There is not a white flag currently flying at Kenan Stadium and Bunting promises to have his team ready. But few give the Tar Heels (3-4, 2-2 ACC) any chance of defeating the Hurricanes (6-0, 3-0 ACC).
"You have to be near perfect in your execution," Bunting said. "One thing we can do beginning this Saturday, is play better. I think they're extremely similar to Florida State…they may be a little faster."
Carolina is 0-3 in games following a bye week, since defeating then sixth-ranked Florida State in 2001. Miami, coming off a 45-31 win over N.C. State last week, is the only ACC team still unbeaten and one of seven teams nationally without a blemish on its record.
If UNC could pull the upset, it would be the highest ranked team the Tar Heels have ever beaten. The aforementioned win over FSU now holds that distinction.
Bunting said he did watch most of the Miami-State game live and then caught it again on tape.
"It was just as scary on replay," he said.
Carolina held only minimal workouts from a physical standpoint last week, Bunting said. The Tar Heels did practice on Monday, and the coach said he was pleased with his team's effort.
"We accomplished some things as far as all facets of Miami," he said. "We went out and I thought we had a pretty good practice [Monday]. We'll get back to [physical] practice today."
"Devin Hester is a guy you have to be aware of," Bunting said. "Everybody is going to know where No. 4 is. We would intend to kick away from him, but I'm not going to kick it out of bounds on the opening kickoff."
"He threw pretty well," Bunting said of Durant. "He's got a little pain, but about everybody playing football right now has some pain."
"[Wilson]'s learning," Bunting said. "He's tough and he's young. That's all he is -– young."