McGill said North Carolina played with greater urgency Saturday in the wake of the dismissal of Bunting, who will leave at the end of the season.
"We've got nothing to lose, so everybody is just laying it on the line," McGill said.
McGill has chance to give Heels more
Arnold and McNeil, high school teammates and longtime friends, will meet on the field for the first time as college players when North Carolina's football team plays at No. 11 Notre Dame.
'It's going to be fun': Special game for former teammates
Normally, a North Carolina at Notre Dame football game would conjure a few emotional memories, the Tar Heels' 1-15 record against the Fighting Irish obviously not among them.
Dascenzo: Ideas for the Heels' search
While North Carolina administrators scour the country for the school's next football coach, the team will leave town this week on a search of its own - for a victory
Heels say they will lay it on line against Irish
Until the first regular season game, the freshmen will be silent, except on the court. Tonight, members of the outside world will get their first real look at the group when the Tar Heels face St. Augustine's in an exhibition game at the Smith Center.
Freshmen ready for hoops opener
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