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After a freshman season in which Charlotte 49ers quarterback Matt Johnson accounted for nearly 3,000 yards in offense, he’s looking for the game to slow down in his sophomore season.

Appalachian State will begin football camp Friday. It’s a fresh start that perhaps no one welcomes more than coach Scott Satterfield. His first season in charge went nothing like he had hoped or expected, but some obstacles were built in.

Shawn Underwood, who was going to enter the season competing for a starting position at defensive tackle, is among the departures.

Observations from the Charlotte 49ers’ first preseason football practice Wednesday morning.

Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years ago while hunting squirrels with a pellet gun, police say.

The Tar Heels starting quarterback position is up for grabs, it seems, with Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky competing for it.

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