Thursday's UNC Football Links

Thursday's links from around the 'net.

"North Carolina could face the country's No. 1 tailback recruit Saturday, with Florida State considering pulling Lorenzo Booker out of his redshirt year to face the Tar Heels."
Seminoles' top recruit could play at tailback
The Charlotte Observer

"Coach John Bunting of North Carolina will meet after the season with free safety Dexter Reid to discuss whether Reid should leave school a year early for the NFL."
ACC Notebook
The Winston Salem Journal

"It's a good thing the North Carolina football team relishes challenges because its next game won't be any easier than its last 10."
Tar Heel Schedule Not Getting Easier
The Daily Tar Heel

"First Greg Jones went down with a season-ending knee injury against Wake Forest. Then Willie Reid separated his shoulder last week against Georgia Tech, moving true freshman Leon Washington one big step closer toward the top of the depth chart at tailback."
FSU back in the running
The Tallahassee Democrat

"Florida State's defense is not dismantling offenses as it did during its dynasty days. But Mickey Andrews' bunch has taken encouraging steps that have included improved pressure from up front and big plays in the secondary."
FSU's defense has improved, but how?
The Tallahassee Democrat

" Injuries in the backfield may force Florida State freshman Lorenzo Booker into action. The Parade All-American planned to redshirt, and he still may be able to do that. But with tailback Greg Jones out for the season and Willie Reid out for North Carolina and likely North Carolina State, FSU is running low on tailbacks. Starter Nick Maddox is hampered by a slight ankle sprain, but he has been receiving seven treatments a day, has no swelling and should play Saturday."
Injuries may force FSU to turn to Booker
The Tallahassee Democrat

" Rookie defensive end Julius Peppers could become the second Carolina Panther this season to be suspended for a violation of the NFL's policy on anabolic steroids and related substances."
Peppers could face suspension
The Charlotte Observer

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