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In the fourth quarter of North Carolina's 40-6 season-opening win over The Citadel on Saturday, starting quarterback T.J. Yates was taken out to give his backups some snaps of game action. But in a surprise twist, the first quarterback to come off the bench for the Tar Heels was not sophomore Mike Paulus but rather redshirt freshman Braden Hanson.
Hanson slips by Paulus in lineup
Durham Herald-Sun

Contrary to what you might have thought, Husky Football Nation, this newfangled, no-huddle offensive scheme created by new offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead and given two thumbs-up by head coach Randy Edsall isn't the same kind of high-powered offense that made NFL teams like the Buffalo Bills and Indianapolis Colts terrors on Sunday afternoon.
Edsall wants balance, not explosiveness, from no-huddle scheme
Stamford Advocate


In the 27 years since, Jordan has become a cultural icon who transcends sports, winning six NBA title rings and earning a place in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, where he will be inducted this weekend.
Big shot begins Jordan's legacy
Raleigh News & Observer

Many people know that I don't like to rank my players or teams. I don't like to say who my favorite player was or whom I think is the greatest basketball player of all time. That's true even for Michael Jordan. However, when it comes to Michael, I will tell you this: He sure was a special player and an even more special person.
Dean Smith: Jordan a special player, special person
Raleigh News & Observer

I knew Michael Jordan was incomparable when I covered him some in high school. He scored 35 points for Laney in one half and the quarters were only eight minutes long. He poured in 40 points on Goldsboro his junior season. You get the point.
Watching Michael Jordan from the start was special treat
Wilmington Star-News

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