The biggest news coming out of North Carolina's game on Monday was that sophomore quarterback T.J. Yates, who started all 12 games in 2007, finally got to throw a football after nearly four months on the sideline.
Yates happy to throw again
Raleigh News & Observer
Whether North Carolina has a real battle for its starting quarterback position this fall remains to be seen, though second-year coach Butch Davis said Monday that nothing is set in stone.
Tar Heel QBs get time to show off
"We need more than one quarterback to win the number of games we want to win next year. Had we known last season what we know now about T.J. we might have pulled the plug on him with two or three games left."
Yates takes small step in recovery
On just his second snap of Monday's Spring Football Showcase, Greg Little took a handoff and began running upfield - only to get smothered by a swarm of white jerseys and driven backward into the ground.
Rushing attack featured in Spring Showcase
Daily Tar Heel
"We've been proud to say it's the most beautiful stadium in the country," UNC Athletic Director Dick Baddour said. "What we've done is come up with a plan that's going to enhance that."
Kenan readies for expansion
Daily Tar Heel
T.J. Yates didn't take a single snap during the final scrimmage of North Carolina's spring football practice. But he still drew the most attention afterward.
Yates, who started all 12 games at quarterback for the Tar Heels as a redshirt freshman last season, finally threw a ball for the first time Monday, almost four months after having surgery on his throwing shoulder.
"I felt pretty good," he said. "It was really encouraging finally just to throw the ball."
Tar Heels' Yates passes first test without playing
The Greensboro News and Record
Due to injuries and inexperience, North Carolina headed into its spring football practices with plenty of questions to be answered.
In Monday afternoon's open scrimmage at Kenan Stadium the Tar Heels hoped some of those answers began to come into focus.
Question marks punctuate Tar Heels' spring football practice
The Burlington Times-News