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Butch Davis says he wants to coach again

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Though never specifically targeted by the NCAA in the academic fraud/impermissible benefits scandal of 2010, former North Carolina coach Butch Davis has been out of work for nearly a year.

Davis doesn’t want it to stay that way.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Davis, who is currently a special assistant for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, said he’d like to get back into coaching in the near future. He also hopes the allegations at UNC won’t ruin any second chances he may get.

“I would love to think that the things we’ve accomplished over 37 years, that this one particular deal will not define me as a man nor as a coach,” Davis told the AP.

UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp said he didn’t believe Davis knew of the violations when he fired the coach.

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9 Responses to “Butch Davis says he wants to coach again”
  1. tampabayirish says: Jul 16, 2012 10:34 PM

    Sorry Butch. It was a pretty bad situation at Chapel Hill. If you didn’t know what was going on (unlikely)…you should have. You were the head coach. The buck stops with you. Perhaps that was a poor analogy as bucks $$$$, lots of them were flowing. That being said, someone may hire him. I doubt it will a marquee school. But he may be able to get a MAC or Conference USA type head job.

  2. cubano76 says: Jul 16, 2012 10:44 PM

    @ tampabayirish

    Very well said!

    On another note: Hey Butch! and I want my wife to do the things she did when we were dating! So I guess what we want, and what we get are two VERY different things. Deal with it my man. 😉

  3. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: Jul 16, 2012 11:20 PM

    I don’t think an SEC or a Big 10 school will come calling, but if Davis is willing a school from a non-BCS conference could have itself a heck of a coach in 2013.

  4. cubano76 says: Jul 16, 2012 11:20 PM

    …….and another thing, WTH is ““I would love to think that the things we’ve accomplished over 37 years”

    Who in the hell’s is “we”?


  5. burm61 says: Jul 16, 2012 11:36 PM

    Don’t worry Butch. Not only will you be remembered for the UNC trash you put on their campus, also the great stint in Cleveland and the extra scummy hood rats at “The U.”

  6. 35longmiles says: Jul 17, 2012 6:18 AM

    Just bring back the HGH culture that Jimmy taught you and you’ll be fine Butch.

  7. latchbeam says: Jul 17, 2012 9:57 AM

    Auburn would be a perfect fit… he can cheat there and not get in trouble and make good commissions paying player’s parents to make them play there!! Go Butch!

  8. wabbitslayer says: Jul 17, 2012 10:52 AM

    UGA should fire Mark Richt and allow him to go coach in a conference where integrity means something. Hire Butch Davis, get Crowell back replace the mascot with a rottweiler and after a few national championships and a massive scandal about 2018-19, everyone will fear THUGA….

  9. 700levelvet says: Jul 17, 2012 10:52 AM

    you have defined yourself as a “man”…….You just want to get paid…….Nothing wrong with that, but you’re a scumbag asshole college football coach………some administration will hire ya…….Line the pockets fellas…….all it’s about

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