Blue, Morris fighting for carries in UNC backfield

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A.J. Blue and Romar Morris aren't focused on trying to replace Gio Bernard in North Carolina's backfield.

With the do-everything tailback headed for the NFL draft, Blue and Morris have spent spring practices working to be first in line to lead the Tar Heels' ground attack this fall. The duo will get an audition during Saturday's annual spring game, which could leave an impression on the coaching staff heading into the summer and eventually training camp.

Blue says they "don't necessarily have to play like Gio" but help the team win in their own way.

Running backs coach Randy Jordan says "the future is bright" for both players, especially since they played well while Bernard was out with a knee injury last year.

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