Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news

Playing led to leading


If not for a couple of knee injuries four decades ago, North Carolina's Butch Davis and N.C. State's Tom O'Brien might not be meeting Saturday for a new chapter of a century-old rivalry. After all, much of who they are as coaches now -- Davis a detailed motivator, O'Brien a disciplined leader -- was established during their playing days, when five knee surgeries forced Davis to the sideline at Arkansas, while an injury to a teammate pushed O'Brien into Navy's starting lineup. (Raleigh News & Observer)


Share: Facebook | Twitter | Email

Related: |

Recent Football News:

Former UNC Football Player, Business School Dean, and IBM Executive Paul Rizzo Passes Away

UNC Football Spring Game Set for April 8

Path 2 the Pros: Who is Ryan Switzer?

UNC's Defensive Breakout Candidates for 2017

Mike Ekeler Joins UNC Football Coaching Staff


© 2005-2017 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | RSS | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.