Without casting any judgment on North Carolina assistant John Blake, who has reportedly been involved in the NCAA's investigation into possible improper misconduct with agents, his resignation will help coach Butch Davis keep his job, and it will help the team move forward with more focus.
For a staff member to be held in question throughout the season in what has become a public relations nightmare would only further damage the program's credibility and continue to be a distraction.
And somebody at North Carolina has to show accountability.
This isn't a secondary violation or minor infraction. These are serious allegations that have called into question the character and integrity of those within the program. Guilty or not, somebody within the football program would eventually have to answer to that. By resigning today, John Blake became the first.