Source: Everett Withers to join Ohio St.

Updated: December 14, 2011, 4:29 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina coach Everett Withers has been hired as an assistant by Urban Meyer and Ohio State, a source close to the hiring told ESPN's Joe Schad.

For now, Withers still plans to coach the Tar Heels in the Independence Bowl.

Withers said Wednesday he's "disappointed" that he isn't the permanent choice to lead the UNC football program. But he said coaches "learn to move on fast."

North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham interviewed Withers before ...

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