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Butch Davis jumps to top of list for North Carolina job

Updated: November 4, 2006, 5:07 PM ET
By Ivan Maisel | ESPN.com

The North Carolina head coaching job has been tacitly offered to Butch Davis, several sources in the coaching business have told ESPN.com.

"It is Butch Davis if he wants," one source said via e-mail Friday. North Carolina, he continued, "would like a commitment soon, [in] two to three weeks from Butch."

The Tar Heels fired sixth-year coach John Bunting, effective at the end of the season, on Oct. 22.

Davis has begun assembling a coaching staff from the ranks of NFL and major ...

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