Rank’ Em: UNC Football Coaches Since 1959

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#8 – John Bunting (2001-2006) Record: 27-45 (.375)

Bunting came in with a wealth of experience at the professional level, but no experience at the FBS  leve

l. He coached in the USFL (Baltimore Stars: 1986), FCS (Brown: 1986), NCAA D-3 (Glassboro State: 1987-1992) and NFL (Kansas City Chiefs: 1993-1996, St. Louis Rams: 1997-1999, & New Orleans Saints: 2000). He had only been a head coach at Glassboro State and was a positions coach or assistant at the other destinations. His first season in Chapel Hill saw the team finish 8-5 and defeat Auburn 16-10 in the Peach Bowl.

It did not get better from there. His teams were very inconsistent after that season and went 19-40 after his first year at the helm. The most notable regular season win of the Bunting era came in 2004 when UNC defeated #4 Miami 31-28 on a last-second field goal by Connor Barth. The 2006 season was quite a disaster for Bunting as they finished 3-9 and averaged 23 less points per game than their opponents. He was fired during the 2006 season, although he finished the year out before officially being let go. He has since been a commentator and announcer for college football.