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North Carolina's football players have been told to tighten their chin straps this weekend -- and not just because No. 24 Connecticut is coming to town. At least four helmets went flying during UNC's victory at Miami this past Saturday, a number that "was unusual, and was alarming,'' equipment manager Dominic Morelli said.
Helmet mishaps 'alarming'
The News and Observer

North Carolina will know full well what is coming on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Kenan Stadium when the Tar Heels play No. 24 Connecticut. The question is simply whether the Tar Heels (3-1) can stop it.
Sexton gets his chance, and delivers
The Chapel Hill News

Butch Davis has faced an onslaught of questions this season about North Carolina's struggles running the ball. Faced with another query on the subject last week, the Tar Heels' coach responded with a hint of sass.
Davis says chicanery necessary against stacked defenses
The Durham Herald-Sun

No matter which way you slice it, win or lose, 508 yards is a lot to give up. Fortunately for No. 24 UConn, it did win 26-21 at Louisville Friday because it didn't allow yards or points at the most critical time — the end. But as the Huskies (5-0) press on, every game gets bigger and, with a couple of exceptions, the talent level on the other side will get better.
UConn Defense Keeps Numbers In Perspective
The Hartford Courant

Those interested in hearing Zach Frazer's thoughts on his new job as starting quarterback at UConn will have to wait a few days.
UConn Football: Edsall keeping Frazer from media
The Bristol Press

Jerrell Rhodes has been openly stating his intentions to accept a scholarship offer from North Carolina since June. He finally made it official Monday evening.
Rhodes makes Carolina choice official
The Fayetteville Observer

Durham Jordan senior tailback Jerrell "J.R." Rhodes committed to the University of North Carolina on Monday night.
Rhodes commits to Tar Heels
The News and Observer

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