Friday, January 30, 2009

NC's Davis: Blake is staying

CHAPEL HILL —- Despite published reports indicating that associate head coach John Blake might leave for the New York Jets staff, UNC head coach Butch Davis said Friday that his top recruiter is not going anywhere.

"There's been all this speculation about John Blake -- is he going to be here, or is he going to leave?" Davis said. "He's going to be here."

Davis said it's "my expectation" that his entire assistant coaching staff will return next season. He said he often talks with his assistants about other job opportunities that pop up, because although he always wants to keep his staff intact, he wants them to do what's best for them in the long run.

"We have such a good relationship that this stuff comes up, and they come to me [and ask], 'What do you think about it?'" Davis said.

"I've got guys that coached for me at Miami and Cleveland, and they're always calling and asking, 'What do you think I should do?' ... I talk to them almost like the recruits, because I want the best for them and their families, as well. ... If there's something better, go pursue it."

— Robbi Pickeral


Anonymous said...

Blake said and I quote "Carolina is family". Trust me, they will find a way to compensate him and keep him happy.
Davis has created a great atmosphere in chapel hill look for all of them to remain there for many years. GO HEELS! and GO BUTCH!!

Anonymous said...

Nobody in the NFL's dumb enough to hire him, Blake was just posturing for more money to pay recruits.