Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Former Longhorns OC lands a new gig
By ESPN.com staff
Greg Davis caught plenty of heat in Austin after a high-profile, 5-7 struggle in 2010 when the Longhorns' offense hit rock bottom.
After a year away from the game, he's back.
He joins Kirk Ferentz's staff at Iowa as the Hawkeyes' new offensive coordinator.
Davis won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach following the 2005 season in which Texas won the BCS Championship. The Longhorns set a then-NCAA record with 652 total points that season, averaging 50.2 points per game. He oversaw prolific offenses and coached star quarterbacks Vince Young, Colt McCoy and Chris Simms in Austin.
But Davis was forced out after the 2010 season following two years of sub-par offensive production and growing criticism from fans. He did not coach during the 2011 season.
"We are thrilled to have Greg Davis join our staff," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said in a statement released by the school. "Greg has enjoyed great success during his career and I believe that can be attributed directly to the combination of his football expertise and teaching skills. Greg's units have demonstrated impressive production and they have done so using a variety of systems and styles."
Cutting Davis loose was difficult for Mack Brown to do, but it had to be done. Good to see Davis land back on his feet at a major program.