The Tar Heels need depth at quarterback, but Sexton is recovering from a broken ankle suffered during spring practice in March. Bunting won't push for Sexton's return until he's healthy.
Bunting remains mum on status of Sexton
While Roger Heinz's back surgery went well Wednesday, he won't be playing quarterback at North Carolina anytime soon, leaving the Tar Heels uncomfortably thin behind starter Matt Baker.
Backup QB spot trouble for Heels
Greensboro News & Record
One moment, it's Mahlon Carey. Then it's Trimane Goddard.
Those two defensive backs are in what North Carolina football coach John Bunting labels a "dead heat" for the starting strong safety position vacated by Gerald Sensabaugh.
Competition strong at safety
Raleigh News & Observer
Special guests were part of the scene Thursday at North Carolina's practice.
Coach Roy Williams and assistant coach Joe Holladay of the national champion basketball team visited the workout. Williams addressed the team during a break, after chatting briefly with receiver Jesse Holley, who played for Williams the last two seasons.
Roy Williams talks to Tar Heel football players
Jacksonville Daily News
Williams wasn't interested in answering questions from reporters, but he watched some drills, spoke with Coach John Bunting and visited with UNC radio legend Woody Durham.
Notebook: Roy pays a visit to football practice
Jolly gave an oral commitment to the University of North Carolina after watching the Tar Heels' spring football game in April, and he hasn't changed his mind.
As it turns out, the 6-0, 190-pound halfback/defensive plans on making his senior season one to remember, he's just going about it in an unusual way.
Jolly has put his decision behind him; It's time to play
Barham, a 6-5, 230-pound tight end who also plays defensive end, is one of the top prep athletes in Virginia. In addition to his football prowess -- he is a four-year starter -- he also was the Group A state player of the year last season in basketball as he led Surry to the state title.
Heels get commitment from a top Va. tight end
Holliday was a defensive tackle for the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Packers immediately turned him into a pass-rushing end. His eight sacks tied — Who else? — Bromell as best among rookies in 1998. But Holliday missed four of the final five games that year with a sprained ankle.
Holliday finally stakes his own claim to Miami
Palm Beach post
Area football fans, especially those who profess allegiance to N.C. State, will replay the controversial conclusion to the Wolfpack's loss to North Carolina last season in their minds and on their VCRs for years to come.
Had the play happened this year, fans wouldn't be the only ones replaying it.
Replay changes everything but the past
Had replay been in place, the play surely would have been reviewed. But, based on the replays available, it's doubtful that officials would have seen the required "indisputable video evidence" needed to overturn the call.
Hitting the rewind button on UNC-NCSU last season