the 2013 Tar Heels. This was due to the fact that fifth year senior Bryn Renner and redshirt sophomore Marquise Williams complemented each other perfectly while running the offense. Sophomore quarterback Marquise Williams will start the last four games of the...
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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