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 UNC’s head coach in July 2011. The source said that UNC doesn’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.