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Carolina Football

North Carolina athletics director Dick Baddour said football coach John Bunting was given the opportunity to resign before he was fired Sunday, "and he chose not to do so."
Bunting refused to resign
Raleigh News & Observer

It hasn't happened lately, but UNC should have a team that regularly goes to bowl games and has a chance to win the overwhelming majority of its games. A bad season should be 5-7, and its best teams should win eight or nine times.
Heels' next hire should have ...
Raleigh News & Observer

"The hire is my recommendation to the chancellor, and the contract is approved by the Board of Trustees," Baddour said.
Baddour resists naming names
Durham Herald-Sun

Yet, this situation is setting up for the Tar Heels to act and dream the way that State acted and dreamed when it dumped Mike O'Cain and hired Chuck Amato as its football coach seven years ago. And even more so, it's setting up for the Tar Heels to act and dream the way that State acted and dreamed after Herb Sendek left as basketball coach in April and was eventually replaced by Sidney Lowe.
Search for UNC coach may have familiar feel
Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina's top candidates for its football-coaching job appear to be Steve Kragthorpe of Tulsa, Rich Rodriguez of West Virginia and Paul Johnson of Navy, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Kragthorpe, Rodriguez, Johnson said to be on UNC wish list
Winston-Salem Journal

The carousel of possible candidates to replace John Bunting as head coach at North Carolina started to turn Tuesday with at least one big name throwing his hat in the ring.
Agent: Davis shows interest in UNC football job
Fayetteville Observer

But his team, which plays at North Carolina on Saturday, is making headlines. It's a good time for the Wake players and the coach who inspires them with phrases like "grit your teeth and bow your neck!" and "play like your hair's on fire!"
Grobe winning his way
Raleigh News & Observer

It's hard to imagine any coach asking for more from a quarterback than Coach Jim Grobe of Wake Forest has asked this season of Riley Skinner. But on Saturday against North Carolina, Grobe is going to try to expand his - and everyone else's -imagination.
Skinner getting chance to shine
Winston-Salem Journal

North Carolina (1-6, 0-4) announced that coach John Bunting won't be retained after this season. That doesn't mean the Demon Deacons are getting a break this week.
Demon Deacons try to end strong
Burlington Times-News

Carolina Basketball

"I never considered leaving North Carolina. That's the problem with a lot of players. If things don't go their way at first, they bail out. I've never been one of those players."
Oakland's Thomas plans to stay course at UNC
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