Butch Davis will see plenty of familiar faces on the opposing sideline during the coming three weeks at North Carolina.
Pulling rank: Davis, UNC have tough run
The Wilmington Star
Listed at 6-foot-2 and 245 pounds, Ryan Houston is a powerful runner who came to North Carolina highly regarded.
But through UNC's first three games, the only playing time he received was in practice. That changed during Saturday's 37-10 loss at South Florida, when he was finally called on in the second half.
Heralded Houston gets his chance in backfield
The Wilmington Star
Butch Davis and Tom O'Brien will be inescapably linked for as long as they keep their jobs.
Starting over has its heartaches
The Charlotte Observer
Frank Beamer is a nightmare to North Carolina. You know it, I know it. On a dark, windy and cold December evening in 2000 outside the Smith Center reporters huddled wondering if Beamer, inside the building and pondering a job change, was going to take the vacant UNC football coaching challenge.
Beamer a nightmare for UNC
The Durham Herald-Sun
Roanoke's Brandon Holland will make his first college start when Virginia Tech faces North Carolina on Saturday at Lane Stadium.
Holland, who lost his battle with junior Matt Welsh for the Hokies' No. 1 left guard position in the final week of preseason practice, will start at right guard in the Hokies' ACC opener. The ex-Northside High standout will replace Sergio Render, who has been suspended by Coach Frank Beamer for the first quarter of Saturday's game.
Northside graduate Holland gets shot to start because of suspension
The Roanoke Times
As if Virginia Tech's offensive line didn't have enough trouble - ranking next-to-last in the ACC with 14 sacks allowed - the Hokies will be without starting right guard Sergio Render for the first quarter Saturday against North Carolina.
Hokies notebook: Render will sit 1st quarter amid investigation
The Virginian Pilot