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Holden vs. Butch: Collision of cultures at UNC

On July 27, Holden Thorp, the genteel, baby-faced chancellor of the University of North Carolina, fired one of the highest-paid and highest-profile employees of his institution, the drawling, $1.7 million-per-annum football coach, Butch Davis. The applause from the faculty and reform-minded media who saw Thorp’s move as a blow for books over balls was immediate and predictable. (Independent Weekly)

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