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A day after he referred to running back Barrington Edwards as "a guy we are going to depend upon," North Carolina football coach John Bunting would not confirm that the transfer from Louisiana State will even be in the starting lineup Saturday at Georgia Tech.
Heels mum on starter
The News and Observer

Barrington Edwards has waited two years for a chance to start. North Carolina's sophomore tailback might keep waiting.
UNC's backfield situation muddled
The Durham Herald-Sun

The longest week of Matt Baker's North Carolina career is nearly over. Baker will make his first start at quarterback for North Carolina on Saturday in the season opener at Georgia Tech.
Tar Heels' Baker glad his time to start has arrived
The Winston-Salem Journal

Barrington Edwards, the presumed starter at tailback for North Carolina throughout training camp, is no longer a sure thing for that role when the Tar Heels open the season Saturday at Georgia Tech. Coach John Bunting said after Wednesday's practice he doesn't know who will start.
Competition at tailback for UNC
The Greensboro News and Record

Ever since incumbent Ronnie McGill tore a pectoral muscle while lifting weights in June, it had been widely assumed that transfer Barrington Edwards would start at tailback for North Carolina in its season opener against Georgia Tech on Saturday. But in a surprise turn of events Wednesday, Coach John Bunting said he had not settled on a starter in the Tar Heels' backfield behind quarterback Matt Baker.
Tailback spot suddenly open
The Daily Tar Heel

The scene brought Georgia Tech defensive end Eric Henderson to tears. Play after play, run after run, North Carolina ripped through the Yellow Jackets' defense last season en route to a 34-13 pounding. The Tar Heels rushed for 284 yards, with Jacque Lewis gaining a career-high 161 yards and two touchdowns"
Jackets vow no repetition of Heels' ground rampage
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Mount Tabor's Ryan Taylor doesn't play wide receiver as if he's seeking safety across the sideline right after a catch. He seems to love contact. When he returns punts, it sometimes looks as if he's making the tackle, even though he's the one with the ball.
Receiver Taylor of Mount Tabor, who is headed to UNC, brings physical style to a skill position
The Winston-Salem Journal

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