CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- The Tar Heels have opened practice with
several talented but unproven receivers trying to replace the production of Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Tate and Brooks Foster, who
headed to the NFL.
Nicks was a first-round pick with 1,200 yards receiving with 12 touchdowns; Tate was a third-round pick; and Foster was a fifth-rounder.
T.J. Yates' most experienced target will be junior Greg Little, who has bounced between running back and receiver. He has 24 career catches, while no other receiver on the depth chart has a reception.
Coach Butch Davis says those receivers will get plenty of opportunities before the Sept. 5 opener against The Citadel.