"It's simple," said junior Mahlon Carey, who had his team's only two interceptions last season. "They want us to get to the ball. Then they want us to get the ball."
Tar Heels working to create turnovers
Raleigh News & Observer
Bunting said the linebacker position is as talented and deep as it has been since 2001, when he became coach. Two years of intense recruiting have added promising players. New linebackers have been created by player moves, both by plan and out of necessity.
'Backer Backer: Bunting likes group
When it was first suggested that Tommy Richardson move from strong safety to linebacker, no words were necessary to convey his apprehensiveness. All North Carolina coach John Bunting had to do was see Richardson's face.
"He looked at me like I had five eyes," Bunting said.
Richardson could be key to Tar Heels
When the Tar Heels play William & Mary on Saturday at Kenan Stadium, they'll unveil a group of linebackers that's largely inexperienced and filled with players making transitions from other positions.
Tar Heels worried about inexperienced linebackers
Greensboro News & Record
"You won't see anything like you saw last year, with six guys running on and seven guys running off or vice versa," UNC coach John Bunting said. "We're not going to do that."
Heels find substitute for lineup changes
Assuming anything is risky with the Tar Heels, even with a potentially good offensive line and Durant calling signals behind it. Bunting's defense cannot get shattered week after week if UNC is to bear any resemblance to an improved team.
Any win would be big for UNC, even against W&M
North Carolina football coach John Bunting isn't worried that nerves will get the best of freshman place-kicker Connor Barth on Saturday when the Tar Heels open against William & Mary.
Freshman kicker shows poise
Each night at the hotel just down from Lambeau Field along Lombardi Ave., the telephone rings in the room of Jason Horton, the anonymous cornerback with the uncommon talent for the Green Bay Packers.
Horton hopes his number is called
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel