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UNC to hire Art Kaufman from Southern Miss

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

ESPN's Bruce Feldman is reporting that UNC will hire Southern Miss assistant Art Kaufman to coach the special teams or possibly the linebackers. Kaufman was the defensive line coach and special-teams coordinator for the Golden Eagles. He has 25 seasons of collegiate coaching experience.

Like UNC coach Butch Davis, Kaufman is also an Arkansas graduate. That leaves one position Davis still needs to fill. The Tar Heels are expected to hire South Florida secondary coach Troy Douglas.

As for the three players who were dismissed from the team -- deep-snapper Mark House, linebacker/defensive end Kenny Harris and receiver Anthony Parker-Boyd -- they weren't expected to be on the two-deep roster this spring. Only Parker-Boyd saw a live snap last season.