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Butch Davis will bring star power to Conference USA
As he searched for work with major college football programs after being fired as North Carolina’s head coach in 2011, Butch Davis discovered he was...

Chansky’s Notebook: Butch Is Back
You have to know Butch Davis was delighted to be named Florida International’s new football coach this week. You can bet Davis will begin putting...

FIU hires ESPN's Butch Davis to be its next head coach
Former Miami and North Carolina coach Butch Davis told ESPN on Monday that he is leaving the network immediately to accept the head coaching position...

Report: Butch Davis is frontrunner to become next FIU football coach
While not finalized, two sources told Sporting News that Butch Davis is the frontrunner to become Florida International University’s next head coach. Davis helped rebuild...

Recruiting Storylines: UNC vs Miami
Since Butch Davis’s departure in 2011, North Carolina-Miami recruiting battles have decreased significantly. Still, there are several players that could have been on the opposite...

THI Staff Picks: Favorite All-Time UNC Football Uniform
North Carolina’s football uniforms have gone through a lot of changes in recent years, from Butch Davis ushering in the dark blue pants to the...

Shakeel Rashad on UNC: "I love Chapel Hill so much"
When you talk to former UNC linebacker Shakeel Rashad, you can't help but feel his love and enthusiasm for North Carolina. It's even more apparent...

'15 Wins Setting Foundation for '17 Recruits
Former UNC head coach Butch Davis believed the recruiting process was an 18-month ordeal, starting in the summer prior to a prospect’s junior season in...

UNC Football’s Fifth-Year Seniors Have Seen It All
As UNC’s incredible football season approaches its conclusion, all five of the team’s fifth-year seniors each celebrated another milestone....they graduated from school and put one...

Butch Davis: Miami never called after interview, heard Richt news on radio
Butch Davis was a candidate in the mix for the Miami job, reportedly in the final handful of potential head coaches to take over after...

Reports: Ex-Canes coach Butch Davis interviews for Miami job
Whether Butch Davis returns as Miami's football coach remains up in the air, but it appears the architect of the Hurricanes' early-Aughts juggernauts at least...

Miami taking fresh look at Butch Davis
A Miami official who was close with former president Donna Shalala said it was obvious speaking to her that she felt strongly that Butch Davis...

Butch Davis states his case for coaching Miami Hurricanes again
Butch Davis said publicly Monday something he has said privately for several years: he wants to coach the Miami Hurricanes again. Davis, who has made...

Tar Heels Seek Sixth Straight over Virginia
Talk about “The Streak” and Tar Heel-Virginia football. What for an eternity had been the subject of Carolina’s inability to win in Charlottesville (zippo from...

Showdown with Illinois reminds Marquise Williams of 2011 season
Just eight days before its season opener, Illinois fired head football coach Tim Beckman for his mistreatment of injured players. When UNC quarterback Marquise Williams...

Illinois Turmoil Reminiscent of UNC 2011
Illinois fired head coach Tim Beckman for mishandling athletes’ injuries on Aug. 28, eight days before the Illini’s season opener against Kent State. When UNC...

Here's Al Golden looking up at a plane calling for Butch Davis to replace him
Al Golden came into the 2015 season on the hot seat at Miami, so it's no surprise that people are calling for his job. However,...

UNC Sports Year in Review: No. 3-4
On Jan. 2, Gene Chizik accepted an offer to be UNC’s defensive coordinator. Chizik, a former national championship-winning head coach at Auburn, is one of...

Quinton Coples holds annual QC Honors gala
New York Jets linebacker Quinton Coples held his annual QC Honors fundraising gala Friday at the Woodmen Community Center in Kinston. The event recognized community...

UNC’s NFL draft pipeline runs dry, years after Butch Davis firing
The college-to-NFL pipeline that Butch Davis laid in Chapel Hill had started to dry long ago, and now North Carolina has appeared to squeeze the...

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