Everett Withers News Archive

Former App State player, UNC coach Everett Withers bringing Texas State to Boone

Texas State coach Everett Withers is attempting to rebuild a program that’s 2-5 heading into a weekend visit to ASU. Withers is in his 29th year of coaching, and three of them occurred alongside Mack Brown. After Brown left UNC to coach Texas in 1998, he hired Withers as a defensive backs coach. Fifteen years earlier, Withers had been one of Brown’s defensive backs.

Everett Withers Named New Texas State Head Coach

Late Wednesday, after being publicly rebuffed by Doug Meacham, Major Applewhite, Houston Nutt and others, Texas State pulled a rabbit out of their hat as Everett Withers was named head football coach. Withers comes to San Marcos from James Madison, where he compiled a 19-7 record in two seasons, going to the NCAA FCS Playoffs both seasons. This past year, Withers led JMU to a 48-45 FCS-over-FBS victory at SMU.

Arrival Of College GameDay Validates Hiring Of Everett Withers At James Madison

The arrival of ESPN's College GameDay on the campus of James Madison University is the latest step forward for the program since the hiring of Everett Withers. Two years ago, the Dukes were in the midst of a mediocre 6-6 season, with the 2013 campaign ending short of the playoffs. Withers was hired that December following the firing of Mickey Matthews.

Tar Heels Seek Sixth Straight over Virginia

Talk about “The Streak” and Tar Heel-Virginia football. What for an eternity had been the subject of Carolina’s inability to win in Charlottesville (zippo from 1982-2008), now the Heels have the upper hand over the Cavaliers for five years running.Teams coached by Butch Davis, Everett Withers and now Larry Fedora have thumped Virginia three times on the road and twice in the friendly confines of Kenan Stadium.

Everett Withers Responds To UNC Academic Fraud Report

James Madison football head coach Everett Withers responded to a University of North Carolina report regarding the school's academic fraud on Thursday night. "In a report issued yesterday by UNC's outside counsel, it was stated that I was unwilling to participate in their investigation. This is simply not true," Withers wrote.

Darius Lipford settles in at ‘Mike'

Heading into his senior season, Darius Lipford is again adjusting to a new position. Initially a 'Sam' (strong-side) linebacker in UNC's 4-3 defense under former head coaches Butch Davis and Everett Withers, Lipford saw action in 24 games and made five starts in 2010 and 2011 before tearing the ACL in his left knee in UNC's loss to Missouri in the 2011 Independence Bowl.

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2014

Larry Fedora has the fifth-best roster coming back to Chapel Hill in 2014 and yet North Carolina is just .500 in ACC play over the last four seasons (9-7 under Fedora). He has the talent to work with but now needs to separate himself from his two predecessors — both of whom barely finished above .500 themselves (Butch Davis, 28-23; Everett Withers, 7-6).

Garner RB Nyheim Hines: "Ohio State is at the top"

With Nyheim Hines, Ohio State already stuck its foot in the door that was originally opened by Everett Withers. A three-star junior prospect from Garner, N.C., Hines knows the Buckeyes will be heavily involved in his recruitment until he ultimately makes a decision. Hines thinks very highly of Ohio State, and he said the Buckeyes would in his top-five if he were to officially release one. "I know Ohio State is at the top," Hines said. Just don't forget that Withers, now gone, was the man behind Ohio State's push toward the top of Hines' list.

James Madison Hires Everett Withers As New Head Football Coach

James Madison University has named Everett Withers as its new head football coach, Director of Athletics Jeff Bourne announced Friday. The sixth head coach in JMU history, Withers appointment is effective immediately, though he will remain with his current position through the bowl season. Prior to accepting his position with Ohio State in December 2012, Withers spent four years at the University of North Carolina.

Ebron goes from Tar Heel to wrestling heel

The era of Chuck Amato and John Bunting gave us T.A. McLendon's goal line drama and midfield squabbles over the field location of a team stretching. Tom O'Brien provided "best program in the state" and "triple play," while interim coach Everett Withers dropped a "flagship" reference that sparked sports talk radio phone lines. Add North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron to the list of contributors.

Larry Fedora Keeping Tight Lid On Things

Butch Davis would give minutes-long answers, imparting more information than anyone would even want. Everett Withers volunteered information, such as the weekly injury report, before reporters could even ask about it. But Larry Fedora has a completely different attitude, treating every question as if the upcoming opponent’s staff had planted it in an effort to gain some sort of advantage.

Number crunching with UNC's sleek new offense

North Carolina used its new up-tempo, quick-strike offense to put a hurting on Elon in the season opener Saturday. But you knew that already. What you really want to know is quantitatively how much of an improvement is the Larry Fedora, Blake Anderson offense over the Butch Davis and Everett Withers' offense from the past five seasons. Here's a comparison:

Tudor: There’s early pressure for some coaches, players

New Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora may get a free pass this season, but that’s not the case for Bryn Renner. The son of a coach and knowledgeable in the unpredictable nature of the profession, Renner is playing for his third head coach in three years. Since Fedora’s hiring, Renner has been upbeat about operating a radically different offense than the one used by Butch Davis and Everett Withers.

Larry Fedora is 'all in' despite NCAA sanctions

UNC had been hit with NCAA penalties last December when Larry Fedora was hired. Undaunted by those challenging circumstances, Fedora has in a short time established a new energy along with many other changes as UNC that are distinctly different than predecessors, Butch Davis, and last year's interim coach, Everett Withers.

DeCock: New UNC offense won’t hold Renner back

Bryn Renner isn’t just like everyone else. As North Carolina transitions from the pro-style offense used under Butch Davis and Everett Withers to new head coach Larry Fedora’s fast-paced spread look, how quickly Renner adapts will have a lot to say about how quickly the Tar Heels adjust.

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