This is the first weird quote of the Butch Davis era here at North Carolina. After UNC showed some signs of improvement against Virginia Tech, coach Davis began discussing the Tar Heels’ week-to-week progress with the following (from The News and Observer, via Tar Heel Daily) :
“Improvement is kind of like eating an elephant. Sometimes it’s one bite at a time.”
Uhh…what? I’m all for football metaphors, but that’s right up there with the best (worst?) of Lou Holtz’s pep talks (which, sadly, had it’s 0-fer streak broken on Friday with USF over West Virginia). I really don’t have much more comment, because the quote is so dumbfounding to me. Instead, I offer you a doctored picture to give you a visual of what coach Davis means.