It’s Friday, and Butch Davis is gone and Dick Baddour on his way out, but unfortunately for the Flagship, this is far from over. Specifically, questions remain regarding those 216 phone records.
The phone records now appear to be caught in a semantics game. North Carolina technically reviewed Davis’ personal phone records, but did so with outside help and apparently not from within the compliance department. There is a question as to whether or not UNC should have Davis’ business related calls logged anyway. If he wasn’t using his university issued phone, how was he conducting business? As Art Chansky joked, he must be the greatest recruiter of all time if he doesn’t need a phone. Regardless, the Freedom of Information Act should be good enough to get the phone calls that were business related.
The specifics of what that counsel found aren’t known, but the university maintains there was nothing that would implicate Davis. Of course, all we can do is take them at their word. Considering how the Michael McAdoo thing played out, it’s understandable if folks aren’t so willing to do that.
I wonder what the guy that called into Ovies yesterday to suggest “Irvin” Meyer as the next head coach thinks about all the inconsistencies in the continuous BS they’re tossing on us over there.
In “discussions” with my UNC friends and family yesterday, beyond the general disgust at Holden Thorp for ruining the football program, most readily admitted they were shocked it happened, because they hadn’t really been following the story — “I haven’t really kept up with this like State fans have.” And that may seem strange, but unless they’ve frequented SFN or PackPride during the past year, then they probably truly didn’t realize there was any reason to be concerned.