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Heels try to get up to speed

After an embarrassing defeat at Clemson, coach John Bunting hopes his open-date practice strategy can work wonders for North Carolina again. Bunting scrimmaged the Tar Heels in full pads Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday last week. Conventional coaching wisdom discourages full-speed, full-contact practices during the season for fear of injury, but North Carolina might need unconventional tactics to improve after the 52-7 rout at Clemson. (Charlotte Observer)

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