You didn't expect to find yourself wondering who will replace Butch Davis as head coach of North Carolina Tar Heels football, but here you are. There's no guarantee that chancellor Holden Thorp and athletic director Dick Baddour will discuss Davis' temporary replacement during their Thursday press conference at 11 am ET, but it would be kind of crazy not to.
It would also be kind of crazy to wait until darn-near August to fire a college football coach. Let's move along.
Which coaches on Davis' staff could take over the team for the 2011 season as fall practice nears? Offensive coordinator John Shoop has never been a head coach, and neither has defensive coordinator Everett Withers. Luke Fickell had no coaching experience, either, when he took over Ohio State, and ... hey, this is all starting to sound kind of familiar.