Football training camp is underway, and Argyle Report was there for the first post-practice interviews of the fall. Here now are a handful of notable quotes from Tuesday. Some are quotes we've used or will use in stories, and some we won't. But we didn't want to keep them to ourselves.
"'Til somebody separates themselves. If they don't separate themselves, it'll go 'til five minutes before the game, I guess. But if somebody separates themselves, it'll be at that point, so we just need somebody to go ahead and separate themselves and show that they want to lead this team, and that the offense is better when they're on the field."
- Larry Fedora on how long the quarterback competition will take.
"Oh abso-freaking-lutely. Abso-freaking-lutely. I am so excited. I can't wait. I'm not going to tell you what wer'e doing, you're just going to have to watch and see."
- linebacker Andre Smith on whether he's enthused about the Tar Heel defense potentially turning up the aggression in 2017.
"I really don't get to be in the meeting room with those guys, but I know they're working on somethign good and they're going to help us out, so we're both going to be leaning on each other to come through with that win."
- defensive end Malik Carney on his faith in the Tar Heel offense.
"I'll probably be more involved offensively than I have in the last few years, just because I'm going to want to be over there and see what's going on and be able to add my two cents when needed. It hasn't changed in the meeting rooms or in the meetings. I do the same thing every time, but I'll lean a little bit more over there just during camp."
- Fedora on his increased involvement in the offense given the youth on that side of the ball.
"That's my homie."
- Smith on Michael Jordan, who stood with Smith and several other football players at halftime of the Carolina-Duke men's basketball game on March 4 to announce that Tar Heel football would be wearing the Jordan brand.