North Carolina linebacker Larry Edwards was so engaged in studying film of Wisconsin a few weeks back that coach John Bunting -- on his way home after a long day -- had to order the junior to go home and get some sleep.
Edwards tackles things a new way
Raleigh News & Observer
The North Carolina football team's pass rush has gone from passive to effective. The Tar Heels rank second in the ACC in sacks (3.75 per game) and have 15 through four games after recording just 20 all of last season.
UNC notebook: Heels piling up sacks
Tommy Richardson likens the responsibility to that of a quarterback.
He must know where everyone else on his team lines up. He must recognize what the opponent is trying to accomplish by simply looking at their formation and reacting accordingly.
Calling the shots on defense
With Ronnie McGill back from injury, North Carolina coach John Bunting's next task is to establish a backfield rotation for Saturday's game at Louisville.
McGill ready to return to UNC lineup
North Carolina kicker Connor Barth's confidence has been shaken by his recent slump, coach John Bunting said Wednesday.
North Carolina kicker battling slump
Person didn't allow much in the way of yards after the catch, but he also provided enough cushion that each pass easily found its intended receiver.
Person stands out in crowd
Daily Tar Heel
"He's extremely disruptive,'' said UNC coach John Bunting, whose Tar Heels will try to keep him off quarterback Matt Baker on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. "He has a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and energy. He plays like NFL defensive ends."
Taking care of business
Raleigh News & Observer
But Bunting, whose Tar Heels will play U of L Saturday, suggested the thing that makes the Cardinals' offense what it is is the running backs. Plural.
U of L's most potent weapon(s) no secret
Deon Thompson always had an interest in North Carolina, but when he saw Coach Roy Williams in his living room, he knew he wanted to play basketball for the Tar Heels.
North Carolina is too tempting for Thompson
"It pays to be Deon Thompson right now," said Dave Telep of scout.com, which ranks Thompson as the Class of 2006's No. 3 center and No. 22 prospect overall. "He's going to be entering college as he's peaking as a high school player. This is a guy who truly is scratching the surface of what he's capable of doing."
UNC lands post player Thompson