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The committee searching for North Carolina's next athletics director has begun interviewing candidates, with at least two people going through the process. Lowry Caudill, the committee's chair, said the interviews took place before Wednesday. The committee met with the candidates in person. "We're very, very pleased with the way everything is going," Caudill said Wednesday. "It's a logical part of the process, and we've reached that point." The 12-person committee has agreed to keep the identities of candidates confidential because some of them might not want their current employers to know they are interested in another job.
UNC committee has started to interview AD candidates
The Winston-Salem Journal

Whenever an opponent completes a long pass, North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers knows the secondary will get the blame — even if that unit might not be totally at fault. "Did you rush the passer? Did everybody fit the coverage right?" Withers said. "There's a lot of different things when you turn on that tape and you look at it." Similarly, Withers isn't giving putting the blame exclusively on the offensive line after UNC quarterback Bryn Renner, who was only sacked once in the first three games, was brought down seven times last week against Georgia Tech.
QB, backs share pass protection responsiblity with UNC O-linemen
The Durham Herald-Sun

A strange dynamic in the UNC-ECU football series surfaced shortly before the Tar Heels' practice session Wednesday afternoon. When discussing the Tar Heels' trip to Greenville for Saturday night's game against the Pirates, North Carolina linebacker Kevin Reddick and wide receiver Erik Highsmith both referred to it as a "home game." Neither one has ever played a game in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
ECU close to home for Heels
The Charlotte Observer

There are some associated with North Carolina's athletic program who consider East Carolina more of an afterthought than a rival. Interim football coach Everett Withers is not among them.
UNC's Withers embraces rivalry with ECU
The Wilmington Star-News


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