The Daily Roundup: Tuesday
PHOTO: New Era Begins
Getting your mind right:
Pack quiet, but list could have these 5 :"Another coaching search has begun at N.C. State, and athletics director Lee Fowler says he will not make any public comments until it ends. "
Andrew Jones of the Wilmington Star - Dopke Talks N.C. State Search:"N.C. State’s search for Chuck Amato’s replacement could go in several directions. College football analyst Brad Dopke of CollegeSportsReport."
Bob Lipper of the Times Dispatch - :"ACC losing coaches, patience"
Neil Amato of the Wilmington Star - Grab a drink and watch the coaches' carousel spin:"No Ferris wheel at Duke. No Tilt-a-Whirl at N.C. State. But a carnival atmosphere at the football home of both Saturday."
Barry Saunders of the Raleigh News and Observer - Coach selections give hope: "It's a coincidence, no doubt about it. But that doesn't make it any less significant......UNC athletics director Dick Baddour said he didn't even know that Butch Davis, the man officially introduced Monday as the new head football coach, was part American Indian "until we were well into the process" of interviewing him for the job. Because Baddour was unaware of it, you know he was unaware that the hiring occurred in the same month that the university is celebrating American Indian Heritage Month."
Dascenzo: Davis' reign begins in Chapel Hill:" His real name is Paul Hilton Davis, Jr., but his friends call him Butch, which seems like a good thing. "
[LENOX RAWLINGS] of the Winston-Salem Journal - Nice Speech: Davis says all the right things
The conference headlines:
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Post Game Media/Blog Comments: Pack looked very, very good last night. McCauley is a player.
Fanblogs: Reviewing the Top Candidates (Updated 3:30pm)
You Can’t Say We Didn’t Warn You…
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Plenty of Deacs, no Heels picked for all-ACC:"Balance was the key word this season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, so it's fitting that four schools shared the spotlight on the all-conference team."
Staying the course:"Chan Gailey was due. The explanation for Georgia Tech's run to Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game is much more complicated, of course. But with the public's need to know what's different about these Yellow Jackets - Why did this team finally meet fans' lofty ACC expectations? - the best place to start is the head coach. "
Tech's not picky about bowls:"AD Radakovich says winning ACC title and earning an Orange Bowl berth would be preferable."
Tech, Wake Forest had easy paths
With His Coaching Track Record, Foster Could Be a Hokie for Hire
Bowden defends tailback choice:"Tigers coach said decision to play Davis was an attemopt to go with the ‘hot hand. Reggie Merriweather waved his arms wildly when he entered the game, as he played it and when he was pulled from the game."
Jeff Bowden ready to bowl:""Bobby Bowden said at his weekly luncheon he never had a season like this one. Eight games were decided by eight or fewer points, and Florida State lost five of them."
Arkansas' Nutt: 'No interest' in becoming next UM coach Arkansas coach Houston Nutt says he is not seeking the open coaching position at Miami. Houston Nutt
Choice of new UM coach may sway recruits :"The news that Larry Coker had been fired as Miami's head coach hit Glades Central running back Damien Berry hard. But it didn't come as a surprise or change his opinion of the program he says he is still committed to."
Deadline approaches for Groh's extension
Davis outlines plan of attack for Heels: "Bunting's successor expects to unleash 'wide-open' offenseAs his Super Bowl ring glittered in the glare of television lights Monday afternoon, Butch Davis laid out his plan for making North Carolina a championship football team."
Carolina already has its coach:"As head-coaching jobs continue to open across the country and schools begin their searches, North Carolina football fans can relax. "
Ambitious football dreams costly :"Butch Davis will get an average $1.86 million annually for seven years, plus bonuses. It's more than double Bunting's salary."
Davis days are here:"Butch Davis wasn't exactly sure what a Tar Heel was a couple of weeks ago."
Players get positive first impressions of Davis :"North Carolina's football players got a chance to meet with their next head coach for the first time Monday afternoon. "
Davis gets long-term UNC deal
A short Q&A on the Davis hiring
Audio slide show: Butch Davis introduced
Murphy saw good and bad in Amato :"The N.C. State booster with his name on the program's football center believes that most Wolfpack fans support Lee Fowler's decision to fire Chuck Amato. "
N.C. State has many options in its search:"N.C. State's search to replace Chuck Amato as football coach has begun, and the first order of business was to hire an outside firm to assist in the process. "
ACC Basketball News :
Wolfpack up to challenge Maybe there's more to this N.C. State basketball team than anybody initially saw. And maybe there will be more to this season rather than less.
Devils take a shot at Indiana :"More fans tuned in for last year's Duke-Indiana showdown in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge than had for any of the other 63 games in the event's seven-year run. "
Terps' defense does an about-face:"Big improvement helps spark 7-0 start."
Unbeaten Terps Just Playing Their Game
Tech hoops seeks discipline
Cavaliers' Cain gets the point
Cavs prevail against UNC Asheville
FSU can rebound from ugly loss:"There aren't any do-overs in college basketball."
Haith grieves for nephew shot dead by police in N.Y. :"Hurricanes coach Frank Haith will be coaching tonight's ACC/Big Ten Challenge game between Miami and Northwestern with a heavy heart. "
Labels: ACC News