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UNC Hires Defensive Coordinator

Well that did not take long. UNC has hired Minnesota defensive coordinator and DB coach Everett Withers to replace Chuck Pagano who left last week for the NFL. It is probably worth mentioning that Minnesota was dead last in total defense among D-I schools. The standard explanations I am seeing for this are related to the level of talent Withers had to work with at Minnesota. If the recruiting rankings mean anything, this was probably the case since Minnesota has not been higher than 56th in the rankings since 2004 until 2008 when they had the 28th ranked class. Speaking for myself, we have to wait and see how it goes, especially since UNC has markedly better players on defense that the Golden Gophers appear to have.