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Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Bunting's good hires

John Bunting has made two outstanding hires today in Tommy Thigpen and Dave Brock. Thigpen was an All-ACC LB at UNC and returns to UNC to coach LBs after impressive stints on staffs at Bowling Green and Illinois. Many insiders had been hoping for years to see Thigpen return to Chapel Hill in a coaching capacity. Aside from his being a UNC alumnus, his hire is outstanding as he is a shining young star in the profession. Brock comes from Temple where he served as OC/QBs. He'll handle WRs for UNC. The biggest asset Brock brings to the table is his recruiting connections in New York and New Jersey (areas where UNC has been making inroads over the past couple of seasons). When the hirings are made official this afternoon, it may become more clear how these changes will shake up the staff. One possibility that I hope to see is for Marvin Sanders to become the DC by himself and for Thigpen to also handle STs in addition to LBs. We'll see.

Edit: The announcement is official. Sanders to DC. Powell will handle ST. Other shuffling is noted as well.

posted by Rhodenhiser @ 2:00 PM

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