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As Hakeem Nicks made 93 receptions -- 20 for touchdowns -- as a senior last season, classmates addressed him by his nickname. "Dream, what's up?" they would say. Nicks' North Carolina teammates have quickly adopted the nickname, too, after his torrid start as a freshman wide receiver.
Nicks living his dream
Charlotte Observer

The punter says the opponent won't affect him. The kicker isn't worried. Neither is his deep snapper, who says it's just another game.
Heels not intimidated by famed kick blocking
Durham Herald-Sun

But there's a constant about North Carolina's losses being followed by rather impressive wins, and it's a reason some are clinging to the theory the Tar Heels will come out against Virginia Tech Saturday at noon and surprise all of us.
Dascenzo: UNC might rebound, but VT can be tough
Durham Herald-Sun

"Anytime Ronnie has his shoulder pads heading towards the end zone with his toes dug in and he's got all that leverage, in most cases he's got the advantage," running backs coach Andre' Powell said.
Downhill McGill back to Superman strength
Daily Tar Heel

"(The Rutgers) game, we won't take it as a setback at all," senior linebacker Larry Edwards said. "We just take it as a kinda wake-up call, kinda an eye-opener. Just saying, 'Look we know what we did wrong. Let's get it right. Let's do it right."
Getting defensive
Daily Tar Heel

When you think North Carolina football, punter David Wooldridge is not normally the first player who pops into your mind. The senior special teams ace has quietly put together a standout career as a Tar Heel while starting all four years.
Kicking back with the UNC punter
Daily Tar Heel

After years of controversy over a proposed donation to the study of Western cultures, the John William Pope Foundation of Raleigh will give UNC-Chapel Hill $2.3 million, most of which will go to the football program.
Pope gift aids UNC football
Raleigh News & Observer

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