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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Texas fills another open coaching slot

By David Ubben

Texas has hired Alabama defensive tackles coach Bo Davis to coach the same position for the Longhorns.

"We're really excited that Bo decided to join our staff," Longhorns coach Mack Brown said in a release. "He is a tremendous young coach who brings energy, enthusiasm and toughness to our program. His players have had a great deal of success, and he has been a part of some of the best defenses and teams in the nation throughout his career."

Davis played at LSU before joining the strength and conditioning staff in 2002. He coached with Nick Saban at LSU before following him to the Miami Dolphins and back to the SEC West at Alabama in 2006.

"I owe all of the credit for this opportunity to Nick Saban," Davis said. "I’ve been with him for eight years and he’s a phenomenal man. I’ve learned so much from him and really appreciate the opportunity I had to work with him."

Brown spoke with Saban before extending the offer to Davis, and emphasized the relationship as well.

"Bo was really fortunate to have Nick Saban as a mentor for most of his career," Brown said. "I've known and respected Nick for a long time and any time you can hire a coach who has had the opportunity to learn from him, you're getting a great football coach. Nick spoke very highly of Bo, and we're thrilled to have him at Texas."

With the addition of Davis, Texas now has just three coaching positions left to fill, including both an offensive and defensive coordinator. Davis is the second hire for the Longhorns this offseason. Texas hired receivers coach Darrell Wyatt earlier this week.