UNC coach Butch Davis raised the possibility that redshirt freshman Bryn Renner could start in the opener vs. LSU or that both incumbent T.J. Yates and Renner could play in a quarterback rotation.
Davis said Yates and Renner have both run the first-team offense in practice.
"We might want to try to play two quarterbacks," Davis said but added he was "adamantly against" using a series-by-series rotation.
Yates, who has 31 career starts in three seasons, said alternating reps in practice is not new. He and Cam Sexton used to do the same thing when Sexton was with the team in 2007 and 2008.
Yates said he was confident he would still be the starter for the opener. He said he wouldn't be crazy about sharing game reps with Renner, whose only college experience was the spring game.
"I wouldn't like it but whatever Coach Davis feels is right, I've got to go with it," Yates said.
Davis praised Yates' experience and Renner's athletic ability, particularly his arm strength and the competitive spirit of both.
"I love the way they are pushing each other and the way they are encouraging each other," Davis said.