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Saturday's links from around the 'net.

"In 111 previous seasons, few football games at the University of North Carolina have caused so much commotion and made so much blood boil as the one that will be played tonight at Kenan Stadium."
Near-record crowd is expected for UNC's game against Texas
The Winston Salem Journal


"But there was one time, 55 years ago, when the Longhorns and their overconfident fans rolled into Chapel Hill as a top-heavy favorite and left trying to swallow a very large serving of humility."
Tar Heels hope to catch Texas off guard again
The Greensboro News and Record


"Third-ranked Texas (1-0), led by former UNC head coach Mack Brown, will face off against the program he directed to 69 victories, eight winning seasons and six bowl appearances between 1988 and 1997."
Mack Brown makes return to Chapel Hill
The Fayetteville Observer


"University of North Carolina fans have always prided themselves on being a class act."
UNC fans can prove class with a cheer
The Fayetteville Observer


"After twice going 1-10, however, Brown never suffered another losing season. He recorded a three-loss season, a two-loss season and, in 1997, a one-loss season. Before Brown became Orange Jesus at Texas, he was Light Blue Jesus, or would have been if the basketball program hadn't collected all the hosannas."
UNC owes Brown a big Texas `thank you'
The Charlotte Observer


"Today they will dress for battle in a gorgeous locker room, gather in a tunnel outside an enormous weight room, and storm out of North Carolina's $40 million football facility -- where the Tar Heels will confront the man who built it for them."
Bunting, North Carolina grateful to play in house that Mack built
The Charlotte Observer


"There were times last year when it was hard on the quarterback. He felt he was playing well but wondered whether he'd be yanked if he made a mistake. On the sideline, there was always someone else to whom the coach could turn. But was it hard on North Carolina's Darian Durant or Texas' Chris Simms?"
In the saddle
The Raleigh News and Observer


"Mack Brown once sat in his car outside Kenan Stadium and cried, wondering after a rainy loss to Navy if he would ever turn the North Carolina football program into a winner."
Mack's back
The Durham Herald Sun


"Jonathan Hall received one of the shocks of his life in December 1997."
Hall recalls Brown's departure
The Fayetteville Observer


"But when Mack Brown walks into Kenan Stadium tonight for a football game between his third-ranked Texas Longhorns and North Carolina, he'll feel a little more pressure to win than usual in what amounts to a no-win situation."
Weighty matchup for Mack
The Raleigh News and Observer


"If he sang in a rock band, they'd already be marketing T-shirts for the Mack Brown Reunion Tour."
North Carolina first homecoming stop
The Star Telegram


"Greg Davis is reluctant to give key details about his playbook. In fact, the Texas offensive coordinator recently danced around the question concerning how many plays this book actually has."
Undercover offense
The Austin American Statesman


"Saturday night, Texas head coach Mack Brown will stalk the sidelines of Kenan Stadium, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, for the first time since since 1997."
Return of the Mack
The Daily Texan Online


"Texas should win. Where have we heard that before?"
UT ought to beat the tar out of Carolina, but . . .
The Austin American Statesman


"When you watch the highlights Saturday night, you probably won't see Michael Ungar or Beau Trahan in the UT clip."
Special forces
The Austin American Statesman


"Texas football coach Mack Brown, who is moved to tears in victory, defeat and ties, says this weekend will not be unusually emotional for him."
The return of Brown on Carolina's mind
The Houston Chronicle


"It could be worse for Mack Brown in this, his much-hyped homecoming weekend to this land of round balls and square citizens. Much, much worse."
Carolina on his mind
The San Antonio Express-News


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