One of the traditions of the annual Shrine Bowl in Charlotte are speeches from the states’ major college coaches. Yesterday, Tom O’Brien, Steve Spurrier, Dabo Sweeny, and David Cutcliffe were on-hand to give their remarks — but due to the weather, UNC’s Butch Davis missed his turn at the mike.
Thanks to an insider tip, we’ve learned that Davis was finalizing an appearance at halftime in this year’s Sun Bowl in El Paso.
No…seriously…we also heard a rumor that the Chief was taking an emergency match class back on the reservation. We’ll keep checking to see what we learn about the situation.
A high school coach posted the following on Pack Pride:
Scheduled to speak to the two teams today was TOB, Butch, Bill Curry, Steve Spurrier, Dabo Sweeny, and Cuttcliffe (sp). The weather was to bad for Butch to make it.
Cutt. got a jab in while he was talking by saying at least the other coaches from NC could find their way through the fog.
IMHO, TOB gave the best talk today. He didn’t recruit, he spoke about what’s the right thing for young men to do, how to act, and what their work ethic should be. He didn’t mention any of his personal accomplishments, nor his teams, nor did he mention State. Some of the other mixed in some recruiting into their talks. Having heard Butch at the past two Shrine bowls talk about Butch, I wasn’t to sad that he didn’t make it today.
Spurrier found a way to mention that he won the Heisman, won a national championship, played in the pros, coached several all conference and all american QB’s, etc.