Everett Withers set to join the Ohio State staff
Posted by: Pete Roussel on December 12, 2011
A source with knowledge of the situation has informed me that North Carolina interim head coach Everett Withers will be joining Urban Meyer's staff at Ohio State.
It is likely Withers will arrive in Columbus shortly after North Carolina's bowl game. The Tar Heels play Missouri in the Independence Bowl on December 26th.
As the interim head coach at North Carolina, Withers led the Tar Heels through great adversity to finish 7-5. He previously served for three seasons as the defensive coordinator under Butch Davis.
Decimated by personnel loses and injuries in 2010, Withers held together the Tar Heels defense that helped UNC finish 8-5. Butch Davis stated that if Withers didn't win the Broyles Award, they should do away with the award forever.
In 2009, Wither's defense ranked sixth in total defense, tenth nationally in rushing defense, and thirteenth nationally in scoring defense. The North Carolina defense was the only defense in the country that finished ranked inside the top 15 in total yards, scoring defense, rushing defense, passing defense, pass efficiency defense, third-down conversions, and tackles for loss.
Prior to joining Butch Davis' staff at UNC, Withers served as the defensive coordinator at Minnesota (2007), defensive backs coach with the Tennessee Titans (2001-2006), defensive backs coach at Texas (1998-2000), defensive coordinator at Louisville (1995-1997).
He also coaches with the New Orleans Saints, Southern Miss, Tulane, and Austin Peay.
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