But the Hurricanes have underachieved, and Berlin played poorly in a loss at home to Clemson. Durant's numbers (13 touchdown passes, nine interceptions, 180.5 yards per game) are more modest, but his team's performance attests to his impact as a senior leader.
Durant a candidate for All-ACC
But Durant doesn't tuck the ball and run at the first sign of pocket breakdown. He's been solid at throwing on the run -- witness his last-minute touchdown pass to beat Wake Forest last week. That's one reason Durant's career completion percentage is a UNC-record 60.4 percent.
Durant legacy on the line
Darian Durant is confident his legacy at North Carolina is secure, thanks to the 48 school records the senior quarterback has already set.
Durant Confident of North Carolina Legacy
On Wednesday, Duke coach Ted Roof chuckled heartily when asked about Brown's remarks. The Tar Heels (5-5, 4-3 ACC) play at Duke (2-8, 1-6) Saturday.
Roof takes quip in stride
Raleigh News & Observer
But even after the Tar Heels took 13 straight games in the storied series, all it took to renew the rivalry was the Blue Devils answering the bell just once.
Duke-UNC rivalry has new ring to it
Had this not been rivalry week, would North Carolina center Jason Brown have said losing to Duke is like getting beat up by a girl? He saved the quote for Tuesday and for the Blue Devils.
Rivalry week an interesting dynamic
Continental Tire Bowl executive director Will Webb said Wednesday his game will likely choose between Clemson and North Carolina if both teams win Saturday. The MPC Computers Bowl in Boise holds the next ACC pick.
Tigers, Tar Heels battling for bowl slot
"I hope we can do it," said Tommy Hunt, ACC coordinator of officials. "First, it helps correct obvious errors on the field. Plus, it helps the fans, too. Once you replay it and look at it, then they are prone to accept the fact we got it right, or if we didn't, we're going to correct it."
ACC taking a look at instant replay
Last week Jolly accepted a full scholarship offer to play football for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Little BSH has big-time tackle
Some are calling this a breakout basketball season at North Carolina, and others are calling it a jail-break season, but most everyone expects something is about to break in Chapel Hill.
Williams wants a break from last season
Greensboro News & Record
It has been a long fall. In football, only UNC still could go to a bowl game. Duke is 2-8, and N.C. State will end a losing season against East Carolina, which has won but twice.
Hopes are high: It's hoops time
Raleigh News & Observer
The official slogan of the Maui Invitational is "Sun, Sand and Hoops," which may just qualify as the best combination ever offered the vacationing college basketball fan.
In Maui, hoops still No. 1 to teams
"It's going to be rocking this year, especially when the Dukes and Carolinas come in the Cassell and there's 10,000 screaming fans on our side," guard Carlos Dixon said. "It'll be a great atmosphere."
ACC move makes Hokies hot ticket