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"It's hard," Bunting said. "It's not the same as playing an opponent. But you get a good feel for the guys up front. That's hand-to-hand combat. If somebody in there steps up and makes a play, we know."

Bunting, staff search for starters
Raleigh News & Observer


"Both of them will be good," North Carolina tight ends coach Ken Browning said. "Both can catch. Both have enough speed to be a vertical receiving threat. If they continue to improve through fall camp, they'll enable us to play two tight ends as a viable part of the offense, not just in short-yardage situations."

Heels' ends justify means
Greensboro News & Record


Q. Why does UNC coach John Bunting seem to dislike N.C. State so much? When Bunting played from 1969-71, his Tar Heels won one ACC title and averaged seven wins per season, while the Wolfpack won just three games each year. Maybe, when he returned to his alma mater in 2001, he was stunned to discover just how small the football gap had shrunk - down to zilch - between his program and Chuck Amato's at N.C. State.

ACC: Preseason questions
Charlotte Observer


6. This just in for the Mack Brown bashers out there: Texas' No. 5 finish a year ago was its first top-10 finish since 1983. The Longhorns open Aug. 31 at home vs. North Texas and their second game is at North Carolina on Sept. 14. Something Tar Heels fans everywhere need to know is that the last two times Texas' second game of the season was on the road, the Horns lost — 27-24 at Stanford in 2000 and 49-31 at UCLA in 1998.

Kickoff thoughts
Durham Herald-Sun


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