In Bunting's sixth season, job performance should no longer hinge on potential and commitment. The central issues now have to be production and direction. And as much as everyone admires Bunting and wishes him well, the production isn't there and the direction is questionable at best.
Bunting failing Tar Heels
Raleigh News & Observer
John Bunting is confident that a return to defensive fundamentals in North Carolina's bye week can get his team turned around.
Perhaps more important for Bunting is he has a vote of confidence from athletics director Dick Baddour.
Tar Heels coach gets vote of confidence
Greensboro News & Record
With the loss at Clemson, the Tar Heels have lost by at least 30 points 12 times in Bunting's 64 games as a head coach. That's an average of a 30-plus point loss every 5.3 games Carolina's played under Bunting.
Carolina's Futility Tells Ugly Tale