Ex-UNC Coach Davis Posts Video To Defend Record

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Former North Carolina coach Butch Davis has posted a video on YouTube defending himself from allegations stemming from an NCAA investigation into the UNC football program.

In the video, Davis says he is "absolutely committed to a clean program" and that his coaching philosophy has been to succeed academically and on the field. In addition, Davis says he didn't know about former assistant John Blake's close friendship with an NFL agent.

Davis had kept a low profile since being fired just before training camp, but says he decided to make public comments because the school's appearance before the NCAA infractions committee has passed and that he has received "thousands" of letters and messages of support.

Jonathan D. Sasser, a Raleigh attorney representing Davis, didn't return a call for comment Tuesday.


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  • by Bill on Nov 19, 2011 at 05:14 AM
    all these negative comments.....must be the eZu piRATe fan cry babies!!!! they dont have nothn to say about their football program cause...well we all know why!!! they gonna take it out on someone else!!!
  • by Rob Location: Fountain on Nov 16, 2011 at 09:16 AM
    Good recruiter and a bad game day coach. All that talent he got in and couldn't win his own division in the ACC. Not a good game day coach at all!
  • by John Location: greenville on Nov 15, 2011 at 05:34 PM
    TOB owns Butch,,,,UNC sucked with Butch and without
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      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:00 AM in reply to John
      UNC sucks? UNC is bowl eligible and TOB is not!!!
  • by Danny Location: Ayden on Nov 15, 2011 at 04:28 PM
    Blah Blah Blah, you got caught, suck it up, and take it like a man, sure a division II team looking for a carolina flunkie
  • by Anonymous on Nov 15, 2011 at 04:10 PM
    Very good video. It is professional and to the point. All of the UNC haters have been saying "you knew what you were getting when you got Butch" and I have tried to say that he is the one that cleaned up Dennis Ericksons mess at Miami, but Butch got a bad rap because he was at Miami anyway. I am glad he cleared the air by doing this video because he has not been named in any of the NCAA infractions and was fired unjustly. I am sure Thorp felt a change was needed and Davis was the scapegoat to try to show the NCAA they were making changes. Butch Davis will have no problem finding employment. Very unfortunate for UNC to lose him.
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      by Wow! on Nov 15, 2011 at 05:53 PM in reply to
      I hope that baby blue Kool-aid that you're drinking is not too sweet! You are in blue-heaven denial. Guilty as charged! Tick-tock, the NCAA hammer is on the clock...
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        by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 07:01 AM in reply to Wow!
        My comment was not about UNC but about Davis, read much?
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          by Wow! on Nov 17, 2011 at 10:02 AM in reply to
          Anonymous: Deduce much? Simply stated (let's see if you can follow along): by minimizing Davis' culpabilty, you are also minimizing potential for NCAA to find full fault and levy appropriate sanctionaing as they would be placing blame solely on rogue subordinate(s). Like I said, denial. Are you an UNC-CHeat) graduate feigning such naivete?
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      by Chuck on Nov 15, 2011 at 06:03 PM in reply to
      I Think Davis is a class act.His problem was that he trusted his assistant coaches too much & Did not monitor them enough. He should have been given time to clean up the mess. He Cleaned up the mess at Miami(A Real Mess) that Johnson & Erickson left. He was just the guy they made a scrapgoat out of. Higher ups got rid of him to save their butts. If anything UNC Should have cleaned house from Chancellor On Down!! Davis will land back on his feet in another Div one school. Hell,i wish we hade him at ECU!!!
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Nov 15, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Poor cry baby butch, funny video indeed, all thru out he states, only if I knew... well coach, its' your job...only if I knew my coach was tied to a agent, only if I knew the professor was giving them passing grades...only if I knew how to cheat better I would still have a job
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      by Anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 at 05:58 AM in reply to Dave
      cant know everything like you do Dave...
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        by Dave on Nov 16, 2011 at 01:49 PM in reply to
        He knew, don't let him fool ya, he just got caught
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