North Carolina has fired head coach Butch Davis tonight. Is this not the worst timing? They have had all summer. Really all of last year to come to this conclusion. And roughly two weeks before fall camp opens they decide to dump their coach? I understand them wanting to get out from under the stink left by Butch Davis and former Assistant Head Coach John Blake. But is it much much too late? It should have been done a long time ago.
But now? You are essentially throwing in the towel. Sure, you can promote and throw the interim tag on someone on staff, but I am not sure the kids respond to that. But there are already a ton of names, big names, being thrown around that are not making a paycheck from a University right now. And is Butch better off now? Did he know he couldn’t really bring back a UNC like he did Miami? We will see. Interesting move, and more interesting timing.