But football people were. They all said the same thing. He's a great recruiter, and he's dirty.
Davis knew that when he hired him.
Davis might retain his job. He probably will. But he knew what he was doing when he hired Blake, and so did Davis' employer.
Even if Davis hangs on, North Carolina loses the right to sanctimony. A North Carolina fan emailed to ask what N.C. State was thinking when it hired Mark Gottfried as basketball coach. The UNC fan was indignant and condescending. Crazy old State; isn't the school aware of Gottfried's history?
Compared to Blake, Gottfried is a paragon of all that is right about college athletics.
As the NCAA's Notice of Allegations attests, the Tar Heel football program decided to take a dip in the sleazy end of the pool.
That stuff doesn't wash off easily.