Thank you to Ned Barnett (“ More at UNC than ‘Crowder did it,’ ” Oct. 26 column) for his cogent argument about the need to “get to the top” of the UNC paper courses scandal.
Head basketball coaches Roy Williams and Sylvia Hatchell, in particular, surely have a lot more public explaining to do. As Barnett said, “If (the head coaches) didn’t know of the phony classes, they should have known.” Williams’ remarks on Oct. 26 were embarrassing for UNC alumni to listen to: self-serving and entirely unconvincing.
Many of us love, or loved, Carolina basketball and football, but not any more. If we must have those so-called “programs” at our university, they should be reconstructed from the ground up, with new leaders.
I never expected to regard the NCAA inspectors as the cavalry riding to the rescue. But now that much-maligned organization looks as though it might be UNC’s last best hope for a new start.