Rumor out of SVegas….Carl Torbush new Def Coordinator

By Bo Bounds

Torbush coached under Mack Brown for 10 years before landing the UNC head
coaching job when Brown went to Texas. UNC led the ACC in defense in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Torbush struggled as the head coach at UNC.

Torbush started his coaching career at Carter High School in Knoxville as an assistant football and head baseball coach before signing with the Kansas City Royals in 1975. After one season in the Royals organization, Torbush joined Grant Teaff’s coaching staff at Baylor University as a graduate assistant. Torbush worked as an assistant coach at SE Louisiana, Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss before earning his first head coaching job at Louisiana Tech in 1987. After one season, Torbush joined North Carolina in 1988 as defensive coordinator. Torbush was named the National Defensive Coordinator of the Year in 1996 as the Tar Heels were the Atlantic Coast Conference’s best defense in 1995, ’96, and ’97. Torbush was named the Tar Heels’ head coach in 1997 and led UNC to a Gator Bowl victory over Virginia Tech in 1998.

In 2001, Torbush left Chapel Hill to be Alabama’s defensive coordinator under then-head coach Dennis Franchione. That year, the Tide proved the SEC’s best defense and third in the nation by allowing just 257.3 yards per game. Torbush followed Franchione to Texas A&M in 2002 where he served as defensive coordinator for the past three seasons.

Not confirmed….more later.

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