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Wanted: One Coach. Must Have Own Whistle.

Go away for one weekend and your alma mater's football coach denies resignation rumors, ignores buyout rumors, and is finally fired.

I'm not happy; I'm never happy when UNC fires someone, and John Bunting loves North Carolina and ran a clean football program. But it didn't win on Saturday, and this year has been one long demonstration of the need for a new coach. I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

And no, inevitable Google searchers, the Tar Heels will not be able to get Butch Davis. Fanblogs had some comments on the N&O's premature speculation, if you want a starting point.