Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Butch Davis Fired

What a crazy day in Football news.....

Amid all the Pro trades & rumors now Twitter is blowing up with news that Butch Davis has been fired. I can't find much info about it but here is what I could dig up via ABC News

Butch Davis's run as head football coach at UNC Chapel Hill has come to an end.
The news came after a meeting Wednesday of the Board of Trustees and Chancellor Holden Thorp.
"To restore confidence in the University of North Carolina and our football program, it's time to make a change," said Thorp in a statement released by the school. "What started as a purely athletic issue has begun to chip away at this University's reputation. I have been deliberate in my approach to understanding this situation fully, and I have worked to be fair to everyone involved. However, I have lost confidence in our ability to come through this without harming the way people think of this institution. Our academic integrity is paramount and we must work diligently to protect it. The only way to move forward and put this behind us is to make a change."
UNC's problems began last year when the school announced it was looking into academic misconduct and allegations that players got perks from professional sports agents.
In all, 14 players missed at least one game because of the probe with seven being ruled out for the entire year. An eighth was cleared to return at midseason but decided to redshirt.
Last month, North Carolina received a notice of allegations from the NCAA outlining numerous "potential major violations" in the football program, including unethical conduct by a former assistant coach as well as failure to adequately monitor the conduct of a former and current players.

Very curious to see who we get next!

1 comment:

  1. I knew I was going to love your blog, because bourbon is in your name...then your first two post are about football! I have found my new favorite blog.

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