As Jake Porter fumbled with his helmet at practice, North Carolina offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti hurried him into position as a dummy strong-side linebacker. "Put that helmet on. Buckle that chinstrap. Let's go to work," Cignetti barked.
Cignetti's on urgent mission
That decision means no split quarterback situation. No team divided by loyalties. No offense bouncing from one style to the other. Instead, there will be quarterback starting and one collecting experience should Dailey falter or be injured.
Decision helps Tar Heels now and in future
Raleigh News & Observer
Jesse Holley hasn't forgotten a perceived slight that occurred four years ago when he was being recruited, and the memory could spark his play on Saturday in North Carolina's season opener against Rutgers.
INDIGNANT: North Carolina's Holley is annoyed that hometown Rutgers didn't recruit him
When Rutgers plays North Carolina - a middle-of-the-pack ACC team - Saturday in a 3:30 p.m. season opener that will be televised on ABC throughout the East Coast, it will be a chance to learn if this long-maligned Big East program has staying power or whether it was just a one-hit wonder. The Knights, picked to finish third in the conference, are 5 1/2-point underdogs for the game in Chapel Hill.
Rutgers out to dig in Heels
NY Daily News