It's getting tiring -- the missed tackles, the limited interceptions, the three straight losses. But if North Carolina doesn't figure out a way to get its defense more breathers beginning Saturday at No. 17 Virginia Tech, it's likely to get worse.
Time isn't on Tar Heels' side
The News and Observer
It's funny how things can change and yet remain the same. Ryan Houston and Hakeem Nicks used to share a backfield at Albemarle Road Middle School in Charlotte -- Houston as the quarterback and Nicks at running back. Six years later, they're sharing the football as teammates at North Carolina.
GROWTH SPURT: Tar Heels' Houston showed his bruising style in first week of action
The Durham Herald-Sun
Davis has been in this situation before. As a defensive line coach with the Dallas Cowboys in 1989, he watched one of the more storied franchises in the NFL finish with a 1-15 record.
Are the UNC Tar Heels the next Dallas Cowboys?
The Rocky Mount Telegram
Entering this weekend's football game against North Carolina, Virginia Tech sports a 3-1 record and is riding a two-game win streak.
Hokies hoping to find rhythm against ACC foe North Carolina
The Bluefield Daily Telegraph
This week, the challenge will become more difficult, at least for a quarter. Right guard Sergio Render will not play the first quarter because of disciplinary reasons, leaving backup Brandon Holland to take his place. Holland played 31 snaps against William & Mary last Saturday, which coaches feel should prepare him for this Saturday's game against North Carolina.
Stumbling Block for the Hokies
The Washington Post
Virginia Tech opens ACC play this weekend against North Carolina, four games into the season.
Hokies finally test ACC
The Hampton Daily Press
In July, Davis, rated by one recruiting service as the second-best high school senior in the country, chose North Carolina over UVa.
Davis' father swayed by North Carolina Former NBAer nudges Benedictine star to Heels
The Charlottesville Daily Progress