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North Carolina will likely play more freshmen under Coach Butch Davis than it did under any of his predecessors.
Tar Heels' Davis says he is not afraid to go young
The Winston-Salem Journal

Butch Davis saw a change in the last two weeks at North Carolina that he considers crucial for a team that has undergone a coaching change.
Davis pleased with the adjustments his UNC players have made this spring
The Winston-Salem Journal

The first public appearance Saturday by North Carolina's football program under Butch Davis revealed a new look on offense for the Tar Heels.
Heels reveal new look on offense
The Fayetteville Observer

North Carolina redshirt freshman quarterback T.J. Yates took fewer than 24 hours to commit to the Tar Heels when he was a high school senior. Yates, two years later, is still showing signs of doing things rapidly.
Yates fares well behind center for Heels
The Rocky Mount Telegram

The announced crowd of 10,000 fans stirred when new North Carolina football coach Butch Davis declared that the Tar Heels are pointed toward a national championship. Quarterback T.J. Yates' performance kept the buzz going.
Fresh face appears at QB for Tar Heels
The Burlington Times-News

Sitting in the Kenan Stadium stands with his brother Greg and North Carolina assistant basketball coach Joe Holladay, Mike Paulus watched the Tar Heels' spring football game Saturday. Along with a few thousand other spectators, Mike Paulus witnessed a surprise bloomer at the quarterback position he hopes to one day fill.
Yates worth wait for UNC football
The News and Observer

North Carolina still needs to determine a starting quarterback. Still needs to hone its offensive scheme. Still needs to improve on defense. But judging by Saturday's spring game at Kenan Stadium, the Tar Heels have solidified at least one thing over the past month of workouts: trust.
Heels debut new offense
The News and Observer

T.J. Yates wouldn't have predicted this. He gave up football in his junior year at Pope High in Marietta, Ga., because he thought he had a better chance of earning a scholarship in basketball. But the quarterback resumed playing football his senior year, signed with North Carolina and came from nowhere as a redshirt freshman to upstage even first-year coach Butch Davis on Saturday at the Tar Heels' spring game at Kenan Stadium.
QB Yates steals spotlight
The Charlotte Observer

North Carolina's quarterbacks struggled to complete any passes during their first practice of the spring. With T.J. Yates leading the way, that wasn't the case Saturday in the team's annual spring football game. Yates completed 10 of 15 passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns in front of the largest spring crowd at Kenan Stadium in recent memory.
UNC QBs look better in spring game
The Durham Herald-Sun


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