Monday, January 30, 2012

Schiano's first hire could be Butch Davis

It appears Greg Schiano's first major move as Tampa Bay Bucs head football coach will be to hire long time friend Butch Davis as his assistant head coach and possibly defensive coordinator.

Davis has a good amount of NFL experience though he hasn't coached in the league since he left the Cleveland Browns in 2004.

Schiano was Davis' defensive coordinator at the University of Miami in 1999 and 2000. Davis was the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys in 1993 when they won the Super Bowl under Jimmy Johnson.

Davis was the Cleveland Browns head coach from 2001 through 2004 and his best team went 9-7. Prior to that he was head coach at the University of Miami where he was credited with helping the program get rid of its "bad boy" image while still keeping it competitive under tough circumstances with a lot of NCAA penatlies.

He was the head coach at North Carolina from 2007 through 2010 and turned the Tar Heels into contender. But he had to forfeit 16 victories after the NCAA ruled some of his players had taken inappropriate benefits and the school fired him prior to the 2011 season.

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