Butch Davis, the former Browns head coach who won two Super Bowl rings as a 1990s Cowboys assistant, has been fired from his job as the head coach at North Carolina.
Our friends at CFT have the details on the firing, which comes after a lengthy investigation into NCAA rules violations on Davis’s watch.
Davis has produced a wealth of NFL-caliber talent at North Carolina: The Tar Heels had 12 players at this year’s Scouting Combine, most of any school, and nine of those players were drafted. But many of those players were suspended for all or part of the 2010 season because of improper contact with agents.
The 59-year-old Davis had a reputation for being a good defensive assistant in the 1990s. If he wants to coach again, his best bet may be to try to find an NFL team willing to add him to its staff: The North Carolina scandal has probably tarnished his reputation significantly that he won’t get another job in the college ranks.