Update: Butch Davis confirmed to ESPN that he would be leaving his job as analyst with the network to take the coaching job at FIU and will be formally introduced at a Tuesday afternoon press conference.
Former Miami and North Carolina coach Butch Davis has reportedly agreed to a five-year deal to become Florida International's next coach, according to ESPN.
Former UNC/Miami coach Butch Davis has agreed to become FIU's coach source told @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 14, 2016
Butch Davis & FIU agree to 5-year deal source told @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) November 14, 2016
This will be Davis' return to the Miami area after coaching the Hurricanes from 1995 to 2000, where he had a 51-20 record. Davis went to the Cleveland Browns in 2001, where he spent four years before being fired in the 2004 season after accumulating a 24-35 record.
Davis' most recent coaching job was at North Carolina, where he went 28-23 with the Tar Heels over four years before being fired before the 2011 season while North Carolina was under investigation by the NCAA.
The Panthers fired Ron Turner earlier this season after going 10-30 as FIU's coach, promoting Ron Cooper into the interim coach role. FIU is 3-7 this season.