I found this breaking news from Fox Sports to be pretty interesting.
A contract squabble with the University of North Carolina is keeping Butch Davis from becoming the next head coach at Florida International University, a source told FOXSports.com on Thursday night.
The dispute centers on almost $1.8 million that Davis is owed from the settlement he signed upon his dismissal as UNCâ€™s head coach in July 2011. The source said that UNC doesnâ€™t want to pay the money if Davis accepts another coaching position, which is a stumbling block that also complicated his hiring earlier this year by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
FIU is set to sign Davis to a multiyear contract averaging roughly $500,000 a season, the source said.
The Tampa Bay Times has reported that Davis is due annual payments of $590,000 from UNC every Jan. 15 between 2013 and 2015 as part of the severance deal. Davis was fired after a slew of NCAA infractions were committed during his four seasons (2007 to 2010) with the Tar Heels.
The ‘marriage’ of these jokers – Butch and UNC – is a gift that just keeps on giving. These two genuinely are/were perfect for each other. It is almost a shame that UNC’s pre-existing system of extreme academic corruption was in place to bring down old Butch; it might’ve been interesting/fun to watch Butch to continue down the path of doing it to himself for a while.