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Son of Butch Davis transferring from Tar Heels

Drew Davis

A little over 13 months after walking on to North Carolina in the shadow of his famous — or infamous, depending on your point of view — father, Drew Davis has bid adieu to the Tar Heels.

In a press release sent out Wednesday, the school announced that Davis has decided to transfer out of the UNC football program.  The quarterback is the son of Butch Davis, who was fired as the Tar Heels’ head coach in late July of 2011 in the midst of an impermissible benefit/academic scandal.

Drew Davis became a walk-on at UNC under his father’s replacement, Larry Fedora, in late June of last year.  He will now continue his collegiate playing career at the JUCO level.

“We wish Drew nothing but the best of luck as he continues his career at Coffeyville (Kan.),” said Fedora in a statement.  “He is a great kid, a great teammate and we enjoyed having him in our program.”

A three-star player coming out of high school in North Carolina in 2012, Davis did not play in his one-and-done season on Chapel Hill.  Shortly after the elder Davis was canned, UNC’s then-president committed a secondary violation involving Drew Davis, mentioning that he had received a scholarship offer from his father.

For what it’s worth, the younger Davis was coached in high school by Bill Renner, who is the father of UNC starting QB Bryn Renner.

“I appreciate the opportunity Coach (Larry) Fedora gave me to be a member of the team,” said Davis.  “I’ve met so many great people during my time in Chapel Hill and I will miss seeing them on a daily basis.  I’m looking forward to joining the team in Coffeyville and competing for the quarterback position.  Coffeyville has a great track record of taking incoming transfers and preparing them for their next opportunity.  I’m looking forward to continuing my growth as a quarterback.”

(Photo credit: North Carolina athletics)

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8 Responses to “Son of Butch Davis transferring from Tar Heels”
  1. thegamecocker says: Aug 1, 2013 9:15 AM

    Drew:
    You are a 3-star QB. Why not concentrate on earning a diploma from a great school like UNC? I don’t get it. What happened with Butch Davis has nothing to do with Drew. What is the point of going to Coffeyville unless his grades are not good at UNC. But that doesn’t appear to be the case. Sorry, but too many of these kids, including someone like Drew Davis who should know better, think they will become Tom Brady. It just is too much of a long-shot! Focus on earning your degree. That is my message.

  2. urfinished says: Aug 1, 2013 9:57 AM

    Well of course, now that his dad is gone the perks have gone down tremendously and he may even…(gasps) have to go to class! Ahhhhhhhhh!!!

  3. urfinished says: Aug 1, 2013 9:59 AM

    And that goes for every player…not just Butch junior

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 1, 2013 10:43 AM

    Son of a Butch!

  5. gopokes0714 says: Aug 1, 2013 2:51 PM

    slip of a keyboard away from a totally different headline. How many times did you double check before posting, lol

  6. sportsdrenched says: Aug 1, 2013 4:16 PM

    Am I the only one who clicked on this article because they miss-read the title.

  7. watchfullhose says: Aug 1, 2013 5:37 PM

    Also clicked on the article thinking it said “son of a butch”

  8. ytownjoe says: Aug 4, 2013 8:35 AM

    Can the kid play Big Boy football?

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