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To begin his sophomore year, the North Carolina wide receiver is going his home state, but for the Tar Heels’ opening game at South Carolina as their go-to target. Bigger, stronger and more at home in Chapel Hill, Davis’ personality has started to emerge just as his game started to emerge over the second half of last season.
We’ve seen Blake Griffin dunk over a car .
We’ve seen a 5-foot-10 guy who goes by “Young Hollywood” dunk over Blake Griffin .
We’ve seen all sorts of theatrical dunks — from the goofy to the awe-inspiring.
But, until now, we hadn’t seen a kid leap over his own mother to throw one down.
Theo Pinson, who will begin play for the North Carolina Tar Heels in the fall, pulled it off to win the Elite 24 dunk contest Friday night.
“I’m a Dukie, also,” said Spurrier, whose sixth-ranked Gamecocks will host the Tar Heels on Thursday at Williams-Brice Stadium (6 p.m., ESPN). “I’m a Gator, a Dukie and now a Gamecock.
“Us Dukies, that was our big game. I doubt it was for North Carolina because Duke did not beat them that much. When I was there, we were fortunate enough to beat them more than they beat us.”
Bryn Renner is entering his third season as the starting quarterback at North Carolina, yet when he described recently how he approached the offseason, he sounded as though he might have been worried about being benched.
“I think every day I go out there, my job is on the line,” said Renner, who threw 28 touchdown passes and seven interceptions last season – the first in coach Larry Fedora’s spread offense. “And coach Fedora loves competition. And going into this year, starting in the summer, starting in the winter, I wanted to prove to them that I’m still the best quarterback for this team.”