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News, notes and preditions from around the web for Carolina's game against the Wolfpack...

"Chuck Amato and John Bunting weren't born into this rivalry, like so many of us. But they have acclimated pretty well."
Familiar Foes
The Greensboro (NC) News and Record


"The linebacker liked to talk. The big man didn't. The big man got it his way, and they spent a week together -- sleeping in the same dormitory room, eating at the same cafeteria table, walking the same sidewalks -- in near silence."
Peppers, Fisher familiar foes
The Charlotte (NC) Observer


"Scott Kooistra and Julius Peppers don't know each other, but they'll be spending plenty of time together today."
UNC-N.C. State matchup to be decided along line
The Fayetteville (NC) Observer

"The similarities start with the rings, those gaudy rocks on their right hands. They symbolize not only where each man has been but where each wants to go -- even if it means going through the other. N.C. State football coach Chuck Amato got his for a national collegiate championship at Florida State. He has another like it. North Carolina coach John Bunting got his in the pros when he helped the St. Louis Rams win the Super Bowl in 2000."
Alums at the helm
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer


"The Tar Heels will use a two-quarterback system for the second straight game, starting Ronald Curry and rotating in Darian Durant. Neither has been terribly consistent, but each gained confidence last week in the win over Florida State."
N&O Prediction: NCSU 24, UNC 20
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer


"When it comes to the Carolina vs. N.C. State football rivalry, Carey Metts and his son Adam are at the center of it."
Ex-Pack star backs son, Heels
The Raleigh (NC) News and Observer


"North Carolina's 41-9 victory over Florida State created chaos, and not just on the Kenan Stadium turf as the final seconds ticked off."
Pack, Heels trying to bring order to ACC chaos
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun


"The teams have not met at Carter-Finley Stadium since 1997, when UNC won 20-7 in part of an 11-1 season. The 1998 and 1999 games were at Ericsson Stadium in Charlotte before the series returned to campus last year. N.C. State won last season at Kenan Stadium 38-20."
NCSU-UNC: How they match up
The Durham (NC) Herald Sun


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