North Carolina will begin the season ranked among the nation's top 25 teams, but Greg Little isn't impressed. He appreciates the rankings -- No. 20 in the USA Today coaches' poll, No. 21 in The Associated Press poll -- with the understanding that voters recognize progress under Coach Butch Davis, but he believes that much has to be proved on the field.
Packed With Potential: Veteran defense will set the tone for North Carolina
The Winston-Salem Journal
When North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates dropped back in the pocket a year ago, he automatically looked for one of his three top wide receivers -- Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Tate or Brooks Foster.
But the loss of those three players to the NFL left behind a receiving corps with little college experience, and its part of the reason why the Tar Heels will be looking for more balance in their passing game this year.
Yates, Heels looking for variety in the air
The Durham Herald-Sun
When Butch Davis coached at Miami, his defenses weren't shy about telling opponents how good they were.
Linebacker Quan Sturdivant sees signs that his North Carolina team is developing a similar self-confidence.
UNC defense looks to develop swagger
The Associated Press
Assistant coach Joe Holladay will move from his position on the North Carolina bench to the administrative director of basketball operations role on the Tar Heels' staff for the 2009-10 season, school sports information director Steve Kirschner confirmed Wednesday.
UNC basketball shuffles staff
The Charlotte Observer