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Texas OC Greg Davis has resigned

Posted on: December 6, 2010 11:40 am
Edited on: December 6, 2010 11:54 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Last week reports started surfacing that Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis was going to be replaced following a 5-7 season in Austin.  More reports popped up over the weekend saying the same thing, but Davis told the American-Statesman that if he had been fired or asked to resign, nobody had told him yet.

Mack Brown was out of town, and until he returned, any evaluations of Davis and the rest of the coaching staff wouldn't begin.  

Well, Mack is back, and he's cleaning house.

An official release from the school will be coming later today, but as for now, it seems that the Texas fan base has its scapegoats.


Since: Aug 16, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2010 6:18 pm

Texas OC Greg Davis has resigned

I'll be surprised if Mack's not on the hot seat next year. Not only did they have a losing season they fell apart. Against A&M they almost looked like they quit. BTW not only were they last they were the only Big 12 South team NOT to go to a bowl game. Do you think when they were asleep someone switched them with Baylor?

Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2010 4:48 pm

Texas OC Greg Davis has resigned

Money talks with a lot of coaches and Texas pays more than Auburn which is the reason the current head coach at Auburn left Auburn when he was the DC to go to Texas in the same position.

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2010 4:36 pm

Texas OC Greg Davis has resigned

UTLonghorn, you are making a lot of sense, not recruiting to a system.  There seems to be a disconnect between all the blue chip talent and any direction the Horns want to go.  Where are the ferocious offensive and defensive linemen?  Where are the Casey Hamptons, Cory Reddings, and such?  We looked out-manned in the trenches even in the rare wins.

Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2010 4:21 pm

Texas OC Greg Davis has resigned

UTLonghorn...I think that is a spot on critique of Davis and his abilities.  Well said.
However, what makes you think Malzhan would leave the OC job at Auburn to take the OC job at Texas?

Since: Sep 3, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 4:09 pm

Texas OC Greg Davis has resigned

I have been a Horns fan for a long time, and Davis was an adequate OC during his tenure at Texas nothing more or less.  He allowed Vy to come into his own in Austin, and he set up the Colt Shipley combo nicely with the short pass attack.  The issue is this guy doesnt have a system that he recruits to, and is mostly dependant upon top notch talent to take over an unimaginative offensive scheme.  Add to that that Davis really lacked any ability to make in-game adjustments and horrid play calling at times, and you have someone that is not deserving of the top notch salary that Texas offers.  Texas has the ability to bring in a young innovative OC that can maximize his talent instead of just utilizing it, and it would be a huge misstep not to use this down season to take that opportunity.  Noone on the 40 acres thinks that Davis is trash, but everyone agrees that he isnt in the top ten of his profession at this stage of his career.  A young fresh mind in this offense is a must right now for Texas to keep their momentum in recruiting and in the national picture.  Great move by the program, and glad that Mack could see the light after 25 years of coaching with Davis. 

Bring on Malzahn or Harsin.............

Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2010 3:57 pm

Texas OC Greg Davis has resigned

Those sure are nice ways to say someone is fired.

Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2010 3:20 pm

Texas OC Greg Davis has resigned

Nailed it!

Since: Nov 7, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2010 1:16 pm

Texas OC Greg Davis has resigned

This is not a scapegoat. Texas has been successful the past few years only because of the talent that they managed to amass. The offense for the most part has been unimaginative and very predictable. It was only this season, when all of the seasoned players were gone, that the true ability of the coaching staff became obvious. You do not go from playing in the national championship to being last in your division when you have managed to recruit some of the best players in the country unless your coaching staff is doing a poor job. Even when the Longhorns were doing VERY WELL, people questioned the coaching staff.

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