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UNC football concludes camp: What we learned


The North Carolina offensive line faced plenty of questions, but overall it came together well during the preseason. ROBERT WILLETT

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina on Monday finished up the formal “camp” portion of the preseason. Obviously, there’s still a bit of time – nine days, to be exact – before the Tar Heels begin the season on Aug. 29 at South Carolina. And so there is some preseason remaining.

But the rest of it will be focused on preparing for the Gamecocks. UNC on Monday actually began installing its game plan for South Carolina. Before that practice, on Saturday, the Tar Heels moved out of the hotel they shared during the past three weeks.

Indeed, camp is over. But, good or bad, the work the Tar Heels accomplished in recent weeks is likely to carry on throughout the season. Here’s a look at some things we learned from UNC’s preseason camp …

Five UNC recruits enroll early

Five new North Carolina football players got a head start on their college careers on Monday.

Marquise Williams, T.J. Thorpe, Landon Turner, Travis Riley and Sylvester Williams enrolled a semester early for the Tar Heels. Williams, Thorpe, Turner and Riley are freshmen. Sylvester Williams is a junior-college transfer.

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