WCHL: Bunting To Resign / N&O: Bunting Not to Resign

“Unnamed but informed Administrative sources tell WCHL News that Head Coach John Bunting indicated that if the football team didn’t reverse its direction with a win in Charlottesville Thursday night, that he would spare the school the embarrassment of further losses and would offer his resignation by the end of the season – possible as early as this weekend.”

Bunting, however told the News & Observer today that the report is false. (Link) In the conversation, neither Bunting or the N&O commented on the continued absence of a Bunting-focused cartoon to balance the Chuck Amato cartoon composed by the N&O prior to the start of this football season.

North Carolina football coach John Bunting today denied a report stating that he plans to resign by the end of the season possibly as early as this weekend.

Contacted this afternoon by The News & Observer, Bunting was asked if he had heard about the report, and whether it was true. “I have heard it,” Bunting said. “It is absolutely not true.”

Click here for a link to our most recent Bunting entry from earlier in the day. Sounds like Bunting may not be needing his state trooper much longer.

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21 Responses to WCHL: Bunting To Resign / N&O: Bunting Not to Resign

  1. RAWFS 10/20/2006 at 2:00 PM #

    Best wishes in the future to coach Bunting and the assistants.

    They tried, and failed, to restore UNC football. Hopefully their next endeavors are more successful.

  2. BoKnowsNCS71 10/20/2006 at 2:07 PM #

    Now unfortunately, the team will probably pull together like Duke did and play harder.

  3. cfpack03 10/20/2006 at 2:20 PM #

    Screw that Bunting! Make them buy out your damned contact!

  4. Cardiff Giant 10/20/2006 at 2:35 PM #

    Don’t let the bastards get you down, John! Stay the course! Until November 19, 2006!

  5. Rick 10/20/2006 at 2:40 PM #

    Someone on thsi site called this about a month ago.
    I say Bravo to you.

  6. Cardiff Giant 10/20/2006 at 2:41 PM #

    One point, though: This radio station is, shockingly, an Air America affiliate. So take anything they report with a grain of salt. They could report that Bunting would resign and then, ten minutes later, report that the state was withering away and true communism was possible in our lifetimes.

  7. BoKnowsNCS71 10/20/2006 at 3:05 PM #

    I can’t see him quitting. But the guy loves his school. If he knows he will be fired, he taking the high road by doing this early and letting the administration conduct a job search now.

    A whole lot better than starting at the end of the season in competition with all the oher schools who have lost/fired their coaches.

  8. StateFans 10/20/2006 at 3:22 PM #


    If he doesn’t resign as the Air America affiliate is claiming…then you have a whole year’s worth of material for the blog!

  9. redfred2 10/20/2006 at 3:42 PM #

    John, John, Johnny Boy, don’t give up now whatever you do. Life is too short to tuck your tail and run now! You’ll never get over it and it will haunt you for the rest of your days. Buck up man, hang in there, stay the course, let your less successful tenure take the media’s heat off of Amato for at least 7 consecutive days, now that’s the spirit!!!

  10. Cardiff Giant 10/20/2006 at 4:34 PM #

    ^^ Looks like, in blind pig to an acorn fashion, I called this one right. I may not know football plays all that well, but I am a pure D expert on lib’rul radio stations and falsehoods. 🙂

  11. Micky McCarthy 10/20/2006 at 5:30 PM #


    this is a sports board and not a GOP propaganda piece. Please keep your tripe on the Brickyard.

  12. Cardiff Giant 10/20/2006 at 5:56 PM #

    ^ Oh, simmer down, Francis, before I tell you to roast in hell like your mendacious namesake. I posited the radio station was unreliable and turned out to be completely correct. That’s not propaganda. That’s fact.

  13. RAWFS 10/20/2006 at 6:39 PM #

    The Giant knows of what he’s speaking of.

    Someone apparently overheard something, told someone on the WCHL staff what the heard, and hear we are.

    Nothing has changed, yet.

    Doesn’t mean there’s not a storm a-coming. It does, however, mean that the report of a tornado on the ground is rubbish.

  14. SaccoV 10/20/2006 at 8:57 PM #

    Considering our revolving-door coaching staff, we might want to keep Bunting in mind for a … ah … well … I guess he could coach the trainers?

  15. brown pelican 10/21/2006 at 12:03 AM #

    bunting will do the right thing—leave and go back to the nfl as an assistant—the irony will be that he owned us while he was the head man there—in the ‘old days’—that alone would buy you some more time—ask carl torbush—look for the heels to replace him with a non-alum who has won at the D-I or IAA level as a head coach in a conference not as high profile as the acc—ala urban meyer from bowling green to utah—or—bobby johnson from furman to vandy—best of luck—i’d like to see the heels step up—so when we kick ’em good it counts for somethin’—go pack

  16. class of 74 10/21/2006 at 6:26 AM #

    You are oh so right regarding the station and that applies to the University and town as well. The only thing they are missing over there is Fidel Castro.

  17. Rick 10/21/2006 at 8:21 AM #

    They are every bit as reliable as Bahgdad Bob.

  18. Pack Laddie 10/21/2006 at 8:42 AM #

    Just like a stopped clock is right twice a day, WCHL will be right with this story sometime. It just wasn’t yesterday.

  19. StateFans 10/21/2006 at 11:41 AM #

    GREAT piece from Roanoke Paper:

    “Carolina’s Potential is NOT Limitless”


  20. TopTenPack 10/22/2006 at 9:44 PM #


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