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On a chilly afternoon on Saturday in Kenan Stadium, John Bunting made one of the most dramatic moves of his North Carolina coaching career.

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(As Of November 18)
ATLANTIC DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Wake Forest 5-2 .714 9-2 .818
Boston College 5-2 .714 9-2 .818
Maryland 5-2 .714 8-3 .727
Clemson 5-3 .625 8-3 .727
Florida State 3-5 .375 6-5 .545
NC State 2-6 .250 3-8 .273
COASTAL DIVISION
School Conference Pct. Overall Pct.
Georgia Tech 7-1 .875 9-2 .818
Virginia Tech 5-2 .714 9-2 .818
Virginia 4-3 .571 5-6 .455
Miami 2-5 .286 5-6 .455
North Carolina 1-6 .143 2-9 .182
Duke 0-7 .000 0-11 .000



"Amato has signed several highly rated recruits and has sent a lot of players to the NFL. But overall, he's underachieved. It's that simple. It's as simple as the string of losses to the Heels and his 25-31 record in conference games." - Caulton Tudor



Loss puts Amato in hot water
Caulton Tudor * News & Observer
On a chilly afternoon on Saturday in Kenan Stadium, John Bunting made one of the most dramatic moves of his North Carolina coaching career. He tossed N.C. State's Chuck Amato into a steam bath, locked the door and threw away the key. The end result of the Tar Heels' 23-9 victory could well be that Amato soon joins Bunting in the unemployed ranks. That Amato is in trouble -- big, loud trouble -- isn't the question. He is. Read More

Amato's stock isn't on the rise
Frank Dascenzo * The Herald-Sun
If Chuck Amato was a stock, would you buy it? The volume in Amato's troubled and frustrated voice rose and rose to various levels on Saturday as the questions came from all sorts of directions. The 2-of-12 third-down conversions? Right, it was that bad. The blundering at the outset of the second half -- a 28-yard run by Darrell Blackman called back because of an illegal formation and then a facemask against left guard Kalani Heppe? Awful. Read More



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