UNC confirmed Brian Baker's decision to leave for a coaching job with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. The official statements, as released by the school, from UNC head coach Butch Davis and Baker, who talked with the Rock Hill Herald on Tuesday:
Brian Baker, who spent one month as an assistant football coach at North Carolina, passed an NCAA certification test before recruiting for the Tar Heels, a team spokesman said Wednesday.
UNC hired Baker to coach the defensive line on Jan. 10 but did not finalize his contract. Baker worked for UNC during the recruiting period leading up to national signing day (Feb. 2) before deciding to leave for the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday.
Well that didn't last long.
Former Carolina Panthers defensive line coach Brian Baker, who accepted an assistant's post on UNC coach Butch Davis' staff a little more than a month ago, is headed back to the NFL.
Former Carolina Panthers defensive line coach Brian Baker said this morning that he has accepted a coaching position on UNC coach Butch Davis' staff.
Baker will be the defensive line coach/assistant head coach under Davis.
Baker said he would have had opportunities to stay in the NFL as a defensive line coach, but he saw the UNC job as a chance to advance his career.