Friday's UNC Football Links

"Three games into a 2003 season in which the junior is expected to guide the team and shoulder the blame, UNC is 0-3 and desperate for a victory."
Durant ready for an upset
The Raleigh News and Observer

"UNC kick returner Michael Waddell practiced some Thursday, and he has a chance to play Saturday at N.C. State."
Notebook: Waddell may play against Pack
The Durham Herald Sun

"No blueprint exists, as far as Coach John Bunting of North Carolina knows, for building a college-football safety."
Carey has the right ingredients in order to be a college safety
The Winston Salem Journal

"Given recent history, the Wolfpack has a right to feel anxious despite having the better record at 2-2 overall, and the Tar Heels (0-3) shouldn't feel goofy if they're confident."
Home not so sweet in NCSU-UNC rivalry
The Raleigh News and Observer

"Beating N.C. State in front of family and friends won't be Jermicus Banks' sole desire Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium. The North Carolina defensive lineman would like to personally sack Philip Rivers. But, rest assured, it's nothing personal."
No regrets for State defectors
The Greensboro News and Record

"When A.J. Davis was in the fifth grade, he had a teacher who was a big N.C. State fan. On almost every test he gave, there would be an extra-credit question, and it almost always had something to do with Wolfpack athletics."
Davis faces Heels for first time
The Greensboro News and Record

"The Wolfpack popped into the Top 25 again this year and took defending national champion Ohio State to triple overtime, while winless North Carolina has foundered near the bottom of Division I-A.."
Which is the better football school?
The Raleigh News and Observer

"N.C. State hired Amato to direct its football program on Jan. 6, 2000. Bunting was introduced as North Carolina's coach on Dec. 11 of the same year, just as Amato was preparing to take his first Wolfpack team to Miami for the Bowl."
A tale of two programs
The Durham Herald Sun

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