Spring Football: UNC
After reviewing the team’s personnel with his staff during the offseason, Butch Davis moved two 2006 starters to other positions. Nick Starcevic, a pretty strong fullback last fall, is at defensive end this spring. Former quarterback Joe Dailey is working mainly at wide receiver, although he said he also expects to get some snaps from behind center in specialty situations this season.
Extra Points Mailbag
There will be a lot of opportunity at tailback [next year], though fullback is in good hands with Nick Starcevic and Bobby Rome. Barrington Edwards will be a senior, but it remains to be seen how well he'll get along with the new coaching staff. Edwards has had a history of off-the-field issues, most recently being suspended for two games for violating team rules.
Dascenzo: Deacons in midst of special season
When you're hot, you're hot and, trust me, Wake Forest's football team is on fire. The Deacs held off troubled North Carolina 24-17 Saturday in Kenan Stadium when ex-Northern High star Josh Gattis picked up a fumble by UNC's Nick Starcevic. You could have started playing "Taps" for the Tar Heels right then and there.
From Star-(cevic) to Supporting Role
In Charlotte Catholic’s 2004 state championship win, Nick Starcevic carried the ball 22 times for 93 yards and two touchdowns en route to MVP honors. Last year at UNC, he touched the ball once – a one-yard touchdown run at Louisville. Good things happen when he gets his hands on the ball, that’s not his primary role anymore.
Thursday Practice Notes
When the team comes together during team blitz, you often get some of the best "Did you see that?" moments of practice. That's what happened Thursday. It wasn't a long pass or a great defensive play--it was a block. Fullback Nick Starcevic stoned Larry Edwards, who is probably the defender most offensive players least enjoy blocking. The hit was the loudest pad-popping play of the day and earned high on-field praise from John Bunting.
Lucas: Road To Recovery
Trimane Goddard missed spring ball with a foot injury, joining a fairly deep talent pool that watched at least part of the spring from the sidelines. Goddard, Jacoby Watkins, and Durell Mapp were gone from the defense (and were eventually joined by Jordan Hemby), the absence of Ben Lemming and Brian Chacos created a very thin offensive line, and Nick Starcevic was felled by an appendectomy. Add linebacker Larry Edwards, who sat out most of the spring, and almost a third of Carolina's potential opening day starting lineup was off the field this spring.
Huntersville's own on different sides of rivalry
The state's most intense college football rivalry was renewed last Saturday when the North Carolina Tar heels dropped the N.C. State Wolfpack 31-24 in Raleigh. Right in the mix of the action were two players with Huntersville ties. That's North Carolina's Nick Starcevic and State's Derek Morris.