Good Morning, Carolina - Aug. 13

Brant Wilkerson-New

The Carolina offensive coordinator spent a while with media on Monday, talking quarterbacks, philosophy and more.

Ross Martin of Inside Carolina wrote about how strength coach Brian Hess has adjusted the strength and conditioning program and how that's paying off.

Ken Pomeroy developed a system to rank every college basketball program, based on data going back to 1997. It certainly has generated some conversation.

Coby White is coming home for his first regular-season NBA game as the Chicago Bulls tip off in Charlotte against the Hornets on Oct. 23. The Bulls will return for their second of two games in Charlotte on Nov. 23.

Friend of the program Rodd Baxley of the Fayetteville Observer was on-hand as Dwight Hollier spoke at a luncheon for the Cumberland County Football Jamboree. 

Tonka Hemingway, a four-star defensive tackle, is set to announce his commitment on Thursday. He visited Chapel Hill on June 21, and will choose between Carolina, Duke and South Carolina.

Former Carolina quarterback Manny Miles transferred to Kansas to play with his brother and for his dad, Les. The coach talked about working with his sons.

Over at Tar Heel Illustrated, Andrew Jones has the story on Patrice Rene and the mental toughness he's developed throughout his career.

Speaking of Rene, it appears he's a big fan of new defensive coordinator Jay Bateman.

Another day, another upcoming sneaker drop of interest for Carolina fans.

ACC Digital Network's series on Carolina football continues, with this episode looking at the new field inside Kenan Stadium.

Around the ACC

Jarren Williams was named Miami's starting quarterback on Monday, beating Tate Martell and N'Kosi Perry. The Canes kick off on Aug. 24 vs. Florida. Then, Andrew Ivins of Inside The U reported that Martell, who transferred from Ohio State, wasn't at practice on Monday.

Another friend of HeelsMaven, Conor O'Neill of the Winston-Salem Journal, details his first AP Top 25 ballot of the season.

Bad news for the rest of the league: Clemson has another stud freshman wideout.


Another one to add to the WTF, NCAA file: a Northwestern recruit was ruled ineligible for being too good at school.

The NCAA is walking back a controversial rule that would have required agents representing early NBA Draft entrants to have a bachelor's degree.

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