Butch Davis 2007 To-Do List

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16 Responses to Butch Davis 2007 To-Do List

  1. Pack92 11/30/2007 at 6:15 PM #

    Shouldn’t it say “Get a raise – no chapel hole residence required” ?

  2. GoldenChain 11/30/2007 at 6:33 PM #

    Well, at least he met his most important objective!
    I told my hole friends “what will you do next year if he wins 6 or 7 (or heaven forbid 8), think his name won’t come up again”. Are you going to increase his pay every year to keep him?!

  3. noah 11/30/2007 at 6:50 PM #

    Knowing what they know now, I wonder if Chapel Hill folks would hire Davis again if time reversed itself?

  4. backinpack 11/30/2007 at 7:23 PM #

    You guys are crazy if you think they wouldn’t hire him again. For the most part their fan-base is delusional and expects that they can and will hire the ‘best coach available’ and keep them in Crapel Hill indefinitely. I’m sure even Ol’ Roy will be willing to keep him around too since Butchie will help him get a raise every year.

  5. smile102 11/30/2007 at 10:23 PM #

    Funny list.
    I don’t see anything has changed; he’s still perceived as a good coach that most people believe will do well at UNC. The administration said they initiated the raise, not Davis, but who knows for sure. Success on the field translates into huge $ for the school, so he’s worth the bucks if he delivers, and the school would be embarrassed for him to leave now. The problem is the AD Badour, who has repeatedly shown the job is over his head.

  6. Primewolf 11/30/2007 at 11:48 PM #

    Everyone, including Dick Vitale, talks about how Butch will get it going. He has alot of folks pulling for him in the national media as well as local media.

    UNC didn’t want to be embarassed. If he leaves within a few years, they will look even more foolish. Most of them think he will have it going withing a few years and the program will be stable even if he leaves.

  7. EverettBeez 12/01/2007 at 12:42 AM #

    Smile – how does his success on the field translate into big bucks for the university?
    BD’s raise didn’t cost any positions at the university, its all private giving. Nor will a winning season bring the University any money. It might mean that the Athletic dept will loose LESS money – but the simple fact is, no matter how successful Carolina, or indeed State football is, they won’t generate enough money to make the Universities any money.
    NOW if we each sat 80,000+ or so, and sold every game, and made it to a BCS bowl regularly, and could manage a private contract with at major television network . . . .
    IN other words, as soon as Wendell Murphey and NC State’s Swine research dept can make Pigs Fly, success at any of the ACC schools will translate into Big $ for the University.

  8. gcpack 12/01/2007 at 3:02 PM #

    Does this raise for Davis guarantee that he is at OCTC and no chance of going to the Razorbacks?

  9. smile102 12/01/2007 at 4:12 PM #

    This article agrees w/ you, that it is a myth a school benefits financially from athletic success.


  10. smile102 12/01/2007 at 4:15 PM #
  11. wolfonthehill 12/01/2007 at 4:18 PM #

    uncch clearly benefits in terms of its News & World Report rankings by having a successful basketball team. That ranking, as well as many others, uses admission rate as a major factor… and when uncch wins a basketball championship, their admissions jump… thereby dropping their admission rates… and thereby making their overall rank jump.

    The uncch chancellor admitted as much earlier this year in an interview… so the idea is no myth… but uncch’s football team is, in my opinion, irrelevant in that conversation.

  12. EverettBeez 12/01/2007 at 4:19 PM #

    thanks for the link Smile –
    can’t read it till after the App game, maybe not till tomorrow, but I will.
    got it bookmarked.

  13. EverettBeez 12/01/2007 at 4:26 PM #

    The PR value of a successful football or basketball team is with out a doubt. App’s applications have surged to over 13,000 for 3,000 seats after the last two national championships. No doubt Gonzaga & Butler both have seem a similar effect. I know for a fact NC State did after the 83 Nat’t Champ.

    But that is not making money. In fact it can cost a state school money, since tuition doesn’t come close to covering costs, and state funding rarely keeps up.

    PR, getting your name out there, positive reputation and alumni feeling – all these are valuable things. Sports is important, and absorbing the cost is reasonable, making money isn’t everything.

    I’ll read the Knight report, and look for the Ohio State study as well.

  14. EverettBeez 12/01/2007 at 4:30 PM #

    Let me add that the surge in applications – and in folks who were accepted showing up (it shot up to around 93% for state in the fall of 1983) doesn’t last. But there it is. You win big, you benefit in the short term with a surge in giving, sales of your gear (a recent phenomenon) and enrollment.

    Man, this is a great App game.

  15. EverettBeez 12/01/2007 at 4:57 PM #

    Baring some sort of crapolina type come back, App will win, 28-38 to move on to play either Richmond or Wofford in the semi-finals next weekend.

  16. eatcrow 12/03/2007 at 4:45 PM #

    you forgot: get better recruits than state

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