CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Saturday's home opener wasn't just a win for the Tar Heels but also an opportunity for the two's and three's on the depth chart to see some action, including quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Caleb Henderson.
Trubisky scored his first rushing touchdown and Henderson got his first game action.
Starting quarterback Marquise Williams said he's happy to see other players in his position get some playing time.
"I was excited to see Caleb Henderson get in for the first time, it was very exciting," Williams said.
"I was excited for him and I'm excited for Mitch. It's just those opportunities for those guys. I remember my time I had to sit but when my number was called I was excited. I'm never going to take anything back from anybody. I'm always excited to see other teammates accomplish their goals and accomplish their dreams."
Head coach Larry Fedora said he was pleased with all three quarterbacks and his decision to take Williams out had nothing to do with his performance against South Carolina.
"I thought Marquise played well, I thought he [Trubisky] played well, I thought Caleb Henderson played well," Fedora said.
"I thought the quarterback position, I thought we played well, they took care of the football and that was number one."
Neither Henderson, nor Trubisky knew they would play before the game. Trubisky said he doesn't mind the lack of advanced notice because he's always ready.
"It didn't really matter, I was ready to go, I'm prepared," Trubisky said. "I'm preparing hard every week on and off the field so whatever he calls upon me I''m going to be ready."
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