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PODCAST: Talking UNC Notice of Allegations

Posted on: June 22, 2011 6:55 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2011 4:56 pm
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Earlier today, I hopped on the CBSSports.com College Football Podcast with Adam Aizer and J. Darin Darst to talk a little UNC Notice of Allegations.

"Should Butch Davis be fired?" That's the question being asked by many people after scanning the collection of charges detailed in the 42-page report from the NCAA. In reality, there was very little in the notice that was not already known thanks to some aggressive reporting by both national and local media. But the report does bring together a year of investigations into potentially major violations in several different categories involving a fair share of the most notable names on the roster.

So yes, it does look bad. On the surface, it looks very bad.

But the picture that has been painted for the NCAA by North Carolina is one of an institution struggling to deal with "rogue" members. Since John Blake did not tell UNC about the money from Gary Wichard, and Jennifer Wiley continued to provide services after no longer being employed by the school; North Carolina (and more importantly Butch Davis) can say they are sorry and try to cooperate. In fact, it is their cooperation which the institution will argue demonstrates the feeling of responsibility among those in oversight of the program.

Many people would argue that Davis, who has known Blake for "at least 30 years," should have known his reputation around coaching circles. It will be argued for years to come, that no matter what the NCAA can or cannot prove: Davis knew what Blake and Wiley were doing.

But as of Tuesday, it does not appear that the NCAA is prepared to allege wrongdoing directly against Butch Davis. Enraged fans will scream that Davis is guilty, and demand what they consider "justice." But the NCAA, similar to our own justice system, does not act based on assumption or reputation. With no evidence, it cannot be proven that Davis knew of any wrongdoing during which he did not act on as a head coach.

As you'll hear in the podcast below, a decision was made when the NCAA set foot on campus. North Carolina either had to jump ship and get rid of Davis when the scandal broke, or ride out the storm with him at the helm. If Davis has made it this long, there will be no changes to his employment AT LEAST until this process is complete.

Okay, after all that serious talk I should probably warn you that we also discuss Mascots, Adam's plan for Wolvie the Wolverine, and my early crush on college cheerleaders.


Comments

Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: June 23, 2011 8:57 pm
 

PODCAST: Talking UNC Notice of Allegations

I love it...Heelzby1 and GROGRANS...so sorry your team is a bunch of cheaters..but facts are facts...just like I said in my post last night which was further validated by the article that appeared on CBS Sports today(here it is in case you didn't get a chance to read it).....the Heels and Butch Davis knew EXACTLY who they were hiring when the employed John Blake...Butch Davis is a joke...if there ever was a situation which calls for "lack of institutional control" this is it!...42 pages from the NCAA..this is getting better every day....90..no sorry 89 days to respond Heels....I can't wait to see that plead



douggie
Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: June 23, 2011 2:24 pm
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Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2011 1:23 pm
 

PODCAST: Talking UNC Notice of Allegations

Are you saying douggie should come out of the closet? Hahahahahahahaha!!



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2011 12:14 pm
 

PODCAST: Talking UNC Notice of Allegations

Douggie you are the BIGGEST CLOSET UNC FAN I have EVER met.  If you hate UNC so much why are you ALWAYS on the UNC message boards.  Stop hating and get a life.  UNC Basketball and Football will continue to dominate you!


douggie
Since: Dec 22, 2009
Posted on: June 23, 2011 7:58 am
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