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Renner stars in UNC Spring Game

Posted April 9, 2011

— Playing for the first time as a starter, sophomore quarterback Bryn Renner completed 9 of 13 attempts for 123 yards and a touchdown in North Carolina's spring scrimmage on Saturday. The controlled scrimmage consisted of approximately 50 plays and capped a day of events at Kenan Stadium that also included a Kids Zone and an autograph session with coaches and players.

"Bryn Renner showed a little bit some of the things today that excite us as a staff, the ability to extend plays, move around in the pocket, get outside the pocket, throw the ball," said head coach Butch Davis. "He's doing a lot of things well, but there are still a lot of things he's got to improve on."

Spring game showcases new UNC leadership Spring game showcases new UNC leadership

Renner, who redshirted in 2009 and backed up record-setting senior T.J. Yates in 2010, was one of four quarterbacks to see action in front of 15,500 fans on an overcast day in Chapel Hill. Not surprisingly, Renner connected most often with first-teamers Dwight Jones and Erik Highsmith. Jones, one of the ACC's top returning wideouts, had five receptions for 56 yards, while Highsmith hauled in four for 67 yards, with most of that yardage coming on a 43-yard touchdown pass from Renner.

"I was a lot more nervous today because I was running with the ones and it was the first time Coach Shoop was in the (press) box," said Renner. "I thought I did alright, but I know I've got a lot more to learn. I worked the ball to Dwight a lot today and he made me look good. He has the potential to be one of the best receivers in the country."

Junior Braden Hanson, sophomore A.J. Blue and freshman Marquise Williams also saw action at quarterback. Williams scored on a 43-yard run and Hanson connected on three of his four attempts Senior Ryan Houston started at tailback, and had just two carries for 22 yards. Junior Hunter Furr and junior walk-on Matt Kolojejchick each had seven carries.

Defensively, All-America candidate Quinton Coples posted a team-high six tackles and was credited with one sack. Sophomore safety Josh Hunter had four tackles, picked off one pass and nearly had another.

Coples: Shouldering leadership role Coples: Shouldering leadership role

Carolina will hold its final spring practice Monday.

"We're not the finished product by any means, but one of the highlights from the spring has been the growth and development of the offensive line It has a chance to be one of the strongest units on our football team. It's taken several years of good recruiting classes to get it where we want to be. On the flip side, I think defensive line is going to be a strong area of our defense. We've got 6-8 guys that could go in the game and play well. Areas of concern are the depth in the secondary and at linebacker position."
 

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  • NCSU79 Apr 14, 2011

    Hark, the stench of Tar Heel scandals smelling foul and rank,
    Tweeting all their agents’ praises, shouting “Where’s the bank?”

    Hail to the brightest bauble of all, clear its radiance shine,
    Carolina priceless gem, my tutor gave me mine.

    ‘Neath the oaks thy backs and linemen, violated the Honor Code,
    Accepted the work of others, dishonesty was their mode.

    Though the minions of the Wolf defeat them, oft times black and blue,
    Naught can break the contracts formed there, stinky N.C.U.

  • cussmeoutmike Apr 11, 2011

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    The Carolina way is to support your team, the State way is to complain that everyone hates you, and that the board of governors want let you have a successfull team. Go back and check the attendance at the Fl.State vs State, if you want to see some real lies. You have a nice day now, and don't step in any cow pies.

  • ncharoe Apr 11, 2011

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    Hey TBK, You should know by now it's the Carolina Way. They'll take the actual crowd number and multiply that by 3. "To seem rather than to be".

  • wjuliang Apr 11, 2011

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    Exactly. No wulpacker should be talking about anyone else's attendance numbers. Pathetic. But we appreciate your interest in UNC football as always.

  • dfdsharkman Apr 11, 2011

    yea and 4,000 of those tickets were free... I know TBK is glad football is here, so he can come out of his cave.

  • dscarver Apr 10, 2011

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    Ouch!!!!!!!!!

  • cussmeoutmike Apr 10, 2011

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    Does that include basketball? State vs FlState 14,218 at that game? maybe 4,218.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Apr 10, 2011

    ^^^ 15K is what they CLAIMED at Carolina. At State, it's usually over 20,000 as I recall.

    At least we don't LIE about our attendance.

  • raybachmann Apr 10, 2011

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    Or watch the Alabama game and see what a crowd of 80,000+ loooks like. Big time NC State at 15,000------Wowie !!!!!!

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Apr 10, 2011

    Here is more evidence for you folks to digest. Carolina estimates this crowd to be 15,000 people. That can easily be checked because the crowd was so small, an actual head count can probably be taken from these photos. LOL

    http://tinyurl.com/3wrsq59

    http://tinyurl.com/4xry4ux

    I'm not sure which is more hilarious... the poor turnout, or the N&O and WRAL not calling them on the ridiculous estimate.

    Enjoy more on this here:
    http://tinyurl.com/3tfxwd6

    And at 13 posts (currently), it appears that there's as much interest in this article as there was in the game yesterday! ;)

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