Mack Brown has experience to guide Sam Howell down Heisman path

Visit my TomShanahan.Report home page UNC PHOTO: Sam Howell threw for 3,586 yards and 30 touchdowns with only seven interceptions last year as a true sophomore. By TOM SHANAHAN CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- North Carolina may be new to boasting a Heisman Trophy preseason leading candidate, but venerable Tar Heels coach Mack Brown has a history of navigating that road over his 16 years at Texas. So, Brown didn’t fret over the offseason how to address the attention third-year…

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North Carolina and Duke turn out to be closer to each at season’s midpoint

PHOTO: North Carolina coach Mack Brown By TOM SHANAHAN North Carolina football climbed to No. 5 in the national rankings with a surprising 3-0 start, while across the Triangle Duke’s promising opener in a narrow loss at Notre Dame quickly fizzled to 0-4. That was a month ago, but it turns out the two ACC schools weren’t as far apart as it seemed as they prepare to face each other. The Tar Heels (4-2, 4-2 ACC) travel to…

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