Butch Davis’ program is “nowhere” in year three

Don’t take my word for it. Listen to one of UNC’s resident motor-mouths, Marvin Austin.

In preparation for today’s game, the Charlotte Observer reminded the world how the North Carolina football program is not yet considered ‘elite’ despite two straight seasons of Meineke Car Care Bowl appearances after winning a whopping 66% of their regular season games padded against weak out of conference opponents. (Thanks, Observer. Who would have ever been able to come to that conclusion without you?)

In the article, Marvin Austin comments that Carolina is “nowhere” close to achieving what he was recruited for, “Because when I came in, I was looking at a national championship”.

In his nonsensically circular quote, Austin goes on to proclaim that Carolina still has a chance to win a National Championship…in FOOTBALL. Since nobody I know expects Austin to return to Chapel Hill next year, when does old MA ‘think they have a chance to win a National Championship’?

“I don’t think we’ve accomplished what I came in to do,” Austin said. “Because when I came in, I was looking at a national championship. And I still think we have a chance to do that. We haven’t even won the ACC championship yet, so we’ve still got a lot of work to do. We’re nowhere. Eight wins is not enough.”

If you really want a lot of fun paying attention to Austin’s comments – and make no mistake about how badly he wants you to listen to him and follow his comments – then you should check out his (in)famous Twitter account by clicking here. Other than some of his drinking and sexual tweets, I think some of my favorites are the references to some of the strip bars this college junior frequents. I’m sure that the attention drawn by some of his tweets have led to a thorough sanitization of the really good stuff.

You can use this entry for today’s Carolina-Pitt matchup in the Meineke Car Care Bowl (as well as any other football and basketball games you would like to discuss).

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39 Responses to Butch Davis’ program is “nowhere” in year three

  1. GAWolf 12/26/2009 at 6:00 PM #

    Can someone please link Little’s post-TD antics as soon as they’re on the web? I think davis has left a pretty good mark on the program by the end of year 3. they’re somewhere….and it’s the same place leprecauns live in trees.

  2. wolfmanmat 12/26/2009 at 6:26 PM #

    Why in the world is this article on “StateFansNation?” This is half our problem. Our followers are so riddled with hate and jelousy over Chapel Hill that we make a post about how Butch is “failing” in year 3, while we sit outside of the bowl picture with an INCREDIBLY easy schedule with an insane 8 home games. We got to stop worrying about the Heels are and start focusing on our own programs.

  3. GAWolf 12/26/2009 at 6:35 PM #

    Because guys in the local media like Tim Hall over at WRAL not only condone but glorify crap like Little punting the ball out of the endzone after a score. Check his game blog on wral.com. The double standard from the media is what drives most of the reason to make sure we dont let things like the original post go undiscussed.

    Little didnt even have to sit out a series. If TOB let Bowens punt a ball out of the endzone without punishment we’d hear about it for a decade.

  4. coppertop 12/26/2009 at 6:37 PM #

    they’re somewhere….and it’s the same place leprecauns live in trees.

    LOL!
    For those not in the mobile, AL area, check this link:

    http://www.wheredagoldat.com/
    or

  5. GAWolf 12/26/2009 at 6:48 PM #

    Check out SirGregory8… looks like he tweeted to Ochocinco to watch tonight because he was going to “kiss the baby.” Sounds like to me he had long planned to do that.

  6. JEOH2 12/26/2009 at 7:06 PM #

    So there seem to be absolutely no one at UNC’s Bowl Game in CHARLOTTEE today…Day after Christmas, Families In Town on Vacations, a Saturday, a Day Where The Weather is More Cool Then Cold, an NC Team with a Loooong Wal-Mart Fanbase against a Ranked Big East Team Who Almost Won Their Entire Conference…

    And UNC Couldn’t Even Make the Attendance Look Presentable on NATIONAL Television…

    It MUST be Basketball Season…

    I am curious the Attendance Figures for the Year We Played in the Bowl, Wake, UNC Last year and Subsequently This Year as Well…May be Telling…

  7. GAWolf 12/26/2009 at 7:20 PM #

    no shocker…penalties killing the heels. sturdivant attempts to murder punt returner after the fair catch.

  8. coppertop 12/26/2009 at 7:38 PM #

    I am a bit suprised ol little didn’t try and punt it out again.

  9. GAWolf 12/26/2009 at 8:32 PM #

    Undisciplined play makes a huge difference in the end as the Heels make a questionable field goal attempt a chip shot by jumping offsides prior to the snap.

  10. VaWolf82 12/26/2009 at 8:43 PM #

    We got to stop worrying about the Heels are and start focusing on our own programs.

    Serious questions:
    How does an article here have any impact on State’s FB program?
    How does the fan’s “attention” have any impact on the program?

    Bottom line: Fans have very little impact (beyond financial) on State’s FB program…and I don’t think that anyone is stupid to claim that State fans’ financial support is holding back the FB program.

  11. blpack 12/26/2009 at 9:19 PM #

    Thanks to SFN for calling attention to some of the antics of our competitors in CH. That program is borderline the U of the 80s and isn’t winning nearly as much. I’d be shocked if Austin comes back. I know he is just keeping it real, but he would make more money in the League.

  12. Mike 12/26/2009 at 9:42 PM #

    Doatesjr, TOB 3-0, Butch 0-3. UNX chokes another one away.

  13. TOBtime 12/26/2009 at 9:54 PM #

    duh-oates, when you’ve already beat both the teams being discussed the game has already been played.
    Tom
    Owns
    Butch

    Have the mighty holes only scored 10 pts in the 2d half of
    their last 2 games? Against an unranked team and a barely ranked team? Now THERE is improvement for you to end the season! Sort of similiar to how it ended last year!

  14. MrPlywood 12/26/2009 at 9:56 PM #

    LMAO – State beat UNX in the Pack’s “bowl” game, and Carolina got beat in theirs. UNX is 0-2 in bowls in one season. Heh.

  15. TOBtime 12/26/2009 at 9:59 PM #

    And friends of yours aren’t loyal followers. Have fun with the whine, cheese and coulda, woulda shoulda!

  16. VaWolf82 12/26/2009 at 10:40 PM #

    Just ignore the trolls and give us a chance to delete their comments. Responding just gives them what they want and quoting them makes it harder for me to delete all of their “thoughts” ;-)

  17. StateFans 12/26/2009 at 11:44 PM #

    wolfmanmat,

    We run our blog the way we choose to run our blog. We happily encourage you to pass along the URL to your blog and we will link it up; but, we have a well chronicled history of asking our readers to focus on the topic. We’ll ask for your advice on how to run the blog when the time is right for us.

    Since you don’t seem to worry about any other programs and only focus on our own, may I ask what you are doing so damn wrong?

    Since blog posts and fan attention evidently have such an impact on our program, you and your friends need to start doing something a little better or different.

  18. wolfmanmat 12/27/2009 at 7:58 AM #

    Blogs do have an impact whether we like it or not. Recruits, coaches, alumni, fans all read these blogs. I love Statefansnation, but I am not sure why we even feel the need to acknowledge Carolina football except for the week we beat them every year. I guarantee there is no “TOB has failed in 3 years” article on the Heels blog. It makes us look bad when we continue to discuss Carolina and they continue to not give 2 shits about State. There is no reason to talk about their failure at all IMO, particularly when we are sitting at home and they are in a bowl, but obviously Statefans can run their blog however they like.

  19. wolfmanmat 12/27/2009 at 8:06 AM #

    Blogs do make a difference. Recruits, alumni, fans and coaches all read these things. If it didn’t make a difference, then why start one? I love Statefans, but I just don’t see the need for us to discuss Carolina football at all except for the one week a year where we beat them. I GUARANTEE there is no “TOB has failed” blog anywhere in Chapel Hill. The fact is, they could give 2 shits about State. We need to start doing the same, particularly when our own football program is at home. Now, if we are in the ACC BCS game, then sure, run your mouth, but it seems very petty to even bring up UNC’s failure while we sit at home. That is just my opinion, which is the point of blogging by the way, to give one’s opinions.

  20. imawolf 12/27/2009 at 9:34 AM #

    I agree with BlPACK “Thanks to SFN for calling attention to some of the antics of our competitors in CH. That program is borderline the U of the 80s ” I began picking up on this same thought earlier this year…We all saw what happened in the Orange Bowl when the players basically held a riot and the coaches had no control… I feel this type of attitude is brewing in Chapel Hill.

  21. hball57 12/27/2009 at 9:43 AM #

    It’s important because these two teams played in the “We Can’t Beat NC State” bowl. It is our obligation to note the events that happened in Charlotte yesterday!

  22. Alpha Wolf 12/27/2009 at 10:52 AM #

    Nahhh, rival schools’ fans’ never talk about the other school.

    Just all of them do.

  23. NCMike 12/27/2009 at 6:08 PM #

    Why in the world is this article on “StateFansNation?” This is half our problem. Our followers are so riddled with hate and jelousy over Chapel Hill that we make a post about how Butch is “failing” in year 3, while we sit outside of the bowl picture with an INCREDIBLY easy schedule with an insane 8 home games. We got to stop worrying about the Heels are and start focusing on our own programs.

    Right on. This has turned into look what another team couldn’t do or did badly or shouldn’t have done as oppose to what we did/can do/should do website yet AGAIN. Slap Butch but he has 2 of 3 winning seasons. TOB hasn’t had one yet. Berate the refs but Zona still won. There’s an ACC, officiating, media or conspiracy among conference officials (or insert your own paranoia here)against NC State. I have no problem with talking about rival schools mind you…but its become the leading topic here (i.e. Roy throws fan out) over NC State athletics. Guess that shows what we’ve become. When you’re this fixated on what your rival does, most would say he’s won. Let the railing begin!

  24. wolfmanmat 12/27/2009 at 7:11 PM #

    That was my point too. There’s no way UNC has a “TOB can’t get it done” thread in any of there blogs. UNC fans pass us off as “whinners” because we constantly talk about their programs even while we cycle in irrelevancy. They embarass us by simply not talking about us at all…we need to start doing the same.

  25. wolfmanmat 12/27/2009 at 7:25 PM #

    And I seemed to strike a nerve with the writer of the blog, for which I apoligize. I do think blogs have some impact on a programs though…fans, recruits, alumni, coaches all read these things. And I have no problem talking junk about UNC; it is just my opinion that we should be above that, particularly when we are not even in a bowl game. It makes us look bad to anyone who reads us…

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