Shaun Draughn was reluctant to ask Coach Butch Davis for the favor of changing positions. He found the courage to make the request, however, and his move from safety to tailback is becoming more important for North Carolina every week. Draughn, a 6-0, 205-pound sophomore, has helped provide a running game for UNC, which is 4-1 heading into Saturday's home game against Notre Dame.
UNC getting a lift from Draughn
The Winston Salem Journal
There were moments in 2006 when North Carolina safety Trimane Goddard wondered if he'd ever return to the football field.
He never imagined back then that two bad breaks -- he twice broke a bone in his foot -- could ultimately turn into a good one.
Goddard: right place, right time
The News and Observer
Kendric Burney can walk across the hall, knock on Deunta Williams' door and ask a question. Or he can help out Johnny White if he's got one.
Five North Carolina secondary players live in a house in Chapel Hill, the house and the position group nicknamed "Rude Boyz," a moniker started in the 1990s.
‘Rude Boyz' welcome
The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
With his shy personality, Bruce Carter still is getting used to the chants of "BRRUUUUUUUCCCE" that seem to follow him around campus right now, whether they're from teammates or classmates.
UNC's one-man block party
The Durham Herald-Sun
North Carolina is significant for Notre Dame for two important reasons.
The Irish have to play at Chapel Hill against a team ranked in the top 25 (The Tar Heels are ranked 24th).
ND also plays four of its next five games away from home.
Notre Dame's road challenge gets started in Chapel Hill
The Gary Post-Tribune
Notre Dame's special teams have improved dramatically this season, but those units can expect to be tested like never before when No. 22 North Carolina hosts the Irish on Saturday (2:30 p.m., Ch. 7, 890-AM) in a battle of 4-1 teams.
Tar Heels present special challenge for Irish
The Chicago Sun-Times