North Carolina strong safety Trimane Goddard stays busy on and off the field, so sitting out last season must have been a real cramp in his style.
Goddard returns to lead UNC secondary
The Daily Reflector
At 55 years old, Butch Davis should be old enough to understand history and wise enough to grasp tradition.
Yet here at the University of North Carolina — on a campus where one sport played indoors with a round, bouncing ball is and always will be king — Davis is enthusiastically defying convention and daring to turn the Tar Heels football program into a championship contender.
Davis faces tall task at UNC
The Fayetteville Observer
The second coaching change in a row for North Carolina's football program brings in someone most recently linked to the NFL.
Yet the approach could be considered different.
Tar Heels hope professional attitude brings change of fortune
The Burlington Times-News
The ebb and flow of place kicker Connor Barth's career at North Carolina closely resembles that of the shoreline in his hometown Wilmington. And with a tidal wave of expectations coming into his senior year, the hopes of UNC might be placed squarely on the special teams captain's right foot.
Barth sailing on the right track once again
The Daily Tar Heel
Safety Cooter Arnold, one of North Carolina's most experienced players, was suspended indefinitely by Coach Butch Davis yesterday for a violation of team rules.
UNC suspends Arnold for violating team rules
The Winston-Salem Journal
Butch Davis has made clear that he isn't afraid to give freshmen significant playing time. It's a good thing, too. Otherwise, North Carolina's football coach might have trouble fielding a team this season.
Twelve first-timers to start for Heels in opener
The Durham Herald Sun