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Michael McAdoo to appeal dismissal of NCAA lawsuit

The attorney for former North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo will appeal the dismissal of McAdoo’s lawsuit against the school and NCAA. Noah H. Huffstetler III said Monday the family wants to continue the case to focus attention on NCAA procedures when enforcing its bylaws and the rights of student-athletes. A Durham judge dismissed the lawsuit last week. (Rivals.com)

As 'X' factor, Giants WR Hakeem Nicks' unique skills draw extra attention

All of Nicks’ skills have led defenses to roll coverage his way or put a safety on his side of the field. The increased attention has created space for Cruz, Jake Ballard and Mario Manningham to operate. Manningham’s touchdowns against the Niners and Dolphins on fade routes were against single coverage while Nicks was facing a double-team on the opposite side of the field. (Newark Star-Ledger)

Da'Norris Searcy playing well for Bills

Rookie safety Da’Norris Searcy in his short time with the Bills is best known for his Hail Mary interception in Week 2 at the end of regulation that preserved Buffalo’s 38-35 victory over Oakland. But if the Bills are forced to insert Searcy in their defensive lineup this week they believe the odds of getting good play out of him are far greater than any last second heave to the end zone. (BuffaloBills.com)

Butch Davis goes viral

Butch Davis began his image rehabilitation initiative on Tuesday with a two-pronged approach featuring an op-ed piece in the local papers and a YouTube video. The written portion featured plenty of words, but little substance. However, Davis' intent was clear. He wants to keep coaching. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Letterman's Roundtable, November 16

Deems May: "We’ve always seemed to match up well with Virginia Tech. They like to rely on a strong running game and good defense and those teams are the ones we usually have had the best match-ups with. Football is a game of match-ups and who takes care of the ball and doesn’t turn it over. There is no reason for us to go in there and not play well, but I thought the same thing for the State game." (Inside Carolina)

Jesse Holley still hanging on

Jesse Holley doesn't worry about the lack of offensive snaps. He's a punt protector and is among the team leaders on special teams. "It's part of the game and you just ... I don’t control that," Holley said. "I can control what I can control and I can keep coming out there working hard every day in practice doing everything I got to do. They keep trying to find a way to cut me and it ain't happened yet." (ESPN.com)

Butch Davis' You Tube defense a contradiction

Butch Davis raised the bar on the bizarre with the release of his own YouTube video addressing the situation that got him fired as football coach at North Carolina. Davis is no fool. Making a statement in this way was strategic and calculating, characteristic of a man who is a master at organization and implementation. That's what makes his comments during the nine-minute, 25-second monologue so fascinating. (Fox Sports Carolinas)

Video: Butch Davis discusses the UNC situation

Video from former Tar Heel football coach Butch Davis posted to YouTube discussing the details surrounding his dismissal at the University of North Carolina. (YouTube)

Rookie TJ Yates moves up to Texans backup quarterback

Rookie quarterback T.J. Yates will be a heartbeat from seeing his first NFL action. With Matt Schaub injured, Yates moves into the backup role behind Matt Leinart. “He’s progressed a great deal,” coach Gary Kubiak said about Yates. (Houston Chronicle)

Judge dismisses Michael McAdoo suit

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by former North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo against the school and NCAA after he was declared permanently ineligible for academic misconduct. McAdoo sought damages from UNC and the NCAA, alleging "gross negligence" in the ineligibility ruling that his attorneys argued was based on inaccurate information. (ESPN.com)

Video: Hakeem Nicks TD

Touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Hakeem Nicks. (NFL.com)

ACC Football Legend: Chris Hanburger of North Carolina

Chris Hanburger was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame over this past summer and is therefore the third Legend enshrined in Canton in the ACC Championship Game's seven years. He joins Randy White of Maryland (2006 Legend, 1994 Hall) and Miami's Jim Kelly (2007 Legend, 2002 Hall). Really. "It's been a little hectic," Hanburger said. That's one understated way to put it. (The ACC)

Rams DE Robert Quinn imparts lessons to high school seniors

We spoke with several NFL players to discuss what makes this time in life so unique, and to share some of the lessons they’d like to impart to the high school class of 2012. Defensive end Robert Quinn, the St. Louis Rams’ first round pick this past April by way of UNC, attended high school at Fort Dorchester in North Charleston, S.C., and shared with us his inspiring story from his senior season. (ESPN.com)

Letterman's Roundtable, November 9

Mark Paschal: "Three things stood out to me this Saturday. First, how soft we were at the point of attack. We didn’t open holes and didn’t protect the passer at all. Second, we got behind the chains on first and second down leaving us with a lot of third-and-longs and we didn’t convert. Last, our game plan left something to be desired - open it up and try and make some plays." (Inside Carolina)

Redskins sign Kentwan Balmer

The Washington Redskins have waived backup defensive lineman Darrion Scott and signed free agent defensive end Kentwan Balmer, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Balmer, selected with the 29th pick of the 2008 draft by the San Francisco 49ers, was without a team and hasn’t played since last season, when he suited up for 16 games with the Carolina Panthers, starting 11 of them. (Washington Post)

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