North Carolina confirmed Monday that Gene Chizik will be the defensive coordinator under head coach Larry Fedora. The hire marks a return to coaching for Chizik, who was fired from Auburn’s head coach perch in 2012.
ESPN’s Brett McMurphy has more on the financial aspects of the Tar Heels’ hire:
Gene Chizik’s 3-year deal as new North Carolina DC is about $700,000 per year school says
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) January 19, 2015
North Carolina was ranked 117th in the nation in total defense last season, giving up just under 500 yards per game.