Ahead of spring practice, North Carolina football coach Mack Brown met with the media around noon on Friday. Here are a couple quick bulletins from the media session.
— ABC11Charlie Mickens (@GameDayCharlie) March 1, 2019
Veteran quarterback Nathan Elliott will withdraw from graduate school and head to Arkansas State to a grad assistant coach. Elliott went through the team’s offseason program; however, he informed Brown and the program of his decision this week.
#UNC QB Nathan Elliott is withdrawing from graduate school and will work as a graduate assistant at Arkansas State, per Mack Brown.
— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) March 1, 2019
During his career at UNC, Elliott appeared in 19 games; he was a prominent part of North Carolina’s backfield in the 2017 and 2018 seasons, especially. In 2018, Elliott played in 10 games, making several starts, and completed 201-of-325 pass attempts (61.8%) for 2,169 yards, 11 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
— Nathan Elliott (@Nathaneelliott1) March 1, 2019
Urban Meyer, unfortunately
Brown also announced that former Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer will speak at the program’s high school clinic.
UNC coach Mack Brown says they have Urban Meyer coming to speak at their high school clinic.
— Jonathan M Alexander (@jonmalexander) March 1, 2019
Meyer, of course, left his post as OSU football coach after the 2018 season; he’s currently an assistant athletic director at the university. In August 2018, Meyer was placed on administrative leave by the school after reports surfaced that he had knowledge of abuse allegations against wide receivers coach Zach Smith. Smith was fired the previous week.
At the conclusion of an investigation, Meyer was suspended by the university’s board of trustees for the first three games of the 2018 season. (Of note: There are plenty of issues associated with Meyer that track back to his time at the University of Florida, too.)
The coaching fraternity stays undefeated.