After this season ends, Butch Davis should no longer be a part of the UNC football program.
It is not an easy statement to make — and certainly not one to make hastily. But as more details regarding the investigation into the football program are revealed, it’s the conclusion that one can’t help but reach.
Previously, we said that there are two scenarios that can be envisioned regarding Davis’ involvement in the team’s academic or agent violations. Either he had direct knowledge of what was transpiring, or he was egregiously ignorant of what was going on in his organization. Both scenarios called into question Davis’ role with the team.
There’s still no definitive evidence of Davis being directly involved. But revelations regarding the amount of money changing hands between agent Gary Wichard and associate football coach John Blake were shocking and exposed the extent of inappropriate action.
And it is suspicious that these improprieties extended so high up the hierarchy of leadership as to be just beneath Davis.