Center Lowell Dyer started his first game of the year in UNC's 38-12 victory against Connecticut on Oct. 4.
Dyer chatted with Assistant Sports Editor Daniel Price on Tuesday afternoon about The Hills BBQ and marine life — sort of.
Daniel Price: When did you find out you were going to start against UConn?
Lowell Dyer: I found out the Monday beforehand. Coach called me in and told me I was going to start and that he was going to talk to Aaron (Stahl). And so I guess I found out then and I was able to prepare at that point.
DP: What was it like in your first start of the season to get that 100-yard back?
LD: I mean it was really exciting. He was able to break a big run or a couple big runs. So that was exciting.
DP: Changing gears a bit what about you would surprise people that don't know you the most?
LD: Probably that I'm an English major because of that whole football player-English major thing.
DP: What made you want to be an English major?
LD: I had this professor sophomore year fall semester that got me interested in it.
DP: What do you do with any down time you get?
LD: I like to relax a lot. Watch TV play Guitar Hero Rock Band.
DP: What level?
LD: Expert" only guitar.
DP: What was the last song you listened to on your iPod/CD player?
LD: It's usually ""Give It Away."" I haven't listened to my iPod since pregame. It's usually Give It Away by the (Red Hot) Chili Peppers"" but I think this week it was ""Enter Sandman.""
DP: Is there any TV show you hate to admit you watch?
LD: Not really. Somebody in our apartment watches ""The Hills."" I think it's on during" like Monday Night Football" and they record it. And every time it comes up — that and wrestling. But nobody has fessed up. So we don't know who it is.
DP: What is the funniest nickname of a member of this team that the general public doesn't know?
LD: We have some pretty good ones on the offensive line. The funniest would be — we call (sophomore guard Morgan Randall) ""Fish."" It's funny because nobody knows where it came from. One day somebody just started calling him ""Fish."" … But you gotta say it like"" ""Fishfishfishfishfish"" like it's fading out. But it's just funny because it's so random.
DP: Do you have a nickname?
LD: Some people call me Lowellski or Loweller. They used to call me German"" but they don't really call me that anymore.
DP: Time for the ""Lightening Round."" Eastern- or Western-style BBQ?
DP: : Corso or Herbstreit?
DP: Tupac or Biggie?
DP: Sarah Palin or Tina Fey as Sarah Palin?
LD: Oh" Sarah Palin.
DP: Mac or PC?
LD: I have a PC but I'll probably get a Mac after graduation.