Tar Heels’ aggressive approach to recruiting QBs is paying off

Managing quarterbacks at the college level isn’t an easy task.

It’s the most important position on the field, and getting caught without a capable player under center almost always spells disaster. But only one can be on the field at a time, and having too many means multiple signal-callers are going to be unhappy.

North Carolina’s coaches have taken their chances on the second option. So far, Larry Fedora and his staff have found the right balance.

Since Fedora arrived in Chapel Hill five years ago, UNC has had a quality passer leading its offense. In 2012, Bryn Renner threw for 28 touchdowns compared to seven interceptions. When a shoulder injury ended Renner’s career midway through the 2013 season, Marquise Williams took over and became the program’s all-time leader in total offense. Now it’s Mitch Trubisky running the show, and he’s on pace to break multiple single-season school records.

It might not be long before another player takes the reins. CBS Sports lists Trubisky as the No. 7 overall NFL Draft prospect on its board, and it’s not unrealistic that the junior could leave early for the pros.

Should Trubisky take off, UNC will have options for his replacement.

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