North Carolina will shuffle duties among three assistant football coaches to make up for the absence of John Blake, its former defensive-line coach. Art Kaufman will take over the defensive line after previously coaching linebackers and will run all the linemen position meetings. Defensive coordinator Everett Withers will take over the linebackers and Troy Douglas will take over the secondary, after previously sharing the coaching duties there with Withers. Additionally, Norris McCleary, employed in the player-development program and a former conditioning assistant coach, will help Kaufman with the defensive line.
UNC will shuffle its assistants
The Winston-Salem Journal
The resignation of North Carolina associate head coach John Blake, who coached the defensive line, on Sunday shocked his players, they said during interviews Tuesday.
Davis: Blake had 'distraction in his own life'
The Durham Herald-Sun
The shock that registered among the members of the North Carolina football team upon learning that embattled assistant coach John Blake resigned was still being felt Tuesday, two days after Blake informed the team of his decision.
Tar Heels move on after Blake's departure
The Burlington Times-News
In a normal year, T.J. Yates would prefer to build off his strong passing performance in North Carolina's opener by playing right away instead of having an early off week.
Then again, these aren't exactly normal times for the Tar Heels.
Early bye week might give Tar Heels a break
The Associated Press