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UNC releases depth chart, Davis' Monday tidbits

Posted by on Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:03 PM

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UNC released its depth chart Monday for the opening game against The Citadel with absolutely zero surprises minus a bit of shuffling behind the entrenched starters.

Two things to note:

  • The depleted offensive line still retains the same five starters as before preseason practice began.
  • Da'Norris Searcy secured a starting role at strong safety -- and also grabbed the punt returner spot ahead of fellow junior defensive back Kendric Burney.  Searcy replaces big holes left by Trimane Goddard at safety and Brandon Tate in the punt return game.

The depth chart can be viewed at www.Tarheelblue.com.

UNC coach Butch Davis, meanwhile, met with the media for his weekly Monday press conference.  Unfortunately, yours truly is stuck in Carroll Hall all day, meaning we must turn to www.InsideCarolina.com for the scoop.

Davis spoke about freshman athlete A.J. Blue, who played both running back and quarterback in high school, and how he has jumped up the depth chart at running back to be on equal standing with Jamal Womble (pictured).

“I don’t know that he’s [Blue] necessarily moved ahead of Jamal, but I think he’s earned the opportunity," Davis said according to Scout.com.  "I can’t tell you how impressed that I’ve been with his work ethic."

Keep an eye out for Blue and Womble Saturday, especially if the game turns ugly (for The Citadel) early.  Womble has long been thought as more of a permanent solution at running back.

Davis also said that senior tight end Ryan Taylor will miss another week or 10 days before they re-examine getting back into action.

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