Rank’ Em: UNC Football Coaches Since 1959

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#7 – Carl Torbush (1998-2000) Record: 17-18 (.485)

Carl Torbush had a short stint as the head coach in North Carolina lasting just three seasons.  He was the defensive coordinator during the entire Mack Brown era. After an outpouring of  support from some of the players, including All-American Greg Ellis, Torbush was hired and took over for the 1998 season. The Heels went 7-4 in 1998 and won the Las Vegas Bowl 20-13 over San Diego State. The team went backwards during the ’99 season with a 3-8 record. They improved to 6-5 in 2000, but Torbush was relieved of his duties following the season.

He had an overwhelming support of his players to get the job after Mack Brown, but lasted just three seasons as the head coach with a 17-18 overall record. Even though as a head coach he didn’t see the success many wished for him and thought he would achieve, Torbush was nothing short of spectacular for the Carolina football program. As a defensive coordinator his defenses led the NCAA in total defense for three straight years (1995-1997). Each year he was at UNC, one of his linebackers went pro. Julius Peppers, Brian Simmons, Greg Ellis and Dre Bly are among his most notable former players.