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Refusing to drift into the possible ditches that have dotted his college football quest, Durell Mapp has risen from a lightly pursued recruit to a walk-on to a mainstay at North Carolina. And it's a climb that has penetrated the upper crust of the Atlantic Coast Conference defensive leaders.
Mapp finds way among ACC elite
The Burlington Times-News

Kyndraus Guy didn't expect to spend the 2007 season as a spectator. But that's what he's been for most of North Carolina's first seven football games.
UNC's Guy now a role player
The Fayetteville Observer

Before his players took their first spring practice snap, North Carolina coach Butch Davis felt concerned. Davis was used to coaching star wide receivers. Three of his receivers at his last college coaching job at Miami, went on to become first-round NFL draft picks.
The corps at Carolina
The Rocky Mount Telegram

Davis is excited about coaching the Tar Heels for a number of reasons, and the proposed renovations to Kenan Stadium are among them. Davis said that the UNC board of trustees met with the athletics administration Tuesday and that he hopes to have renderings and drawings of proposed improvements in time for the Tar Heels' homecoming game against Maryland on Nov. 3.
Davis' 'plan' calls for seeing Heels through improvements
The Durham Herald Sun

One junior-college football player has joined North Carolina's 2008 recruiting class, but another has had second thoughts and has withdrawn his commitment.
Junior-college standout will join Heels next year
The Winston Salem Journal

North Carolina thought it had solved two of its recruiting needs by dipping into the junior college ranks, but by late Wednesday evening, the Tar Heels were back in the market for one of those positions.
Tar Heels land junior college transfer
The Fayetteville Observer

The bell might be on the other cow now that quarterback Riley Skinner will lead Wake Forest into Saturday's home game against North Carolina. But Coach Jim Grobe remembers how it was Skinner who tagged along with John Russell from Bolles School north to Wake Forest, and not the other way around.
RELENTLESS: Russell's energy has made him a vital cog on Deacons' defensive line
The Winston Salem Journal

You might remember John Russell as the man who got Riley Skinner to Wake Forest. That's a nice designation if you're a coach. When you're a defensive lineman, you would rather be known for hitting a quarterback than recruiting one.
Deacs' Russell makes presence known
The Greensboro News-Record

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