Will Bo Davis Be Texas' Next Defensive Line Coach?
***UPDATE***-- Texas officials have confirmed that Bo Davis has been offered the defensive tackles coach position and has accepted. ****
According to a report in the Austin American-Statesman, Alabama Crimson Tide defensive line coach Bo Davis has arrived in Austin, presumably to interview for a similar position with the Texas Longhorns.
He was spotted exiting a plane earlier this afternoon at Austin Bergstrom International Airport and declined comment when approached by members of the local sports media.
Davis' name had surfaced in the rumor mill over the past few days as a candidate with whom the Texas staff was familiar and who could become a part of Mack Brown's new group of coaches.
Davis does have Texas ties as a former assistant coach at early 1990s 5-A power Galena Park North Shore from 1997-2002.
If Davis has maintained contact with some of the Houston-area coaches against whom he competed during his time at Galena Park, it could be a nice recruiting boost for the Longhorns who traditionally battle LSU and Texas A&M for top Houston-area and Gulf-area talent.
Davis helped the Alabama defensive units to top ranks over the past few seasons, with the team ranking second nationally in 2009 and first in four SEC defensive categories including rush defense, pass efficiency defense, total defense and scoring defense.
Davis has reportedly worked wonders with Alabama defensive stars including Marcell Dareus and current pro player Terrence Cody and would have the opportunity to mold the raw talent which Texas has on the defensive line.
His NFL experience as a former strength and conditioning coach for Nick Saban during his short tenure with the Miami Dolphins could be a nice selling point for defensive recruits who are considering Texas as well as other schools.
With the recent announcement of Darrell Wyatt's hire as the new wide receivers coach and the arrival of Bo Davis in Austin, the hiring of Mack Brown's new sidekicks is beginning to take shape.