UNC Promotes Sisa To Assistant Coach For Safeties

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina has promoted Steve Sisa to safeties coach, filling the vacancy left when Everett Withers became interim coach after the firing of Butch Davis.

Sisa worked last season with the Tar Heels in player development. In a statement, Withers said he wanted to complete the coaching staff quickly with preseason practice beginning Friday.

Before coming to Chapel Hill, Sisa served two seasons as a graduate assistant at Southern Mississippi.

Withers had spent three seasons as defensive coordinator and secondary coach. Linebackers coach Art Kaufman will take over as defensive coordinator.

The school also announced that junior running back Hunter Furr plans to transfer. Furr said in a statement he wanted to compete for more playing time elsewhere. He had run for 35 yards on eight carries in two seasons.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011 at 09:05 PM
    How long before the NCAA starts sniffing around the UNC basketball program? They've been cheating for years.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 at 06:56 AM in reply to
      What a stupid comment. You have no idea what you are talking about.
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        by LOL! on Aug 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM in reply to
        The reason that UNC-CHeat fired Davis and Blake, had Baddour resign, and has the Chancellor in major trouble IS due to fear of this bledding over to basketball. All for .500 record in the ACC, a couple of Tire Bowls and gloom in the forecast. Make no mistake though, UNC-CHeat kept Davis as long as they did (fired him 10 days before Fall camp started) as he knew where all the skeletons are in the basketball program and used this to his advantage when negotiating his severance from UNC-CHeat. According to some in UNC administration, the basketball program is not out of the NCAA woods yet and there is much nervousness on the basketball side of the equation and with Roy Boy. Whether or not these rumors are true, I don't know, but we'll see. In the interim, the UNC-Cheat football program has been set back 5-10 years and "The Carolina Way" lies in tattered ruins. Thank you Marvin Austin and Coach Davis!!!
  • by Haha on Aug 4, 2011 at 06:17 PM
    Anonymous at 12:56 PM: Exactly when, pray-tell, has UNC-CHeat EVER had "a decent football program"? The ACC is weak and UNC-CHeat is about .500 in the ACC! Your program has been caught cheating since Davis has been coach and you are still .500 in the ACC (weak) and have a Tire Bowl to your credit! At least USC won the National Championship when caught cheating. You guys can't even cheat right! LOL!!! To come here and say you'll be BETTER after all the sanctions (both self-imposed and NCAA imposed) is downright delusional! UNC-CHeat is in for a WORLD of football hurt in 2-3 years. You'll be OK this year due to all the recruits you gained by cheating. Even UNC-CHeat fans are predicting future gloom. You truly are in baby-blue denial. Tick-tock... "the Carolina Way" is now nothing but a laughing stock!
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      by Anonymous on Aug 5, 2011 at 06:31 AM in reply to Haha
      I will gladly answer your question. In 1997, Mack Browns last year, they were #4 in the coaches poll, #5 in another and #6 in another, these are the final polls of course. The highest ranking of any football program in this state. Thank you for your question.
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        by Jimmy on Aug 5, 2011 at 08:08 AM in reply to
        Who was the only football team in the state of NC that was ranked in the top 25? NC STATE, anything else I can help you with today,let me know, GO PACK!
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          by to Jimmy on Aug 5, 2011 at 09:03 AM in reply to Jimmy
          All of the teams in NC have been ranked in the top 25 at some point, where are you getting your info? Its not a very reliable source.
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          by Jimmy on Aug 5, 2011 at 09:11 PM in reply to Jimmy
          Let me correct myself, how many NC teams finished in the top 25 last year?
  • by Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011 at 06:48 AM
    Sissy for safeties in 2011...
  • by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 05:30 PM
    I doubt they are going to go broke. They are the oldest public school and have had athletics longer than anybody else in these parts. The Carolina family is way bigger and stronger than you think and the Carolina Way is still in tact. The actions of a few do not define Carolina. We have a new football coach and are getting a new AD and will do whatever the NCAA deems appropriate and thats that. I understand alot of people dont like UNC but you need to understand that a lot of people do. I like Withers and think he will pull the great team and great staff he has together and have a good year regardless of the trouble to come. I will assume you have a dog in this fight so whoever your team is you will have to play us and we will be ready.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 06:30 PM in reply to
      GO HEELS!
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      by Sure sounds nice on Aug 3, 2011 at 06:30 PM in reply to
      You're whistling past the graveyard...
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        by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 06:55 PM in reply to Sure sounds nice
        The cancer has been removed and we are on the rebound, see ya on the field, dont forget your A game, you'll need it.
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          by Sure sounds nice on Aug 3, 2011 at 07:31 PM in reply to
          But the defections, loss of recruits, loss of current players (one just today!), weak staff hired at the last minute and likely on a 8 month contract, internal civil war, academic/faculty revolt against athletics, call for the Chancellors head, etc. are JUST beginning. Better yet, the NCAA has not even ruled as yet and passed along its penalties. The NCAA is going to HAMMER UNC-CHeat as is evidenced by the self-flagellation that has ALREADY occurred, i.e.: Davis, Blake, Baddour, players, etc.. Yep, you're whistling past the graveyard no matter how hard you blow. LOL! Exposed is "The Carolina Way". Tick-tock...
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      by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 06:44 PM in reply to
      Withers played for 3 head coaches while he was a DB at App State (and team captain) and I think he will be able to rally the troops because he has been in their shoes. I know Mack Brown is not a favorable name in CH but Mack was a big influence on Coach Withers. I think Butch got the shaft but it is what it is. Withers was destined to become a head coach at some point and I think he will do well at UNC which happens to be his favorite team growing up. This is his dream job for sure. Dave, go suck an egg.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 06:58 PM in reply to
      I agree, you dont become the defensive cord. at UNC by being a dumb @$$
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Aug 3, 2011 at 01:19 PM
    Here that sucking sound, I know most people are use to it coming from Chapel Hill, but it's the sound of the football team deflating. Lol, big time football, and they are going broke over there, The Carolina Way, now that's funny
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      by Anonymous on Aug 3, 2011 at 05:19 PM in reply to Dave
      jealous?
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        by Haha on Aug 3, 2011 at 08:05 PM in reply to
        Jealous of a national scandal that is destroying UNC-CHeat football while simultaneously hurting their academic and athletic credibility and causing the tarheels to tear themselves up from within, all at the same time?! Are you KIDDING? Or just suffering from massive denial? YOU are too funny!
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          by Anonymous on Aug 4, 2011 at 09:56 AM in reply to Haha
          yeah youre jealous all right, most schools, including yours, wouldnt make it through this stuff with a decent football program but UNC will, jealous
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          by Bud on Aug 4, 2011 at 01:58 PM in reply to Haha
          Does your definition of "decent" include ZERO conference championships in the past 30 years? Who is jealous of that amazing losing streak?
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