A healthier, wiser and more determined McGill told media Sunday at the 35th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Kickoff that one of his priorities as a senior will be to re-establish that tradition and live up to his nickname, "The Franchise.''
McGill sets sight on 1,000 yards
The Fayetteville Observer
New offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti has told McGill he has no doubt he can rush for 1,000. Cignetti's system relies heavily on "downhill" rushing plays between the tackles, which play to the strengths of McGill, who's more of a power back than a speed back at 5-foot-11 and 223 pounds.
McGill has grand goals for Tar Heels
The Charlotte Observer
If big money can't buy back youth, little money can't buy back tradition. And if the dusty tradition involves Carolina's 1,000-yard rushers, the prescribed formula requires good health, good blockers and good luck.
McGill's appetite for rushing yardage could help Tar Heels barbecue their foes
The Winston-Salem Journal
Who will start at quarterback for North Carolina this season is unclear going into the start of practice, but tailback Ronnie McGill has only one request of either Joe Dailey or Cam Sexton.
"As long as they know how to hand the ball off, we'll be fine," McGill said with a laugh at Sunday's ACC Football Kickoff.
Just give him the ball
The Asheville Citizen-Times