For four football seasons, the bimonthly e-mail and online instant messages North Carolina quarterback Matt Baker received from his grandfather carried a similar theme:
Stay confident. Stay patient. Your time will come.
Now that it has -- the fifth-year senior will begin practice today as the Tar Heels' No. 1 quarterback
It's Baker's turn
Raleigh News & Observer
Do they build on the modest, but much-needed, success of 2004, which ended in a bowl trip and earned Bunting a two-year contract extension? Or do they slip back into football oblivion in the supersized ACC?
Questions linger for Tar Heels
Greensboro News & Record
"I still think I am a starter in this league," McInnis said by telephone from Charlotte, N.C. "The short-term contract will give me an opportunity to be a starter in this league, whether with New Jersey or not."
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