Holden Thorp, the chancellor at the University of North Carolina, and Wade Hargrove, the chairman of the board of trustees, say they're committed to having a nationally competitive football program despite a year-long NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct. Speaking at Thursday's trustees meeting, Thorp said that the announcement of self-imposed penalties this week shows that the school accepts responsibility for the problems.
North Carolina says it remains committed to football
The Winston-Salem Journal
North Carolina's secondary could be getting a boost as it goes up against the country's most efficient passing game.
UNC interim coach Everett Withers said that sophomore cornerback Jabari Price, who had surgery on Aug. 19 after injuring the tendon in his left hand, might be able to play Saturday against Georgia Tech (noon, ESPN).
Price may be ready to return to UNC secondary
The Durham Herald-Sun
The North Carolina football team began preparing for Saturday's game against Georgia Tech this spring.
And to be successful against the NCAA's best offense on its home turf, the Tar Heels might need all the help they can get.
UNC football preps for Ga. Tech
The Daily Tar Heel
With 25th-ranked Georgia Tech's ability to churn out big yards and big points, North Carolina coach Everett Withers has emphasized the Tar Heels' need to score Saturday.
That puts the onus on redshirt freshman kicker Thomas Moore, who will replace injured senior Casey Barth, to have a solid road debut.
Kicking habit will carry Tar Heels' Moore
The News and Observer
I spoke with Art Kaufman, North Carolina's defensive coordinator, from the side of the road on the north side of the Perimeter Wednesday. (on the phone, not in person) As you might imagine, he had some nice things to say about Georgia Tech's offense that hopefully you'll learn something from, and explained a little about what his defense has done.
UNC coach assesses Georgia Tech offense
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution