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The Cincinnati Bengals’ running game is ready to flourish in 2014

The Cincinnati Bengals’ two-back ground game pleasures opponents with the best of both worlds, power and speed. Giovani Bernard wows them with his exceptional speed and lateral quickness, while Benjarvus Green-Ellis strikes vigorously with power. The two backs carried the ball a total of 390 times. The bulk of those touches (220) were handled by New Orleans native, Benjarvus Green...
Via cover32 - Bengals
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

North Carolina Football: A look at some Heels in the NFL

As most North Carolina fans would know, the next two days are all about the current players. Starting tomorrow night as UNC takes on Oakland in the season opener for head coach Roy Williams and his squad. Followed by the football squad hosting Virginia on Saturday without Bryn Renner, who has had his operation, which went fine. However, this post is about former Tar Heels now in...
Via isportsweb.com
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

A year after debacle at UNC, Hokies' D among nation's best

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --Virginia Tech finished the 2012 season with a disappointing 7-6 record, but the real surprise was how much the Hokies defense struggled at times. Its not something were used to seeing from a Bud Foster-coached unit that has traditionally been among the nations stoutest. Nearly a year ago to the day, the Hokies headed to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina with...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

A year after debacle at UNC, Hokies' D among nation's best

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --Virginia Tech finished the 2012 season with a disappointing 7-6 record, but the real surprise was how much the Hokies defense struggled at times. Its not something were used to seeing from a Bud Foster-coached unit that has traditionally been among the nations stoutest. Nearly a year ago to the day, the Hokies headed to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina with...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

UNC: Where Has the Offense Gone?

The easy and probably too simplistic answer to that question is in Cincinnati doing stuff like this: The absence of Giovani Bernard is a factor and some drop off from last season was expected. However what has happened through three games so far is not just a minor dip in offensive production but an alarming one.   2012 2013 ...
Via SCACC Hoops
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Heels in the Pro’s: A look at former UNC Football players

Some things are going well for the former UNC Football players now in the National Football League, some not so much, and some even less. So, with three weeks in the books for the pro’s time to look around at what has gone on with the former Heels now playing on Sundays during the third week of the season… When we look at the bright side the first one to look at has to be Giovani...
Via isportsweb.com
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UNC Football: Fedora in the spotlight is good, or not?

Head Coach Larry Fedora in Kenan (Picture by Tar Nation on Facebook) As I always say, one of the best part about being a non professional blogger is that I get to read a ton of stuff about my favorite school. Today was no difference as I stumbled upon a piece on USA Today’s web site, which talked about “football coaches you need to know now”. One of the five mentioned was UNC...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

UNC Football: Can it be as good as basketball?

For as long as I can remember, and I have been watching UNC Football and basketball going on over a third of a century now, one of the theories I have heard a lot has been… North Carolina is a basketball school that also has a football program. When you look at the results of the two sports you would have to agree, even if legendary coach Dean Smith once said something to the affect...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

UNC Football: The Tar Pit among the best in College FB

The Tar Pit One of the best things as a blogger is reading about your favorite team, or sometimes, just seeing a picture of them. Yesterday I did just that, as I found a link to ESPN‘s “Best Student Sections”, where UNC’s Tar Pit came in eighth in the nation. I will not argue with anyone about the rankings… to me that stadium and area will always be the number one place...
Via isportsweb.com
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Fanatsy Football: Believe the Gio Bernard Buzz

The buzz surrounding tailback Giovani Bernard is hardly new — it began to surface at the famed St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida where Bernard starred for the well-known football factory. By his senior season, the Orlando Sentinel named Bernard the second best running back in the state of Florida and both Rivals and Scout agreed on his “four-star” recruit...
Via The Fantasy Fix
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

After difficult path, UNC's Blue playing for family

As the more powerful counterpart to North Carolina tailback Giovani Bernard last year, A.J. Blue is comfortable slamming into defenders and pushing his way ahead when he runs, shedding would-be tacklers with a well-placed stiff arm or pure brute force. Late in the third quarter of an October home game against Virginia Tech last season, Blue broke through the middle of the North...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

After difficult path, UNC's Blue playing for family

As the more powerful counterpart to North Carolina tailback Giovani Bernard last year, A.J. Blue is comfortable slamming into defenders and pushing his way ahead when he runs, shedding would-be tacklers with a well-placed stiff arm or pure brute force. Late in the third quarter of an October home game against Virginia Tech last season, Blue broke through the middle of the North...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Student Athlete: How Did That Change to “College Football Player”?

How did he become just a football player? I read the following words from an article by Daniel Martin for NBC Sports regarding student athletes at the University of North Carolina: “Numerous football and basketball players came to the university with academic histories that showed them 
Via Sports-Glory
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Rookie Report: Bengals RB Giovani Bernard

The best thing about Giovani Bernard might be his lack of size. In a division already ruled by Ray Rice of the Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens, Bernard is the perfect runner to compete with the elusive back.The Cincinnati Bengals are hoping he is their answer to Rice or the Jaguars’ Maurice Jones-Drew or even the Atlanta Falcons’ Jacquizz Rodgers.If the rookie who stands...
Via Football Nation
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

2013: NFL Draft – Scouting The Prospects: Giovani Bernard

In continuation with our series of individual prospect evaluations here at Turn On The Jets, we turn our attention today toward UNC Running Back Giovani Bernard. Be sure to stay with our series of scouting reports as they are intended to provide an in-depth breakdown of individual prospects in this year’s draft class highlighting players’ overall strengths, weaknesses, potential...
Via Turn On The Jets
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

UNC rusher Bernard ready for draft-day closeup

ATLANTA Growing up in the sports-mad area of south Florida, Giovani Bernard had seemingly attempted every athletic task a vibrant, indefatigable American male could experience. To his best recollection, though, Bernard had never been asked to do a standing broad jump prior to his preparations for last month's NFL Combine, the annual league event where scouts and coaches test...
Via Fox Sports South
March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: RB Giovani Bernard Scouting Report

RB Giovani Bernard, North Carolina, Sophomore5'8", 202 lbs.40: 4.53 (8th of RBs)Bench: 19 reps (16th of RBs)Broad Jump: 10'2" (6th of RBs)3-Cone: 6.91 (9th of RBs)Shuttle: 4.12 (3rd of RBs)After suffering an ACL tear in his true freshman season, Bernard returned with back-to-back seasons as the Tar Heels' starter and returning punts. In those two years, '...
Via Football Nation
March 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Fedora's UNC offense set for big second year

As North Carolina watched its second-half lead slip away against archival Duke Wednesday night, the possibility of a March Madness-less basketball season in Chapel Hill began to set in. All of a sudden, with a basketball team lingering on the fringe of bracket projections, the Tar Heels athletic department (and its fans) find themselves in a rare predicament: intrigued by spring...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Fedora's UNC offense set for big second year

As North Carolina watched its second-half lead slip away against archival Duke Wednesday night, the possibility of a March Madness-less basketball season in Chapel Hill began to set in. All of a sudden, with a basketball team lingering on the fringe of bracket projections, the Tar Heels athletic department (and its fans) find themselves in a rare predicament: intrigued by spring...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Draft Profile: Giovani Bernard

A star running back from the University of North Carolina, Giovani Bernard was the top playmaker on the UNC offense. We talked with Doc Kennedy of the Tar Heel Blog, a North Carolina Tar Heels community on SB Nation, about the two-time first-team All-ACC selection. Tale of the Tape Height- 5’ 10” Weight- 205 pounds Class- RS Sophomore   Can you give some background info on him...
Via State of the Texans
February 01, 2013  |  Discuss

UNC RB Giovani Bernard headed to NFL

Giovani Bernard would have provided considerable competition for the Heisman Trophy next season if he hadn't opted to leave North Carolina for the NFL Draft. Bernard is that good. But the 5-foot-10, 205-pound tailback won't get the chance to compete with Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel now that Bernard has entered his name in the draft, UNC said in a release Friday....
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

UNC RB Giovani Bernard headed to NFL

Giovani Bernard would have provided considerable competition for the Heisman Trophy next season if he hadnt opted to leave North Carolina for the NFL Draft. Bernard is that good. But the 5-foot-10, 205-pound tailback wont get the chance to compete with Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel now that Bernard has entered his name in the draft, UNC said in a release Friday. I thoroughly...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

UNC RB Giovani Bernard to turn pro

With respect to Mr. Football in College Station, Texas, Giovani Bernard would have provided considerable competition for the Heisman Trophy next season if he hadnt opted to leave North Carolina for the NFL. Bernard is that good. But the 5-foot-10, 205-pound tailback wont get the chance to beat out Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel now that he has entered his name in the 2013 NFL...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: UNC Tar Heels RB Giovani Bernard Declares For NFL Draft

University of North Carolina Tar Heels running back Giovani Bernard has decided to forego his final two seasons of eligibility, opting rather to declare himself eligible for the 2013 NFL Draft. He is just a sophomore, but is three years removed from high school, having taken a medical redshirt during his freshman year in Chapel Hill after tearing his ACL in just his third practice...
Via thepigskinreport.com
December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

All-ACC Football Selections Announced

The All-ACC teams were announced on Monday with a total of nine Tar Heels named to the All-ACC teams including four on the first team. Giovani Bernard earned the distinction of being named First Team All-ACC at two positions. Bernard was named to the first team as a running back and specialist. The redshirt sophomore finished the season with 1228 yards rushing or 122.8 ypg. That...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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