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It seems like everyone wants to know how T.J. Yates' shoulder is feeling. That includes people who should have some inside information. "Even my mom says it all the time, still: 'How's your shoulder?' " Yates said Wednesday. "It'll feel good to worry about something else -- worry about an opponent or stuff that's going on on the game field and not have to worry about my shoulder. That's going to feel good."
Answers will come Saturday for Yates
The News and Observer

Three North Carolina defensive backs -- Charles Brown, Johnny White and LeCount Fantroy -- are all questionable to play against McNeese State on Saturday, according to the team injury report.
Tar Heels' secondary may be thin Saturday
The News and Observer

Butch Davis faced the McNeese State Cowboys once before. While Davis was at Miami, he coached the Hurricanes to a win - a 61-14 win, to be exact. But he doesn't expect the same from this year's McNeese State - a team that outscored its opponents by more than 200 points last season and has on its resume a 76-0 victory from 2006.
UNC faces 'explosive' Cowboys
The Daily Tar Heel

Fans need not be surprised if a couple offensive linemen look a little nervous to get into their stance to match up across from UNC's vaunted defensive tackles. At least that's how Cam Thomas wants it. "When we put our hand on the ground it's going to be an earthquake. They're going to know we're ready," the junior defensive lineman said.
Young tackles boast pro potential
The Daily Tar Heel

In these days of the spread offense and new-age H-backs who are more receivers than blockers, forgive Zack Pianalto if his last offseason could be described as "old school."
Blocking responsibilities lead Pianalto to bulk up
The Daily Tar Heel

North Carolina's new defensive coordinator Everett Withers didn't wait long to make an indelible impression with his players. In the Tar Heels' first practice, the 45-year-old Withers, some 23 years past his playing days at Appalachian State, challenged his team in a way former coaches never did.
New defensive coordinator makes mark
The Burlington Times-News

In 1996, back when Mack Brown walked the sideline at Kenan Stadium, current North Carolina coach Butch Davis was busy building Miami, win by win, back to a national power. And though Davis inherited a good team, he managed to turn in a wonderfully memorable second season that culminated with a bowl game.
North Carolina Season Preview: Davis trying to quell lofty expectations
The Rocky Mount Telegram

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.
Riverside product also could see time at center for UNC
The Durham Herald-Sun

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