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Randy Jordan 'always a Tar Heel,' even as Redskins' RB coach

Wearing a headset on an NFL sideline wasn't in the plans for Randy Jordan when he was playing ball and studying at North Carolina. "I thought I was going to be the next Tom Suiter and majored in communications," the second-year Redskins running backs coach said. But instead of reading highlights on TV, Jordan opted to stay a bit closer to the game when his playing days ended.

UNC RB coach Randy Jordan takes job with NFL's Redskins

UNC running backs coach Randy Jordan is headed back to the NFL. The Washington Redskins announced over Twitter Saturday night that they have hired Jordan as their new running backs coach. Jordan, who played the position at UNC before graduating in 1993, had a nine-year NFL career and then began his coaching career as a special teams assistant with the Oakland Raiders in 1993.

Randy Jordan anticipates improvement against MTSU

Randy Jordan, UNC's second-year running backs coach and first-year special teams coach was proud of what both the running back and special teams units put on the field Thursday night. The running back group, anchored by Romar Morris, who rushed for 69 yards, and A.J. Blue, who had 37, is one that Jordan expects a lot of because of its versatility.

Video: Position Breakdown - Special Teams

North Carolina special teams coordinator Randy Jordan said he hasn't seen anyone with T.J. Thorpe's potential as a returner.

Video: Position Breakdown - Running Backs

North Carolina running backs coach Randy Jordan is excited about Romar Morris and A.J. Blue plus a couple of new freshmen additions to the backfield this season.

DT Ricky Walker lists UNC in top-5

Lineman Ricky Walker has narrowed his list of scholarship offers to five. He says it’s not set in stone. The five, in alphabetical order: North Carolina, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina and Virginia Tech. Regarding UNC: “It’s a beautiful campus in Chapel Hill and they were one of the first schools to offer me. Coach (Randy, an assistant) Jordan is doing a good job recruiting me. I’ve visited (unofficially) a couple of times and I have a good feeling down there.”

Q&A with Larry Fedora, Part V

"I’ve got a great staff; I’m very fortunate and blessed to have these guys. Six of them came with me from Southern Miss, I was able to hire Vic Koenning, Gunter Brewer who I worked with before and Randy Jordan who played here. We’ve got a great staff that’s not going to be out worked."

No UNC offer for DE Nazair Jones…yet

An erroneous tweet led to a brief mix-up on a potential new offer for Nazair Jones. What’s the latest on where the 4-star DE stands with North Carolina? “I just got off the phone with (area recruiter) Randy Jordan, and I asked him if I had gotten an offer [Wednesday] tonight and he said no,” the Roanoke Rapids standout explained. “(Jordan) asked where I heard it from and I told him it was this guy who tweeted at me…I don’t have an offer from (North) Carolina.”

Extra Points: The Resolve of Randy Jordan

The following story appeared in the April 1991 issue of Lee Pace's "Extra Points" newsletter. It is reprinted here on the occasion of Randy Jordan's return to Chapel Hill to join Larry Fedora's staff as running backs coach: "If I break away on a long run and I get to the 50, you can start playing the fight song, `cause it's over," says Jordan. "That's not being cocky. I just have faith in my speed."

UNC's new running backs coach is back at home

Randy Jordan spends every day watching video to learn the nuances of new North Carolina football head coach Larry Fedora’s fast pace spread offense. That’s because Jordan was the final coach Fedora added to his staff. The former Tar Heel running back will serve as Carolina’s new running backs coach. A position he previously served at Nebraska and Texas A&M.

Randy Jordan Returns To UNC as Running Backs Coach

Randy Jordan, a 1993 UNC graduate, has been named the Tar Heels' running backs coach, head coach Larry Fedora announced Friday. Most recently Jordan coached running backs at Texas A&M for four seasons. "I'm excited to bring Randy back to Chapel Hill," said Fedora. "He has a tremendous background both as a player in the NFL and as a college assistant at Nebraska and Texas A&M."

Randy Jordan Coming Home

North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora is leaning to a familiar face to Tar Heel fans to lead his running backs, as Randy Jordan is expected to be named UNC's final position coach hire for 2012. Jordan, native of Manson (N.C.), played at UNC from 1989 to 1992. He was one of the first recruits brought to Chapel Hill by Mack Brown, and he helped lead the Tar Heels back to the postseason in 1992.

Randy Jordan Finalizes UNC's Coaching Staff

Former Texas A&M running backs coach and Tar Heel standout Randy Jordan has accepted the running backs coach position at North Carolina, according to multiple sources. Jordan started his NFL career with the L.A. Raiders in 1993 and joined the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995. He scored the very first touchdown in Jacksonville’s history.


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