Butch Davis Staying Put (For Now)

December 31st, 2012

Butch Davis, the special assistant/consiliere/psychic to Bucs coach Greg Schiano, is not leaving the Bucs for Florida International.

There had been many rumors of late that Davis was linked to the opening at FIU after the school parted ways with Mario Cristobal. Davis’ agent, Jon Sasser, Twittered Joe over the weekend to refute a FoxSports.com report that Davis’ settlement with the University of North Carolina, his previous employer, was an obstacle for him to take the FIU gig.

Sasser also reached out to Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune to offer the same information.

Below is what Sasser — unsolicited — Twittered Joe, and Sasser encouraged Joe to use this message as a direct quote from him.

‏@JonSasser: Butch Davis did not even sign a settlement with UNC upon his 2011 dismissal. … UNC’s obligations to Butch Davis are governed by the contract in time at his termination.

In other words, Davis is just abiding by his contract with North Carolina and not coaching for the time being.

So Schiano gets to keep his consiliere, which isn’t a bad thing.

7 Responses to “Butch Davis Staying Put (For Now)”

  1. JJ1977 Says:

    bring in Rod Marinelli for the defensive coach

  2. buccanay Says:

    How do we know it “isnt a bad thing”? Isnt his specialty defense? There were numerous coaching “gaffes”, IMO, mainly on the defensive side. This whole things smells bad. Do you think what Davis is doing is a commendable thing? He just trying to suck the last dollar he can out of UNC, AND get paid by the Bucs, at the same time. Can you say for sure what Davis is doing? Does anyone know what he’s doin here?

  3. Dan in Tampa Says:


  4. C. Alaka Says:

    Black Monday is truly a sad day in the NFL every yr…great guys (Reid, Crennel) are let w/o a jobs…on that note as I see Butch (Hurricane) Davis is staying for now! How about Black Friday for some position coaches…the 1st one on the top of the list is Cooper!…I think we should find a more experience DB coordinator…lets start w/ Bowles from the Eagles if he isn’t hired as a head coach or a D coordinator…I think his insight + coaching would be great…I honestly think he did the best job against us from D standpoint…they don’t have great talent on that side of the ball but he was able to do enough to hold Freeman + Co. down…what you think Joe???

  5. lurker Says:

    consigliere is tied to the mafia. consiliere is an advisor.

    i agrree, thaough, and have been saying, what has this guy done? shouldn’t he coach the coach, since he can’t coach players? the defense was nothing to write home about. cut this guy. only fiu wanted him to coach…’nuf said.

  6. Charlie B Says:

    Did you honestly just say the Eagles, with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, don’t have great talent on that side of the ball?

  7. Big Marlon B Says:

    Plenty of big names are now available to help out on the defensive side of the ball. Lovie Smith, Rod Marinelli, Monte, Todd Bowles, and I’m sure plenty of others I’m forgetting (assuming they don’t get HC gigs, Lovie in particular.)

    Also, I see that John McNulty has been let go in Arizona. For those of you who remember, the Bucs requested permission to interview him after hiring Schiano, but were blocked. He has plenty of history with Schiano at Rutgers, and has professional experience as both a WR and QB coach. Just something i thought was worth mentioning.

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