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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.

NC State: 33 Years and Counting


To celebrate last night’s win which completes the sweep of NC State in men’s basketball during the regular season once again, we thought we’d update an old graphic that was created while the Wolfpack’s ill-advised “Our State” advertising campaign was ongoing.

Download NowNC State: This Is Our Stat - 33 Years and Counting

Yes, it has been 33 years since the Wolfpack has won a national championship in any sport except… wait for it… Bass Fishing.  North Carolina might be NC State’s state on a level much different from the one they attempted to promote, but that stat is definitely theirs.

  • NC State is 3-30 against Roy Williams.
  • The last time the Wolfpack had a coach with a winning record against UNC is when they had Everett Case on the sideline from 1946 to 1965. Case was 25-19 against the Tar Heels.
  • NC State is now 77-153 against UNC in men’s basketball.

To be fair, it’s difficult to excel in anything else if you spend every waking moment focused on how to bring down UNC.   Or should we say “UNCheat”, the not-so-ingeniously creative way those adorable whimpering pups now refer to the Tar Heels?



Happy Birthday, Coach Dean Smith

Today, February 28th, is the birthday of our beloved and respected Coach Dean Smith. RIP, dear Coach.

The graphic below is 453px x 453px. It works well as a profile pic on many platforms. Feel free to use or share this graphic created on Coach Dean Smith’s birthday in remembrance of the beloved and respected longtime coach of the UNC Tar Heels.

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RIP, Coach Dean Smith

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:


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“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.





Free UNC Wallpapers for Desktops and Smartphones

We’ve added 7 more easy-to-download free UNC wallpapers for desktops and smartphones.

Other UNC wallpapers are always available here.