Thursday's UNC Football Links

Thursday's links from around the 'net.

"The Tar Heels might need every decibel of crowd noise, every vibe, every emotion, to contend with a Texas team some preseason publications ranked No. 1."
Texas game is UNC's Super Bowl
The Charlotte Observer


"When the sun goes down, when shadows invade the playing field and darkness begins to fall, Darian Durant gets going."
NIGHT MOVES: Durant says he prefers his games under the lights
The Winston Salem Journal


"Wallace Wright was confident enough in his abilities to think he'd be playing football somewhere in college, but he didn't think it would be at North Carolina."
The Wright place at the right time
The Durham Herald Sun


"It seems like only months ago when Chris Simms was the No. 1 college quarterback prospect in the country."
Simms' true grit to be tested
The Greensboro News and Record


"For North Carolina's Darian Durant, it's an all too similar situation. Like Simms, Durant played the role of the young upstart quarterback whose raw talent and potential offensive dividends warranted him playing time, even with an older, wiser veteran already holding the quarterbacking reins."
North Carolina offense rests in hands of Durant
The Daily Texan


"Defensive end Kalen Thornton could see his first action of the season on Saturday. But UT coaches are hesitant to predict how much Thornton, who is recovering from off-season knee surgery, might play."
Thornton might seeaction at UNC
The Austin American Statesman


"North Carolina, based on its past two games, likely will not use a read-and-react scheme against the Longhorns. The Tar Heels will blitz, but their line will go after their UT counterparts."
Blocking schemes
The Austin American Statesman



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