Finally! The Charlotte Observer provides a sign of life that they are at least aware of the scandal in Chapel Hill. Maybe soon they will learn how to run more news stories about this situation somewhere other than page 6. This isn’t nearly as scathing as I would have expected, but at Day 90 of the scandal at least they are finally focusing some energy on it.
Regaining public trust in UNC and repairing its image as a model of conduct seems likely to require the dismissal of head football coach Butch Davis, who hired an assistant coach with close personal and professional ties to a well-known sports agent but who failed to insist on a full inquiry to make sure those ties had been severed before his hiring. And it may also require the dismissal of longtime athletic director Dick Baddour, a key figure in Davis’ hiring under then-Chancellor James Moeser and who evidently perceives no loss of control.
They have a point.