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"There was a long list of games in which Miami knocked off bigger-name opponents," Bunting said Wednesday. "I could see it would make it easier to get the attention of our players."

Bunting: Respect the Redhawks
Greensboro News & Record

North Carolina football coach John Bunting has settled another preseason battle, saying Thursday that Dan Orner would kick field goals and extra points and that Topher Roberts would kick off.

UNC decides on its kickers
Raleigh News & Observer

"If I get the starting nod, it will feel great,'' Williams said. "It's why I've worked so hard all these years for this opportunity. But more than anything else I want to help us beat Miami on Saturday.''

School decision paying off for UNC linebackers
Fayetteville Observer

"It will be one of my biggest challenges, and I am looking forward to it," Bunting said. "The challenge for us will be the unknown. How the players will react in a game situation. … The new players will be learning on the job, and that is always tough."

Things not likely to get easier for Bunting this season
Gaston Gazette

"We heard all about it," he said. "He showed us his highlight tape. … I asked him if I could [throw that many times], and he kind of chuckled."

UNC Notebook: No passing this mark
Durham Herald-Sun

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