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Father of Former Head Football Coach Butch Davis Dies at 82
The father of former UNC football coach Butch Davis has died. The Associated Press reports that 82-year-old Paul Davis passed away Friday. Paul Davis was...

Paul Grier one of the forgotten stars of segregated basketball in North Carolina
Paul Grier says he didn't think much then about chances he missed - until Charlie Scott went to UNC. "That kind of hit my mind,"...

Ga. Tech, UNC looking to reverse fortunes
UNC coach Butch Davis has been beaten by Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Al Groh before. Last year, with Groh as the head coach of Virginia,...

What could have been?
After Chuck Amato and John Bunting were purged from the area at the end of the 2006 season, Paul Johnson emerged as the rare candidate...

Heels look for speed to move them forward in a hurry
Butch Davis talks fast. Southern, sure. But fast. He might be from Arkansas, but if you think he’s all sugar and molasses, forget it. Ask...

Ed Davis: The Cav who got away
If he weren't in baby blue, he'd be a'Hoo. That's small consolation to University of Virginia basketball coach Dave Leitao and his staff, who desperately...

Davis and Johnson make quick impact in ACC
Nobody expected it to happen this fast. Nobody, maybe, except Butch Davis and Paul Johnson who in a very brief time on the job have...

Paul Johnson's Offense
I’m not surprised Paul Johnson has been able to install his unique run-oriented offense at Georgia Tech. I’m just surprised that he has been able...

Butch Davis Named to Coach of the Year Watch List
The Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards committee of the American Heart Association has named North Carolina head coach Butch Davis to its watch list for the...

Butch Davis returns to face Miami Hurricanes
Paul Hilton "Butch" Davis, the man responsible for bringing the Miami Hurricanes back from the depths of NCAA probation despair in the mid 1990s to...

Hogs interested in Butch Davis?
Coach Butch Davis said he is happy at UNC when asked Tuesday evening about reports that he might be wooed to coach at Arkansas. "I...

Dascenzo: Davis' reign begins in Chapel Hill
His real name is Paul Hilton Davis, Jr., but his friends call him Butch, which seems like a good thing. He arrived on North Carolina's...

Davis deal still in limbo
The father of Butch Davis said Thursday that his son is interested in the North Carolina football coaching job but could not say if the...

Davis, Heels deal not done yet
The agent for Butch Davis told The Charlotte Observer on Wednesday that a deal to bring the former Miami Hurricanes and Cleveland Browns coach to...

UNC Search: What We Know
Among the coaches various high-ranking UNC officials have asked to be included in the information-gathering process of the search are former Miami coach Butch Davis,...

Kragthorpe, Rodriguez, Johnson said to be on UNC wish list
North Carolina's top candidates for its football-coaching job appear to be Steve Kragthorpe of Tulsa, Rich Rodriguez of West Virginia and Paul Johnson of Navy,...