The offensive players on the North Carolina football team were made available Tuesday for the first time since UNC's 56-29 victory against Liberty Saturday night. Here are three things we learned after practice.
Marquise Williams embracing starting role
After weeks of speculation and the buzz around who would get the starting quarterback nod between Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky, Williams is settling into the role. While coach Larry Fedora didn't make his decision public until Saturday before the game, Williams said he's known for about two weeks that he would get the start.
"I came out and I worked my butt off. I feel like I deserve the spot where I'm at, I worked every day," Williams said. "That was all the talk around our school and around this football (team) — the competition of the quarterback battle. And I loved it."
Williams said that even though he has been named the starter, Trubisky continues to push him in practice each and every day. While Williams has experience in the starting role — taking over after Bryn Renner went down last season — Trubisky is in his first year of play at the collegiate level.