North Carolina interim coach Everett Withers is heading to Ohio State to become Urban Meyer’s co-defensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
Withers had acknowledged he was a candidate to join the Meyer’s new staff last week and confirmed it was a done deal Wednesday.
“We’ve known each other for a couple years,” Withers said of Meyer. “A few years ago we talked when the Florida defensive coordinator job came open. So we’ve got a little bit of a past and I’m looking forward to the future with coach Meyer.”
Withers will coach the Tar Heels through their Independence Bowl against Missouri on Dec. 26, and soon after head to Columbus to start his new job.
North Carolina hired Larry Fedora away from Southern Mississippi to be the Heels coach after the Golden Eagles play in the Hawaii Bowl against Nevada on Dec. 24.