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Now the full-time starter, Durant has been just as elusive off the field regarding his actions during a turbulent offseason in which he quit the Tar Heels' team only to return two months later.

Tar Heel quarterback elusive on the field and off
Austin American-Statesman

Carolina blues and other notes: Evidently, nothing stirs the blood like animosity. As further evidence that little has changed in the sports world since last Sept. 11, the chance to harass Mack Brown created record ticket demand in Chapel Hill.

MOVE ON: Bitterness for Brown Misplaced
Winston-Salem Journal

Those changes of heart now in the past, Simms and Durant have solidified their roles as starting quarterbacks — and, by extension, leaders — for the third-ranked Longhorns (1-0) and Tar Heels (1-1).

Simms, Durant ready to assert leadership
Durham Herald-Sun

This season, his big-play potential was a bright spot on a rainy afternoon in Kenan Stadium when the Tar Heels fell to Miami (Ohio) 27-21. Aiken did his part - eight catches for 174 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown catch - but he was still not satisfied with his effort.

Aiken's Big Play Potential Coming Through

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