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Extra Points: The Match Game
Among candidates to provide crunch plays for UNC when needed is junior safety Myles Dorn, who's matured physically and mentally into the player the coaching...

Five Questions With Coach Tommy Thigpen
North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora announced the hiring of Tommy Thigpen earlier this year. The former Tar Heel linebacker legend is excited to...

Defensive Lineman Gavin Lewis Commits to UNC
At Bob Jones High School on Wednesday, Gavin Lewis chose North Carolina over UCLA. Lewis, a 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive lineman, took official visits to both...

UNC football has room to make recruiting moves before signing day
The Tar Heels were near the bottom of the ACC in early signing numbers with 14. Since then, UNC has added commitments from Georgia, offensive...

2018 LB Matthew Flint Commits to UNC
A last-minute official visit turned into a last-minute enrollment for Matthew Flint. It's all thanks to UNC's newest coaching addition, Tommy Thigpen. Originally, Flint, a...

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...

Tommy Thigpen Returning to UNC
Tommy Thigpen is returning home once again. The former North Carolina All-ACC linebacker and assistant coach has agreed to join Larry Fedora’s Tar Heel coaching...

Report: Former UNC linebacker Tommy Thigpen turns down UNC assistant coaching position
WMNL reported on Tuesday that Tennessee defensive assistant Tommy Thigpen had offers from other schools. "UT had 3 aides that stayed despite offers: LB Tommy...

Potential UNC Defensive Coordinator Candidates
A quick list of potential candidates that could fill the open defensive coordinator position at North Carolina. Tommy Thigpen - Current Tennessee linebackers coach; Jason...

Tommy Thigpen highly recommended to Volunteers
Tommy Thigpen coached the Tigers' safeties his first three seasons at Auburn before taking over the linebackers this season. When Auburn won the 2010 national...

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...

Tommy Thigpen here to tackle new assignment
Tommy Thigpen's hiring is intriguing. He is a '93 UNC grad. He was a successful and popular player there. He coached there for several years...

Extra Points: Introductory Spring For Three Coaches
The 2009 spring football season has been noteworthy with the assimilation of three new assistant coaches into the program--former Tar Heel Allen Mogridge as the...

What’s In The Water At UNC?
What is in the water at the Kenan Football Center in Chapel Hill these days that is driving assistant coaches away at an alarming rate?...

UNC football takes a hit
Linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen and tight ends coach Steve Hagen became the second and third assistant coaches this month to leave UNC. Thigpen, a UNC...

Thigpen, Hagen leaving Tar Heels' football staff
Two more assistants are leaving the football staff at North Carolina, with linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen heading to Auburn and tight-ends coach Steve Hagen on...

Tommy Thigpen To Leave UNC
North Carolina assistant coach Tommy Thigpen has decided to accept a coaching position at Auburn. Thigpen has coached the linebackers at UNC for the last...

Durell Mapp signs with Packers
Durell Mapp signed a free-agent contract with the Green Bay Packers on Monday after a solid college career at North Carolina. "I think it's a...

Extra Points: Heels Reviving Linebacker Tradition
"This was the year for linebackers," says linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen, himself a first-team All-ACC selection from the early 1990s. "Last year, there weren't that...

Football recruiting has changed over the years
Tommy Thigpen is another former Division I football player with a new perspective on recruiting. Coming out of Potomac as an All-American linebacker in 1989,...

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