North Carolina begins spring practice today, and it does so without two contributors from last season.
Defensive back Brandon Ellerbe, a rising senior, is not on the team this semester, a school official confirmed. Ellerbe appeared in all 12 games on defense and special teams for UNC last season.
Walk-on fullback and specialist Allen Champagne will not return to the Tar Heels. A school official said a few other walk-ons have chosen not to return.