After weeks of rumors and speculation as to who might fill the 5 vacant positions on Texas’ coaching staff, Mack Brown has officially filled two of those vacancies. Yesterday, Brown picked up wide receivers coach/recruiting extraordinaire Darrell Wyatt, and today, Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis.
Davis spent several years under Nick Saban at both Alabama and in Miami with the Dolphins, and played football at LSU as a defensive tackle. However, Davis also has ties to the state of Texas, having coached at North Shore High School in Houston.
“This is a great opportunity for me and my family,” Davis said. “When Coach Brown contacted me, I thought it was a great opportunity and one I just needed to take.”
“We wish Bo Davis and his family the best at the University of Texas,” Saban said in a statement. “This is a great opportunity for Bo and we will certainly use this as an opportunity to improve our staff at the University of Alabama.”
Davis is replacing former D-line coach Mike Tolleson, who retired in December. Clemson’s Chris Rumph will replace Davis at Alabama.
Brown still has to replace his offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators at Texas, a task that has been secretive and ever-evolving to say the least. Earlier today, it was reported that Mississippi State’s Manny Diaz was a candidate for the DC job. On the opposite side of the ball, Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst was in Austin yesterday to interview for the Texas OC position.