Wednesday, October 5, 2011

UNC QB Renner off to strong start

North Carolina quarterback Bryn Renner is off to an outstanding start as a sophomore after taking over for 2010 senior T.J. Yates.

Renner ranks second only to Florida State's Clint Trickett in passing efficiency in the ACC.

"I'm really satisfied with the way Bryn Renner has played," North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers said on today's ACC teleconference. "He's a young kid and you see growth in him each week."

Renner's numbers, with 11 touchdown passes, six interceptions and particularly a completion percentage of .757, have been impressive. Withers also is pleased with the leadership Renner has demonstrated as a sophomore.

"Bryn, each week is just getting more comfortable being the leader of our offense," Withers said, "and that's been the most pleasing thing that I've seen so far [out of the offense]."

Ken Tysiac