Now this may come as a shock to many people, but I was wondering what took North Carolina so long. North Carolina fired football coach Butch Davis on Wednesday, saying the past year of turmoil amid an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct was doing too much damage to the school’s reputation. This has been going on for some time and now North Carolina decides to do it. It really does not make much sense of firing Davis nine days before training camp opens,but we never said people who do the hiring and firing are real bright.
Davis did have a lot of academic problems and in the end that was Butch Davis downfall. His record at North Carolina was good and he brought back the program to respectability. Now North Carolina is stuck hiring an interim coach as they are two close to the start of training camp. It will be interesting to see how the firing effects the team and how they move forward. Many former players went on Twitter to offer support for Butch Davis and how North Carolina made a mistake. That should tell you something when former players stand by their coach. I guess we will just have to wait and see how this all plays out in the end.