Ethan Farmer tackles long journey of adversity
It’s fitting that Ethan Farmer has to miss part of practice to be in the classroom — after all, an undisclosed academic issue nearly prevented...Friday September 19, 2014Mack Brown, Butch Davis Join ESPN College Football Coverage
Former college football coaches Mack Brown and Butch Davis have joined ESPN as college football analysts, primarily working on the network’s Saturday studio programming, it...Thursday July 24, 2014Butch Davis to work for ESPN this fall
Former college and NFL coach Butch Davis, who spent the past two seasons as a special assistant on the Bucs' coaching staff, will be working...Tuesday July 8, 2014Darius Lipford settles in at ‘Mike'
Heading into his senior season, Darius Lipford is again adjusting to a new position. Initially a 'Sam' (strong-side) linebacker in UNC's 4-3 defense under former...Thursday March 27, 2014Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2014
Larry Fedora has the fifth-best roster coming back to Chapel Hill in 2014 and yet North Carolina is just .500 in ACC play over the...Monday February 24, 2014Butch Davis: I want to coach again
National signing day can be the most stressful day for a coach, but Butch Davis isn’t afraid to say he misses it. The former Miami...Thursday February 6, 2014Tar Heels to face familiar defensive coordinator
Cincinnati defensive coordinator Art Kaufman doesn't believe it’s ironic that the Bearcats are playing North Carolina in the Belk Bowl. As Kaufman put it, it’s...Thursday December 26, 2013Chansky: What Were They Thinking?
James Moeser says that, if he were still chancellor at the time, he would not have fired Butch Davis. And former Athletic Director Dick Baddour...Friday December 13, 2013Despite being cleared in UNC scandal, Butch Davis still waiting for a gig
Asked how tough it would be for him to never get another head coaching job, Butch Davis paused for a few moments. "I'd be very...Wednesday December 11, 2013The Evolution Of Marquise Williams
It's ironic that Marquise Williams has found his niche in Carolina's up-tempo spread after first being attracted to Carolina under the Butch Davis/John Shoop regime...Friday November 22, 2013UNC-NCSU winner could reap in-state recruiting benefits
The winner of Saturday’s UNC at N.C. State football (12:30 p.m. WRAL-TV) game could and certainly should get at least somewhat of an in-state recruiting...Friday November 1, 2013Tar Heels still paying price for timing of Butch Davis firing
The timing of Butch Davis’ firing may end up costing UNC not one or two football seasons, but three or more. Former Chancellor Holden Thorp’s...Wednesday October 9, 2013Mark of Fedora to come after Davis recruits are gone
The high-flying offense new coach Larry Fedora promised upon being hired in 2011 has shown sporadic periods of success but hasn’t been consistently good yet...Wednesday October 9, 2013Ghost of scandal haunts UNC
Two full seasons have passed since Butch Davis last coached a game at North Carolina. Three seasons have passed since Greg Little and Marvin Austin...Thursday September 5, 2013Chansky: Cackle On, Coach!
C’mon, Head Ball Coach, surely winning a Heisman Trophy and a national championship are more impressive accomplishments to cackle over on your way to the...Tuesday August 27, 2013ACC predictions: Clemson, FSU, then questions
Coastal Division: 2. UNC (5-3, 8-4) - Talent was never Carolina’s problem under Butch Davis, it was motivation. Larry Fedora already has proven he can...Saturday August 24, 20132013 North Carolina football's 10 things to know
UNC has weathered an NCAA storm and won 39 games in the last five years. Life is better for the Heels than it was when...Wednesday August 14, 2013Kareem Martin is UNC's last link to Butch Davis’ D-line
Kareem Martin hopes to be next in one line, the parade of North Carolina defensive linemen through the first round of the draft. No matter...Saturday August 10, 2013North Carolina 2013 football preview
North Carolina has had 16 players selected in the past three drafts, including four first-rounders and five second-rounders. That's an offshoot of former coach Butch...Monday August 5, 2013"Beast of the Hill" Returns Friday
North Carolina's football program has been hosting the Beast of the Hill seven-on-seven event going back to the Butch Davis era, and Larry Fedora and...Tuesday July 16, 2013