North Carolina To Extend Davis' Contract By One Year

Wednesday, November 21st 2007, 3:24 pm
By: News On 6

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina has agreed in principle to extend coach Butch Davis' contract one year through the 2014 season.

Davis also will receive a raise of $291,000 that will push his annual income to about $2.1 million. The raise and extension are expected to be approved next week by the university's board of trustees.

``We recognize the progress Coach Davis has made in rebuilding and generating momentum in the Carolina football program,'' athletic director Dick Baddour said. ``We recognize that we have one of the nation's best coaches and we wanted to ensure the stability of the program.

``We were aggressive in pursuing Coach Davis last year before the season ended and we wanted to be ahead of the curve this year.''