Greg Davis Checks Out Of Texas Football

Heads had to roll after the Longhorn football’s first losing season since 1997, and now three finally have.

Offensive coordinator Greg Davis resigned today, ending weeks of rumors about whether he would be fired and when. Two other coaches are leaving as well.

Last week, after reported that Davis had indeed been sacked, the Dallas Morning News reported it as fact — then backtracked within an hour. “No decision made on fate Longhorns coordinator Greg Davis” became the story’s hasty new headline. (The word “of” was tucked in later.)

Ending the relationship with Davis had to be a hard decision for head coach Mack Brown — the two coached together for years, going back to their days at Tulane.

In 13 years at UT, Davis certainly had his great seasons, helping the Longhorns win the national championship in 2005 and contend for one again last year.

But when the Longhorns nosedived to a 5-7 season without even landing in a Toilet Bowl, UT Athletics had to do some cleanup. Offensive line coach Mac McWhorter and defensive line coach Mike Tolleson are also leaving.

Replacements are not expected to be announced until after the bowl season, Athletics spokesman John Bianco tells the Associated Press.

Top: Greg Davis. Photo courtesy of the Daily Texan.



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