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Butch Davis explains ‘you should have went to Harvard’ comment

In a call to a Greensboro, NC, radio station Monday, a man claiming to be ex-UNC defensive tackle Tydreke Powell stated that former Tar Heel head coach Butch Davis “came into a meeting one day and he said, ‘If y’all came here for an education, you should have went to Harvard.'” Davis, talked to the online-version of Time magazine to give his side of the story as it relates to Powell’s claims.

UNC players have been talking about Pack since the summer

“Last year, one of my best friends, Tydreke Powell, he cried because he was like, ‘I wanted to beat State before I left,’” Sylvester Williams said. UNC’s current crop of seniors has a final chance to avoid a similar fate Saturday when the Tar Heels (5-3, 2-2) host the Wolfpack (5-2, 2-1) at Kenan Stadium (WRAL, 12:30 p.m.).

Video: 2009 Tar Heels Front Seven

Highlight video of North Carolina's 2009 defensive front-seven as they wreak havoc on opposing defenses. Includes Marvin Austin, Robert Quinn, Quinton Coples, Aleric Mullins, Tydreke Powell, Michael McAdoo, Quan Sturdivant, Zach Brown, and Bruce Carter.

Jared Allen Forces Vikings’ Rookie Tydreke Powell to Sing

Jared Allen seems like the type of player to haze rookies. At the start of the fourth quarter of last night’s preseason matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers, a mic’d up Allen approached undrafted rookie defensive tackle Tydreke Powell (not Quentin Saulsberry, as the announcer proclaims) demanding a tune. Except Powell has a fantastic voice.

Four More Heels Rumored To Be Heading To NFL

Unconfirmed sources named four players as undrafted free agents heading to the NFL, at least for the time being: wide receiver Dwight Jones to the Houston Texans, safety Matt Merletti to the Indianapolis Colts, defensive tackle Tydreke Powell to the Minnesota Vikings, and outside linebacker Cam Holland to the Kansas City Chiefs.

UNC, Duke shut out on Day 3 of 2012 NFL Draft

Eight area players — but none from Duke or North Carolina — were chosen in rounds four through seven of the NFL Draft in New York Saturday afternoon and evening. UNC’s hopefuls included wide receiver Dwight Jones, cornerback Charles Brown, defensive end Donte Paige-Moss and defensive tackle Tydreke Powell.

2012 UNC class adds to NFL legacy

The fact that cornerback Charles Brown, linebacker Zach Brown, defensive end Quinton Coples, wide receiver Dwight Jones, defensive end Donte Paige-Moss and defensive tackle Tydreke Powell all received invitations to the NFL Combine is a testament to the talent in the UNC program. The number is the second-highest among ACC schools, just behind Miami, which sent eight players.

UNC, State, Wake well-represented at NFL Combine

Of the more than 300 players that have been invited to the NFL’s pre-draft Combine in Indianapolis, 44 are from ACC schools. Among them are six from North Carolina and five from N.C. State. They are cornerback Charles Brown, linebacker Zach Brown, defensive end Quinton Coples, wide receiver Dwight Jones, defensive end Donte-Paige Moss and defensive tackle Tydreke Powell from the Tar Heels.

Six Tar Heels to attend NFL Combine

Six former UNC football players will participate in the 2012 NFL Draft Combine to be held February 22-28th at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The invited Tar Heel attendees include WR Dwight Jones, DE Quinton Coples, DT Tydreke Powell, CB Charles Brown, LB Zach Brown and DE Donte Paige-Moss.

Coples, Brown lead next group of Tar Heels going pro

The pipeline from Chapel Hill to the NFL is alive and well, and evident at this year's Senior Bowl in the form of four Tar Heels looking to continue a new tradition. Quinton Coples and Zach Brown are joined in Mobile by college teammates WR Dwight Jones and DT Tydreke Powell. Under Butch Davis, the players got coaching from someone who had plenty of NFL experience, and it showed.

ACC football recruiting needs: Coastal Division

North Carolina - Defensive line: This is one of the biggest areas of concern after the departures of Quinton Coples and Tydreke Powell. Safety: UNC will have to replace two starters in Matt Merletti, Charles Brown and Jonathan Smith, so this position will have to be rebuilt for the future. Linebackers: This group was thin to begin with in 2011, and now the Heels need to replace outgoing senior Zach Brown.

Senior Bowl Selects Four Tar Heels

North Carolina will send an ACC-best four players to the 2012 Senior Bowl. Defensive end Quinton Coples, defensive tackle Tydreke Powell, linebacker Zach Brown and wide receiver Dwight Jones have all accepted invitations to the 2012 game. The senior showcase event is set for 3pm (CT) on Saturday, January 28th in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game and all practices will be televised by NFL Network.

Tar Heels place six on All-ACC first and second teams

The Atlantic Coast Conference released its All-ACC Football teams Monday, and six Tar Heels made either the first or second teams. UNC first-team All-ACC: RB Giovani Bernard, DE Quinton Coples, LB Zach Brown. Second Team: WR Dwight Jones, OT James Hurst, OG Jonathan Cooper. Honorable Mention: DT Tydreke Powell, SPC T.J. Thorpe

Good and bad, UNC seniors left their mark

Tydreke Powell is one of 17 seniors who will play for the final time today in Kenan Stadium, when North Carolina faces Duke. The Tar Heels' senior class will be remembered as one that helped guide UNC to three consecutive bowl games and 30 victories. It's also one that endured an NCAA investigation and the firing of Butch Davis.

Tar Heels' road to Roanoke paved in fond memories

North Carolina defensive tackle Tydreke Powell has experienced his share of rabid crowds. But nothing tops the Tar Heels’ trip to Virginia Tech two years ago. “To this day, I ain’t been in a stadium as loud as V-Tech,” Powell said. Powell would know. Two years ago, he caused a fumble at the Virginia Tech 24 with two minutes left in a tie game, allowing teammate Casey Barth to kick the winning field goal as time expired.

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