Last year the University of North Carolina fired head football coach Butch Davis in the midst of an NCAA investigation. Davis now is a consultant with the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Several days ago the Tar Heels welcomed the disgraced coach's son, Drew Davis, to play this fall as a walk-on quarterback. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder earned his shot with a stellar senior year at East Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
during which he passed for over 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns.
New coach Larry Fedora told the Raleigh News & Observer, "We evaluated the tape as we would on any other kid. Obviously, he had some success at East Chapel Hill. His high school coach spoke highly of him. We told him if he wanted to be a part of our team at North Carolina, we would welcome him."
His high school coach, Bill Renner, said, "Drew is a very athletic young man. I mean, he's got a 30-inch-something vertical leap and he just runs well. If I'd played him at receiver, he'd have been outstanding at receiver, too ... If he ends up as big as his dad, he's going to be somebody to reckon with."