The Bucs have come up with the appropriate title so that Butch Davis can get his entire severance package from UNC.
Tampa Bay officially announced Davis was added to the team’s staff as a “special assistant to the head coach.”
MDS mentioned a few days ago that Davis’ role with the Bucs was up in the air because Davis wanted to continue collecting paychecks from UNC.
As part of his severance package after leaving UNC amid scandal, Davis would have received less money or no money from the school if he got another coaching job between 2013-2015. But the Bucs are saying Davis is not a coach. He’s an assistant to the coach. Instead of an assistant coach.
Pat Yasinskas of ESPN.com notes Davis won’t be allowed to do any on-field coaching, unlike senior offensive assistant Jimmy Raye. Davis apparently is choosing to be stationed inside during practice so he can still collect the severance.
This is a story to keep in mind next time you hear a coach say they do their jobs because of a love for the job, and that they’d do the job for free.