North Carolina head coach Butch Davis has hired Chuck Pagano as the Tar Heels' defensive coordinator. Pagano, who was a member of Davis' previous staffs in Miami and Cleveland, comes to Chapel Hill after serving two seasons as the Oakland Raiders' defensive backs coach.
This year, the Raiders led the National Football League in pass defense, allowing just 150.8 yards per game, and ranked third in total defense, giving up 284.8 yards per contest. One of Pagano's pupils, Nnamdi Asomugha, finished third in the league with eight interceptions.
University of Miami defensive line coach John Palermo has resigned to pursue other coaching opportunities.
Palermo, 54, said he spoke to UM coach Randy Shannon after the Hurricanes returned from their 21-20 victory against Nevada in the MPC Computers Bowl. They "mutually" decided that Palermo would not return.
A day after former East Carolina head coach Steve Logan announced on his radio show in Raleigh, N.C., that he’d be leaving to become Jagodzinski’s offensive coordinator, a BC official confirmed yesterday that Temple recruiting coordinator/linebackers coach Mike Siravo also will be coming aboard, though his title has not yet been confirmed.