Tuesday's UNC Links

Today's Carolina links from around the 'net ......

Carolina Football

North Carolina ended its coaching search yesterday by hiring Butch Davis and handing him one of the biggest rebuilding jobs in the ACC.
Tar Heels hire Davis as coach
The Winston Salem Journal

UNC believes it has the facilities, fan base and funds to win in football. Now, it believes it has the right leader, too.
UNC's football future is now in Davis' hands
The News and Observer

North Carolina made the boldest and most expensive statement ever about its football program in a simple manner Monday.
The Fayetteville Observer

First, it was a matter of who. By late last week, it was a matter of when. Monday afternoon, North Carolina confirmed the worst-kept secret in town.
UNC hires Davis
The Durham Herald-Sun

North Carolina aimed high in its football coaching search and landed Butch Davis, who brought Miami to the brink of a national championship before leaving for the Cleveland Browns.
Davis will be Heels' coach
The Charlotte Observer

Butch Davis won 72 percent of his games at Miami, recruited 24 NFL first-round picks and set the foundation for the Hurricanes' national championship in 2001. Can he replicate that type of success at North Carolina, where he inherits a 1-9 team from John Bunting?
UNC next overhaul for Davis
The News and Observer

North Carolina's burning desire to improve a disappointing football program, one that has not measured well against other ACC teams under former assistants Carl Torbush (17-18) and John Bunting (25-44), has led the school to make a move that should surprise absolutely nobody.
This time, Tar Heels land their first choice
The Durham Herald-Sun

The timing for Butch Davis to take the North Carolina football coaching job is promising for the school and the ACC.
New reign at UNC could benefit ACC
The News and Observer

As for the timing of Monday's news, Steve Kirschner, associate athletics director for communications, explained that the Davis announcement "would have been held until the end of the season, but from a practical standout, it needed to go today."
Practicality dictates announcement
The News and Observer

North Carolina's strange coaching saga ended Monday afternoon in cyberspace. The silent search for a man to take over the Tar Heels football program came to a close at the end of the business day with Butch Davis being named head coach in an oddly worded announcement on the eve of basketball season.
Scared to jinx it, North Carolina keeps quiet about Davis hiring
The Greensboro News and Record

After nine years of bad and boring football, North Carolina needed a coach who was a star, not only on the sidelines but in recruits' living rooms. Tar Heels officials are convinced they found their guy Monday when it was announced that Butch Davis will take over the program at the end of the season.
Tar Heels hire 'star' coach, Butch Davis
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

N.C. State tailback Toney Baker said it's the one football game Wolfpack coach Chuck Amato talked about in the offseason. "He said there's one team that we don't lose to, and it's the University of North Carolina," Baker said Monday.
Pack aims to break streak
The News and Observer

In Butch Davis' six seasons as Miami's head coach, the Hurricanes went 1-5 against Florida State, where Chuck Amato was serving as Bobby Bowden's associate head coach. History aside, Amato understands that he'll be up against a challenge when Davis officially takes over as North Carolina's coach at the end of the season.
Amato expects Tar Heels to get back on winning track
The Durham Herald-Sun

Carolina Basketball

George Lawson had his son dribbling figure-eights at the age of 5. He would get on his knees to play Ty one-on-one on the preschool-sized basket he and his wife, Jacqueline, set up in their house at Andrews Air Force Base.
Dreaming of stardom
The News and Observer

Miller told his mother, Susan Cameron, that his playing time could be diminished this season. "Mom, we want to win," Cameron said Wes told her over the phone. "As long as we're winning, we'll be happy. It's a team thing."
Big shots will be hard for Miller to find
The Charlotte Observer

The North Carolina men's basketball players arrived at practice Sunday unsure of what to expect. All they knew was that they were afraid.
Name of game is defense
The Durham Herald Sun

Reyshawn Terry always knew that the doubters were out there, even if he didn't want to acknowledge their existence. Some people back home in Winston-Salem who knew him thought he was a fine basketball player, but they still wondered if he could succeed at a place such as North Carolina. He sat for two years on the UNC bench but refused to concede that they were right.
Perseverance Pays
The Winston-Salem Journal

Roy Williams was starting to get pretty freakin' mad.
North Carolina basketball preview
The Greensboro News and Record

Inside Carolina Top Stories