Steve Sarkisian still has one game left to coach for Alabama before he takes his talents to the Texas Longhorns. But he’s already working hard on assembling his coaching staff, and is bringing an NFL coach on board for a top role.
According to Horns247, the Longhorns are hiring Detroit Lions defensive line coach Bo Davis as their defensive coordinator. Davis has extensive coaching experience, and prior connections to Texas, having served as their D-line coach from 2011 to 2013.
But Davis’ biggest roles most extensive experience has come from working under Nick Saban. He got his first coaching job with Saban at LSU in 2002, and followed Saban just about everywhere over the next few years, joining him with the Miami Dolphins and then Alabama before Mack Brown brought him on board.
After Brown’s resignation, Davis returned to Alabama for two more years, during which he helped recruit Jalen Hurts to the Crimson Tide. He spent 2016 with the Jacksonville Jaguars and 2017 with UTSA before joining the Lions under head coach Matt Patricia in 2018.
But Patricia was fired this past season, and Davis was not expected to be brought back by the new regime.
— Horns247 (@Horns247) January 7, 2021
Bo Davis joins a Texas staff that is coming together a little slowly. Sarkisian’s remaining commitments at Alabama are keeping him from making any firm decisions on coaches still under contract.
But if Davis is coming on board as defensive coordinator, it doesn’t bode well for incumbent DC Chris Ash.
We’ll find out in a few weeks how else Sarkisian and the Longhorns choose to shape their coaching staff.
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