Butch Davis campaigns for Hurricanes job
Less than 24 hours after Miami fired head coach Al Golden, Butch Davis announced that he “would love to be considered” for his old job.
Davis, who coached at Miami from 1995-2000, appeared on Miami radio station 790 The Ticket for his weekly segment and wasn’t shy stumping for the Hurricanes gig.
“Obviously, I’d love to be considered for that opportunity and time will tell if whether or not that’s the direction the school would like to go,” Davis said. “I’ve told people many, many times that everything that I ever accomplished as a coach has its roots in Miami. I would have never gotten a chance to be a part of Super Bowl teams with Jimmy [Johnson] and some of the national championships that we played for in the 1980s as an assistant coach.
“… They gave me the first opportunity to be a head coach at the collegiate level and then to get a chance to coach in the NFL. The relationships with the players, you spend 11 years there, you’ve got an awful lot invested in the community and hopefully, maybe, my name will be one that will get an opportunity to be considered.”
Davis, 63, who currently works as TV analyst, served under Johnson before taking over Miami in 1995 and led the Hurricanes on the road back to prosperity after the school was hit with severe sanctions.
Davis was able to build an ultra-talented Hurricanes team before leaving in 2000 to coach the Cleveland Browns. Miami would go on to win the national title in 2001.
Davis would later return to the college scene, as he coached at North Carolina from 2007-10. Once again, Davis was able to assemble a talented squad, but his time at UNC was tainted by an NCAA investigation surrounding academic misconduct, of which he was cleared of any wrongdoing.