North Carolina will step outside Kenan Stadium this week for an early first exposure to foreign playing turf, in-state rivalries and hostile crowd conditions.
Leaving Home: UNC prepares for trip to ECU
The Winston Salem Journal
North Carolina will continue its running-back-by-committee approach at ECU, coach Butch Davis said Monday, as coaches wait for one of the young tailbacks to separate himself from the pack.
Saturday would be a good time.
Heels' tailback spot still in limbo
The News and Observer
Butch Davis knows firsthand just how capable East Carolina is of knocking off his teams.
After all, mighty Miami lost twice to the Pirates -- and Davis was on the sideline for both.
Now North Carolina's new coach hopes his young Tar Heels can overcome a hostile crowd in Greenville in their first road game and give him his first victory over East Carolina.
UNC's Davis knows about Pirates
The Greensboro News-Record
An opening-night victory was a nice accomplishment, but it's far from putting North Carolina at the destination where coach Butch Davis wants to go.
Tar Heels hungry for more
The Burlington Times-News
North Carolina coach Butch Davis wants his team to forget their first game, even though the results were favorable.
Saturday's 37-14 victory is now an afterthought. A contest at in-state rival East Carolina looms Saturday. Tar Heels players are allowed one day to laugh, smile, mope or cry over a win or loss – after that, the game exists only on film.
Heels remain focused
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Butch Davis thought the first game of the season would help him sort out the North Carolina football team's situation at running back.
UNC gets a win, but not a lot of answers, vs. JMU
The Durham Herald Sun
Patrick Pinkney's performance at quarterback for East Carolina against No. 9 Virginia Tech on Saturday has earned him a starting assignment when the Pirates host North Carolina this Saturday.
Pinkney gets nod as ECU quarterback
The Fayetteville Observer