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Brown Done for the Season; Burney Will Not Play vs. Miami

via Inside Carolina:

UNC is getting a jump on the usual Big News Thursday™ with the announcement that senior cornerback Charles Brown will not return to the field for the Tar Heels this season, and that senior cornerback Kendric Burney's "unresolved issues" have still not been resolved, meaning that Burney will not play this Saturday against Miami. Brown will have the opportunity to redshirt and have one season of eligibility remaining.

Neither of these bits of news is all that surprising. Word on the street for a while has been that Brown would not be returning (not that you can trust the word on the street when it comes to the current unpleasantness), and it's clear that what seemed to Burney to be a simple issue to restore his eligibility was, in fact, not so simple (THF has a great summary of the Burney situation here).

Carolina fans were hoping to have at least 3/4 of the starting defensive backfield restored before facing interception-happy Miami QB Jacory Harris, but that will not happen. It remains to be see what solution, if any, can be found for Burney's predicament.

Today's news leaves only two players - Michael McAdoo and Devon Ramsay - without rulings one way or the other (Burney was cleared to play but faces the course requirement technicality).