North Carolina is already building a strong pool of candidates for its athletics director's job, the chair of the school's search committee, Lowry Caudill, said Wednesday. Some candidates have applied, and others have been nominated. The search committee started discussing the merits of some candidates Wednesday during a two-hour closed meeting on campus with Bill Carr, the head of the firm hired to help North Carolina find its next athletics director.
People applying for North Carolina AD job
The Winston Salem Journal
North Carolina cornerback Charles Brown watched the Maryland-Miami game on Monday night and imagined that it was he, and not Maryland's Cameron Chism, who stepped in front of a slant pass and returned it for the game-clinching touchdown.
Then Brown went to bed and dreamed about defending a post route, jumping up for an interception, shaking off the receiver and running toward the end zone.
Come Saturday, Brown won't need to imagine himself making plays anymore — he'll actually be able to go out and do it.
Suspensions behind him, Brown is anxious to make plays for Tar Heels
The Durham Herald-Sun
Former North Carolina coach John Bunting said he's pained to see his alma mater's image tarnished by the investigations of NCAA and academic wrongdoings that have tainted the football program for more than a year.
Former Tar Heels coach Bunting hurts for alma mater
The Burlington Times-News
New businesses have them all the time. Apparently, new offensive coordinators do, too.
Frank Cignetti's anticipated debut at calling the shots for Rutgers last week against North Carolina Central — eight months after he was hired to revive the offense — could best be described as a "soft" opening.
Mostly basic stuff, lots of vanilla, nothing too revealing except for a few plays here and there.
That should change Saturday when the Scarlet Knights visit North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Even head coach Greg Schiano admitted as much Wednesday.
Rutgers to treat North Carolina to a bigger serving of its new-look offense
Entering his sophomore season with the Rutgers football team, quarterback Chas Dodd admitted he feels more at home despite learning new offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti's pro-style offense.
But the Lyman, S.C., native will literally sense the hospitality when the Scarlet Knights battle North Carolina Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C., four hours from Dodd's hometown.
Rutgers QB Chas Dodd expecting plenty of friendly support in North Carolina
Of all the praise Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano doled out toward North Carolina earlier this week, perhaps none was more warranted than that directed at sophomore quarterback Bryn Renner.
Countless Tar Heels are NFL-caliber players, according to Schiano, but Renner is a "Baby Brett Favre."
UNC QB earns RU's attention
The Daily Targum