The UNC football program has found its new tight ends coach, as Freddie Kitchens will reportedly be joining the team’s staff for the 2023 season.
A few days ago, the UNC football program found out that it was losing tight ends coach John Lilly to the NFL.
Now, it appears the Tar Heels will replace Lilly with a coach who comes to Chapel Hill with plenty of his own NFL experience.
Freddie Kitchens is expected to take over as North Carolina’s new tight ends coach. He joins the program after spending a season as South Carolina’s senior football analyst.
After beginning his coaching career at the college level, Kitchens went on to work for five different NFL teams. He worked his way up the ranks, earning an opportunity to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns during the 2019 season.
Kitchens has plenty of experience in this type of role, both at the college and professional levels. He brings his prior experience and knowledge with him to the UNC football program, as he’ll look to continue building on the team’s success at the tight end position.
It’s fitting that his first game coaching the UNC football program will be against his former employer, the South Carolina Gamecocks. The two programs will meet in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium on September 2 to officially kick off the 2023 regular season.
The Tar Heels’ offensive coaching staff will look a lot different, but the goal of having a high-powered offensive attack will continue to be the goal.
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