Butch Davis

What if? Wednesday: What if Butch Davis Didn’t Leave Miami To Coach The Cleveland Browns In 2001?

Butch Davis was named the head coach of the Miami Hurricanes football program in January of 1995. He coached for six seasons, compiling a 51-20 record before leaving to become the head coach of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns in early 2001. Coach Davis’ last season at Miami was special: finishing 11-1, #2 final ranking in the AP poll, and beating both in-state rivals Florida State Seminoles and Florida Gators. With the talent recruited by Coach Davis and his staff, the Hurricanes were set up nicely for the future.
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In a life defined by coaching, Butch Davis is focused on the present

It’s the first week of March, a time that college football coaches officially mark the countdown to the season ahead with spring practices underway. For four seasons as UDD’s FIU beat writer, the bulk of my time is usually spent waiting on Butch Davis’ team to finish practice, so he can make his way over to do media, typically drenched in sweat from the South Florida sunshine and his voice slightly hoarse from directing players one position group at a time.

Butch Davis: Miami’s Master Recruiter

Perhaps no other University of Miami head coach has accomplished more without capturing college football’s ultimate prize. Although he never won a national championship at the University of Miami, no head coach in Hurricane football history was a better recruiter. When Davis was hired in 1995 to replace Dennis Erickson who had left to coach the Seattle Seahawks, he inherited a mess. The Canes had lost 41 scholarships due to NCAA sanctions following a Pell Grant scandal and recruiting violations. Sports Illustrated had devoted a cover story on how the University of Miami should drop its football program.
USA Today

FIU says Butch Davis won't return after this season

MIAMI (AP) — Butch Davis will not be back as FIU's football coach in 2022, and the search for a new coach will not begin until the school's hiring of a new athletic director is completed. FIU announced the decision on Monday night. The Panthers have two games left in...

Butch Davis leaving as Florida International football coach

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Butch Davis will not return to the Florida International Football program in 2022, the Panthers coach said Monday. Davis told The Action Network that his agent asked the school for a one-year extension, but the Panthers chose not to extend his contract. Davis' contract expires Dec. 15. Sources confirmed his departure to The Athletic and ESPN.
Miami Herald

Canes and AD Blake James parted ways with class — which Butch Davis didn’t get from FIU | Opinion

It was a stunning day for college sports in Miami. Not entirely shocking, but stunning nonetheless for the one-two punch. Miami Hurricanes director of athletics Blake James and the university “mutually agreed to part ways,” said the announcement early Monday evening. That was just hours after the news broke across town that FIU football coach Butch Davis also was out.

Daily briefing: On Wake Forest’s offense, Sam Howell and Butch Davis

Wake Forest is at Clemson this week. Wake is averaging 44.7 points per game this season, or one fewer than the Demon Deacons have scored against Clemson in their past five games combined. The Tigers have held the Deacs to one touchdown in the past three seasons. That was in the 2020 season-opener, a late-game score that Wake managed after coach Dave Clawson pulled Sam Hartman, most likely to keep him safe. The Tigers still know how to play defense. They’re third in the nation in scoring defense (15.3 ppg) and first in red zone defense (six TDs, seven field goals allowed in 23 red-zone visits). But the Clemson offense remains a few first downs short of mediocre. Wake clinches the ACC Atlantic by winning at Clemson or at Boston College next week. This game feels as if it will change more than that. It feels as if it will change the nature of a rivalry.

Butch Davis leaving FIU at end of season, rips administration

FIU head football coach Butch Davis confirmed to Brett McMurphy of the Action Network that he will not remain with the Panthers past the end of the 2021 season, after his contract expires. SB Nation's Eric Davis previously reported that Davis would not be retained. Davis ripped FIU's administration for limiting him, claiming that it only allowed him to offer assistant coaches one-year contracts, provided hand-me-down shoulder pads previously used by Mississippi State and did not allow coaches to travel for recruiting purposes.