When North Carolina opened fall football practice Friday evening, one key question filtered through the humidity: Who's going to start at quarterback? But as Joe Dailey's speed and Cam Sexton's arm strength were being scrutinized on one end of the field, a group of overheated linemen were quietly trying to answer an interrogative that will be just as pivotal to Carolina's postseason hopes: Who is going to protect that quarterback?
It starts up front for Heels
The News and Observer
Charlotte Latin alumnus Mark Paschal stepped on the practice field as the starter at middle linebacker for North Carolina, in a remarkable turn of events after a shaky beginning.
UNC linebacker Paschal making most of his 2nd chance
The Charlotte Observer
North Carolina's school colors remain unchanged.
But that won't stop UNC's football team from trying to showcase a "new blue" this season.
The Tar Heels put their 2006 motto into motion late Friday afternoon, going through their first practice of the season in sweltering heat.
UNC football team optimistic after first practice
The Durham Herald Sun
Former Asheville High standout Johnny White almost missed his first football practice Friday at the University of North Carolina.
White out, then back in
The Asheville Citizen-Times