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Carolina Football

Bunting, whose team finished 5-6, said he has "a pretty big list" of internal and external candidates. He plans to talk to each of the coaches on his offensive staff about the vacancy.
UNC coordinator Tranquill retires
Raleigh News & Observer

North Carolina offensive line coach Hal Hunter (Indiana) and wide receivers coach Dave Brock (Temple) have Division I-A experience as offensive coordinators. Brock also has coached quarterbacks, which was Tranquill's position, but Brock's wide receivers developed a disturbing habit of dropping passes in 2005, Brock's first season with the Tar Heels.
UNC assistants line up for Tranquill's job
Charlotte Observer

"He came back for another year to help me and to help Matt Baker have the best senior year he could have," Bunting said, "and I respect that tremendously."
End of the line: UNC's Tranquill officially retires
Greensboro News & Record

"This staff is one of the very best that I've had," Bunting said Thursday in his postseason teleconference with reporters. "Right now, myself and [Athletics Director] Dick Baddour are talking on a daily basis about how we're gong to enhance it and keep the staff intact."
Bunting hopes to keep staff intact
Durham Herald-Sun

Offense has been far from John Bunting's chief concern during the past five years. For the next few weeks, it will be the North Carolina football coach's top priority.
UNC's 'Tranq' retires for good
Durham Herald-Sun

Bunting, aware that Tranquill would probably retire, started identifying candidates during the season. He said he would look at all the offensive coaches on his staff as well as consider coaches from outside the program
Tranquill, 65, is retiring as the offensive coordinator at UNC
Winston-Salem Journal

Carolina Basketball

"I'm trying to get better," said Thomas, a sophomore who averaged 2.7 points, 4.3 assists and 16.7 minutes in his first three games. "But honestly, I want to take it easy because I don't want to mess it up to the point where it slows me up further, especially with the ... ACC season coming up."
Tar Heels' Thomas still questionable
Raleigh News & Observer

Going into tomorrow's showdown against North Carolina at Rupp Arena, Rondo is averaging a staggering 10.8 rebounds, including a 19-rebound performance against Iowa last week.
Little man's big on the boards for Cats
Louisville Courier-Journal

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