Posted by Chip Patterson
North Carolina football with a Barth at kicker. In a program that has undergone all sorts of changes in the last several years, it seems to be the only thing that has been steady. Senior kicker Casey Barth started as a freshman in 2008, picking right up where his older brother Casey left off in 2007. Between the two, the Tar Heels have had a Barth kicking since 2004.
But it looks like he will share some of the duties for the Tar Heels' season opener on Saturday against James Madison.
CBSSports.com's Brett Friedlander reports that interim head coach Everett Withers announced on Thursday that the senior kicker was listed as "questionable" for Saturday's game.
"He's going to play, but we're going to do some other things in the kicking game to give him a little rest," Withers said. "We've got some other guys that can kick, so we're going to let some of those other guys kick."
According to the most recent depth chart, Barth's backup is redshirt freshman Thomas Moore, though true freshman Miller Snyder and holder Trace Jones are also available to handle the kicking duties. According to Withers, Barth is just feeling "sore" and should be okay.
Barth connected on 19 of his 22 field goal attempts in 2010, and has made 105 of 106 career extra point attempts.