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North Carolina senior Joe Dailey is keeping his arm in shape, but now that he's switched from quarterback to wideout, he's not sure if he'll have a chance to toss any touchdowns this season.
Tar Heels' Dailey adjusting to role
The News and Observer

In his fifth year of college football, Joe Dailey is playing for his fourth coach. So when he was asked to change positions for his senior season, North Carolina's former signal-caller welcomed the challenge and yet another change of scenery.
ACC football notebook: Heels' Dailey adjusts to new position
The Greensboro News and Record

Two of the best wide receivers in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season could well be a running back and a quarterback. Make that past tense.
Dailey, Blackman embrace change
The Fayetteville Observer

In the media room Sunday, a TV reporter searched his laptop in vain for archived highlights of North Carolina's Hilee Taylor from 2006. Many of the Tar Heels' big defensive plays featured a guy with "Taylor" on the back of his jersey, but that was Kareen, the senior safety. Hilee Taylor was the junior defensive end who started 12 games and had 29 tackles with three sacks to show for it. "I'm better than that," Taylor said at the ACC football media kickoff at Pinehurst Resort. "I'm a whole lot better than that."
Heels' Taylor seeks reversal of fortunes
The Charlotte Observer

UNC defensive end Hilee Taylor, from Scotland High School, fully expects his ex-prep teammate Cam Sexton to contend for the starting quarterback job at North Carolina this fall. Sexton, a redshirt sophomore, made five starts for UNC in 2006. But by the end of spring practice it appeared redshirt freshman T.J. Yates had made a strong move to pass Sexton on the depth chart for 2007. Taylor said reports of Sexton's demise are premature. "I think Cam probably lost a little confidence, but now he's gained it back by doing little drills throughout the summer,'' Taylor said. "Don't count him out. I think he'll definitely be a factor there (quarterback) for us.''
ACC Kickoff notes: Scots supporting Scots
The Fayetteville Observer

Butch Davis has said he wants to instill a greater sense of openness and togetherness in his first season as North Carolina's football coach. With training camp fast approaching, one of Davis' first steps in that direction is complete. The Tar Heels have a reconfigured locker room for 2007, and the new setup drew rave reviews from seniors Joe Dailey and Hilee Taylor at the ACC Football Kickoff at the Pinehurst Resort.
Heels open up in locker room
The Durham Herald-Sun

It's the time of the year when the impossible seems possible, when any team can beat any other team on any given Saturday. It's college football season -- or rather, it's college football preseason.
ACC teams gather to discuss new season
The Durham Herald-Sun

A third of the league's 12 schools changed coaches in the offseason: O'Brien left Boston College after 10 years to replace fired coach Chuck Amato, prompting the Eagles to hire former Eagles assistant Jeff Jagodzinski from the Green Bay Packers. At North Carolina, Butch Davis replaced fired coach John Bunting, while Randy Shannon returned to his alma mater to replace fired Miami coach Larry Coker. The changes are forcing the players to adapt quickly to personalities and systems that differed from the ones they were recruited to join out of high school. That means shorter team meetings at N.C. State under the soft-spoken O'Brien compared to Amato's unending barrel-chested bravado. Or Davis' push to redesign the Tar Heels' locker room to remove partitions that he felt segregated players.
Winds of change blowing in conference
The Associated Press

It was a solid, 100 percent fail proof, sure-to-make-money plan. Pit the ACC's two best football teams and one of the game's great rivalries in the season opener on Labor Day night, a national audience to enjoy Florida State vs. Miami. Put the two marquee programs in different divisions, assume they will win regular-season titles, place the league's title game at a neutral site (Jacksonville) in the Sunshine State and end the season the way you started it national TV, big spotlight, winner heading for another national championship. Great idea, but it never happened.
The ACC still has to prove its a great college football league
The Asheville Citizen-Times

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