Brandon Willis, a freshman defensive tackle from Duncan, S.C., has decided to transfer from the University of North Carolina.  Willis enrolled at Carolina in January, 2010 and played in the Spring Game April 10.  He reported to Chapel Hill for training camp on Aug. 5 and had been participating in practice.

Transcript of Head Coach Butch Davis following Thursday morning practice:

“Brandon Willis and his father informed us that he is going to withdraw from school.  It’s a sad situation.  Brandon lost his mother less than a year ago and they’ve gone through some family hardships and some family difficulties.  His father has been looking for employment and was informed yesterday that he was able to find a job.  The unfortunately thing is he found a job in Southern California and he is really adamant about trying to keep his family together. He’s asked both of

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