Meet Charlton Warren

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Video and quotes from defensive backs coach Charlton Warren talking about his new job and team in his first interview as a member of the Tar Heel staff.

“I see a bunch of hungry guys that want to be coached the right way and coached hard and that is what I am pleased with. Now, we aren’t playing today, which is great and we have a long way to go, but I am seeing guys that are hungry, they want to be coached, they want to get better and they have their mission to be a better football player each and every day they take the field, and that is all you can ask for as a coach.”

What played in to your decision to come to North Carolina?
“Coach Fedora is a guy that I have known since I was 19 years old and I respect the heck out of him. I’m a guy that has lived my life with challenges and what a great opportunity as a coach to come here to work with a guy that you respect and admire a lot. To have a chance to work with a guy like Coach Chizik who has coached three Thorpe Award winners. For me professionally it was a great for me to come here and learn. But two, to come and work with a guy like Coach Fedora who is trying to do things the right way and is a hard charger. It was just a great fit.”

Is there are anything you are trying to bring from Nebraska?
“It’s me as a coach. My background is a little bit different than most being in the military for 10 years. My players will tell you, it is all about discipline. Just to bring that discipline and structure to these players and make them be accountable. I think all kids want discipline. So for these guys the number one thing when the minute they walk in the room to when they walk off the practice field is all about discipline and organization. For me personally, I’m trying to bring and instill that on those guys on and off the field.”

Are you teaching your defensive backs to look back at the ball or is it more about following the receivers hands?
“We need to always be in position before we look for the ball. We need to find the guy we are covering down the field. For me, it is all about being in-phase or out-of-phase. I've got to be in-phase up on that guy’s body before I can ever try and make a play on a football. Because you will see it every weekend, as soon as a guy looks back for the ball out-of-phase, the ball is caught by the receiver. So we are going to battle to get into position and once we are in position, then we can turn our attention to the ball.”

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