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So footwork, tackling, concentration and communication have been the focus during the team's bye week. "Those are the little things as a coach that I've got to get better at,'' said Sanders, who had a knot in his stomach for days after the game. "... And I will."
Sanders knows about disasters
Raleigh News & Observer

"I'd say I'm about 90 percent and ready to go," Pollock said, noting the 10 percent he needs to recover includes his cutting ability and comfort level. "I just need to wear a knee brace."
Pollock turns his focus from rehab to record pursuit
Raleigh News & Observer

Pollock enters the game five receptions short of UNC's all-time record for catches (165), set by Na Brown from 1995-98. He had a chance to break the record Oct. 8 at Louisville, but he elected to have surgery the day before the game and did not make the trip.
Pollock could return after injury rehab
Durham Herald-Sun

What do you need to watch during Saturday's Virginia-at-North Carolina football game? No, not whether Virginia suffers a letdown after shocking Florida State but UNC's defense vs. Cavs' QB Marques Hagans. Stop this kid, and the Heels have a chance. Let him get on a roll, and it might be SOS -- same old story -- for you know who in light blue.
QB play key to UNC-UVa
Durham Herald-Sun

The last break in the season is over at North Carolina, leaving the Tar Heels six games in six weeks to try to grab a spot in a bowl.
Rested Heels get ready for Cavs
Winston-Salem Journal

Jarwarski Pollock had no desire to leave the hospital on crutches. After undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee two weeks ago, the North Carolina senior receiver wanted to walk out on his own power.
North Carolina receiver shows he has what it takes
Burlington Times-News

A year ago, the North Carolina football team's bye week was perfectly timed, falling just after a bruising and demoralizing blowout loss at Utah and just before Miami's visit.
Tar Heels recover from blowout during bye
Greensboro News & Record

North Carolina football coach John Bunting is turning up the heat on senior Matt Baker. His quarterback leads the ACC with eight interceptions, and Bunting said Baker needs to do a better job protecting the football.
Bunting: QB needs to protect football
Charlotte Observer

Struggles with turnovers have hindered UNC (2-3) from developing a successful offense. The team ranks 11th in the ACC in turnover margin — averaging a net loss of nearly one per game.
UNC must solve turnover troubles
Daily Tar Heel

Try as it might to avoid it, Virginia faces a huge emotional letdown after its victory against the Seminoles at home last weekend. And at the same time, the Tar Heels have had an extra week to prepare for their opportunity to redeem themselves from their trouncing in Louisville.
A pair of Connors will decide matchup
Daily Tar Heel

"I told our team I anticipate [Virginia's] best game," Bunting said. "Their quarterback had a career day against Florida State. ... He was an absolute magician on the field. And, of course, it takes two to tango. Their tight ends and receivers made the catches.
Bunting impressed by Hagans' play
Charlottesville Daily Progress

Hagans tossed two touchdowns - one to Wali Lundy and one to Jonathan Stupar - and did not throw an interception as he completed 27 of 36 pass attempts against FSU. Up next for Hagans? North Carolina's pass defense, which is ranked 10th in the conference and 90th in the country.
Hagans' play still drawing praise
Charlottesville Daily Progress

"We've just got to stay humble and stay focused," Cavaliers' wide receiver Fontel Mines said yesterday. "We can't go out and celebrate all week. The win is over. We have new goals now. We want to beat North Carolina, so we have to come out aggressive against them just like we did against Florida State."
Cavs focus on Heels, not 'Noles
Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

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