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Report: Greg Davis accepts Iowa OC job

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When Greg Davis had Vince Young and Colt McCoy under center at Texas, he was considered a very good offensive coordinator.  When he didn’t, he wasn’t and subsequently “parted ways” with UT after Year 1 of the post-Young/McCoy era.

Now, we’ll reportedly get the chance to see whether the Longhorns’ loss after the 2010 season will be a Big Ten school’s gain in the upcoming season.

While it’s not yet official, Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman has confirmed that Davis has accepted an offer to become the offensive coordinator at Iowa.  The report seemingly confirmed speculation that had arisen in recent days that Davis was a front-runner for the job.

An announcement could come as early as this evening.  Davis would replace Ken O’Keefe, who left the Hawkeyes after 13 seasons to coach wide receivers with the Miami Dolphins.

Like O’Keefe, Davis had been at his job for 13 years — 15 straight years with Mack Brown when two seasons at North Carolina are added in — before stepping down shortly after the end of the 2010 regular season.  During his final season at UT, and with Garrett Gilbert as the starting quarterback, the Longhorns finished 88th in the country at 23.7 points per game.

From the time Young became the full-time starter midway through the 2003 season through McCoy’s final year in 2009, UT never finished lower than 14th in that category or scored fewer than 35.2 ppg over an entire season.  Three times in those seven seasons UT’s offense averaged over 41 ppg, including 50.1 during the 2005 season.

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12 Responses to “Report: Greg Davis accepts Iowa OC job”
  1. burntorangehorn says: Feb 22, 2012 4:20 PM

    A lot of Longhorns fans were really frustrated with Davis, but the fact is the guy had an amazing run. His offenses were among the nation’s most productive over the 13yrs. he was at Texas, and while some will point to Young and McCoy as having supposedly made GD look good, GD was also their position coach. That kind of sustained success, which was even pretty good before Young, doesn’t occur despite the coordinator, but because of him. His time had gotten quite stale at UT, but I think he’s severely underrated by many of my fellow Longhorns fans.

  2. centexhorn says: Feb 22, 2012 4:42 PM

    In reality, this is the best Iowa can possibly expect to get.

    He does know what he’s doing, despite what some people might think. Most of Texas’s offenses under Davis were pretty high-powered. We used most of our talent pretty well. It’s just that no one — including Bryan Harsin — knew what to do with Garrett Gilbert. The guy just made dumb mistakes.

    Other schools were stupid not to snatch Davis up. Texas’s trash is other schools’ treasure. I think Iowa will do very well with him as the play-caller.

    Good luck to both of them.

  3. lemmam says: Feb 22, 2012 4:46 PM

    nice to see burntorangehorn and centexhorn whom their claim to texas is the t-shirt/sweatshirt they purchased at walmart chime in here. the only thing those two bozozs have played is with themselves – sitting around having a circle jerk and talking vy

  4. lemmam says: Feb 22, 2012 4:47 PM

    btw hows that longhorn network working? no one in Hosuton can subscribe to it!

  5. lemmam says: Feb 22, 2012 4:47 PM

    steers and queers, no place but austin!

  6. centexhorn says: Feb 22, 2012 5:02 PM

    Where the hell did that come from, lemmam? You mad, or something?

  7. burntorangehorn says: Feb 22, 2012 5:08 PM

    lemmam says: Feb 22, 2012 4:46 PM

    nice to see burntorangehorn and centexhorn whom their claim to texas is the t-shirt/sweatshirt they purchased at walmart chime in here. the only thing those two bozozs have played is with themselves – sitting around having a circle jerk and talking vy
    ==============================
    I haven’t even been inside a Wal-Mart in over a decade now, but nice try. You have no idea what I’ve played or not played, and furthermore, you have no idea how to use the objective case in English, as is evident from your post. I know aggie’s a fairly okay academic institution, so I’m going to hazard a guess that you didn’t go there, or else you might know when to use “who” vs. “whom” or construct coherent sentences.

    Plus, have you played or do you currently play on all of the football teams for which you root? I am a Chiefs fan, but I never played for them. I am a Longhorns fan, but I never played for them. Am I to presume that you do or did play for your favorite team? If not, then calling someone else a t-shirt fan is hypocritical at best. To paraphrase a certain comedian, if you wear the apparel of a team for which you’ve never actually played, that’s like watching Grey’s Anatomy in OR scrubs. Your whole schtick with saying other people have only played with themselves is ludicrous, because you not only don’t know any of us, you’re probably just some schlub who picked up the “t-shirt fan” talking point from other schlubs on texags.

    Furthermore, it’s not really surprising to see a rube use anti-gay slurs, but it’s not exactly a good face for you to put forward when you’re trying to troll other fans, which is obviously what you’re doing.

  8. thefiesty1 says: Feb 22, 2012 7:53 PM

    I hope the Iowa fans like to watch extremely boring football. The bubble screen pass is the only play in his playbook. Ultra conservative is what they’re going to get. The only reason VY and Colt were successful was they ignored most of his play calls. Good grief, I can’t believe he got another coaching job.

  9. burntorangehorn says: Feb 22, 2012 7:59 PM

    fiesty, it sounds like you just listen to the echo chamber too. Obviously Davis ran a lot more than the bubble screen, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that play either, as long as it’s timed and has semi-decent blocking, which Texas didn’t have toward the end. Also, you’re completely making up your statement that VY and Colt ignored his playcalls. That’s the dumbest form of internet nonsense I’ve seen yet.

  10. TxGrown says: Feb 22, 2012 9:51 PM

    lemmam….

    UT owns your ags. Always will. Hard to swallow I know. But I’m more than sure you’re competent at doing so. So swallow.

  11. lemmam says: Feb 22, 2012 10:46 PM

    txgrown F O D

  12. rocolube says: Feb 23, 2012 4:12 PM

    Obama blams Bush, Texas blames A & M.

    A & M choses the Major League, Texas the Minor.

    Davis gets a job, Who cares ? Get a life.

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