Matt Doherty, NC State, and a white beard?


By now, you all should be up to date on what’s going on with the academic scandal at North Carolina.

If you missed it, it’s simple. The Tar Heels allegedly had a system set up where they could funnel their players in danger of becoming academically ineligible into classes and a major where they could go all Wolfgang Puck on their academic transcripts. The football team has had the most smoke surrounding them, but it’s pretty clear from reports that the basketball team has been far from innocent in the matter. It just so happens that the one guy whose transcript was left online played on both the football and basketball teams.

That one guy was Julius Peppers. And Matt Doherty, who coached Peppers during his time at UNC, took to twitter to defend.

And drop a couple of one-liners on the good folks at NC State. Frankly, it’s awesome:



Amd my personal favorite:

Isn’t twitter awesome?

Frankly, I don’t see anything wrong with what Doherty did. He took to twitter to stand up for one of his former players — without defending any academic fraud that happened at the school — while needling one of his team’s biggest rivals. I love it.

What I love more is that Doherty now has a full, bushy and completely white beard, seen here with a cigar, a fishing hat and an eight-pounder he caught in Florida:


Also, it appears that UNC has gotten the Downfall treatment:


Once a meme, always a meme.

Rob Dauster is the editor of the college basketball website Ballin’ is a Habit. You can find him on twitter @robdauster.