PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina coach Butch Davis says he has never thought of quitting amid an NCAA investigation of his program for improper benefits and academic misconduct.
Speaking at the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason media day, Davis says it has been "reassuring" to have the support of school administration through the probe. He also says he takes responsibility "fully and completely" as the head football coach after the NCAA outlined numerous potential major violations in its notice of allegations sent to the school last month.
Davis says the investigation has caused "a tremendous amount of embarrassment" for the fans and that he's working to ensure the program avoids repeating mistakes from the past.
In all, 14 players missed at least one game and seven were forced to sit out all last year.