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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,...

Rout remembered by Heels
Eighteen years ago, Tommy Thigpen promised he would never forget what coach Steve Spurrier and Duke did to North Carolina in 1989 at Kenan Stadium...

South Carolina Game Guide
Last Time: Carolina beat South Carolina 21-17 in Kenan Stadium on November 16, 1991. Natrone Means rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Jason...

Thigpen Talks LB Corps
While the North Carolina defensive line has received positive media attention this training camp, the other component of the front seven has been scrutinized by...

New Challenge For Veteran Browning
Of the assistant coaches remaining from the old staff, combining the overall coaching experience of Jeff Connors (27th season) and Tommy Thigpen (tenth season), would...

ACC's top recruiters
North Carolina was the surprise winner of the ACC recruiting race this year, so it's no surprise that the Tar Heels have two coaches on...

North Carolina hires special teams coordinator
North Carolina hired John Lovett as its special teams coordinator and defensive assistant on Wednesday. Lovett joins the Tar Heels after two seasons as defensive...

Last-minute decisions strengthen Davis' first class at UNC
Butch Davis credited assistants Tommy Thigpen and Ken Browning for driving the recruiting effort that landed three late additions. Marvin Austin turned down Florida State,...

Tar Heels, Wolfpack make football staff decisions
Three assistants on John Bunting's North Carolina football coaching staff will be kept by Coach Butch Davis, but a fourth will not be retained. Davis...

Thigpen, Browning, Connors Retained On Carolina Football Staff
North Carolina head coach Butch Davis announced Tuesday that assistant coaches Tommy Thigpen and Ken Browning and strength and conditioning coordinator Jeff Connors have been...

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