Ex-UNC coach Davis posts video to defend record



CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina coach Butch Davis has posted a video on YouTube defending himself from allegations stemming from an NCAA investigation into the UNC football program.

In the video, Davis says he is “absolutely committed to a clean program” and that his coaching philosophy has been to succeed academically and on the field. In addition, Davis says he didn’t know about former assistant John Blake’s close friendship with an NFL agent.

Davis had kept a low profile since being fired just before training camp, but says he decided to make public comments because the school’s appearance before the NCAA infractions committee has passed and that he has received “thousands” of letters and messages of support.

Jonathan D. Sasser, a Raleigh attorney representing Davis, didn’t return a call for comment Tuesday.