Thursday, September 30, 2010

Butch Davis will not resign as UNC coach

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina football coach Butch Davis said he expects "to be the head football coach here currently, and in the future."

Asked Thursday if it was in the best interest of the school for him to resign, he said, "no."

Former UNC associate head coach John Blake received multiple payments, a personal loan of $45,000 and a credit card issued by agent Gary Wichard's company, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Blake resigned from his position at UNC on Sept. 5.

Davis said he did not know that Blake was reportedly taking money from Wichard.
"I mean clearly, as the head football coach, you'd like to think you would know. But the answer to your question is, I did not know."

Asked what he'd like to say to people who think he should resign, he said: "I'd like for them to understand that we're doing everything we can to [be]a class program, to win football games the right way, to graduate players, and that we're going to do better. Anything that I can do, I'm absolutely willing to take a look at our program … and anything we need to do, whether it be from an academic standpoint, looking into the backgrounds of coaches, we're going to do that.

"In retrospect of that, looking back on, because people have drawn the assumption that because Coach Blake worked outside of college football, clearly that's something in the future we definitely wouldn't go down that alley again."

-- Robbi Pickeral


Anonymous said...

They also announced "Marvin Austin was working his way back onto the team when Blake 'resigned.'" You know that story about liars that lie to much cannot keep their story straight. That story is authored, co-written, and published by UNC.

Lesson to kids - Don't be like UNC. Admit you screwed up and get on with it.

Anonymous said...

This is an admirable attitude by Chief, er, Captain Davis to not abandon ship when it is floundering and on track to sink. Way to take it like a man, coach. This strong sense of care and awareness is a suitable example for these young men to fight it out the Kerlina Way. Go Heels!

Anonymous said...

Heck, why would he want to resign now and give p the parting gifts and fairwells that might come his way after the AD and Chancellor Thorp extended their confidence in him. The Black Santa got $75K for admitting to his distraction earlier, think what Butch has waiting for him in the going away envelope? Hang in there Butch long enough for Tyrone Willingham to come back to NC and save the program from all this confusion and mistaken accusations