Seven months after being hit with a drunk-driving charge and indefinite suspension from the Texas football program, and six months after announcing he was transferring from the school, Marcus Davis has found a new football home.
And, imagine that, the new home is in Eugene, Oregon.
According to the Eugene Register-Guard, the defensive back has transferred to the University of Oregon and is enrolled in summer classes.
After sitting out the 2010 season, Davis will be eligible to play for the Ducks in 2011.
The Ducks football program has been besieged by numerous off-field legal issues this offseason — among the many incidents, their starting quarterback and Heisman Trophy contender Jeremiah Masoli was dismissed from the program following two arrests, and starting running back LaMichael James was suspended for the opener following a domestic violence incident — so it seems… ummm… odd that head coach Chip Kelly would bring in a player whose legal issues led to his availability in the first place.
Watch that tightrope you’re walking, Coach Kelly. It’s getting smaller and smaller the further out your emboldened self goes.