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Today's newswire is composed mostly of recaps of yesterday's press conference out in Berea, so there is very little that we didn't report on yesterday.
As with the Monday newswire, what is interesting is the tone of the articles, which often portray Head Coach Butch Davis as a lame duck, while Davis states that he has the support of the team's owner, Randy Lerner, and can turn the team around.
Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Bud Shaw offers his customary cynicism about Butch Davis' defense of the team's play, and wonders if the question should be whether or not Davis would accommodate a General Manager. Instead, Shaw writer, the question should be whether a GM would "would want to hang on to the coach who authored that mess."
The Canton Repository's Steve Doerschuck also reports on Butch Davis' reaction to Gerard Warren's comments, which I felt was more notable for Davis again offering praise for Warren's play. Warren was credited with one tackle on the day, but Davis felt that he again clogged up the middle.