Tar Heels, Wolfpack and Blue Devils ramp up efforts to keep talent home

Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report Mack Brown’s return to North Carolina three years ago following 16 at Texas and five as an ESPN analyst was a new world order in college football recruiting. He discovered a paradigm shift from his first Tar Heels head coach stint, from 1988-97. “Recruiting used to be the parents, the high school coach and the young person,” Brown said. “Now, there are a lot of people involved in recruiting. Social media is a…

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The good, the bad and the ugly of 2022 college football

PHOTO: North Carolina coach Mack Brown. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN CARY, N.C. – A preseason football luncheon is the perfect setting to discuss the virtues of college football. The National Football Foundation Bill Dooley Chapter’s annual Pigskin Preview is a time for renewal and optimism. To that end, North Carolina coach Mack Brown, 70, shared wisdom from his 33 years as a head coach at four schools, including a national title in 2006 at…

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Elko and coaches discuss state of ACC rivalries and college football’s unstable future

PHOTO: Mike Elko is new to Duke football, but he his familiar with in-state rivalries. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN CARY, N.C. – Name, Image and Likeness combined with the transfer portal to further unsettle coach football, but if you’re looking for a glimpse of tradition, Mike Elko provided one. Duke’s new football coach attended his first Bill Dooley Chapter of the National Football Foundation Pigskin Preview Friday at the Embassy Suites in suburban Raleigh.…

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