Durant's Weighing Game
The Durham Herald Sun
"While North Carolina football coach John Bunting plans to use four tailbacks Saturday in the season opener against Florida State at Kenan Stadium, senior Willie Parker will start."
Parker to start at RB for Tar Heels
The Charlotte Observer
"The North Carolina football program wants a certain type of player to be on its special teams in 2003. Injecting a little crazy into the mix could do wonders. So anyone operating a few Chic-lets shy of a pack, take a step forward."
Tar Heels working hard to be special
The News and Observer
"North Carolina coach John Bunting said Tuesday that defensive end Kyndraus Guy, listed as a backup to starter Tommy Davis, may redshirt this season."
UNC mulls redshirts
The News and Observer
"One of the most demanding season openers in the school's football history has stirred the passions at North Carolina."
Tar Heels, Seminoles will seek redemption
The Winston-Salem Journal
"North Carolina quarterback Darian Durant can identify with the challenge facing his Florida State counterpart, Chris Rix.
Durant had to re-earn his teammates' trust last season after he left the program in February 2002."
UNC's Durant vying for respect
The Tallahassee Democrat
"Among numerous factors that contributed to North Carolina's 3-9 record during the 2002 football season, it's safe to say none frustrated coach John Bunting more than the ineptitude of the Tar Heels' special teams."
Tar Heels to make special effort against Florida State
The Greensboro News and Record
"Senior Willie Parker will get the first crack at earning North Carolina's starting tailback position, coach John Bunting said Tuesday. Bunting cautioned, however, that little has been settled about the team's most competitive position race."
Parker to get his chance
The New Bern Sun Journal
"From the perspective of it can't get much worse, the North Carolina football program begins the 2003 season with hope that better days are ahead."
Overcoming last year tops North Carolina's list
The Asheville Citizen-Times
"Rookie tight end Zach Hilton was a long shot to make the Saints' 53-man roster when training camp opened five weeks ago.
Now it's hard to bet against him. "
Rookie TE Hilton biggest surprise of Saints camp
The New Orleans Times-Picayune