Former Alabama assistant Bo Davis talks to defensive lineman Josh Chapman (99) during the Kentucky game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009. (The Birmingham News/ Mark Almond)

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Alabama assistant Bo Davis resigns after alleged NCAA violations

Davis coached Texas' defensive line from 2011 to 2013 under former coach Mack Brown

Posted April 29th, 2016


Alabama defensive line coach Bo Davis, who held the same job at Texas from 2011 to 2013, has left the school in the wake of alleged NCAA rules violations.

The Tuscaloosa News first reported that Davis was being dismissed for possible recruiting violations. The paper reported that school officials had been conducting an internal investigation, and the NCAA made inquires into the matter.

Alabama released a statement Friday from coach Nick Saban stating, “Bo Davis has submitted his letter of resignation.”


“We appreciate all the contributions he made to the program and wish him and his family the very best in the future,” Saban added.

Davis, considered to be Alabama’s top recruiter, originally coached with Saban at Alabama from 2007 to 2010 before coming to Austin.

While at Texas, Davis’ defensive line helped the Longhorns finish sixth nationally in rushing defense in 2011. Two years later, Davis presided over a line featuring Chris Whaley and future first-round draft pick Malcom Brown.

Davis left UT and rejoined the Crimson Tide after Mack Brown was dismissed after the 2013 season. New Texas coach Charlie Strong initially hired Chris Rumph to coach the defensive line in 2014.

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