Butch Davis Fired (Confirmed!!!) Did 216 phone calls nail the coffin shut?


NBC report on the rumors.

LRM asks: Uh…considering the timing of this (if true), then what on earth changed? To think, if this had been done last summer, the whole thing would’ve largely been forgotton (especially with the issues at Ohio State, Auburn and now Oregon). But now there will undoubtedly be penalties of some sort, and I have to think firing the Chief right now must be part of some attempt by the Flagship for the NCAA to accept lesser, self-imposed penalties.

SFN asks: The timing of this alongside of the scrambling of Butch’s ‘secret phone’ seems very ‘coincidental’. I can’t help but wonder aloud if the information from his 216 phone was very damning in the end? We will see. For more conversation, you can click to this thread in our message forum.

GAWolf asks: Given that the timing is so curious (read: could not be worse for the Heels), could it be that Butch misled the powers that be in Chapel Hill regarding his personal phone “last fall” when Greg Barnes alleges the phone records were reviewed (snicker) by UNC. One can’t help but think that it would be an easy pitch unless someone started putting random phone numbers with names. It’s interesting that on the eve of the release and after Butch allegedly put time into “redacting” these records the school pulls the cord on Butch before the phone records are released.

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101 Responses to Butch Davis Fired (Confirmed!!!) Did 216 phone calls nail the coffin shut?

  1. Tampa-Pack 07/27/2011 at 4:30 PM #

    Damn, Friday already?!? Quick week, huh?

  2. redterror16 07/27/2011 at 4:36 PM #

    Guess my 99 problems and a Butch aint one shirt just became worthless

  3. Old MacDonald 07/27/2011 at 4:36 PM #

    Is it Friday yet?

  4. BladenWolf 07/27/2011 at 4:37 PM #

    I sense that the smurfs are panicking in the Hole…

  5. BJD95 07/27/2011 at 4:41 PM #

    IF this is true, I wonder if the Buckeyes’ seemingly getting off easy after offering Tressel’s head on a platter turned the tables on Butch. But I can’t confirm anything. I’m asking everyone who might know.

  6. Tampa-Pack 07/27/2011 at 4:41 PM #

    Timing is so horrible, right after ACC weekend and a week before practice. Some good sh*t must be about to come out….

  7. TheAliasTroll 07/27/2011 at 4:43 PM #

    awww shucks

  8. DFMo 07/27/2011 at 4:45 PM #
  9. TheAliasTroll 07/27/2011 at 4:45 PM #

    I just don’t get it. They’ve put in the new “sign out sheets” system. Problem solved, right?

  10. packof81 07/27/2011 at 4:49 PM #

    … could be a big sphinctation.

  11. TheAliasTroll 07/27/2011 at 4:51 PM #

    Those poor recruits he lied to. Oh well.

  12. Bubba 07/27/2011 at 4:57 PM #

    TTP premium poster says players have been notified

  13. Pack1997 07/27/2011 at 4:58 PM #

    Probably has something to dow tih the phone recors they thought they could pass off.

  14. TheAliasTroll 07/27/2011 at 5:12 PM #

    UNC has really BUNGLED this entire thing about as bad as possible. Remember when Ohio State called UNC after they got contacted by NCAA?? That was probably to find out what exactly UNC did so OSU could do the EXACT opposite. Stupidity running rampant over there.

  15. wolfacct 07/27/2011 at 5:14 PM #

    Timing is perfect. Wait until media days are over, but before fall camp begins. The tOSU announcement last week certainly played into this … “look NCAA, we’ve gotten rid of both rogue coaches, please don’t hammer us too hard.” Men of integrity? … hardly.

  16. freshmanin83 07/27/2011 at 5:15 PM #

    Maybe because the press is not falling in lock step like they were supposed to do but actually asked some questions?

  17. Wolfman300 07/27/2011 at 5:16 PM #

    A UNX fan posted in the comments on the WRAL story. Best of luck to Butch and he wants Gruden to come to UNX. And people think State fans have the market locked down on unreal expectations….

  18. packhammer 07/27/2011 at 5:17 PM #

    If true they finally got wise and listened to the Chansky wing of the politburo. That and the “role reversal” story probably drove them off the cliff. One thing about it, the holier than thou, Carolina Way, attitude is forever trashed. So now do they put Blake’s guy in as acting head coach? That would be rich.

  19. Wolfpack F-14 07/27/2011 at 5:21 PM #

    Cbssports twitter says he has been fired!!


  20. GAWolf 07/27/2011 at 5:22 PM #

    The new BOT could be the issue, but it could also be something new. It would have to be one or the other. Certainly they wouldn’t just up and do this today as opposed to any other day over the last year and some change.

    It will be absolutely interesting to see if he gets a buyout like Blake. If so, one would think it’s to shut him up.

    Could this thing have finally gotten too close to basketball with the African American studies “prong” that was on the verge of blowing wide slam open?

    Some past UNC Basketball players who have been promoted by UNC as having been in AAS: Carter, Wallace, Stackhouse, Cota, Lynch, Phelps, Rozier, D. Williams, McInnis, etc….

  21. WolfpackerClass83 07/27/2011 at 5:22 PM #

    The adults may be taking back over at the “Flagship”. Timing appears to imply that academic reputation has now suddenly become re-important with new BOT members and that Winston and other BD supporters on old BOT were the main reason he survived this long.

    It makes a statement that they would do this now – stupid timing as it relates to football program but smart as it relates taking steps toward regaining its reputation.

    Or I may be giving too much credit to BOT – it could just be that new info was about to blow this wide open….

  22. GAWolf 07/27/2011 at 5:23 PM #

    How about the fact that Pittman likely becomes the interim coach… and he’s the only guy on staff other than Blake that has been at times specifically named from some sources as having possible knowledge of whatever nefarious was going on over there.

  23. GAWolf 07/27/2011 at 5:25 PM #

    This is pumping the breaks after you drive the bus off a cliff…

  24. quypack93 07/27/2011 at 5:26 PM #

    You meant to say that UNC hadn’t looked at the 216 phone records until now? If that’s the case, they are much more incompetent than I thought.

  25. packplantpath 07/27/2011 at 5:27 PM #

    Official per WRAL. Just saw the news spot.

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