Davis: 'I Did Not' Think Of Quitting At UNC

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.

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  • by Pirateman on Jul 30, 2011 at 02:10 PM
    He was too busy thinking about when was he going to be fired!!! LOL
  • by JC on Jul 28, 2011 at 04:01 AM
    But he didn't know....
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Jul 27, 2011 at 04:26 PM
    ha ha ha ha, what you going to do now, tarholes, kinda late in season, told you guys where there is smoke there is fire, unc-ch diploma not what it use to be is it
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jul 26, 2011 at 12:06 PM
    I find it appalling how Butch Davis is either that delusional that he's faking it to thinking he knows nothing or is just going to lie to everybody like Roger Clemens has done with his HGH use and how Obama lies to the American citizens about what he is trying to do. Butch Davis is a con man and a crook. Sam, you just said a whole lot and for the most part, it's the honest to God truth. This covers more than a combination of what Southern California and Ohio State both did. Ohio State's stuff was very minor (only tattoos and other improper benefits) compared to UNC's scandal, but yet Jim Tressell resigned, something Butch should do. That would be the only honorable thing for him to do.
  • by Jake on Jul 26, 2011 at 09:37 AM
    Davis "I Did Not think", I'm sure thats not the first time he has been guilty of that. And why would he quit? Who would want him after this scandal?
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Jul 26, 2011 at 09:21 AM
    Butch Davis is a liar and a scumbag. The only way he can get any trust from anybody and take responsibility for his actions is if he now quits. Each and every other coach I can think of who has brought scandals to their programs has either resigned or has been fired (ex. Tressel, Kelvin Sampson), and I've never seen such as much corruption as I've seen under UNC football. You have Academic Fraud (Butch's son's nanny/tutor), Improper Benefits (Trips to Miami and San Francisco), Illegal Recruiting through a long time close friend and assistant John Blake through Gary Whichard, and the Unpaid Parking Ticket scandal. On top of that this whole stuff involves at least triple the amount of players as what Ohio State had, where as SoCal only had Reggie Bush's dealings. Butch can't throw anybody under the bus anymore and it's time that he must go. Butch is a liar who still want's everybody to think he did'nt know about this mess. The illegal recruiting and the academic scandal goes right back to Butch. If he does'nt resign or UNC fires him, then there must be a reduction of 20 scholarships, a 3 year bowl ban, and all wins from the last 2 seasons vacated. Otherwise, the NCAA should just burn their rule books since a major injustice would be done to the competing schools going for the same recruits. UNC has been bad for college football in general. There's obvious red flags when a low level ACC football school somehow ends up pulling off 4 star recruits due to a new coach hiring an assistant with a history of corruption, his son's tutor being tied up with the academic fraud, improper benefits, and the sexual activity, then denies he knew that. What a load of hogwash from that lying scumbag.
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      by Dave on Jul 26, 2011 at 10:16 AM in reply to Sam
      If anybody wasted their time reading this mess, seek help immediately!
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        by Darren on Jul 26, 2011 at 12:12 PM in reply to Dave
        Well it certainly looks like you used or should I say "Wasted" your time reading this. I read it and saw some really good points, but then again you would'nt understand now would you Dave. At least Sam comes up with FACTS, whereas you haven't come up with facts and just speculate things. Sam stays informed at what's going on, but what do you do? Talk straight trash about how bad NC is as a state. You need to stop being so ignorant and open that narrow mind up a little bit.
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        by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 at 06:45 PM in reply to Dave
        Amen to that....................
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      by Dave on Jul 26, 2011 at 11:23 AM in reply to Sam
      All those 5 star recruits and still picked to finish 3rd in their division....is cheating really worth finishing 3rd? THE CAROLINA WAY! Still early in the day, let's see what hole is going to be in the news today, lol
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      by Dave on Jul 26, 2011 at 07:04 PM in reply to Sam
      Well said Sam!
  • by Dave Location: greenville on Jul 25, 2011 at 07:13 PM
    Cheating= The Carolina Way, and still can't win their division,lol, what a bunch of moes
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      by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 at 04:40 AM in reply to Dave
      still jealous, huh? LOL
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      by Tarheel on Jul 26, 2011 at 05:28 AM in reply to Dave
      Dave you are a moron. All you do is talk about carolina cheating and this and that. Is it because deep down you know that your school will never be half the school that UNC is? ECU where the true jail birds go.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 26, 2011 at 07:04 AM in reply to Dave
      If you are as redundant at home as you are here I am sure you have either been kicked out or it is coming soon. Please let us know who "your" school is, if you have one, and I am sure we can all provide you with some of the same. One group of "bad apples" does not define a school that has been around for 216 years with 37 national championships. You are so jealous of UNC it is killing you and amusing us, thanks for the laugh.
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      by Jimbo on Jul 26, 2011 at 07:42 PM in reply to Dave
      I am not usually in the position to defend or agree with Dave but Anon and Tar Heel must be pretty new to this site. It is pretty well established that Dave is a Penn State fan. I think we can all agree that Penn State's football program has been significantly more successful the UNC's program and Joe Pa has a sterling record of integrety. Dave hates ECU worse than either one of you.

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