"It's disappointing to have to take this action," Butch Davis said Monday. "Both players
had a tremendous opportunity to help this football team."
Strong, a sophomore, began the season as a backup cornerback, but took over the starting spot after Kendric Williams suffered a career-ending injury against Virginia Tech. Strong recorded nine tackles and one pass break-up through the first seven games this season.
Barbour, a sophomore offensive lineman, has seen reserve duty this season at left tackle.
According to Orange County court records, Barbour has a trial date on Tuesday, Oct. 23 for misdemeanor marijuana possession.