Heel’s Butch Davis headed to Arkansas?/Huskers are hustling

from Tom Dienhart of www.msnbc.msn.com comes some interesting water cooler talk for the cooler in the office or at practice:

The talk of Butch Davis leaving North Carolina after one year for Arkansas remains active. Davis doesn’t have an out regarding any team, but there is a buyout clause of $2 million.

If Davis bolts — again, likely a long shot — look for North Carolina to make a run at Navy’s Paul Johnson, a Tar Heel State native who was considered for the N.C. State job last year. He led Georgia Southern to consecutive I-AA titles before taking the Navy job prior to the 2002 season. Navy was 1-20 the two years before Johnson arrived. He entered 2007 with a 37-25 mark.

No doubt, Nebraska has to be poking around prospective coaching candidates with the future of Bill Callahan in peril.

I’m told that North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl may be a serious contender.

Bohl, 48, has done a fantastic job in five seasons with the Bison. And, maybe most importantly: Bohl is a Husker to the core. He is from Lincoln and played defensive back (1977-80) for interim A.D. Tom Osborne. He also coached eight seasons (1995-2002) at Nebraska, serving the last three as defensive coordinator.