Davis not on list to attend NCAA hearing
Oct 5, 2011
Former head football coach Butch Davis is not expected to represent the University of North Carolina Oct. 28 when school leaders hear from the NCAA on allegations against Davis' team.
Five university representatives are expected to attend the Committee on Infractions hearing, where UNC will make its case to the NCAA.
Davis, who was fired July 27 after more than a year of scandal swirled around his team, recently resurfaced in a series of appearances on the ESPN family of networks.
Davis is not named in the NCAA's list of allegations against the program, which includes charges against players on his team and an assistant coach.
Chancellor Holden Thorp and Director of Athletics Dick Baddour will speak to the media after the hearing, a university spokeswoman said Wednesday.
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RE: Davis not on list to attend NCAA hearing^ If Carolina thought it would help their cause to invite Butch, you can guarantee he would be at the hearing.
RE: Davis not on list to attend NCAA hearingI'm not surprised at all that Butch isn't attending the hearing later this month. Like other have said, Butch said he "didn't know" what was going on, and he wasn't named in the allegations, so unless Butch suddenly got his memory back, he wouldn't have anything to add to the hearing.
RE: Davis not on list to attend NCAA hearingOne way to look at this - of what good would Davis be at the meeting with the NCAA if all he did was do what he has done from the outset of this "MESS"... that being to claim he knew nothing about anything with regard to the improprieties.
For those giving Davis "credit" for holding out players last fall until they were "cleared"... I'm not sure Davis made those decisions. I believe it a very good possibility that the UNC Compliance office/folk, Dick Baddour, and Thorp (at some point) played a bigger role in holding out players than Davis did... that Davis was "told" that a player or player could NOT play.
The "talking heads" that interviewed Davis recently... I have not seen, only read about, those interviews, so perhaps this was done. Was Davis ever asked about how he feels about the "character" of some of his players as revealed by the NCAA investigation? How about how he feels about some of the on-field unsportsmanlike actions of some players... namely Austin and Little? Why did he not curtail such behavior? Why are questions such as those not be asked of Davis?
I'm a very long-time, loyal UNC alumnus, having spent ~9 years on the UNC campus as a student earning 3 degrees... with very strong "ties" to the University since those years - but I never want to see the likes of Austin and Little wearing a Carolina uniform again - in any sport. The UNC athletic program/teams have always brought a vibrancy to the institution the like of which you could get from no other source... it is truly as integral to the life and character of the University as is the stellar academic reputation of UNC. I very much want competitive athletic teams at UNC... but absolutely NOT if doing so would diminish to any degree the University's academic reputation and status. It is possible... it is truly possible to have BOTH good, competitive athletic teams AND maintain a nation leading academic reputation. All Universities must work to accomplish BOTH... but it will require "adjustments"
RE: Davis not on list to attend NCAA hearingThis is not surprising. Carolina stands to gain MORE by distancing themselves from Butch than they do by bringing him to this hearing.
And after all, that's what this is about. Making themselves look as good as they can, rather than getting to the bottom of everything.
The Carolina Way -- To SEEM, rather than to BE.
RE: Davis not on list to attend NCAA hearing
Did I ever mention how great that Neon Green envy looks on you, quite mahvelous. You may want to change your eye shadow and lipstick though so it will match. It's just eating you boys up that the Heels took a haymaker to the jaw and are jumping immediately up off the canvas ala Rocky II for the epic knockout. Bet you boys were hoping the NCAA allegations and penalties wre going to set us back 5 or so years so the program would be severely weakened, but NO, Heels coming back with a vengence. The resiliency of the Tar Heels is proving that "The Carolina Way" is alive and well. Nothing like a challenge to bring the best out in THE TAR HEELS! Whoot! Go Tar Heels! #Heelblood! #Ramblood!- Posted by MO_DUKE IS BANNED- Posted by GhostofSmittyTure that Cuss. The fact he got Mastromateo to recommit tells me he may have what it takes. I know a couple people have told me the kids that Withers has recruited as part of his responsibility cite him as an important ingredient to coming to UNC. Looking at the players we have on defense I think he has the skills to definitely get his foot in the door. You know there will be alot of discussions with High School Coaches and families surveying how they feel about Withers, of course, we won't be privy to those. If he can keep the pipeline Butch had intact and then enhance with the confidence in an even stronger program than before, UNC will be a go to school for top recruits and a want kids to be at school for the parents. I'm yoked.- Posted by cussmikemeoutEverything is about recruiting. We don't know the impact on that part yet. The reason that NC State fans were so adamant was because they wanted to get rid of Davis, the recruiter. Can Withers recruit? That's the big question.It's very obvious that UNC hasn't missed a beat with this this coach. These guys get better each game. I know that UNC fans, and graduates will be happy when Oct 28th finally comes around. This has certainly gone on too long. Finish it, and let it go. Move on toward the future. I'm glad that we play UNC late in the season the way our Offense is playing.- Posted by Hokie 94
If that pipeline stays intact they'll be hauled right back before the NCAA again. Just sayin'