WR Concerns Move to the Forefront
Gone is the human highlight reel, Hakeem Nicks, as well as Brandon Tate and Brooks Foster. That triumvirate combined for 114 receptions, 1,932 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2008, and when you factor in the departures of Cooter Arnold, Kenton Thornton and tight end Richard Quinn, it’s easy to understand Butch Davis’ concern. Junior Greg Little is the lone returning wide receiver with any legitimate playing time.
Two Football Players Opt to Graduate
Tar Heel football players Richie Rich and Kenton Thornton will graduate this spring, instead of using their fifth year of eligibility in 2009. A UNC official confirmed the report on Monday. Richie Rich arrived at UNC as a running back and was moved to cornerback in 2007. He recorded nine tackles as a defensive back and on special teams in 2008. Kenton Thornton, a wide receiver, concludes his UNC career with nine receptions, including one during the 2008 season.
Kenton Thornton Biding His Time
Kenton Thornton has heard all about North Carolina’s “Big 3” at wide receiver, and he has no problem with his teammates’ media attention. Instead of complaining about a lack of playing time, the red-shirt junior is willing to wait his turn and is focused on helping his team win this fall.