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Frank Beamer accepted UNC football coaching job in 2000
In November of 2000, North Carolina athletic director Dick Baddour called me, wanting to talk about the Tar Heels job. He was about to fire...

East Tennessee State tabs Carl Torbush to lead rebirth of football program
ETSU formally introduced 61-year-old Carl Torbush as its new football coach in a Friday afternoon news conference, tapping the experienced Carson-Newman graduate as its choice...

Carl Torbush to be named new football coach at East Tennessee State
Former North Carolina head coach Carl Torbush will be named the new head coach of the East Tennessee State Buccaneers on Friday...

Liberty Football Assistant Coach, Former UNC Head Coach Carl Torbush Retires
Liberty Flames assistant head coach and linebackers coach Carl Torbush retired from coaching Tuesday. After joining Liberty's staff last January, Torbush helped LU convert its...

ACC Legends Week: North Carolina's Dre' Bly
Dre' Bly (North Carolina, 1996-98) is the only player in North Carolina history to be named a three-time, first-team All-American. He was a first-team All-America...

Carl Torbush a perfect fit as Liberty University's linebackers coach
The afternoon gloom was in full force Tuesday, yet Carl Torbush jogged by unfazed, dark sunglasses hiding his eyes. The Liberty linebackers coach, ever the...

Video: Dre Bly, ACC Legend
Dre Bly is the only player in North Carolina history to be named a three-time, first-team All-America. He was a first-team All-America as a redshirt...

Video: 1998 Gator Bowl, UNC vs VT
The Tar Heels whip the Hokies 42-3 in the Gator Bowl on January 1, 1998. This was Carl Torbush's first game as UNC coach, after...

Five questions to ponder before kickoff
Will North Carolina ever win another ACC opener? Believe it or not, it’s been a full decade since the Tar Heels started the league season...

UNC looking to win first ACC opener since 2000
UNC hasn't started 1-0 in ACC play since 2000, when a Carl Torbush-coached team defeated Wake Forest, 35-14, in its second game. Since then, the...

Carl Torbush retires from college football
Kansas assistant football coach Carl Torbush has announced his retirement after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Torbush was recently diagnosed with a low grade of...

Former UNC coach Carl Torbush recalls Mike O'Cain's first foray into play-calling
When Carl Torbush brought Mike O'Cain over to Chapel Hill in 2000 to be UNC's offensive coordinator, Torbush already had a pretty good idea what...

Clemson vs. North Carolina Game Notes
Clemson has scored at least 31 points in each of the five wins against North Carolina, since 1999, but just three points in the loss...

Pitt vs. North Carolina over the years
This will be the seventh meeting in a series North Carolina leads 4-2. The teams last met Nov.4, 2000, at Pittsburgh during the waning days...

Carl Torbush on his way to Kansas
Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen is looking for a new defensive coordinator. Carl Torbush, who called the shots for State’s defense in Mullen’s first season in...

Tommy Thigpen faces off with Carl Torbush
Auburn safeties coach Tommy Thigpen will be facing one of his closest mentors Saturday night in Mississippi State defensive coordinator Carl Torbush. Thigpen played at...

Carl Torbush Added to Mississippi State Staff
New coach Dan Mullen has hired two more assistant coaches for his staff at Mississippi State. Carl Torbush, former head coach at North Carolina and...

Butch Davis scores early November victory
Butch Davis can go ahead and add a very important intangible victory to his record. More correctly, to his resume. That's because November officially has...

Greg Davis understands tender situation with Arkansas assistants
Greg Davis coordinated Mack Brown's offense at North Carolina in 1997 and was asked by Brown to come to Texas when Brown resigned to become...

Dascenzo: A look at the near future in the ACC
As college football starts go, the Big Four -- checking in with a 1-7 record -- looks like a flat tire on I-40. Only North...

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