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Tar Heel Football Better Because of Them

Tar Heel Ryan Swtizer, Mitch Trubisky

Valuable Tar Heels on and off the field

The Tar Heel football program is losing a number of high-quality young men to either graduation or early entry into the NFL.

I don’t want to alarm you fine folks, but the departing players accounted for 98.6% of our 2016 offensive scoring per Greg Barnes at Inside Carolina. However, that’s not what I’m here to discuss right now.

These young men helped make Carolina relevant in football once again. They committed to a program that was mediocre at best, some would say. They helped change the culture here. They broke record after record. They won at a higher rate than normal for UNC. In fact, during the time these young men were at UNC, we enjoyed the most gridiron success as a fan base that we’ve had since Mack Brown left UNC to become the Head Coach at Texas.

As importantly, they did this with class, good behavior and good sportmanship during one of the most difficult off-field times in the school’s history. They were taunted for and accused of things that had nothing at all to do with them. They kept their heads up. And they continued to do what they came here to do. I’m going to miss them very much.

letters all tar heel fans should read

Today I want to share with any of you who may have missed these letters, the heartfelt words of Ryan Switzer and Mitch Trubisky. Ryan and Mitch are two of the most talented and high-character guys to play college football anywhere. They are two of the group of fine Tar Heel players moving on to the next stages in their young lives.

Here’s a link to Ryan’s letter that appeared on Inside Carolina: http://www.scout.com/…/34…/15183963-letter-from-ryan-switzer

And here’s a link to Mitch’s letter that appeared at The Player’s Tribune: http://www.theplayerstribune.com/mitch-trubisky-university…/

Please join me in thanking these two young men as well as their departing teammates for all that they gave to Carolina Football, to UNC, to the fans of UNC, and to the Chapel Hill community.

More UNC Wallpapers for Tar Heel Fans

Our collection of UNC Wallpapers grew today. Here are 2 new smartphone wallpapers and 2 new desktop wallpapers for Tar Heel fans. The 1920 x 1080 desktop wallpapers work for laptops and tablets too, of course. But if you like holding your tablet in portrait view, you may prefer to use the 1080 x 1920 UNC smartphone wallpapers.

All of the UNC wallpapers by Carolina On My Mind are available for free download, and most of the other Tar Heel wallpapers linked here are also available at no cost.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding these UNC wallpapers, email trueblue82@carolinaonmymind.org.  And if you like any of these wallpapers, please share them with your friends.

Other UNC wallpapers are always available here.




Carolina Victory

Free Carolina Victory Song and Wallpapers:

“Carolina Victory,” one of several University of North Carolina official school songs, was written by Robert McManeus, Class of ’38. If you’ve been to any Tar Heel football or basketball games, I’m sure you’ve heard it.  If you don’t know the song, now is a great time to learn it.

Here are the lyrics:

There’ll be a Carolina Victory
When cross the field the foe has fled
Cheer the team to Victory
For we are Tar Heels Born and Bred (Rah! Rah! Rah!)
Glory Glory U.N.C.
Our hearts will live with thee
Fight! Fight! Fight for the Blue and White are
Rolling to Victory!

And here’s what “Carolina Victory” sounds like:


Download “Carolina Victory” in MP3 format by clicking this button: Download Now


“Carolina Victory” was the inspiration for these UNC Camo “Fight! Fight! Fight! For the Blue and White!” desktop and smartphone wallpapers.  You can click on each image to display a larger version of that image.  Download them here for free.





Finish the Season Strong

UNC National Championship Banners

(Originally posted on Facebook immediately after UNC lost to Duke in Durham, 93-81.  Follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/CarolinaTarHeelsOnMyMind.)

McAdoo’s early foul trouble, Meeks’ illness, a great game by Hood, and a stellar game by Parker were too much for this Heel team to overcome. They’ll learn from this, and they’ll grow because of this.

This season is far from over, and we’ll still make some noise this year in both tournaments. But the dividends of some of these tough losses — especially the one tonight — will really show up next year and even the next.

We can’t start a game like this not matching their intensity. We have to stay poised and take care of the ball much better than we did tonight. (Early in the game, we had 6 points and 6 turnovers. Think about that.) And Paige can’t wait until the second half to start exerting his will on the offensive end. He has to break that pattern.

A coach can tell players those things over and over and over. But sometimes the players only partially understand words. They think they understand, but on nights like tonight, it becomes clear what “playing with a sense of urgency” and “playing the full 40 minutes” really means.

We have good guys on our team. They have heart, they’re talented, they’re coachable, and they’re resilient. They never give up — one of my favorite things about this team. They have far exceeded my expectations once we all learned PJ would not rejoin the team. But my expectations for them next year will be much higher.

For now, let’s finish the season strong. Let’s try to continue to exceed expectations. Let’s keep getting better.

Go Heels!

UNC vs Duke — Round 1, 2014

UNC Stomps Duke 400 x 400

Here we sit less than 48 hours away from tip-off of potentially one of the most exciting men’s college basketball games of the season:  UNC vs Duke — Round 1 in Chapel Hill.

Duke is the higher ranked team and the team most of the talking heads expect to come out victorious Wednesday night.  But when these two rivals meet, you never know what the outcome will be until it happens.

Tonight,  #17 ranked UNC women’s basketball marched a team of mostly freshmen and sophomores into Hansbrough Indoor Stadium, a.k.a. Cameron Indoor Stadium, and handily knocked off the #3 ranked women Blue Devils 89-78.  Let’s hope the ladies inspired our Tar Heel men to follow suit and complete the sweep of Round 1, UNC vs Duke.