Withers 'Disappointed' After Not Getting UNC Job

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers says he's talked with Ohio State about joining Urban Meyer's staff.

Withers said Wednesday he's "disappointed" that he isn't the permanent choice to lead the UNC football program. But he said coaches "learn to move on fast," adding that nothing is official with Ohio State yet but it's "working that way."

North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham interviewed Withers before hiring Larry Fedora from Southern Mississippi. That leaves Withers and his staff to prepare for the Dec. 26 game against Missouri in the Independence Bowl knowing it's their last at UNC.

Withers took over when the school fired Butch Davis before the season amid an NCAA investigation into the program. Withers led the Tar Heels (7-5) to a fourth straight bowl game.


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  • by fedup on Dec 15, 2011 at 07:40 PM
    as a tarheel fan I believe withers did a good job and should have been given the job. if ol Roy pulls something like davis did i will give it all up and start watching golf, just my two cents worth
  • by JC on Dec 15, 2011 at 07:02 AM
    From one shady head coach in Butch to another...OSU really learned their lesson with Tressel, way to make sure that cheating will continue:)
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Dec 14, 2011 at 05:54 PM
    They Carolina way continues, guess they didn't want a black coach, could that be the case with the good ol boys over at Cheater Hill, Bubba and Crowd.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 15, 2011 at 04:07 AM in reply to Dave
      that had nothing to do with it, thats just another one of Daves many, many fantasies, moron
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        by Dave on Dec 15, 2011 at 11:38 AM in reply to
        He took a team to a 7-5 record and to a bowl game and was named head coach days before 1st game, and you guys are running him out of town, what a bunch of morons UNC trustees and the fans are, MORONS! Anonymous to his mom, mom , more meatloaf!
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      by Fred on Dec 15, 2011 at 05:29 AM in reply to Dave
      This is one I actually agree with Dave on. No matter, Ev has landed in a much better place and he will be a head coach one day. I hope he comes back and beats cryolina's butt!!
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Dec 14, 2011 at 03:44 PM
    Under the circumstances,i think Withers did a good job with UNC team .7-5 is pretty good in todays football world.Just as good as NC State did.He might have won more if things had gone his way. He is a better coach than Fedora.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2011 at 03:05 PM
    I am a life long UNC fan and I am ticked off about the way the past 2 coaches have been treated. Just punishing the people involved should have been good enough but they had to listen to all of the UNC bashers who wanted to blame the coaches, faculty and eveybody who has ever gone to UNC or pulls for UNC. My advice in the future is if you have any issues you need to do what you think is right and forget what everybody else says. Fire Thorp
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      by Chuck on Dec 14, 2011 at 08:22 PM in reply to
      Yes Thorp shou;d have been fired & AD Should have been fired & Not allowed to Retire. Penn state cleaned house from top to bottom(Chancellor,AD,Coach).
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