Argyle A.M. - August 11, 2017
Howdy folks! Sam here. Happy Friday! I hope that you've had a great week, just as we at Argyle Report have in just our second week since launch!
On Thursday, staff writer Bryce Lapping gave us a look at the offensive line unit for UNC this year, while guest writer John Tobben discussed why everyone is talking about UNC's practice helmets with the Jumpman logo.
Our editor Turner Walston also gave us his take on how the Tar Heel defense is shaping up as the veteran unit for the 2017 squad in his practice round up from media availability on Thursday.
We've got fun pieces of content on tap for you to end your week. In addition to our roundup of Mitch Trubisky's big preseason debut and assistant editor Will Bryant's column on Mack Hollins (links below), Bryce is also giving us a look at what is was like to journey with the 2016-17 UNC men's basketball team on the road to their national title.
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Thank you so much for being with us on this venture. We're very excited to keep providing you with top-notch coverage of all 28 UNC sports as the start of classes draws ever closer.
Mitch Trubisky goes big in the Windy City
Former Tar Heel Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky made his preseason debut on Thursday night in Chicago. The No. 2 overall pick completed 18 out of 25 passing attempts for 166 yards, rushed for 38 yards and threw a touchdown pass to Victor Cruz, linked in the tweet below.
Twitter erupted at Trubisky's performance, with sport pundits and fans alike impressed with Mitch's poise and accuracy.
Staff writer Brooke Stewart compiled the best of the tweets and articles on Trubisky's performance. While I'm partial to Colin Cowherd already anointing Trubisky MVP, Mitch's college roommate also had a great tweet on Mitch's big night:
I'm telling you. Mitch is the franchise.— Ryan Switzer (@Switz) August 11, 2017
Mack balls out in the Badger State
Former UNC wideout Mack Hollins also took the field for the first time in an NFL uniform on Thursday, playing for the Philadelphia Eagles in Green Bay. Hollins hauled in four catches for 64 yards, 38 of them on this touchdown pass from Carson Wentz, featuring the nastiest stiff arm since maybe the Heisman pose itself.
Assistant Editor Will Bryant writes today on his first interaction with Mack Hollins as a fan, when he didn't have a clue who he was, and how he fully expects Mack to be successful in the NFL because of it.
Free? Like, actually Free?
With construction under way at the location formerly known as Fetzer field, the UNC women's and men's soccer teams will be playing "home" games at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary. Luckily for Tar Heel fans, the men's soccer account announced that all games at WakeMed this season are free to attend.
All games this season at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary are FREE! https://t.co/P0uzdtMr54— UNC Men's Soccer (@UNCmenssoccer) August 10, 2017
Your "Flashback Friday" Daily Diversion
If you're like me, you're a huge fan of throwbacks. Whether it's pictures, uniforms, or those fortunate times you get the original menu prices at a restaurant on their anniversary, it's fun to look back at the past.
On Thursday, Sports Illustrated released pictures from a 1983 photo shoot with Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins. Not only do they feature pictures with Jordan and Perkins in pre-argyle UNC uniforms, but there's also great shots of the pair around campus and with Dean Smith in Smith's office. Check it out!
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