UNC-NCSU: John Bunting Quotes
"I give everybody credit. I give Joe Dailey credit for managing that team. Some seniors played their last game at home. I won’t forget some of the locker room experiences that I just went through with guys like Jesse Holley, Melik Brown, Brian Rackley, Larry Edwards, those guys. It was an emotional locker room in there."
North Carolina Tops North Carolina State in Final Home Game, 23-9
Ronnie McGill rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown Saturday, and North Carolina forced three turnovers in the fourth quarter of its 23-9 win over North Carolina State, giving coach John Bunting a win in his final home game. Brian Rackley returned a fumble 2 yards for the game-sealing touchdown with 2:33 remaining for the Tar Heels, who beat a Division I-A team for the first time this season.
Q&A with Shelton Bynum
"We've all been working hard. Coach Browning, Coach Pearman have been getting all the young boys ready to go, they're getting experience in scrimmages and getting a lot of reps. Everybody's ready, man. Me and Kyndraus [Guy] can go in there, Cam [Thomas] and Kentwan [Balmer] can relieve us without a dropoff in talent or knowledge of the game. Brian Rackley, Hilee [Taylor], Melik Brown and E.J. Wilson - everybody's ready."
Lucas: Senior Ends Have Familiar Goal
Having a breakthrough senior season usually involves two distinct components: off-field leadership and on-field production. It's possible to have one without the other, but they're usually closely tied. The leadership portion was addressed by both players over the summer. Melik Brown is one of the Tar Heels most frequently cited by his teammates as an influential locker room presence. Brian Rackley, meanwhile, has tried to change his approach to become a better leader.