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Tommy Thigpen News & Bio


Name:Tommy Thigpen
Hometown:Dumfries, VA
High School:Potomac
Born:March 17, 1971 (48)
Height/Weight:6-2, 237
Position:Linebacker
Notes:Football, 1989 Parade All-American
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Video: Tommy Thigpen Post-Spring Practice Press Conference
North Carolina Co-Defensive Coordinator and Inside Linebackers Coach, Tommy Thigpen, meets with the media on Wednesday to discuss this season's Tar Heels team and what...

Back in Carolina Blue, Mack Brown Is Rebooting UNC With Something Old and Something New
Mack Brown collides with familiar and new every day in the job he wasn’t sure he’d ever have again. Brown once knew Rick Steinbacher as...

Randy Jordan Reflects On His Rare Opportunity Coaching Adrian Peterson
Randy Jordan knows about scary, season-ending injuries. UNC freshman running back, Natrone Means, had just schooled linebacker Tommy Thigpen in a practice one-on-one drill. “Natrone...

Carolina Insider Podcast: New Football Staff, Kentucky Preview
Friday's Carolina Insider podcast includes interviews with members of Mack Brown's new football coaching staff as well as a preview of Saturday's basketball game vs...

Army Defensive Coordinator Jay Bateman Joining UNC's Staff In Same Role
Jay Bateman, the defensive coordinator at Army, has agreed to hold the same role at North Carolina, in which he will share with Tommy Thigpen,...

Why UNC’s Mack Brown says he decided to keep Tommy Thigpen, now co-DC, on staff
The grind won’t stop any time soon for North Carolina football coach Mack Brown, who spent most of Tuesday conducting media interviews before he was...

Greg Robinson No Longer an Option for UNC's Defensive Coordinator Role
Greg Robinson is no longer being considered for North Carolina’s defensive coordinator position, multiple sources confirmed on Friday. On Thursday, Inside Carolina reported that Robinson...

Dre Bly Returning to UNC as Assistant Coach
Dre Bly, a two-time All-American at North Carolina and Super Bowl champion with the St. Louis Rams, is joining Mack Brown’s coaching staff as a...

UNC Tabs Greg Robinson, Tommy Thigpen as Co-Defensive Coordinators
North Carolina football coach Mack Brown has tabbed Greg Robinson and Tommy Thigpen to be his co-defensive coordinators, according to multiple sources. Thigpen, who will...

Podcast: Discussing Interview With Coach Tommy Thigpen
Inside Carolina's J.B Cissell sat down with Coach Tommy Thigpen recently to get his thoughts on several topics, including his return to Chapel Hill, what...


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