FINALLY! Some common sense and opinion from some guy named Scott Mooneyham.
Welcome to the big time, Mr. Mooneyham. Please be prepared for private and public lynchings by the members of the secret society we have named, ‘The Flagship’. It is kind of like going up against ‘The Firm’. The last guy who spoke out against Carolina got this. Still no word on Joe Mavretic’s recent whereabouts, either.
Mooneyham’s column is quick and concise, but at the same time complete. It MUST be read in its entirety.
Some select passages are included below:
The basic facts leave little doubt that what’s occurred is the worst college sports scandal to hit a UNC system school campus since a basketball point-shaving scandal of the early 1960s.
The response from some the school’s supporters seems to be that this kind of thing happens everywhere.
Really? I’m not aware of any athletic department tutors at other schools accused of wrongdoing who coincidentally were employed by the head football coach.
But in Chapel Hill, there’s no outrage to be seen.
Athletic Director Dick Baddour. He says the school’s internal review aims to â€œprotect the integrity of the university.â€
Does he mean the integrity that’s already disappeared on his watch, or any remaining integrity that slips away with each passing day that Butch Davis remains head football coach?
The school’s chancellor, Holden Thorpe, should fire Davis and Baddour. If he won’t, he should be fired.
There’s no reason to wait. None of the details, playing out day-by-day in the newspapers and on the Internet, are going to mitigate the fact that Davis and Baddour allowed the worst sports scandal in five decades to occur on their watch.
It’s not just the Carolina Way; it’s the only way.