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Butch Davis' son transferring from UNC

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -

North Carolina quarterback Drew Davis, the son of former Tar Heels coach Butch Davis, has decided to transfer to Coffeyville Community College, the school announced Wednesday.

Davis, 6-2, 210 pounds, joined the Tar Heels prior to the start of the 2012 season and redshirted.

"I appreciate the opportunity Coach (Larry) Fedora gave me to be a member of the team," said Davis.  "I've met so many great people during my time in Chapel Hill and I will miss seeing them on a daily basis. 

"I'm looking forward to joining the team in Coffeyville and competing for the quarterback position.  Coffeyville has a great track record of taking incoming transfers and preparing them for their next opportunity.  I'm looking forward to continuing my growth as a quarterback."

Drew was a starter for three seasons at East Chapel Hill High School where he threw for more than 3,500 yards and 30 touchdowns as a senior in 2011.

He enrolled at UNC as a walk-on even after his father was fired. And he started at Carolina in some uncomfortable circumstances. Holden Thorp, who was then the UNC chancellor, told The News & Observer, "I found out about that (scholarship offer) a couple months ago when I saw it online and yes, I was disappointed that neither the athletic director nor I knew about that."

"We wish Drew nothing but the best of luck as he continues his career at Coffeyville," said Fedora.  "He is a great kid, a great teammate and we enjoyed having him in our program."

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