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Defending the spread offense, North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney said, "is like taking a test you haven't studied for." Which is why the sophomore has been schlepping around his thick-as-a-phone-book play-binder for McNeese State all week.
UNC defense studies up for first test
The News and Observer

Last year, North Carolina offensive coordinator John Shoop was on the sideline during games so he could communicate with freshman quarterback T.J. Yates face-to-face. So it's a sign of Yates' development that Shoop will back up in the coach's box for the season-opener against McNeese State on Saturday, communicating with Yates and the offense via graduate assistant Wes Satterfield.
UNC coordinator returning to coach's box
The Charlotte Observer

North Carolina's players enjoy practicing and learning under Butch Davis and the rest of his coaching staff so much that they hated the days that practice was cancelled for whatever reason during training camp.
No grumbling from camping Tar Heels
The Durham Herald-Sun

The difference was palpable for Butch Davis when spring practice rolled around this past March. "I think that looking back in retrospect at last year's spring practice, we were clearly shooting from the hip -- brand new coaching staff, didn't really know the players, didn't know their capabilities and their strengths and shortcomings," North Carolina's coach said recently.
Davis embraces Tar Heels' high expectations
The Durham Herald-Sun

The most important thing Lowell Dyer will have to do most Saturdays this fall is hit either Terrence Brown or Trase Jones in the hands with the football. If he's within a 12- to 15-inch semi-circle of the holder's hands, he's done his job to help the Tar Heels put points on the scoreboard.
Dyer finds ways to help Heels
The Durham Herald-Sun

McNeese State will be hard pressed to improve on last year's regular season. The playoffs are another matter, but the Cowboys will have to get back there first.
McNeese has unfinished business
The Associated Press

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