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Butch Davis fired

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Pancamo, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Twitter is blowing up with news that UNC fired Davis two days after his Media Day press conference. He should have been canned last year when it came out his top assistant was basically a runner for an agent but this timing is crap.
     
  2. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    if this is true, there's gotta be a pretty sexy story behind it, no? some sort of bombshell must've landed. what other explanation could there be for this bizarre timing?
     
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    http://twitter.com/#!/InsideCarolina

    @InsideCarolina InsideCarolina
    BREAKING NEWS: UNC official would not confirm or deny whether Butch Davis has been fired today.

    @InsideCarolina InsideCarolina
    Would only offer the following: "The chancellor met with the Board of Trustees to discuss the future of the football program today."

    @InsideCarolina InsideCarolina
    Board of Trustees had a 1pm meeting today, which included a closed session
     
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/07/27/butch-davis-on-his-way-out-at-unc/related/
     
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    You can probably remove the question mark from the thread title:

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8274713
     
  6. mb

    mb Active Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    From the sounds of things, a new BOT and Chancellor took over today. Which would answer the why now? part.
     
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    UNC just issued a release confirming Davis' dismissal:

    http://tarheelblue.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/072711aad.html

    Presser 11 a.m. Thursday.
     
  8. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    This makes absolutely no sense.
     
  9. blacktitleist

    blacktitleist Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    He was just at ACC Media Days Sunday and Monday and answered every question about all the scandals surrounding the program. Shrugged nothing off.

    Very strange timing
     
  10. melock

    melock Active Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    AP just moved an alert about Davis' firing.
     
  11. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    Thorp (Chancellor) has been there several years.
     
  12. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Re: Butch Davis fired?

    The UNC System -- which encompasses every public institution of higher education (other than community colleges) in North Carolina, including NC State -- has a new president.
     
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