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Report: Nebraska DB Coach Charlton Warren Heading To North Carolina

If true, would be joining the coach he played for at the Air Force.

David McGee

Well, good morning to you too! This got you out of bed, didn't it?

Per Thayer Evans of Sports Illustrated this morning, Nebraska Cornhuskers Defensive Back Coach Charlton Warren, the only coach to be held over after the dismissal of Bo Pelini, is set to take the same job with a co-Defensive Coordinator job at North Carolina, where he would join Larry Fedora and former Nebraska DC John Papuchis.

Warren, who came to Nebraska just over a year ago from being the DC at the Air Force Academy, was a Defensive Back at the AFA during the same time Fedora coached QB/WR's.

The move literally comes out of nowhere, as Warren was retained by Nebraska Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst to help in recruiting through the dismissal of Pelini and hiring of Mike Riley, who retained Warren based on his recruiting skills. Out of the 20 players in the '15 recruiting class for Nebraska, nine were recruited in some way by Warren. Considering he is one of the better recruiters in the Big Ten, this would be a big time loss for Nebraska in that aspect as well.

Fedora is coming off of a 6-7 record with the Tar Heels this last year, which included one of the worst Defenses in FBS.

With the possibility of being out of a job in a year, this move seems to make little to no sense. Nebraska is also faced with another issue.