UNC Football: Potential Defensive Coordinator Candidates To Replace Gene Chizik

This week, the UNC Football coaching staff witnessed a major shakeup in the coordinator room. Who are some potential candidates to replace Gene Chizik?

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That wraps up the list of potential candidates we think the Tar Heels should be targeting in some capacity. We do expect this process to go quickly because no matter who is the next UNC Football Defensive Coordinator, they will be tasked with getting to campus and preparing for spring practice very soon.

And, of course, there could be plenty of other potential candidates and names that Mack Brown and the Tar Heels have in mind for the next defensive coordinator. However, one thing is for sure: After five seasons of mediocre defense in Chapel Hill, this hire is about as important as it gets for Brown and the future of the UNC Football program.

Who do you want to see take over? Someone on this list? Or potentially another candidate? Be sure to stay tuned for keepingitheel.com for future UNC Football news and coaching hires.