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Davis-to-FIU hits major snag

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08:22 AM ET 12.28 | Not so fast? A contract squabble with the University of North Carolina is keeping Butch Davis from becoming the next head coach at Florida International University, a source told FOXSports.com on Thursday night. The dispute centers on almost $1.8 million that Davis is owed from the settlement he signed upon his dismissal as UNC's head coach in July 2011. The source said that UNC doesn't want to pay the money if Davis accepts another coaching position, which is a stumbling block that also complicated his hiring earlier this year by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. FIU is set to sign Davis to a multiyear contract averaging roughly $500,000 a season, the source said.

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December 28, 2012  08:29 AM ET

It's only news if the FBI is having his UNC vig garnered.

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December 28, 2012  09:07 AM ET

FIU is a huge dumpster fire. They fire one of the most successful coaches in the state for one bad season.

December 28, 2012  09:19 AM ET

SHOW ME THE $$$$$$$$!!!

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December 28, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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I thought he was going to Arkie???

That was Gruden

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December 28, 2012  09:48 AM ET

See, it really is ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.

Do you really want to hire a coach like that?

December 28, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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FIU is a huge dumpster fire. They fire one of the most successful coaches in the state for one bad season.

That AD is a total idiot.




<Tnerb fiver to SVT, consider it a Holiday bonus>

December 28, 2012  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I thought he was going to Arkie???

Davis is on first, Gruden's on second, and Fulmer plays third.



<flips quarter to Abbott and Costello>

December 28, 2012  09:56 AM ET

Davis's coaching career continues to travel in reverse.

December 28, 2012  09:58 AM ET
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Davis's coaching career continues to travel in reverse.

The dude is toxic as hell.

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December 28, 2012  10:01 AM ET
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Ron Zook, catcher or pitcher?

Pitcher but only at FSU

December 28, 2012  10:14 AM ET

The snag was his demands for player payroll. Davis needed at least $1.5m annually and FIU was offering $750k. Davis is reported to have said "what kind of F---ing team do you think I can field with $750"?
The second issue was academics. He was demanding that the University President work with college Deans to expand their curriculum to include Modern Cinema, Video Game Study, Reality tv analysis, and a new major called "Breathing". Without these areas of serious study he doubted he could recruit the type of talent he was used to at NC.

December 28, 2012  10:17 AM ET
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The snag was his demands for player payroll. Davis needed at least $1.5m annually and FIU was offering $750k. Davis is reported to have said "what kind of F---ing team do you think I can field with $750"?The second issue was academics. He was demanding that the University President work with college Deans to expand their curriculum to include Modern Cinema, Video Game Study, Reality tv analysis, and a new major called "Breathing". Without these areas of serious study he doubted he could recruit the type of talent he was used to at NC.

He wants an Afro-American studies class like the one they had at UNC.

For a top flight university, they are a bunch of scumbags.

December 28, 2012  10:27 AM ET
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Gruden was going to coach Arky and UTk

Hey, we weren't as delusional as UTK.....only the really insane Arky fans were talking about Gruden.......UTK had him hired in their minds.

Davis, on the orher hand got serious consideration. Too much baggage in the end tho and the Board wouldn't approve it, even if Long would have allowed someone w/ Arky ties back in. He has friends on the board, but not enough pull to get it done.

December 28, 2012  10:31 AM ET
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The snag was his demands for player payroll. Davis needed at least $1.5m annually and FIU was offering $750k. Davis is reported to have said "what kind of F---ing team do you think I can field with $750"?The second issue was academics. He was demanding that the University President work with college Deans to expand their curriculum to include Modern Cinema, Video Game Study, Reality tv analysis, and a new major called "Breathing". Without these areas of serious study he doubted he could recruit the type of talent he was used to at NC.

Excellent work right there.

Only thing left out was how the university planned to submit an application to the SEC once they got those curriculum additions implemented.

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December 28, 2012  10:32 AM ET
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but but but its the ACC...

They did not make a cheaters manual.

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