December 21, 2006

Seven questions with Mike Paulus

North Carolina's quarterback of the future, Mike Paulus, is planning to honor his older brother with the number he wears in college. Paulus, who continues to work out in preparation for his first college season, is building a strong new relationship with UNC assistant coach Steve Hagen, and is looking forward to spending the next several years in Chapel Hill.

What has Coach Davis said to you that gives you confidence you will work well into his offensive system?

"Coach Davis just gives everyone he's around a load of confidence. His presence makes just makes me feel like were going to win. He plans to use me like he did with Ken Dorsey his freshman year, ease me into everything until I am ready to take the reigns. I think he's going to surround me with the best players, and try to make my job easier. My job is to just get guys the ball, and let the playmakers play."

Which weekend are you coming for your official visit to Chapel Hill?

"Right now I am set on coming down the weekend of the Georgia Tech basketball game (January 20th). I know Coach Davis is planning that as the main weekend for kids to come down, and he is having some of the biggest recruits there that weekend. I told him I will come down whenever he wants or needs me to, but that for right now is the weekend."

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