Brian Dixon To Sit Out 2007 Season
Sophomore safety Bryan Dixon will sit out the 2007 season and take a medical redshirt, a UNC football official informed Inside Carolina on Friday. Dixon, a 5-11, 205-pound native of of Tabor City, N.C., played in six games in 2006 and posted four primary tackles on special teams and as a reserve safety. He redshirted in 2005. Dixon was listed No. 2 at strong safety on the preseason depth chart.
UNC postgame clipboard
Bunting said he still wants to play quarterback Joe Dailey, who started the first two games but stayed on the sidelines Saturday. After Sexton's solid performance, however, when and whether Dailey plays will be situational. Meanwhile, the coach plans to "stir up" the secondary and take a closer look at some younger players such as Hemby, Jermaine Strong, Kendric Burney and Bryan Dixon.
(Raleigh News & Observer
John Bunting Sunday Teleconference
"We haven’t decided definitively with what we will do. We might move D.J. [Walker] to strong safety, and Kareen to free. We all feel we’ve got really good redshirt freshmen sitting over there on the bench – Jordan Hemby, Jermaine Strong, true freshman Kendric Burney, Bryan Dixon at safety. We may stir it up a little bit this week."
Strength And Conditioning Notebook
Most serious fans already know the names of Jordan Hemby and Jermaine Strong, a pair of redshirt freshman defensive backs who will challenge for playing time in Carolina's defensive backfield. But don't forget about fellow redshirt freshman Bryan Dixon, who strength and conditioning coach Jeff Connors says is one of the strongest players, pound for pound, on the roster.
(Tar Heel Blue