Offensive lineman Bill Arnold never got to play in a varsity game at UNC-Chapel Hill. He didn't get to celebrate the 1971 ACC football title his teammates won in his honor.
UNC player's tragic death in 1971 ended 'tough-it-out' philosophy
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About three years have passed since Taylor instead chose to play defensive end at North Carolina. Pearman, who spent eight years as an assistant coach on offense at Virginia Tech, is in his first season on UNC's staff as Taylor's position coach.
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North Carolina has inside information on Virginia Tech and Coach John Bunting is hopeful that it will provide at least some help for his team's ACC opener on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.
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"The only thing I've shared with (Bunting) is the personnel," Pearman said. "Actual 40(-yard dash) times, when you're sitting there watching the film, maybe you can't see how fast they really are. Or this guy is really strong. Stuff like that."
Former Hokies assistant upbeat at UNC
North Carolina's game against Virginia Tech at Kenan Stadium this Saturday isn't a must-win situation for John Bunting and the Tar Heels, but it certainly is a must-not-get-blown-out one.
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