Player Reactions

North Carolina football players react to the news that head coach Butch Davis is being dismissed.

""I didn't think it would happen because coach Davis had really turned this program around. Especially with all of the stadium improvements that were made. ... He's a big reason a lot of the players came to UNC. He turned things around last season and taught us how to battle through adversity. I really enjoyed all of our team meetings. I learned a lot from him. He'll be missed." -- Jheranie Boyd (GGazette)

"In shock about Coach Davis, that man put Carolina football back on the map. And to do it right before training camp starts is just wrong." -- T.J. Yates (Twitter)

"I have always supported my alma mater...but I can't support this. I support Coach Davis. Thank you for all you did for Carolina Football." -- Mike Ingersoll (Twitter)

"I was shocked. Two weeks before camp? I loved Coach Davis. He was a no-nonsense type of guy. Everybody respected him. He changed our whole attitude about winning." -- Shaun Draughn (RM Telegram)

"It's a sad and angry day in Tar Heel country, I'm gonna miss coach Davis he gave me the opportunity and was able to learn so much from him." -- Da'Norris Searcy (Twitter)

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