In the past year, my son has received hundreds of letters, telephone calls and visits from college coaches who want him to suit up for their football or basketball team next year. ... Only one head coach and one assistant have ever said what their school can do for him. Just one: Bunting and his linebackers coach, Tommy Thigpen.
Bunting's way suits this dad
Raleigh News & Observer
Though North Carolina is famous for hiring "within the family" in basketball and recently in football with Carl Torbush and Bunting, ties to the university won't necessarily give a candidate an edge.
Baddour will turn to advisers
Baddour has enlisted the help of Chuck Neinas, a go-to guy for institutions seeking to fill vacancies at athletics director or head football coach. Schools call Neinas, president of Neinas Sports Services in Boulder, Colo., and he uses his contacts to gather input from potential candidates.
Baddour, UNC look for help in coaching search
Alarming as all this is, remember there was Carl Torbush, Bunting and now? Memo to Baddour: Ever hear that old line, three strikes and you're out?
Dascenzo: This time, Baddour needs to get it right
Sources within the athletics department and on the periphery of Carolina's bureaucracy insist that Baddour will not make this decision alone. They disagree about his current influence, some claiming that Baddour will operate purely as a functional figurehead.
Search for new coach to likely be a joint effort
"Our top guy is at Tulsa," the source said. "He was described to me as this year's Urban Meyer. ... I don't even think we're talking to Butch Davis," a source told The Observer.
UNC hopes coaching change will bring improvement
As far as my committment stands, I plan on staying committed for now with a "wait and see" approach to who the new head coach will be. It is my understanding that it will be a big name coach, and I have developed very close relationships with the coaches on the current UNC staff ... what the new coach does with them will affect my final decision.
A note from Mike Paulus
Former NFL, Miami Hurricanes coach Butch Davis said he's interested in North Carolina job
Former Cleveland Browns and Miami Hurricanes football coach Butch Davis told the Charlotte Observer on Tuesday that he is interested in North Carolina's coaching position.
"I don't know what direction they're going to go in," he said by telephone, "but I definitely am interested, and I'm interested in getting back into coaching."
Butch Davis interested in UNC job