UNC Football Coaching Staff: Updates on Greg Robinson, Dre Bly

On Thursday this week (Nov. 29), a report surfaced with the understanding that Greg Robinson would be hired as North Carolina’s new defensive coordinator — or co-defensive coordinator, along with Tommy Thigpen. The move would also team him back up with Mack Brown, who he worked with at Texas (2004 and 2013).

However, according to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN, Robinson interviewed for the job on Thursday, but it may not be his just yet.

Greg Robinson, who twice served as a defensive assistant on Brown’s staffs at Texas, interviewed with North Carolina on Thursday, according to sources. Initially, sources indicated to ESPN that Robinson would be hired as UNC’s defensive coordinator and playcaller, but another source told ESPN that no final decision has been made about the role and Brown could look elsewhere to fill the position.

Elsewhere, Brown will reportedly tab one of his former players at UNC, All-American defensive back Dre Bly, to be the program’s defensive backs coach. Bly, who played for more than a decade in the NFL, was a consensus All-American in 1996 and 1997.


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