June 13, 2024

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 04: Mack Brown, head coach of the Texas Longhorns yells at the officials after a delay of game was called in the third quarter during a game against the Rice Owls at Reliant Stadium on September 4, 2010 in Houston, Texas. Texas beat Rice 34-17. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The head coach of the North Carolina football team, Mack Brown, has stated that the Tar Heels will assign tasks to other present employees and reorganize the duties of Corey Holliday and Sparky Woods instead of hiring new players to replace them. Brown stated that Patrick Suddes, who oversees UNC’s football program as general manager, will have additional responsibilities

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At Kenan Football Center on Wednesday afternoon, Brown stated, “We’re just going to restructure and work within the building as much as we can to move things around.” “A number of employees, starting with Pat Suddes, will be given more responsibility because Pat works so hard for us. However, we will only manage it inside the structure and essentially rely on other individuals performing a variety of tasks.

The 70-year-old Woods, a lifelong college football player, is leaving the UNC staff to pursue other coaching options, according to a report published within Carolina last week. Since January 2019, he has served as a senior advisor to the Tar Heels’ head coach. Over the course of his lengthy career, which spanned more than 40 years, Woods held head coaching positions at Appalachian State (1984–88), South Carolina (1989–93), and VMI (2008–14).

Brian Simmons, a former star linebacker for UNC, will join the Tar Heels football staff as a senior advisor to the head coach and pro liaison, according to an announcement made by Brown last week. After serving as an NFL scout for eight years after ending his 10-year career, Simmons will succeed Darrell Moody as senior advisor. Moody is retiring at the age of 75.

Holliday is leaving the UNC athletics department after 23 years of service. Since 2006, he has held the position of associate athletic director for football administration, making him one of the Tar Heels program’s primary supervisors. Holliday played a standout wide receiver for UNC (1989–1993) during his record-breaking collegiate career. He then spent four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL. Against the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX, he recorded two catches and two special teams tackles.

Brown stated on Wednesday that he has made the decision to spend more time with his younger son, a professional soccer player. “Having him as a great player, captain, and leader and then returning to find him to be one of our building’s top leaders for our football program makes me feel a little emotional.” I’m incredibly happy for him.

Spring practice for UNC begins on March 19, and the team’s game is set to take place at Kenan Stadium on April 20 at 3 p.m.

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Holliday was UNC’s all-time top receiver when he concluded his collegiate career. As of right now, his 2,447 yards are seventh in school history, and his 155 catches are eighth. Between 1990 and 1993, he caught at least one pass in 45 successive games for the Tar Heels, an ACC record.

 

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