Which school went further off the rails with its disregard for NCAA rules?
Two programs, one with a middling college football tradition and one comfortably nested among college football's elite, currently face the heavy hammer of the NCAA's compliance police. Both have removed personnel from their ranks, including the head coaches, and claimed that those moves have exorcised the demons haunting their offices.
After four years in Chapel Hill, Butch Davis has been fired.
A NCAA investigation has been a dark cloud hanging over Butch Davis and North Carolina’s football team since last season. And North Carolina is ready to make Davis the fall guy. In a bit of strange timing, Davis was fired on Wednesday – less than 40 days before the start of the 2011 season.
University of North Carolina Chancellor Holden Thorp announced through a statement the coaching change -