Mike Locksley was first to go.
North Carolina is now looking for a new permanent football coach and athletic director.
North Carolina fired football coach Butch Davis on Wednesday, saying the past year of turmoil amid an NCAA investigation into improper benefits and academic misconduct was doing too much damage to the school's reputation.
While N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien bantered with a few reporters about the upcoming college football season at Monday's ACC Kickoff, North Carolina coach Butch Davis sat stoically across the room, doing his best to weather the media onslaught engulfing him from all angles. A total of 56 reporter-types and 33 tape recorders surrounded the coach as he endured countless questions about the state of his embattled program.
Southeastern Conference commissioner Mike Slive devoted much of his address at his league's media days last week to reform of college athletics.
Marvin Austin and Robert Quinn lined up side-by-side on North Carolina's practice field for defensive line drills while Greg Little hauled in passes.
Pat Shurmur quickly turned rookie quarterback Sam Bradford into a rising NFL star. Shurmur's next project will be tougher.
North Carolina is headed to a bowl game for the third straight season, though the Tar Heels could argue they've accomplished more this time just by getting there.
E-mails released by the University of North Carolina indicate coach Butch Davis sought counseling for the players involved in the NCAA investigation into his football program.