North Carolina is making progress in replenishing its receivers, but the process is proving slow for Coach Butch Davis. With less than three weeks left before the Sept. 5 opener, UNC doesn't know which receivers will take the field against The Citadel, with the likely exception of junior Greg Little. "I think its baby steps," Davis said yesterday. "I think we're getting better every day. One of the things you want, and it will be a telltale sign, is consistency."
Tar Heels searching for right receivers
The Winston-Salem Journal
Butch Davis sounds like a coach when he talks about turnovers.
"It's the one, greatest, biggest difference between winning and losing," Davis said.
North Carolina has reason to listen to its coach when he starts preaching on the topic. In 2007, UNC finished with a minus-6 turnover margin and a 4-8 record. In 2008, the Heels improved to a plus-6 and finished 8-5.
Turnovers concern Tar Heels
The News and Observer
Sean Fitzpatrick made a common recruiting mistake in February by pledging himself to the first major program that offered a scholarship.
"I think Maryland offered him so early, and it's a wonderful place,'' said Keith Molinich, Fitzpatrick's head coach at Mendon High in Pittsford, N.Y.
"It's not surprising he verbally committed to them. But when Coach (Allen) Mogridge moved to North Carolina that changed things.''
Fitzpatrick switches from Maryland to UNC
The Fayetteville Observer
If the Tar Heels are to repeat or improve upon their eight-win campaign from a year ago, the defense not only is going to have be nasty and opportunistic, it will have to be reliable enough to keep Carolina from having to play catch-up.
UNC Insider: Four Questions For This Fall
The ACC Sports Journal