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Eric Hyman candid on UNC, staying at South Carolina

South Carolina athletic director Eric Hyman joined 107.5 The Game in Columbia for his weekly radio hit Thursday, and this week the subject turned to North Carolina. "I was honored that there was interest from the University of North Carolina," Hyman said on The Game, "but quite frankly I was never planning on leaving the University of South Carolina." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Catching Up With ACC Commissioner John Swofford

The ACC kept a low profile during the conference realignment talk that dominated the news this offseason, but that doesn't mean it didn't have a busy summer. In fact, the conference in July inked a 12-year deal with ESPN that includes exclusivity to all conference-controlled football and men's basketball games. (Sports Business Daily)

Former UNC kicker Jay Wooten has saved South Carolina this season

The 49-yard kick against Georgia was Jay Wooten’s first field goal as a Gamecock. He joined the team in 2009 after transferring from North Carolina, where he kicked as a redshirt freshman in 2008, making 4-of-6 attempts. His longest field goal for the Tar Heels was 43 yards. Wooten was glad to get his first kicks as a Gamecock under his belt, particularly since they went so well, he said. (Nashville Tennessean)

Dick Baddour has no issue with Butch Davis hanging around the program

While we don't know if Butch Davis will be going to Indianapolis (for the NCAA Committee on Infractions hearing) we do know that he's been visible around campus. He took in a home game from the newly opened Blue Zone, and he was the subject of his former team presenting him with the game ball after the win over James Madison. Without giving a specific answer to the gameball, Dick Baddour seemed more than okay with Davis being around. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Letterman's Roundtable, September 21

Inside Carolina's weekly 'State of the Heels' discussion, featuring former Tar Heels Scott Lenahan, Deems May, Quincy Monk and Mark Paschal. The Tar Heels eliminated some of the mistakes from last week, turnovers and penalties. Are you concerned we’ll see those things reemerge, or will constant reemphasis during practice be able to limit those types of mistakes? (Inside Carolina)

Video: Da'Norris Searcy interception

Jason Campbell's hail mary pass is intercepted by Bills CB Da'Norris Searcy, clinching Buffalo's 38-35 win over Oakland. (NFL.com)

WR Jesse Holley seizes the moment

"California is the land of opportunity," coach Jason Garrett told the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday night to stress his mantra about needing bit players to seize the moment when they get their chance. Jesse Holley hung on every word coming out of his head coach's mouth. After all, this is a guy who was working security and selling cell phones in Durham, N.C., a few years ago. (ESPN.com)

Jesse Holley’s 77-Yard Catch And Run Started Two Years Ago On Reality Television

Jesse Holley caught the first three passes of his career today against the 49ers. None were bigger than the 77-yard catch and run that set up the game winning field goal. Holley, of course, was caught at the 1-yard line as he began to hold the ball up in celebration. (Big Lead Sports)

Jesse Holley helps Cowboys to overtime victory

In early 2009, Jesse Holley was out of work looking for a shot at an NFL roster. He found it via a reality show hosted by Michael Irvin. Holley outlasted 11 other competitors to win an invite to the team's training camp, played well enough to earn a spot on the practice squad, was called up to the main roster in the middle of last season and then on Sunday caught his first NFL pass and later hauled in a Tony Romo pass in overtime and went 77 yards to set up a game-winning field goal. (Yahoo! Sports)

Wrongdoing: Butch Davis Earns Millions After Firing

Butch Davis lives high off the hog with those big paychecks still coming in. That must be wonderful news for students, faculty and other employees of the University of North Carolina’s 17-campus system, where 488 full-time and 2,500 part-time workers have been dismissed because of drastic statewide budget cuts. (Southern Pines Pilot)

Mack Brown fired Texas Associate AD, former UNC assistant Cleve Bryant

University of Texas football coach Mack Brown's longtime associate athletics director for football operations, Cleve Bryant, was dismissed from the university last March because a university investigation determined he made repeated unwanted sexual advances toward a female administrative assistant over a two-year period, "Outside the Lines" has learned. (ESPN.com)

Former Tar Heel Ryan Taylor to debut with Packers

Ryan Taylor didn't plan on making his NFL debut in his home state, but he's happy it's going to work out that way. Taylor, who played at North Carolina and grew up in Winston-Salem, will play in his first NFL game Sunday with the Green Bay Packers against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Taylor missed the Packers' opener, a 42-34 win against New Orleans, with a hip strain. (Raleigh News & Observer)

David Thornton embracing advisor role at UNC

A college football player is apt to listen to an NFL player who spent a decade in the league. That's what UNC is hoping after former Tar Heel David Thornton took an advisory role with the team. "A few months ago, I was planning on doing what retired people do, and that's relax and chill," Thornton said. When interim head football coach Everett Withers called Thornton for a job on the UNC football staff, he felt the timing could not have been better. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Quan Sturdivant on Arizona's practice squad

The Arizona Cardinals have re-signed linebacker Quan Sturdivant and defensive end Ronald Talley to the practice squad, according to the team. Both players were released on Monday as a result of roster changes. turdivant, 22, makes his first practice squad in the NFL. (SB Nation)

Letterman's Roundtable, September 14

Inside Carolina's weekly 'State of the Heels' discussion, featuring former Tar Heels Scott Lenahan, Deems May, Quincy Monk and Mark Paschal. Interim head coach Everett Withers came out on the field and challenged the officials after a couple of questionable calls. As a former player, how would that have impacted you in terms of your coach “sticking” up for his team? (Inside Carolina)

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