Sunday, November 05, 2006

Carolina Blue, Davis Appear to Be a Fit

If Butch Davis wants the North Carolina job, it's his. That's the word coming out of the Tar Heel state, thanks to a terrific roundup of all the activity from 850 The Buzz (unquestionably, one of the best radio blogs out there). First to report that discussions between Davis and North Carolina were serious was Carolina Blue. Other reports followed, including Davis starting to assemble a staff should he reach an agreement. Neither Davis or his agent, Marvin Demoff, returned a call to Winston-Salem Journal reporter Bill Cole, likely another indication that something is up. Although Davis never won a national championship in his six seasons as coach of Miami, he is credited with lifting the program out of the dregs of NCAA probation and laying the groundwork for the Hurricanes to return to national prominence. A year after Davis left, Miami won the 2001 national title under Larry Coker. Critics of Coker say he was a big winner early in his tenure because he profited with players who were recruited by Davis, who has been working for the NFL Network since he was fired by the Cleveland Browns.

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