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North Carolina names Butch Davis new head coach

Updated: November 14, 2006, 8:35 PM ET
Associated Press

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Former NFL coach Butch Davis will return to the sidelines as coach at North Carolina, which is 1-9 and hasn't beaten a Division I-A team this season.

He will replace the fired John Bunting, the school said Monday. The hiring had been widely expected the past week after Davis' name rose to the top of the list of candidates.

Davis, who will turn 55 on Friday, brings a reputation for orchestrating turnarounds -- which is just what the struggling Tar ...

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