N-C State Says Amato Won't Return

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Another North Carolina coach is out of a job. N-C State gave Chuck Amato his walking papers last night after seven seasons.

Athletics director Lee Fowler said that NO one can question the excitement and enthusiasm Amato brought to the school but the results on the field in recent seasons have fallen below expectations.

Amato said he was disappointed, but proud of what he accomplished during his tenure. He's 49-and-37 at his alma mater and coached the Wolfpack to five bowl games.

But State has never finished higher than fourth in the league and this year, the Wolfpack (3-9, 2-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) ended with seven consecutive losses.