Most of the Longhorns' top passing records were set under former offensive coordinator Greg Davis.

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Former Texas coordinators Greg Davis, Gene Chizik nominated for nation’s top assistant award

Posted November 25th, 2015

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IOWA CITY, IOWA- OCTOBER 20: Offensive coordinator Greg Davis of the Iowa Hawkeyes watches on during warms up before the match-up against the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 20, 2012 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Penn State defeated Iowa 38-14. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)
Greg Davis now is offensive coordinator at Iowa

Former Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis is finding great success with the Iowa Hawkeyes. So is ex Longhorn defensive coordinator Gene Chizik.

Davis is offensive coordinator for an undefeated team in prime position for the national playoffs. And on Wednesday, he was nominated for the Broyles Award, which is presented to the country’s top assistant coach.

Davis won the award in 2005, when he was offensive coordinator on Mack Brown’s staff. That’s the year the Longhorns last won a national championship.

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Chizik, also a former Broyles winner when he was with Auburn. He’s now the defensive coordinator with North Carolina, another team vying for one of four national playoff spots.

For more details on who else was nominated, check StatesmanU.

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 03: Defensive coordinator Gene Chizik of the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Bank of America Stadium on September 3, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. South Carolina won 17-13. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Gene Chizik directs the defense at North Carolina.

 

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