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Butch Davis, Mack Brown address UNC scandal
Former North Carolina football coaches Butch Davis and Mack Brown both vehemently denied any knowledge or involvement in the academic fraud scandal at UNC. Davis...

Butch Davis: UNC should be a top-10 program
The final poll of the 1998 season – that was the last time UNC football was ranked in the AP top 10. Former head coach...

An Oral History: UNC vs. UCONN, 2008
In the fall of 2008, after enduring three straight losing seasons, the North Carolina Tar Heel football team raced to a 4-1 start in Butch...

Chase Rice On NFL Dreams And NASCAR Victories With Jimmie Johnson
Among those voracious gridiron faithful includes country star Chase Rice, who was on the verge of being an NFL player after making a name for...

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...

Mack 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...

Butch 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...

Darius 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...

Ranking 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...

Butch 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...

Tar 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...

Chansky: 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...

Despite 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...

The 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...

UNC-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...

Tar 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...

Mark 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...

Ghost 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...

Chansky: 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...

ACC 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...

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