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North Carolina defensive coordinator Chizik steps down

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina defensive coordinator Gene Chizik is resigning after two seasons with the Tar Heels.

In a letter to North Carolina fans, Chizik said he was stepping away from football to focus on his family. Chizik's wife and three children still live in Auburn, Alabama, where he was head coach of the Tigers from 2009-12. The 55-year-old has twin daughters and a son.

"Personally, it has been extremely difficult on my family and me," Chizik said in the letter. "We have been apart for the past two years for the first time in my 30-year coaching career. I have been a long-distance husband to my devoted wife, Jonna. I missed my twin daughters' entire senior year of high school, along with sending them off to college. My son, Cally, is a high school football and baseball player. I have only seen two of Cally's baseball games and two of his football game in two years. As every parent can imagine, being a long-distance dad to my children has been extremely difficult on everyone."

Passing Yards: M. Trubisky3748
Passing TDs: M. Trubisky30
Rushing Yards: E. Hood858
Rushing TDs: E. Hood8
Receiving Yards: R. Switzer1112
Receiving TDs: B. Howard8
Interceptions: D. Green1
Schedule 2017
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. California TBA
9/9 vs. Louisville TBA
9/16 at Old Dominion TBA
9/23 vs. Duke TBA
9/30 at Georgia Tech TBA
10/7 vs. Notre Dame TBA
10/14 vs. Virginia TBA
10/21 at Virginia Tech TBA
10/28 vs. Miami (FL) TBA
11/9 at Pittsburgh TBA
11/18 vs. Western Carolina TBA
11/25 at North Carolina State TBA
Atlantic Coast
  Conference Overall
2 Clemson 7-1 14-1
13 Louisville 7-1 9-4
11 Florida State 5-3 10-3
North Carolina State 3-5 7-6
Wake Forest 3-5 7-6
Syracuse 2-6 4-8
Boston College 2-6 7-6
  Conference Overall
22 Virginia Tech 6-2 10-4
North Carolina 5-3 8-5
Miami (FL) 5-3 9-4
23 Pittsburgh 5-3 8-5
Georgia Tech 4-4 9-4
Virginia 1-7 2-10
Duke 1-7 4-8
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5707 (39)
Passing Yards: 3811 (15)
Rushing Yards: 1896 (86)
Points per game: 32.3 (38)
Yards per game: 439.0 (40)
Touchdowns: 51 (35)
Field Goals: 15 (46)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5305 (67)
Passing Yards: 2350 (15)
Rushing Yards: 2955 (104)
Points per game: 24.9 (40)
Yards per game: 408.1 (59)
Touchdowns: 39 (44)
Field Goals: 13 (47)
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