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North Carolina Posts Online Listing For Head Football Coach Position

It’s always amusing when coaching jobs at big-time — okay, we’re talking about the head football coaching position at the University of North Carolina, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, so let’s start over. It’s always amusing when coaching jobs at major colleges are posted online. Sure, it’s protocol and has to be done in order to be in compliance with the rules — which is somewhat ridiculous — but here’s my question: do head coaching candidates actually have to submit their resumes via the web? Or is the posting simply a formality and more traditional methods are employed to wrangle up a new coach?

In any event, the fact remains that the listing for the head coaching position at North Carolina has been posted online, something that shouldn’t come as a surprise to interim head coach Everett Withers, who took over for Butch Davis after he was unceremoniously fired way back in July, but I’m sure it is not something he looks upon fondly as he tries to prepare his team to take on Duke this weekend. But if were interim coach Withers, I would take a look at the posting to see if his skills match up with what North Carolina is looking for in a new head coach (via the Charlotte Observer):

Manage and administer the UNC Football Program within University, ACC and NCAA rules and regulations. Promote academic progress of student-athletes. On and off-field coaching responsibilities to include but not limited to: recruiting, coaching, mentoring, and administrative responsibilities for the Football Program. A strong commitment and ability to motivate, teach, counsel, and recruit academically qualified student-athletes focused on both academics and athletics. All functions of the position will be performed in compliance with the rules, regulations, policies and guidelines of the NCAA, ACC, The University and the Athletic Department, and will be conducted with integrity and high ethical and moral standards.

Yeah, the last part where it mentions that “All functions of the position will be performed in compliance with the rules, regulations, policies and guidelines of the NCAA, ACC, The University and the Athletic Department, and will be conducted with integrity and high ethical and moral standards”? Yeah, that’s where Butch Davis got tripped up. I wonder if it was that Davis didn’t review the listing carefully enough when he applied or if North Carolina neglected to mention it in the job listing. Hard to say now.