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Tommy Thigpen Joins UNC Football Staff
Former All-ACC linebacker and veteran coach Tommy Thigpen has returned to the UNC football coaching staff. Thigpen, who played at Carolina for Mack Brown, was...

Carl Torbush announces retirement as ETSU head football coach
East Tennessee State announced Friday that head football coach Carl Torbush will retire. Torbush was tasked with restarting the Buccaneer football program in June 2013...

Perspective on UNC football under Larry Fedora
Since arriving in Chapel Hill, Larry Fedora has guided UNC to a bowl game every season that they have been eligible. You know who did...

Carl Torbush ready for another ETSU milestone
In more than four decades of coaching, Carl Torbush has seen the highs and lows of college football. He has coached at four SEC schools...

The handshake: What might've been had Beamer come to Carolina
It was just a handshake. Frank Beamer was on his way out of town. He had slipped into Chapel Hill in November of 2000. The...

Carl Torbush adds Antonio Goss to East Tennessee State coaching staff
East Tennessee State head football coach Carl Torbush announced Friday addition of Antonio Goss to the Buccaneers’ coaching staff. Goss, who played collegiately at the...

Former rivals Carl Torbush, Mike O'Cain join forces at East Tennessee State
Longtime friends and former Atlantic Coast Conference rivals Carl Torbush and Mike O'Cain say they savor the opportunity to work together in relaunching a program...

UNC Football Striving for 9 (or More) Wins
It’s been 17 years since North Carolina won nine or more games and finished the season ranked in a Top-25 poll. Marquise Williams had just...

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...

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