Coach John Bunting of UNC had three days of intense practice last week to work on his team's shortcomings and try to build a toughness that has been missing. Center Scott Lenahan is confident that the scrimmaging and hitting helped.
Rested Heels hungry to show another side
The Winston Salem Journal
Miami's Larry Coker and North Carolina's John Bunting have produced vastly different results while facing vastly different expectations in their six seasons as head coaches.
But the coaches, whose teams face off at noon today at the Orange Bowl, face a similar pressure.
Win. Or else.
UNC, Miami coaches face similar pressure to win despite vastly different expectations
The News and Observer
If UNC wants any chance of turning the season around -- and coach JOHN BUNTING has any chance of silencing his critics -- the Tar Heels must play hard and play close, at the very least
Keys to the game
The News and Observer
The problem is that in today's world of college football, intelligence lies in the eyes of the beholder instead of the brain of the beheld. And right or not, the beholders at Miami and UNC aren't impressed with their head coaches.
A lot on the line for UNC, Miami
The Durham Herald-Sun
Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford opened the door for Miami to leave the Big East and join the ACC, but it was North Carolina that gave the Hurricanes their official welcome two years ago.
UNC win sent message
The Orlando Sentinel
The maligned University of Miami offense finally will meet its match at noon today in the Orange Bowl.
Miami offense, meet the North Carolina defense.
Control the ball, control the score
The Miami Herald
This week, Miami (2-2) looks to light up the scoreboard as it faces North Carolina and its struggling defense.
'Canes Cautious Of North Carolina
The Tampa Tribune
University of Miami coach Larry Coker can relate to his North Carolina counterpart John Bunting.
Bunting may be the only coach in the ACC under more pressure than Coker. The Tar Heels' 1-3 start coupled with four consecutive non-winning seasons and a 25-39 overall record have Bunting in the cross hairs of disgruntled Carolina fans.
UM, UNC coaches share hot seats
The Palm Beach Post
Today, the 71-year-old Dooley said he's at about 75 percent of his pre-surgery health and his biggest challenge remains regaining strength. He works out for about an hour each day, spending 30 minutes walking and another half-hour on strength training.
Recovering from health scare, Dooley keeps watch over his former teams
The Associated Press