"It was tough," Chizik said. "I remember going out to practice and just being out of sorts a little bit because I was just thinking to myself: Holy cow, I'm not there to help. Most parents are going to help their kids move to college."
Chizik's Choice: Family over football after 2 years away →
In a letter to North Carolina fans, Chizik said he was stepping away from football to focus on his family.
North Carolina defensive coordinator Chizik steps down →