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Report: Greg Davis out at Texas

Posted on: December 2, 2010 11:34 am
Posted by Tom Fornelli

With a 5-7 season, there wasn't much doubt that heads were going to roll at Texas this offseason.  Mack Brown has been hinting at it for the last few weeks, saying last week that this season was the coaches fault, and not the players. The most likely candidate to get the ax is offensive coordinator Greg Davis, as he's the one who the fans have been calling for, and the best way to appease an angry fan base who might be after you in the near future is to give them what they want.

It seems Brown may have done that.

According to Geoff Ketchum of, Greg Davis is out at Texas.

Personally I wasn't sure Davis deserved to be fired, but I'm not shocked that it has reportedly happened.  Still, Davis had to run an offense with a new quarterback this season, and not everybody can be Colt McCoy or Vince Young.  Just because Garrett Gilbert might not be of the caliber of McCoy or Young in his first season as a starter doesn't mean the coach should be fired.  Vince Young had his turnover struggles in his first season as well, and things turned out fine his senior year.

Though angry fan bases often don't want to listen to reason.

Since: Sep 6, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:42 pm

Report: Greg Davis out at Texas

Davis doesn't deserve credit for Colt or Vince, in fact, the opposite is true. Davis would have lost his job long long ago if not for two tremendous athletes that were better than his awful play calling. Nobody has every tried to lure Davis away from Texas and I think that speaks volumes. In the words of Texas Gov Rick Perry, "Adios Mofo!"

Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:33 pm

Report: Greg Davis out at Texas

Coming into the season, I had confidence in Gilbert following his performance in last year's BCS Championship.  I was really disappointed and I suppose some of his lack of development should be attributed to Davis.  However, the major disappointment for the entire season was the embarrassing lack of physicality on both sides of the ball.  Muschamp's run defense and the running game were equally shameful.  I don't understand why Texas doesn't have a premier running back or an O-line that can dominate given the abundance of homegrown talent pool on Mack's back porch. 

Since: Dec 2, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:11 pm

Long time coming.

This firing is not just the result of one horrible season, but a career of uninspired performance.  Additionally, Vince Young's senior year did not turn out fine, because it never happened - he entered the NFL draft after his junior season.  

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