Topics: Butch Davis

Butch Davis came to UNC in 2006 after being named the head coach in November, midway through the 2006 season. He was fired at the end of July 2011 in connection with the ongoing NCAA investigation.

Chancellor Holden Thorp said in a release that Davis was not dismissed as a result of a specific charge in the investigation, but because the probe had begun to “chip away at this University’s reputation.”

Davis was replaced by defensive coordinator Everett Withers on an interim basis.

Many, including The DTH's editorial board, called for Davis' firing in the wake of numerous NCAA violations discovered during the summer and early fall of 2010. Chancellor Thorp and Athletic Director Dick Baddour had repeatedly expressed confidence in Davis.

Davis came to North Carolina sporting an impressive resume of coaching in both collegiate and pro ranks. Davis was the head coach at both the University of Miami (1995-2000) and the Cleveland Browns (2001-2004). At Miami, he compiled a record of 51-20 in six seasons, including five bowl appearances, before taking the head coaching position at Cleveland, where he went 25-39 through four seasons.

Showdown with Illinois reminds Marquise Williams of 2011 season

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Just eight days before its season opener, Illinois fired head football coach Tim Beckman for his mistreatment of injured players.


UNC offensive lineman Landon Turner takes the road less traveled

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As a winter storm rocked parts of northeast Texas, Landon Turner had just one thought on his mind: getting to Chapel Hill.


Amy Herman to resign today

Amy Herman, UNC’s associate athletic director for compliance and a central figure in the University’s response to the 2010 NCAA investigation, will step down from her position today.


Phone records of former football coach Butch Davis released

The work-related cellphone records of former head football coach Butch Davis were released today in conjunction with the long-running lawsuit filed by a media coalition that includes The Daily Tar Heel.


Davis to release phone records

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Superior Court Judge Howard Manning issued a court order Wednesday that requires former UNC head football coach Butch Davis to release some of his cellphone records within 30 days.


Southern Mississippi football coach Larry Fedora could be next UNC coach

Southern Mississippi football coach Larry Fedora is expected to be announced as North Carolina’s new football coach as early as Wednesday. According to sources and multiple reports, Fedora has accepted the position offered by UNC athletic director Bubba Cunningham.


Butch Davis seeks to block phone record subpoena

The lawyer of former North Carolina football coach Butch Davis filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss the subpoena of Davis’ personal cellphone records.


Withers and Renner go into 2011 with new leadership roles and big shoes to fill

When Bryn Renner learned that coach Butch Davis had been fired, the quarterback had to let it all sink in a little bit. Even though Renner — whose father coaches Davis’ son Drew at East Chapel Hill High — had yet to start a football game at North Carolina, he and Davis shared a close bond. But while it was tough to see Davis go, Renner wasn’t going to let anything shake his focus less than six weeks away from kickoff.


Consider Withers: The interim head coach deserves consideration once the season ends

After Saturday’s season-opening win against James Madison University, interim head football coach Everett Withers gave partial credit to his predecessor Butch Davis.


Edit: Damage control gone wrong

Chancellor Holden Thorp’s long overdue decision to fire head football coach Butch Davis, paired with Athletic Director Dick Baddour’s resignation, represents a much needed reinforcement of UNC’s values. But his attempt at damage control is overshadowed by the months of unnecessary waiting that have left the University’s reputation scarred by scandal.


Column: Blood's in the water. Thorp shouldn't have to jump in

Firing Thorp? C’mon, let’s not rub it in. The football team’s mistakes might have proven that we can be stupid at UNC, but we can’t possibly be that stupid. Or maybe some of us really are.


Everett Withers named interim head football coach

UNC has named defensive coordinator Everett Withers interim head football coach, effective immediately.


With wait, damage was done

Chancellor Holden Thorp’s long overdue decision to fire head football coach Butch Davis, paired with Athletic Director Dick Baddour’s resignation, represents a much needed reinforcement of UNC’s values. But his attempt at damage control is overshadowed by the months of unnecessary waiting that have left the University’s reputation scarred by scandal.


On heels of Davis' firing, Dick Baddour announces resignation

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In a press conference held by athletic director Dick Baddour and Chancellor Holden Thorp on Thursday morning at UNC’s Friday Center, Baddour announced his plan to resign.


Butch Davis fired in connection with NCAA investigation

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Butch Davis, head coach of the North Carolina football program, has been fired in connection with the ongoing NCAA investigation, according to a statement released by the University on Wednesday.


North Carolina tries to rebound at Duke

Still smarting after its fourth straight loss to N.C. State on Saturday, the North Carolina football team will have a chance to redeem itself this weekend when it travels to Duke to take on its other in-state conference foe. “It’s something that probably helps your football team in some respects bounce back,” UNC coach Butch Davis said.


Davis not to blame for actions of players, coaches

TO THE EDITOR: Monday’s editorial titled “Davis should go” (Oct.


Davis came to UNC to win, not uphold integrity

TO THE EDITOR:
To the person who wrote an editorial (“Davis should go,” Oct.


Davis will be part of football team solutions

TO THE EDITOR: As Director of Athletics, I hired Butch Davis to lead our football program because he was an outstanding coach who shared the core values that we try to uphold at the University of North Carolina.


Butch Davis apologizes for trusting Blake

At a news conference Monday, North Carolina football head coach Butch Davis said he would have fired associate head coach John Blake had he known Blake had improper relations with an agent.