Wednesday's UNC Football Links

Wednesday's links from around the 'net.

"Jacque Lewis has had the best season so far of the group, rushing for 5.6 yards a carry, but Bunting is wary of using the 5-foot-10 Lewis too much."
Heels seeking ground attack
The Raleigh News and Observer

"In Saturday's otherwise dismal 38-13 home loss to Virginia, there was one major encouraging development for North Carolina coach John Bunting."
Rookies' progress pleases Bunting
The Greensboro News and Record

"North Carolina football coach John Bunting continues to emphasize short-term goals, given the Tar Heels' winless start through five games."
Bunting sticks to short-term goals
The Charlotte Observer

"North Carolina's young defense showed some improvement in a loss to Virginia - for a half, anyway."
UNC's young defense shows signs of life - for a half
The Charlotte Observer

"Weeks ago, John Bunting was asked to respond to the Tar Heels ranking last in the nation in yards allowed. Bunting, more likely to quote ZZ Top than any book author, instead invoked Mark Twain to address the staggering defensive numbers: "Lies, damn lies and statistics."
On statistics alone, this one's a dud
The Durham Herald Sun

"John Bunting understands what kind of reception his North Carolina football team can expect Saturday when the Tar Heels visit Greenville for the first time."
Tar Heels more concerned with win than where
The Durham Herald Sun

"Common knowledge is that North Carolina and East Carolina are winless and will play Saturday in Greenville in a football game that once was spiced with anger and dislike. Now it's a mere game to see who can avoid being 0-6 on the 11th day of October."
Dascenzo: Sad prelude to this chapter in series
The Durham Herald Sun

"For East Carolina, the object will be to hold onto the ball. That's why coach John Thompson has his skill players perform practice drills while carrying a football and why he has again opened up the starting job at quarterback."
Pirates, Heels focus on turnovers
The New Bern Sun Journal

"In spite of everything, there was a decided buzz around East Carolina University's sports buildings Tuesday morning. The football team's winless record didn't seem to matter for the first time since the Pirates' tumultuous start on Labor Day. Students lined the ECU box office windows, waiting for much-sought-after tickets for Saturday's game."
Enthusiasm swells for East Carolina
The Burlington Times News

"It didn't take long for East Carolina football coach John Thompson to realize the importance of the Pirates' home game with North Carolina this Saturday. When Thompson was introduced as the Pirates' new head coach in December, an ECU fan gave him a button with the slogan, 'Beat Carolina'."
Thompson realizes the importance of UNC game
The Greenville Daily Reflector

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