Thursday's UNC Football Links

Thursday's links from around the 'net.

"Jarwarski Pollock and Fred Span grew up playing football together. On Saturday, they'll play against each other."
Friends become rivals
The Raleigh News and Observer

"Aiken is a great receiver. There's no doubt he's their go-to guy, and we'll be keying on him. He's a big, physical receiver who runs his routes well. He has good body position throughout his route. When the ball comes to him, it's almost like competing for a jump ball. He's always fighting for position, fighting for the ball.''
Head to head : Hudson vs. Aiken
The Raleigh News and Observer

"Surely, North Carolina defenders will be tempted Saturday afternoon when they see North Carolina State's T.A. McLendon switch the ball to his right hand, the one with the cast on it. The natural reaction would be to take a swipe at the ball, hoping to jolt it loose."
Bunting wants Tar Heels to tackle, not swipe
The Burlington Times News

"North Carolina's defense limited N.C. State to just nine points a year ago — the lowest output for the Wolfpack in Philip Rivers' 2½ years as the Pack's quarterback."
Tar Heels facing new-look Pack attack
The Durham Herald Sun

"North Carolina has — as Tar Heels fans love to point out — dominated the rivalry with N.C. State in recent years. UNC has won eight of the last game games with the Pack."
Notes: UNC has dominated rivalry, but there have been shifts
The Durham Herald Sun

"The object of Holt's scrutiny is Dan Orner, the Tar Heels' 5-7 kicker. Holt has watched countless frames of Orner kicking - from how the Tar Heels snap the ball, to how fast holder John Lafferty places it on the ground, and most important, to how quickly Orner gets off the kick and the trajectory it takes."
Pack's Holt is remarkably quick at blocking the kick
The Winston Salem Journal

"On Tuesday morning, Bunting showed up for the second time this season at the Smith Center to greet students waiting for tickets to the State game. Many of the students had spent the night in line, so Bunting brought chicken biscuits to distribute. He also handed out the first ticket of the morning at 8 a.m."
Bunting getting involved in boosting school spirit
The Fayetteville Observer

"Ask Marcus Wall about the North Carolina-N.C. State football series and you get a numerical response: "Three and one,'' said Wall, who helped the Tar Heels capture three consecutive wins against the Wolfpack as a wide receiver and kick returner from 1992-95."
UNC-N.C. State rivalry full of intensity, pride
The Fayetteville Observer

"This is the second consecutive week the Tar Heels will face the nation's leader in passing efficiency."
North Carolina vs. North Carolina State
TarHeelBlue.com


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